Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentines Day

Just wanted to share some of our Valentines Day fun.  Is there a better way to start the day than to be greeted by children giving you handmade cards?

We started the day with a beautifully set table.  Rebecca did the decorating and Roger gave me the beautiful roses.  :-)  We had waffles with strawberries and strawberry/banana smoothies - YUM!

The younger boys have been working on the Valentines Day Fold 'n Learn from Five in Row.  They liked having conversation hearts to go along with the lesson on this candy.  They were all quite interested in knowing what was written on each heart. 

One of my favorite conversations went like this.

Daniel - What does this heart say?

Rebecca - You Rock!

Daniel - Oh, I rock!  Said with great pleasure! 

Later in the afternoon, Rebecca and I want to a Keepers of the Faith meeting.  Our newest badge is Doll Making.  (I'll update my KOF blog soon on the details.)  The girls had fun learning about making dolls and starting the process by cutting out their pattern and then cutting out the fabric.  They started with a little bit of the sewing too.

We came home to prepare our traditional meal - pizza!  A heart shaped pizza with I love you spelled out in pepperonis. 

I had some great helpers in the kitchen.

Had to get a photo of Daniel actually eating pizza that he made!!!  Yippee!!!  I'm so glad that he is learning to like pizza!

Our next activity was sweet for me.  I watched my children wanting to do something that I typically do - plan scavenger hunts - two of them. 

First Joshua called us together and said, "I suppose you are all wondering why I have called you here". 

This was the start to his hunt.  One of the clues involved one of his favorite foods - mustard.

Rebecca also planned a hunt.  Hers ended with hand-made cards and bags with candy.  Isn't she a sweetheart!!!

Rebecca also made a beautiful  pink lemonade cake for dessert.  It was yummy - and also very tart.  Eliana enjoyed an entire piece of it!  Didn't Rebecca do a great job decorating it?!

We ended the day with a game of Mother May I.  I couldn't well do a scavenger hunt, now could I?  I had some books I wanted to give everyone (including Roger) and thought this would be a fun way to get to them.  We had lots of laughing and joking.

The evening ended quietly with everyone enjoying a book.  I'm thankful my children enjoy books!

Thank you God for all the sweet blessings you have placed in my life.




  1. How wonderful!! I loved all the effort you put into things to make it memorable for your children! Our Valentines day was a bit rushed and therefore not so special. I look forward to the baby being older and less needy so I actually have energy beyond survival mode to be able to make special occasions memorable.

  2. Oh, I love holidays at your house. What a special time!

  3. What a fantastic day! We enjoyed a lovely restful one here too :)

  4. I have to ask--is that one of the Salem Years I see in the background? My favorite book series when I was a kid... :)

    The pink lemonade cake look sooo good! My mouth is watering! I have to try making that one sometime. I want the recipe!

    Looks like a wonderful Valentines!

  5. ah, yeah, I thought that was that book. I miss reading those--I have every book in the series and I enjoy them now as much as I did when I was nine. But ssh, don't tell anyone that. ;)

    And a big thank you for the recipe. I really want to try it out sometime. It looks so good!

  6. I love that picture of Christopher reading with Elaina. You've got great kids!

    Melissa C

  7. Melissa - I love that one too. There is something really sweet about seeing a teenaged boy with a little one. It blesses me greatly that he enjoys being with her. :-)

    Thanks for the comment on my kids. :-)


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