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Bits & Pieces #3 Valentine's Edition



Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

I like to celebrate Valentine's in a kid friendly way.  I don't expect roses, chocolates or a date with my hubby.  I'd rather make heart shaped food for my kids and spend the evening together as a family.  

This year Valentine's day is going to be super simple!  My kids don't have school today, so they slept in.  I'm looking forward to a relaxing day, not a crazy day like yesterday.  

I might make a few more rubberband bracelets  (that I posted about yesterday) with my kids to give to their friends that they don't go to school with. 

I made crepes for breakfast.  Crepes are my kids' favorite.  I don't make them very often since they take forever to cook and disappear in a flash.  

I cut out a few simple hearts and hung them from my ceiling fan.  

For dinner we'll have heart shaped pizza.

We have some cheap heart shaped plates that we use every Valentine's Day.  I have some little heart containers that I always fill with chocolate and set on the plates.  Super simple, but my kids will be happy.

For dessert, we'll have Valentine's cookies that my friend brought over.  I was going to make some yummy fruit pizza, but we've been a little overloaded with sugar this week, so I'll save it for next week.

If I were going to make dessert, here are some things Valentine-y desserts that I love:


http://whatisonyourmenu.blogspot.com/2012/02/fruit-pizza.html 



http://whatisonyourmenu.blogspot.com/2009/09/chocolate-bundt-cake-with-chocolate.html

I made these on Monday to share with my kids' church teachers

 Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Heart Bars -- one of my fav desserts ever!
http://whatisonyourmenu.blogspot.com/2011/02/peanut-butter-heart-bars.html

 One last thing I wanted to share with you...
 
My son made this heart for me in preschool and I love it.  "I love you because you make me cookies."  I think when my kids will grow up they'll remember that our home was always filled with yummy, homemade food, especially cookies.  

Happy Valentine's Day!
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What are your favorite Valentine traditions?  Do you have Valentine's plans today?  Do you keep it simple or go all out? 



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