Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day

Here is how we spent our happy heart day in pictures.
Andrew helped me make the dining room look festive with lots of hearts...
Felt, glitter, confetti, and homemade ones...
We also had pently of edible ones...
Chocolate, lollipops, cookies...
And the pink (Pepto looking) ones I made for breakfast.

I helped Andrew make his Empire State Building Valentine box for school.

I stayed for their class party, where they had more cupcakes, cookies and candy.
I believe I also asked Andrew why he was acting so hyper.  Hmmm..
Not sure what I would have expected!

Yep, that would be my child, with the hair long enough for a ponytail, sporting the Christmas T-shirt.
Looks like his buddy is still in Halloween apparel.  Boys!  :)

We also did a lot of this...

 Unfortunately, Charlie has discovered Andrew's light sabers...
so there was a copious amount of this (fueled with extra sugar induced theatrics)...

I have mentioned that I have 3 boys, right??!!!
My eldest (ha!) took me out to a movie and late dinner 
while Nana put the other two monkeys to bed.
"The Company Men" (good, but wait for it on Netflix) & Palomino
(I am addicted to the tomato, basil, feta concoction they serve with dinner. 
The scallops were pretty tasty too!)

And lastly, I read this a few weeks ago and saved it to post on Valentine's Day,
but it is a lovely reminder on any day.

Ten ways to love
1. Listen without interrupting. (Proverbs 18)
 2. Speak without accusing. (James 1:19)
3. Give without sparing. (Proverbs 21:26)
4. Pray without ceasing. (Colossians 1:9)
5. Answer without arguing. (Proverbs 17:1)
6. Share without pretending. (Ephesians 4:15)
7. Enjoy without complaint. (Philippians 2:14)
8. Trust without wavering. (Corinthians 13:7)
9. Forgive without punishing. (Colossians 3:13)
10. Promise without forgetting. (Proverbs 13:12)

So how did you spend your Valentine's this year?


  1. Love, love, love this post! Looks like the perfect Valentine's Day to me; and I am copying and pasting the Ten Ways to Love. I'm not sure how I'll use it, but I'm going to start by memorizing them one at a time. Thanks so much!

  2. I love your list of 10 ways to love! Isn't Valentine's Day so precious with little ones in your life?

    You know how I spent my Valentine's Day...listening to my husband re-read his marriage proposal. The girls giggled and squealed with every page!


  3. Hello,

    Thank you for sharing the Ten Ways to Love. Love it! Valentine's Day is fun with the kids. We had a nice morning before school with pink pancakes and then the hubby and I hung out together and watched a movie together. I think that was the first time we had the morning alone together. Our three children were at school at the same time. We had such fun and busy weekend in the city that we were happy to take it easy.
    Have a nice week.

  4. FUN! Love the empire state building valentine box!!! Happy Valentine's Day to you and your fam :)

  5. That is one amazing Valentine box ~ very creative! Lovin' that list and will be making a copy for myself. Hope you're feeling lots of love!


  6. What fun! I love that felt heart garland and totally want to make one now. I'd kindly like to ask everybody to post their ideas 6 months in advance! ha ha xo