Valentine’s Day was on Friday. We are lucky enough to have a sitter for most Friday nights, so we get a date night. So David and I celebrated Valentine’s Day on Friday, then spent Saturday with the girls at home.
It was also the most bitterly cold weekend of the year. Seriously, it got to -21 degrees with the windchill. So, we hibernated. Which means I made soup in the Crock Pot! Everyone’s litte Valentine’s Day haul. Peyton and London’s felt envelopes are from the dollar section at Target. (Not pictured are the gorgeous red and yellow roses Dave had delivered to me Friday!) Peyton got a number puzzle (to help her with counting), a new Anna dress, and some “lipstick” from a company called Just Like Mommy cosmetics, and it might be the solution to her eating my chapstick. Lo got Plant a Kiss, a new Baby Lit book (the fashion one, are you even surprised?), and a fun teether toy (which Peyton is obsessed with). The fur children got some gourmet dog bones, which were inhaled in about 30 seconds. Naturally, when it came to Dave, who is the dictionary definition of “impossible to buy for” I had to get crafty. I made my own version of this Pin (which is also available for sale on Etsy here), and he loved it!
The recipe for the soup can be found here, and it was a big hit! It made enough for leftovers, which is my favorite thing mid-week! During dinner, we discovered that Peyton likes capers plain. Homegirl ate about two dozen and I had to cut her off. She also refused to take off her new Anna dress all day, insisted I give her Anna braids (after she finally accepted the fact that I couldn’t do the actual Coronation Day hair for her), and sang “I don’t know if i’m inflated or gassy” all day. For a special treat for Peyton, I mixed almond milk and red food coloring and put it in a heart ice cube tray overnight, and filled up her little milk bottle with milk, and added the milk cube! As is melted, it made pink swirls, and eventually turned her milk pink. She was “inflated” 😉
Separate note: Her plates are made of recycled milk jugs and are amazing. I love the 3 sections, and they come in SO many colors. Check them out here. Her placemat is actually a chalkboard, and can be purchased here.
I hope you had a fantastic Valentine’s Day with the ones you love!!!