Valentine’s Day with Miss Grae

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Gracen and I had a jammed-packed fun-filled Valentine’s Day today and it all started out like this.

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With heart-shaped pancakes, strawberry slices, and fresh whipped cream.  Gracen was in heaven.

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After breakfast, Grae opened her little Valentine’s Day bag from Bradley and I.

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Inside she found a new photo book called Gracen Loves

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A pretty little shirt (that she helped pick out last week)…

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And a new set of felt hair clips made with love by Mama.

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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.

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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…)

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(To the tips of my toes… I love YOU!)

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And before he left for work, Grae snuggled in closely and they danced around the living room for a few minutes. ♥

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Before her guests arrived, Gracen tested out the mess-free finger paint station we set up on the front window.

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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.

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And then we headed to the park to get some fresh air and enjoy the day’s last hour of sunshine.

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When we got home, my sous chef and I started working on dinner.

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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.

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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!)

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And for Papa – prosciutto and caramelized onion pizza.

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And if we hadn’t overdone the heart thing yet, heart-shaped bananas for dessert.

Overall, a wonderful day with my little valentine.  ♥

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