Gracen and I had a jammed-packed fun-filled Valentine’s Day today and it all started out like this.
With heart-shaped pancakes, strawberry slices, and fresh whipped cream. Gracen was in heaven.
After breakfast, Grae opened her little Valentine’s Day bag from Bradley and I.
Inside she found a new photo book called Gracen Loves…
A pretty little shirt (that she helped pick out last week)…
And a new set of felt hair clips made with love by Mama.
With the help of her Papa, she got dressed and ready for the day while I zipped around the house doing a few last minute things for the tea.
This morning when she woke up Papa for breakfast, she marched into the bedroom and proudly presented Bradley with this card she made. (From the bottom of my heart…)
(To the tips of my toes… I love YOU!)
And before he left for work, Grae snuggled in closely and they danced around the living room for a few minutes. ♥
Before her guests arrived, Gracen tested out the mess-free finger paint station we set up on the front window.
After a wonderfully busy (and slightly crazy) Valentine’s tea (separate post to come) and a much needed nap, Grae had an afternoon snack of strawberries and fresh whipped cream.
And then we headed to the park to get some fresh air and enjoy the day’s last hour of sunshine.
When we got home, my sous chef and I started working on dinner.
This little lady loves helping in the kitchen. Not to mention that having her cook with me has solved our recent “witching hour” dinner making disasters.
For Mama and Grae – chicken, sundried tomato, roasted garlic, and feta pizza. (I’m embarrassed to say that Grae ate 5 – yes, FIVE – mini heart-shaped pizzas at her little party today and I had already planned pizza for dinner too. BIG helping of steamed green veggies needed on the side!)
And for Papa – prosciutto and caramelized onion pizza.
And if we hadn’t overdone the heart thing yet, heart-shaped bananas for dessert.
Overall, a wonderful day with my little valentine. ♥