We woke up early for a family breakfast on Valentine's Day (see how it's still pitch dark outside?).
We wanted to have our big hotshot valentine with us before he took off for school (Max) and it has somehow become essential in our family to have pink pancakes for breakfast on Valentine's Day.
The kids got a couple things they need (socks...what a great v-day treat!) and then headed out to school lugging their Valentine's boxes along with them.
This is how our front yard looked that morning:A boy did this for Elle.
Wowzers, not sure that I'm ready for that yet!
I took Dave on a super romantic lunch date to our favorite restaurant Oreganos.
Lucy came home from school with too much candy and a big smile on her face.
And she had a lot of things to tell me about (remember she's my talker.)
These guys came home and spread their valentine's loot all over the counter.
I'd love to see a meeting comprised of all the big-wigs in the sugar industry any time from November 'til February. I'm sure they just sit together, make those evil "mwahahahaha" laughs, and rub their hands together in glee. They are in their hay-day I tell you because all we do as a society is sit around and eat sugar. I'm just as guilty as the next person, especially since I had a pretty steady diet of plain m&m's for like three weeks after Christmas.
It's funny that none of this ever bothered me before Lucy came along. I'd probably still be in my blissful bubble that school lunches are fine and that it's ok to have parties with nothing but junk food and then send home more junk food in the "goodie bag." But I watch Lucy crave the huge piles of treats everyone around her eats and it makes me so sad.
I wish we could just boycott all that sugar and give out apples or celery or something. I know I would be such a popular school teacher with those implementations :)
Ok, I'll get off my soapbox. What I was really trying to say is that my girls are still enjoying their sugar-stashes from that day.
Dave and I decided to stay home and have dinner with the kids and then head out to a movie.
The girls came down to dinner in glee at the matching outfits they came up with for PJs.
...and then they made hearts for me and Dave.
(Isn't Lu's awesome?)
We had a very sophisticated and elegant dinner:..speaking of how unhealthy our society is...
(I love that whole-wheat pizza dough from Trader Joes, and we did have carrots on the side :). Mac and Elle were a little late and missed the pictures because of tennis and volleyball.
Then Dave and I snuck out to see "The Artist" since we never get to see movies.
(I did my hair up all special for the occasion :)
I'm so lucky to have that guy for my Valentine. Even though I've been huffy at him for the last three days for no other reason than that I feel horrible and itchy and stuffy. And he still puts up with me.