Tuesday, February 16, 2010


We had a fun few days celebrating Valentine's Day.

I took the pictures above on Valentine's day. The kids were all in red and loving each other, a rarity in our house. Usually they are running from each other.

In the picture of the kids kissing I'm not real sure, but it looks like Layla may be licking him. Ughhh. They were hamming it up for sure.

Gary was out of town on Valentine's day, so the kids and I had strawberry milk and strawberry muffins for breakfast.
The four of us shared a box of chocolates one of those snowy days last week...yum!
When Gary got home yesterday we went to Zio's for an Italian dinner. Sadly the only cute picture is the one of Hayden eating spaghetti noodles.
The best part of the meal...dessert...we ordered an 'against the law' Oreo treat (pictures lower right). Wow...really yummy!
I would tell you about it, but I don't remember I ate it so fast. Layla and I were bumping spoons. I have been really good lately and don't want to gain back any of the 14 pounds I have lost. But~every once in awhile a treat is a nice reward.

Layla had a fun time at her Valentine's party at school yesterday. Hayden was so silly. He walked right in, sat down and acted like he belonged in the class. I was worried Layla wouldn't like that, but she did. The first thing she told Gary about was Hayden acting like a big boy. I am just happy that he didn't walk into the classroom like a tornado. He can mess up a room in .836 seconds.
I am going to hide all the Valentine's candy. Layla mostly got suckers and sweethearts, so I won't eat those {thank goodness for no m&ms} but, Easter is next.
More candy, to battle over. Candy...ughhhh.
Do you have the candy battle in your house too?

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Unknown said...

Looks like the perfect valentines day!

Katrina said...

Great Pics! Love that chair!
Looks like ya'll really enjoyed your Valentine's day!

p.s. The oreo desert looks soooo yummy!!!

Two Shades of Pink said...

Cute photos! Your kids are just adorable.
Thanks to a glorious God that I don't have a taste for candy. All other food, of course. And the valentines day candy the girls got I keep finding in nooks and crannies all smooshed still inside their wrappers with teeth marks. How on earth to they keep finding my hiding places?

Emily said...

Ha...I already at the chocolate my kids go too! :) Cute pictures. Glad y'all had a fun day.

lsnellings said...

Cute pictures! I love all of the red! Libby is a licker too. I don't get it...it is gross!

Kelli said...

What a nice Valentine's Day...that Oreo dessert looks yummy.

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

Looks like you had a great time! So glad you got to have dinner out as a family when Gary got back.

Your kids are so cute! It's also a rarity when my kids are that sweet to each other, too.

Yes, we have a huge candy battle. I am forever promising myself I'll lose weight after the next holiday since each holiday has its own candy and special dishes we all love. Geesh, talk about bondage :)

shortmama said...

oh yeah the candy battle is never ending. I dont buy any candy for the house except mints or something like that, no chocolate at all! But with all the candy centered holidays its bound to end up in the house!

Ink Obsession Designs said...

Awww...that looked like the perfect Valentines Day! :)

Jocelyn said...

looks like you had such a fun valentines!!! i with you on hiding the candy. i am ok as long as it isn't chocolate...for some reason i can't resist it!!!!

Michelle @ Delicate Construction said...

What sweet pictures!!! Love it, luckily we don't have the candy issue so much yet but I am so sure we will soon enough!

VKT said...

What precious pictures and what a sweet family you have!!!

Theta Mom said...

Adorbale pictures and I love them in a mosaic like that.

And so glad you found me again! Ever since I moved to WP I lost a few along the way. Glad to re-connect with you!

Carrie said...

Do we have the candy battle in our house? Oh YES! The problem is I eat it and love to buy it...so we have an entire cabinet full of Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's and EAster! Good grief! I don't even allow the kids to eat that much, so it always lingers and ends up getting tossed :(

Super cute pics! Emily has that shirt with long sleeves...and then I couldn't even find it for Valentine's day! Sounds like a great celebration by everyone! YUMMY on the food!

Heather said...

oh girl, these pictures are so sweet and cute!! Love them! The candy issues seem neverending over here too!