Valentine’s Day Fun

We had a fun-filled Valentine’s Day yesterday!  I don’t know why but Valentine’s Day has always been such a fun holiday for me.  Maybe it’s because I’m such a girly-girl and I can’t get enough of pink, chocolate and hearts.  <3

 

It started off with a big breakfast with heart shaped eggs and pancakes, eiffel tower stamped toast and pink milk.

Then I packed Ace’s lunch with a heart-shaped sandwich and lots of red and sprinkle covered treats. Lucky and I enjoyed our lunch outside in the clubhouse (yes, celebrating Valentine’s Day in Florida has some perks). It was a beautiful day!

I planned a scavenger hunt for after school. They had a blast running around the house and yard in search of the next clue and surprise. I loved watching them!

Some of their clues and prizes,

including a mailbox full of Valentine’s from our family in Ohio!

For dinner, we made heart calzones (courtesy of Amy of MomAdvice) and heart pizzas. I followed the recipe Amy used, but I added some ricotta cheese and made them larger. The boys even cut the cucumbers in the salad like hearts! They always love helping in the kitchen and decided they wanted to be waiters for DH and I. So they tied on their aprons and served the food, being sure to pour themselves a glass of “wine” (cran-grape juice) with their meal.

Dessert was super easy and super delicious. We made chocolate filled crescents. These literally took only minutes to prepare.

Chocolate Filled Crescents Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 can crescent rolls
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Separate triangles.
  2. Spread 1 Tablespoon chocolate chips along wide side of crescent.
  3. Roll and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake @ 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until golden.
  5. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Tip: Next time, I think I will spread a small amount of Nutella before I sprinkle the chips.

Enjoy!!

Comments

  1. sounds like you had a very nice day! happy for you! :) you have a beautiful family!

  2. Sounds wonderful

  3. We made heart pancakes and pizza (for dinner), too! Definitely a little something fun!!!

  4. What a wonderful Valentine's Day you all had! And I agree with Elizabeth….you DO have a beautiful family!

  5. I'm glad you had such a great day! On another note, have you ever thought about having an adult Orthodox Christian pen pal match up the way you did with kids? It could be a fun way to exchange recipes, friendship, and spiritual guidance.

  6. Thank you for the kind words! It was a fun day!!Anonymous,I think an adult type of pen pal program would be great but unfortunately, I don't have the time to organize it. I'm very behind on the children's program right now! :) Maybe in the future though!! Thank you for the suggestion!

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