Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hallmark, I love you.

I can't help it. I am a total sucker for Valentine's Day. I love it all. The pretty red and pink construction paper hearts, the gold foil, the chocolates, the roses, the conversation hearts, fancy dinners and champagne. I know, I know, "Hallmark Holiday" blah, blah, blah. Sue me. I have a happy marriage and three junior Valentines, it's a good day.

This year was no exception! My day started out with two little boys running into my bedroom with a red rose a piece and a handmade Valentine. "Happy Valentine's Day Mommy!" they said in unison. Such a sweet start to the day. Later I discovered a beautiful bouquet of flowers on the dining room table, courtesy of my husband of course.

My boys received Russel Stovers chocolates and lollipop bouquets. For dinner I made them heart shaped hamburgers and a pink cake. The husband and I opted for a fancier shrimp/pasta meal after the boys were in bed.

Sure there were some missteps along the way. Mistakes were made. I gave Zachary a Transformers valentine, and Evan received a Spongebob valentine with a removable "badge." This prompted Zachary to burst into tears, screaming that Evan got the better card and that this was "THE WORST VALENTINE'S DAY EVER!" He did recover (and I admit, I made the trip to Target to purchase him his own SpongeBob valentine later.) All and all and all we had a smashing day, full of Love, Hallmark, and happiness.


  1. Love the cake!!

    My boys got a handful of Hersheys kisses from me. I know, I suck. Just didn't have the heart this year (pun totally intended).

    Sounds like a great day!!

  2. Did you tell him that it's because you like Evan BETTER? That would have really made the day special ;-) Of course you didn't. So glad you had such a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  3. I love Valentine's Day! Screw the haters!

  4. I'm jealous. I got a few little cute gifts for my Hubby and hid them so he would find them in the morning before work. I waited all day to see what he'd bring home for me....nothing.
    I asked him if he got anything for me...he said no....then I asked him if that was a real no or a "throw me off the scent" no. He said he was was a real no....and he didn't know I was a Valentine's Day kinda girl.

    18 years together...last year he got me flowers, the year before that he got my wedding ring resized for me....and he didn't know :(

    *sigh* I guess there's always next year...

    I like how your celebration was a family event.
    Even with the hiccup, sounds like it was a good day! :D

  5. The worst Valentines ever? Kids, honest to a fault. I think it's great to love a 'holiday' where you express love and get flowers and chocolate, why not?

  6. Ahhhhh, lucky you. Nice to set them up so young too - one day they'll know how to make some other girl very happy on the 14th of Feb too.