We kept our Valentine’s Day very simple. We always have as a couple. We have always just made dinner at home. Now as a family, we are keeping it as a family day and continuing on with our tradition. I had to work, and so did my husband. Sadly, we were working opposite shifts on this day with my working in the day, and he was working graveyard. We made it work though, and we had a wonderful afternoon together as a family.
We started the day off by waking Evie up and smothering her in lots of hugs and kisses. Which really wasn’t anything new. I had got a really cute heart covered skirtall earlier and saved it for Valentine’s Day, so we got her all set for the day in hearts. I am really liking the pink and grey colour combo. (might be inspiration for when we switch her some day to the bigger bedroom when we have another munchkin) I then had to rush out the door to work, and they were off to chiro and apparently to do some shopping… little did I know though.
Coming home I was surprised with a pink heart balloon, some treats, and a special bag and card. Apparently Evie and Daddy went walking all over our town to get the different items. I felt very spoiled by both of them.
I soon set to work on making some heart shaped pizza, complete with heart shaped pepperoni. It’s super easy to do. For the pepperoni I used the heart shaped cutter I have (can find it here) to punch out the shape in the pepperoni. I got larger pepperoni slices and stacked them so it did not take long to punch out enough for all of the pizzas. For the actual heart shaped pizza itself. I rolled the dough into an oblong oval shape, more like a tear drop, and stuck two together. Then pressed it down and stretched it to make it the shape I wanted. Worked really easily. I also precook my dough a bit first, and re-stretched the dough a bit to get the shape back that I wanted. Then all the toppings went on and finished cooking.
For Evie I also quickly punched out some heart shaped strawberries. Normally you can just cut a strawberry and it will look like a heart, but the organic ones I found were not going to work for that this time. Sure Evie may not have noticed all the little special things I did, but it was worth it to me. I enjoyed it, and it made it all a bit more special.
My hubby had to go back to working right after dinner. I got Evie into bed after reading her Duck & Goose, Goose Needs a Hug (can be found here) and a really sappy book about hugs I got from Target for a $1 in their Valentine’s section. Then it was off to watch a cheesy chick flick, I chose Leap Year, which is one my hubby will watch with me! So he had no problem watching it for a few minutes with me when he came downstairs during work. All in all, we had a very lovely Valentine’s Day, just what we needed as a family. Time together.