Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Saint Valentine's Day!

And now, what we got for the kids, which will come in handy on the flights next week (we're always thinking!):

For Eamon:

For John-Paul:

For Maggie:

For Andrew:

Since Valentine's Day is on a Monday, and we all rush off to work and school, we decided to celebrate it on Saturday.  Phil and I were lucky enough to go out to dinner, just the two of us.  I got grilled scallops with pasta and Phil got a chicken fettuccine alfredo.  It was wonderful!  We left the kids with our favorite babysitter, and a Valentine's treat of strawberry milk (it's pink!) and oreos dipped in red chocolate that I had made earlier.  Everyone was happy and felt loved, which really is the point of the day.  I hope you all feel the love too!


  1. Looks like a wonderful Saint Valentine's Day celebration! Love the sweet cards! :)

  2. that all looks awesome. did maggie write her own name? wow! she is advanced. sofia is a few months older and she can't even really draw a circle yet. lol...she is still working on circles and lines. Seriously i think (early 3) is a very advanced age to write like that.

    anyway, i want to read those books too. i almost named claire gianna i have no idea why i didn't. i think her birthday is even the day she died or close to it.

    i think a lot of ppl celebrated over the weekend.

  3. Yes, Maggie writes her name all by herself. And most of the other names in our family!

    Her preschool class is very academically focused, and they learn so much, it's really incredible.

    My two older boys both learned to read before Kindergarten. I could never teach them the same at home, I'm so thankful for their school!

  4. "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

    In case you have forgotten,
    Remember Valentine's Day,
    Give cards, candy or flowers,
    And celebrate it every day!

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  5. That is so sweet! (I want to read the book "Unplanned" so much. Have Phil post a review!)

  6. Love all the sweet gifts. SO happy you got a nice dinner out...sans kiddos. It's good for you.


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