Hello everyone! I hope you had a phenomenal Valentine’s Day. Our family had to skip a few of the traditions this year because Bug was diagnosed with flu on Wednesday Because I was running around getting meds and making sure he was suitably quarantined from the littles, I didn’t get a chance to grab the ingredients for our traditional French Toast Casserole. I was disappointed that I wasn’t able to wake the kids up with it on Valentine’s Day morning, but I realized that it’s supposed to be super cold and wintry this week. That casserole with hot chocolate will be perfect…and if I don’t do it this weekend, we’re leaning toward a sleepover with the little cousins. They would LOVE this casserole the next morning. So, don’t worry, it will make it’s debut.
Since Honeybee’s school would be providing a sweet treat and yummy lunch, I decided to pack a special snack pack for Honey. I included a whimsical Paw Patrol Valentine’s card (which is her favorite) and a beautiful heart for her to place stickers on.
While I was making her snack pack, she was deciding which Valentine card was going to which of her classmates. It bought back so many fun memories of doing the same with my great-grandmother. I’m so blessed that I am able to share the same experiences with my baby girl.
After packing up the Valentine’s gifts and the girls, we headed to daycare and preschool to drop the girls off. The teachers’ desks were already filled with Valentine’s gifts. I love this age and time of year, just because the kids are so excited.
It wasn’t too long before I stopped to pick up some dinner items for the family. It is our tradition that I cook a special Valentine’s dinner for the family. S. and I don’t really do Valentine’s Day since we like to do things for each other throughout the year. But I love having the kids excited about holidays in general, so fixing favorite foods on a special day is a super bonus.
This year, I made Parmesan Encrusted Butterfly Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi over Jasmine Rice w/ Alfredo Sauce, Garlic Biscuits, Baby Back Ribs, and a Garlic Salad. For dessert, I surprised the family with Valentine cupcakes from my favorite cupcakery. They were pretty pleased. I was sad though. I bought a card for S. and then couldn’t find it. Sadness.
The girls both had Valentine’s Day parties at school. That, added with the treats that S. bought the kids, wracked up quite a nest egg of sweets.
You can check that and a couple of other pics from our recap below.
We ended the night with baths, hugs, and laughs. A perfect way to end a perfect night. Hope your Valentine’s Day was even sweeter!
Have a great day!