Most people celebrate Valentine’s Day 1 time….not this gal. I celebrated 3 separate times this year…
First, Greg and I celebrated Valentine’s day on Sunday the 13th since he had a work trip scheduled for the 14th. We had talked about going out for dinner, or staying in a hotel for the night, but when it came down to it, the fuss wasn’t that important to us. So we just lounged around for the day and relaxed.
First we made Chocolate Covered Strawberries which I talked about here. Then we got a Papa Murphy’s heart shaped pizza….how cuuuuute 🙂 We had a coupon for this $6 pizza so we couldn’t pass it up! After that we watched Freedom Writer’s (I had to watch it for work), even though Greg did offer to watch The Notebook with me! It was a fantastic day!
At school we didn’t have a formal party (you know, the kind where a million parents come in and I am grinning from ear to ear the entire time, even though inside I am in pain watching the children of the parent volunteers run wild…) but my kids earned a pizza party from good behavior (it only took from September till February!!) so we did a pizza party/Valentine’s day shindig.
It was honestly the most calm Valentine’s Day celebration that I’ve ever experienced with children. We did a lot of fun Valentine activities throughout the day, had pizza for lunch, watched a short Valentine’s day movie, did some Candy Heart math activities, and then ended the day with opening Valentine cards in our personalized boxes. It was pretty fantastic!
Since Greg was out of town on the 14th, and since I usually watch the Bachelor with my old roommies on Mondays, it worked out perfectly to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the ladies as well! Laurie and Melody came over and we enjoyed fine dining, television, and conversation. It was a blast.
We ate Creamy Vodka Penne Pasta, a delicious (and colorful) salad, cressent rolls, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries for dessert. Mmmmm! The dinner was good, but the fact that Michelle left the Bachelor was even better. FINALLY!
Loved all THREE of my celebrations!!!