Monday, February 14, 2011

Pink Pancakes and Love Bugs

Happy Valentines Day!

Our day started our with a little festive fun--pink, heart-shaped pancakes. They were a hit. Even if a few of them looked a lot more like Africa than a heart.
(Inspiration for these pancakes was found here and here! Thanks, Angela!)

After I dropped my last kiddo at school, I met John for a Valentine breakfast date. We had a family dinner date last night and sadly, our week is full and busy and this is the only time we could manage for the two of us. Still, it was wonderful...I love dates with him!

In a few minutes I'm heading to a third grade Valentine party where we'll be making some Valentine Love Bugs. They're really homemade chia pets. And I'm still waiting for my "samples" to start sprouting some hair! My super-creative friend, Jen, gave me the idea...and the grass seed. Thanks, Jen.
After the party, it's home for dinner and homework and showers and all that other ordinary stuff that everyday life is comprised of. And I wouldn't trade any of it for the world. I'm feeling very blessed today.

Hope your Valentine's Day is full of lovely things!


Stephanie Kay said...

I'm sure your kids appreciated the pancakes - even if some of them looked like Africa. lol. We'll be having strawberry milk tonight with supper in honor of the holiday. And that's about the extent of my creativity. My hubby though has been very creative. He's been emailing me every 30 minutes all day long. Poems, quotes, scripture verses and just saying he loves me. Knowing he's been thinking about me all day is WAY better than expensive flowers!

jen medeiros said...

Cute pancakes and love bugs! Happy Valentine's Day Meredith.
PS....I like ordinary, everyday stuff, too.....especially since my morning was comprised with something else :)

Kecia said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Love your pink pancakes. :) I made crepes with strawberries and whipped cream. I may have to try your love bugs, too!

Fran said...

Happy day to you friend!

Angela said...

Cute, cute, cute! We did parties today, too. Fun but exhausting! I love the little love bugs. Just adorable.

SZM said...

cute pancakes + cute chias!

His Girl said...

a late night need to turn my brain from worries landed me here... now I'm all caught up on your blog and feeling muuuch better. Love your simple, quiet way of leading by example... the way you invest in your family inspires me to try harder to do the same.

you're pretty dern cool, lady.

Dawn said...

homemade chia pets??? I'll have to remember that one. Happy Late Valentine's Day to you!