Friday, February 15, 2008

Our Valentine's Day

We started out our special day with chocolate pancakes! I thought they were very yummy, but the girls really liked the whipped cream the best (big surprise), eventually we drizzled a little regular syrup on their and that helped a little bit!

I made these to decorate our table with Valentine M&M's and red candles:

Then, we had some friends over to play and colored Valentine pictures. Lunch was heart-shaped sandwiches and decorating sugar cookies!

While the little ladies napped, my Mom and I watched You've Got Mail! When they woke up, we had a tea party ready for them. We served Little Debbie heart cakes and water for "tea":

Then, we finished off our heart-day with a heart shaped pizza! I trimmed the pepperoni into heart shapes for a garnish on the top! After dinner, we decorated more sugar cookies!


Simple Family Supper lady said...

Oh... I would have NEVER thought to cut the pepperoni into hearts!!!! I will remember that!!!!!!!! Looks like you had a great day. I am glad that your mom is there to help... the first few weeks with new baby need help!!

*carrie* said...


I love the pic of the tea party girls. Is that the tea set I sent, or a different one? I can't remember what it looked like!

You are too funny about the pepperoni. That is so fun you watched You've Got Mail. No wonder you called me so late in the day. Ha!

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

Looks like fun! Love that you cut your pepperoni into heart shapes! Youe are so creative.

Melissa said...

how fun! :)

did you hand make the plates? they're great! :)

Katy said...

What a wonderful and special day!!! :yay I love everything you did!!!! So sweet and makes such great memories! :)

Patty W said...

You are so fun!

What a Blessing you are!


Amy said...

It looks so wonderful, Monica. You are such a fun mom and I can't believe at all you are doing after just having had your sweet baby. I bet the girls had a blast!

Tracy said...

Sounds like a fun day! I love the heart pepperoni.

And the little ladies are cute as usual!

Michele said...

What a wonderful day you all had!
I love the heart shaped pizza! I think we'll do that next year.
Our Valentine's Day was wonderful! I made the boys the picnic lunch bags that you posted about and they were a big hit!

Sheri said...

What a special Valentines Day and your little girls are adorable!

Katie said...

Your girls are so blessed to have you as a mother!! You make everything so special!! And I love the movie "You've Got Mail"! Have a wonderful weekend!

Daiquiri said...

Wow! Super Mom...that's what you are! I had fun taking a peek into your sweet home today - thanks for sharing :)

-Daiquiri @ Call Her Blessed

Mrs Nespy said... much fun! And I loved the adorable plates. You are too creative for me. =)

Anonymous said...

Did your kids get hyper from the sugar? That looks yummy and I think even I would get hyper :)
Very cute table setting! And I love that movie btw!

thehomespunheart said...

Carrie - They did get this tea set for Christmas, but the one you sent them stays in their little kitchen where they play with it a lot. It is the Pfaltzgraff Yorktowne pattern.

Melissa - I did not make the plates, they were a wedding gift. Aren't they perfect for Valentine's Day!?

Anonymous: Yes, that was a lot of sugar for one day! But, we had fun and made happy memories and that is what matters to me! :)

Anonymous said...

You are a fun Momma and a great inspiration. I so appritiate your love of the Lord Jesus and you family. Also for sharing--thank you ;^)!!!tammyp

It's a Mom Thing said...

You're so good! I can't imagine pulling off such a fun day only weeks after giving birth. You go girl!!! I know the girls will look back fondly on these sweet memories.
Speaking of your girls, Emily's cheeks...I could just eat them up! Too cute!

Kay said...

WOW! Your kids are so lucky to have had a whole day of Valentines...I love that you had a special tea party for them and the pizza was perfect...I hope I remember that for next year.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a lot of fun memories were made! Love the heart shaped pepperoni. Such a cute idea!!
How nice to have your mom visiting for so long. I am sure you enjoy that.
Lilly wore her matching Valentine dress yesterday too!!
Hope you have a great weekend!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Monica:

You think of EVERYTHING! What a fun Valentine's Day you must have had. I wish I could have been there to share in the memory making....especially the teaparty. My favorite picture is of Emily pouring tea!! How precious! And of course, little Rachel's rosy cheeks!! You can tell she LOVES to eat! So glad you had such a FUN day.

Love you, Grandma

Anonymous said...

What a special Valentine treat for me to be here to share this fun day!
Love, Mom/Grammie

Jen said...

Would you mind sharing where you got the adorable tea set...I love it!

thehomespunheart said...

Jen - the tea set is kind of a long goes:

I saw it in Pottery Barn Kids catalog several years ago and did not think I should spend that much money for a tea set for kids! So, waited around on it. By the time I decided to go for it - they were sold out and not getting any more. I've been checking ebay, etc... for the past couple of years but never saw one there either.

Then, this past Fall - the new PBK catalog came out and it was in there again. I ordered it that day using our Disover Card bonus - free money!

Well, I put it in my closet for several months until Christmas came and gave it to Emily and Rachel for Christmas. When we opened it, the tin it came in had a hole in it. I called and they refunded half of my money as it was no longer available to be replaced.

I have been so excited and thankful at how God provided even something frivolous like a tea set for half of what I expected to pay. I've even found myself being thankful that the tin had a hole in it so we did get a refund! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh how precious and wonderful. You are making such fond memories for your children,

Lord Bless

jen said...

We have that same cupcake placemat (Target) and I also have that same little red chair (from an antique store).