Monday, February 16, 2015

Be Mine 2015

Kara earned her AR medallion a while ago, but she's usually gone to her math class when the AR parents come in. She was finally there this week, and was able to receive her medallion. She was glad to get it.
For Valentine's day I decided to send Kara and Kiersten a fun heart lunch.
This is a yoohoo box covered in construction paper. Kiersten was way more happy about it than Kara.
I also put in a Valentine from Ben and me with some treats.

Kara was embarrassed that we signed "Mommy and Daddy". All the more reason to do the same thing next year.
Before school, Evie randomly tied her shoe. I  called Ben to ask if he had taught her, but he hadn't.
It wasn't perfect, but I was impressed that she had figured it out. I did have to tighten and double knot it for her, but she was very proud of herself. I guess it's a sign that I should be working with her on this.
I felt a little badly that I hadn't made a special lunch for Evie, so at the last minute I made her a heart sandwich and heart strawberries. About half way through eating, I had her yoohoo ready. I made a donut and wrote, "Donut forget I love you". I wanted to show Ben, but she threw it away. Good thing I got this picture.
I saw this printable on pinterest, and used it on actual Valentine's Day Saturday. Ben was confused why I was so anxious to get lunch on the table. I was just dorkily excited for them to have the sodas.
I made these brownies, and cut them into heart shapes. Then I made some whipped cream with grenadine to make it pink. I mixed in some fresh raspberries, which got mixed reviews from the girls. I thought they were good, but I accidentally used way too much powdered sugar, so they were on the sweet side.
After lunch we gave them their valentines. They were pretty happy. Kara got some lego friends, Evie got a palace pet stuffed animal, and Kiersten got a Barbie movie.

I also made them these amigurumi hearts. They turned out pretty cute. Kara named hers LeBron James.
Evie named hers Lovie.
I forget what Kiersten named hers. But she was excited for her crocheted kitty I made a few weeks ago to have a new buddy.
I almost regret the faces, but the girls seem to like them.

Our heart pizza was from Pizzarelli's this year. It was so good. My mouth is watering just looking at this picture and remembering the cheesy goodness.
The next morning Kara made chocolate chip pancakes for everyone. They actually turned out really yummy.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Cute ideas! I threw a valentine party a few days early & felt kind of bad on valentine's day when I realized I didn't do anything to make the day special for the kids!