My children are still reeling from all the sugar they ingested yesterday. Little Boy perhaps had the most, since he hit both sisters' school parties with me yesterday afternoon. They may enjoy days like this more than the average kid since we don't tend to stock many sugary goodies at our house. Girl 2 even told me, "Mom, I got to have lots of sugar today. And, you didn't even tell me not to!"
We didn't want our Valentines to friends to add to the sugary high of the day, so we opted for these pictured above (Thanks, Pinterest!). Girl 1 gave the ones on the left (her name is on the back of the flag). While Girl 2 made use of the leftover cake icing bags we used for Cocoa Santas back in December and gave out bouncy balls. Since we keep labels and craft paper on hand, we were really only out the cost of balls and pencils -- about $5 total.
Each kiddo received a balloon from Mom and Dad. When Little Boy's was delivered to the house, he smiled all over himself (you know what I'm talking about if you've seen it before) and cried out, "For me???!!!!", cracking the delivery person up. He then proceeded to play with that silly balloon for 30 minutes solid. He's still toting it around the house with him.
Girl 1's favorite combination
For dinner, we had build-your-own, heart-shaped pizzas. Homemade pizza is always a big hit at our house. So often, dinner is a you-get-what-you-get-and-you-don't-throw-a-fit affair, so the kids welcome having a say about what goes on their plates.
Here are the recipes (in my late mother-in-law's handwriting) for our go-to pizza crust and sauce, a family favorite (thus the 5-watermelon rating):
Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day yesterday!