Monday, February 18, 2013

Valentine Family Fun

Valentine's Day has become a favorite holiday (since I accepted the fact that it's about showing extra, special amounts of love to my family instead of sitting around expecting some huge romantic gesture).

We started with Hungarian Pancakes filled with strawberries and strawberry milk straws.  Of course, the kiddos also got their Valentine books (what has now become a tradition).  Eli received a story recounting the story of St. Valentine.  Ruby got a Valentine's Day Amelia Bedilia.  David got a Valentine's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse book.

Both big kids decided to buy their lunches on Valentine's Day, so no heart-shaped sandwiches were made, tear, BUT this left plenty of time of the holiday photo shoot!

Inspired by "Lady and the Tramp", we had a very romantic meal of spaghetti with meatballs, garlic bread, green beans, and heart-shaped fruit kabobs.

After dinner it was time for our two favorite Valentine games-- steal a kiss and heart bingo!  (Steal a kiss involves putting a big pile of Kisses in the center of the table and using chopsticks to retrieved them before your opponents!).

We finished the night with a free Red Box-- "Ice Age: Continental Drift" and "A Charlie Brown Valentine's Day".  What a fantastic day to celebrate the loves of my life!

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