|Art class mobile|
|Making our own|
|This one we made into a big heart for the window.|
Our guest of honor was none other than Alexandra.
At our party we did a little art: scribbled markers on coffee filters cut in heart shapes and then dripped water on them with medicine droppers. The colors slowly spread out, giving them sort of a tie-dyed look. Super easy thing to do with little ones.
|Markers on coffee filters|
|Finished hearts- I also tied yarn or ribbon through the holes I punched |
at the tops so they could be displayed.
|Philip and Alex check out the hearts and liquids.|
|Everyone was so curious!|
|Pouring vinegar on them made the hearts dance!|
|Picnic in February!|
|Rice Krispie treats on sticks with strawberry cake mix, |
hearts, and mini cupcakes
|Can you say Red and Pink and Purple?|
|Happy Valentine's Day!|
After the party dust settled, I made my gift for Brian: bacon roses.
That's what I said.
I saw the picture here online and modified the instructions. I did not take a drill to a perfectly good mini muffin tin as they suggested (to account for bacon grease), but I microwaved the bacon a minute and a half first, and then rolled it into rolls and stuffed them in small cookie cutters on top of the broiler pan, like this:
|This. Just. Happened.|
Then mini Nationals Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg gave me some tulips for the balcony. Super romantic.
After my tulip gift, we took the boys to the playground. They ran around like crazy monkeys, hit baseballs off their new tee, and got covered in mud. Then it was bath time, dinner, and bed.
It's taken Brian and I nine years of knowing each other, but I think we've finally gotten this holiday right: kids, bacon, and baseball.
This was one of my favorite Valentine's Days ever.