Funny how, since becoming a parent, Valentine's is really more about the kids. Instead of focusing on the romantic love between Erik and I, the day has really evolved into a celebration of "family love" :)
The kids have been working on their Valentines for the past week (yet for some reason, it still took us until this morning before heading out the door to complete all of them...)
The Valentine's season wouldn't be complete without Valentine's cookies!
I went kind of hard with the heart-shaped foods this year. It started with the sugar cookies...
Then it was heart-shaped waffles...
And finally heart-shaped brownies for dessert :)
The kids and I had fun decorating for our Valentine's supper. The menu was salmon and rice (to compensate for all the treat-eating today). I wasn't sure how to form salmon and rice into the shape of a heart but - believe me - I considered it.
The kids were pretty pumped to drink out of the fancy grown-up cups.
Erik surprised me by bringing home a bouquet of red roses. Wow. It's been awhile since I've had flowers in my house that were not purchased by me :oP
Hope you all enjoyed a special Valentine's Day with the ones you love!