I love Valentine's Day, you guys.
I also love Pinterest.
There are so many great ideas to be found, right?
I printed off these cute tiny valentine's.
I set them out on each dinner plate.
I think the kids thought they were okay.
But, I forgot to read them aloud to each of them.
And, they can't read. So, I don't think they were particularly touched.
How about these gorgeous little pink pasta bows?
So, I made those for the kid's special dinner.
Only, they never pinked up.
The just got super chubby and soggy from the 1.5 hour soak.
I made a cream sauce with peas that I thought was tasty and kid-friendly.
My kids did not agree.
They kept asking, "What is this?!!" They claimed the smell was too hard to bear.
I suggested they try at least one noodle while I watch.
Our boy put one in his mouth, and then almost exploded.
He ran to the trash and spit it out. Unbearable!
Gillian wondered why I planned such a joke, of making everyone throw up.
I quickly cut some salami slices into hearts to make up for the fail dinner.
Kids off to bed, and my man and I got our living room picnic together.
Fabulous cheeses and toasts and fig preserves,
asparagus bundles wrapped and roasted with prosciutto,
spinach puff pastry rolls
and our favorite champagne.
I had the idea to make a spectacular canopy of lights in the living,
with paper doilies added on,
like I saw on Pinterest.
Gillian and I worked for a good portion of the afternoon on this project, earlier this week.
We had fun. We were both excited about our progress. But, we still weren't done.
The kids and I left the house for an hour or two.
Once we got back, all of the lights had fallen down.
I just left them there.
So, we had our living room picnic with lights and doilies scattered all over the floor.
The way it all really turned out?
Lots of laughing & loving. It was actually quite lovely.