JUST KIDDING! :) All of that sounds wonderful but, um, not happening here. Instead I got some pre-made pie crusts and a can of mixed berry pie filling and made them heart shaped mini pies for breakfast. I also got some old school Strawberry NesQuik and gave them their first taste of strawberry milk...they loved it! :) (that stuff still tastes the same and is dangerously good.) In an effort to provide something healthy they also had some fresh strawberries.
I had a little table all set up (Patrick was working on the kitchen table last night so I couldn't use that) when they got up this morning and they were thrilled. Especially James...he really loves when I do this. He kept shooting me loving glances and offering me bites of his pie. He also wanted to hold my hand and said, "This is the best day ever!" :) The other cute thing was when he said, "These are so good! Am I right??" (he loved it last year, too.) (apparently I am a one-trick valentine pony.)
A little while later Nicky got up and while I was upstairs to get him, James set his little place up for him.
He seemed to like everything but mainly looked like he was wondering what the heck was going on. :)
James is going to have pizza at school for lunch but I sent him a heart shaped rice krispy treat for their party time. Ruby had strawberries, a heart shaped sunbutter sandwich and a rice krispy treat. (I used those strawberry marshmallows for the rice krispy treats and they are sickeningly sweet.) (the marshmallows themselves are actually pretty good, though.) (if you like artificial strawberry flavoring, which apparently I do.)
For dinner we are having plain oatmeal and salads. :)
The final valentine-themed tidbit I'll share is James' quick and dirty valentines we printed out last night:
Get it? Super Valentine's Day...Super Mario Brothers??!!
(I copied the idea from an image of commercial ones found online. so sue me!)
I will leave you (for now) with something my friend Kathy posted on facebook this morning:
You are loved today,
whether you have a valentine today or not.
Loved that. Thanks Kathy. :)
xoxo, dear ones. (I love you, too!)