Thursday, February 15, 2018

Valentine’s Day 2018

Thisnyears Valentine’s Day was nice, but completely exhausting. Sophia didn’t have school. She said “my teachers need a day off to learn how to be better teachers”  Haha. So, teacher work day.

So, Sophia came to work with me for most of the morning, but then went with Daniel for awhile while I had some field stuff to do. Since it was special no school day we went out to special lunch. Sophia picked pizza cafe. 

Danny sent me some really pretty flowers to work-probably my favorite Valentine’s bouquet to date. 

After work we stopped at the grocery stores (all of them) and they were ALL out of strawberries. We picked up the boys and stopped at the post offices-yes, plural. 

I started some laundry, and started dinner. We made heart shaped homemade pizza, I finished up my macaroons, and we read Valentine’s and wrapped Daniel’s presents.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Valentine’s Cookies!

Yesterday we made Valentine’s cookies! We delivered some to our neighbors and ate TOO MANY! In fact, we ate so many that I didn’t even have any left over to take to work today! 😂

Today after I got home from work we did Valentine’s activities No. 6

Slow Cooker Pink Hot Chocolate
1 bag white chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream
6 cups milk 
1tsp vanilla
6 drops red food coloring

Heat on low for at least an hour, stirring occasionally.

And No. 7 Valentine’s Popcorn

1 batch of popcon (salted, not buttered)
1 bag marshmallows
1/4 cup butter

Now this one was good, but I’ll admit I made some key mistakes. 1. I used crunchy sprinkles-while eating it was hard to tell if you got a sprinkle pearl or an old maid. 🤔... 2. I stirred the popcorn into the marshmallows in an attempt to avails washing a pan. Dumb move. Ended up having to spread it on a pan to set anyway, should have put the popcorn on the pan THEN drizzled marshmallow on top.  3. I only made 1 batch of popcorn and my kids ate about 1/4 of it before the marshmallows were ready, so it came out a little heavy on the marshmallow.

I might make this again, but for now I think I actually prefer the Easter kine popcorn I made (here)

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Valentine’s Day Toast

Yesterday we did Valentine’s activities No. 1, 2, and 3. 
And today so far we’ve done No 4 and 5.

Activity No. 1 Pancake breakfast (here)

Activity No. 2
We made goodie bags for Michael and Sophia’s friends. Michael’s were just plain, but Sophia made a handmade card for every kid in her class and her other friends. I thought this would be was for about the first hour but AISUS! Try getting a 5 year old to make 20 valentines. 

Meanwhile, Ethan did not nap very long, but hung out in his crib and “read” his animal books while making growl noises for all of them.

Activity No. 3 Homebrew strawberry cream soda. Recipe to come in a later post

Activity No. 4 Heart Toast
We made “Boy Scout Toast” does anyone else call it that? Probably not. Lol. My Grandma called it thatbyhoufh and I have no idea why-I’ve never heard anyone else refer to it that way. You just take bread, cut a shape with a cookie cutter, mix up some scrambled eggs, melt some butter in a pan, put in your bread and use it as a frame for the fried egg. Easy Peasy! AND my kids loved it! Michael ate 3 servings!

Activity No. 5 cookies! This dumb app is telling me this post is too long to publish, so I guess that one will be later. Arg! I need to buy a new computer!