Happy Valentines Day

Vday_1I definitely have a soft spot for Valentines Day.  I know it is just a Hallmark event but it gives everyone a day, in the middle of winter, to lift spirits with a little chocolate, a few flowers, a happy card, etc.  Silly but nice.

I always get the kids a bunch of goodies.  One year I had their names engraved on fake Oscars, one year red pajamas, one year their own chef jacket with each of their names on them.  This year, I went simple.  Breakfast chocolates.  Chocolate covered cheerios, chocolate covered corn flakes and breakfast bars (chocolate covered bars with raisin bran, rice krispies and cornflakes as the base). 

One thing that was really nice this year is that the kids got into the giving game.  Josh made cards for his sisters, Jess and Em made cards and gave chocolates to Fred and me which was a real treat.  I guess eventually the traditions become part of the kids lives which is so nice as they will pass it on too.

Valentines Day is special for us because it is also Josh’s bday.  11 years.  Tonight we are going out to celebrate.