Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Love Day 2013

This Valentine's Day was our Cohen's third V-day. Also, this was my first time to basically spend it alone with him, since Hector was working this year. Kinda weird, not gonna lie. Anyways, I wanted to make it special for him. I want holidays and birthdays for our kids to always be special, that's how I want them to remember them. I know my parents always gave us something on V-day (still do!), so I make sure we do the same for Cohen.

Do you do any special traditions on Valentine's Day??

Here is how our day went....

Coco's surprises waiting on him!!

He woke up kind of grumpy (not how I'd imagined...) so we started off with Chocolate!

See what I mean??

One of his goodies, a Lightning McQueen t-shirt!

His cards! Totally got this idea from Emily Anderson, over at the anderson crew.

I tried first to make pink pancakes. I didn't have red food coloring. Then I thought, red sprinkles would be cute! But they melted in the batter and turned it kinda pinkish (win??). Then I just sprinkled the pancakes with multi-color nonpareil sprinkles while they were in the pan. This would've been beautiful if I hadn't over-cooked the pancakes. BUTYOUKNOWWHAT? Cohen ate every bite. I hope you can tell that I cut them out with my heart cookie cutter. It's important.

Checking out the crazy pancakes!

What is Valentine's Day without flowers?? (bla bla bla) We already had these. ;)

He wanted to wear "Queen" immediately, so we changed. Then I tried to get cute pics with the bunting in the background. He wouldn't stop watching Cars long enough to pay attention to me. True Love.

I'll scrapbook this one day (I swear.). 
C-ars lover!
O-beys mommy and daddy--mostly!
H-appy all the time!
E-nergetic! (understatement)
N-ice to everyone he meets!

His cute (kinda weird) Love Cup with a crazy straw.

Then we made Daddy a Valentine!

Easily distracted.

Then we had a love lesson about Jesus. 

Um, he almost stayed in the lines!

Minimal, but Daddy loved it. :)

I can tell that Valentine's Day will never be about just us (me and Hector). And I kind of don't want it to be. I want it to be us and our children, showing each other how much we love each other. I'm not a fancy girl, I don't need 2 dozen roses, expensive champagne, and a $100 meal at an overly busy restaurant. Our $14.99 bunch of flowers from Target, $13 bottle of our favorite Moscato, and take out food from Market Street was perfectly sufficient for us. 

"We love because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19

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