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February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

Or, as my friend Liz Lemon would put it:


We’ve had a good Valentine’s Day over here so far—although it feels like the excitement of the actual day is nothing compared to everything leading up to it.  Lila has been doing Valentine’s Day crafts at school all week; we’ve been reading Valentine’s Day books since the first day of February.  Sometimes I think we do so much leading up to the actual holiday that when the day gets here, you’re just ready for it to be over.

Welcome to the most depressing Valentine’s Day post ever.

Anyway, we made these cute cookies for Lila’s school party, following this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction.


They were okay—they were really cute, but taste-wise, they were just okay.  I think I overbaked them a little bit, so they were kind of dry by the next day.  Not bad at all—just not the best cookie I’ve ever had.  But they *did* look cute, and Lila had fun rolling the dough balls in the sprinkles.  Very kid-friendly recipe!

Lila also made her own Valentine’s Day cards to hand out at school.  We went to Michael’s and loaded up on doilies, stickers, and glitter. 


Ah, the first card.  When the mess was still contained.

I thought it would be a fun activity, but I soon realized

Lila lost interest after about four cards, and our kitchen spent the next few days looking like Cupid had thrown up everywhere.  Lesson learned.  Next year, we’ll buy cards like everyone else.

As for the rest of our day, it was pretty uneventful.  Lila had her party at school:


…and Ryan sent me some flowers, plus some fortune cookies with personalized messages in them from one of the English clubs on campus—pretty cute!


Last night, we ate veggie paninis and watched The Good Wife.  There’s your romance, folks.


Have a good one!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 14, 2015 4:58 pm

    haha. The cookies are totally cute! I think the making your own card thing only works if the child has to do 1 small thing to each card (that takes a few seconds) and Mom can finish it up. Happy Valentine’s day!!

  2. ginger635 permalink
    February 18, 2015 1:17 pm

    The cards were a cute idea. Next year, maybe just one for the teacher so might be more manageable. Those cookies are really pretty and look delicious!

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