Anna June was out of school for Valentines day. We did a lot to celebrate the holiday anyway.
Even before February started, AJ began to work on her classroom Valentines. I bought in bulk last year. She would have had enough to go around, but she messed up a couple and we had to hit up Wal-Mart for some more. Luckily, they had some dog and cat themed cards to go along with the dog ones we already had.
As soon as the month began, we trekked to Dunkin Donuts for heart shaped donuts. AJ had seen them on TV.
First, she made Valentines for the special people in her life. She painted this big heart several days earlier, and it was a valentine for Uncle Drew. She made one for her Granddaddy at church. She made one for her Nana at after-school care.
On Thursday, instead of going to school for her party, we had another snow day. Ben and I had to work a half day, so she got to deliver valentines to the Tuckers a day early.
On Friday, AJ woke up at 5 AM to deliver the valentines she had made for us. We each got a regular valentine and a different card. She gave me some artificial pink roses (my favorite) and a small heart-shaped box of chocolate (also my favorite). She gave Ben a bag of pistachios with a tag she made (that I thought of) which said "I'm still nuts about you."
We made heart shaped pizza for dinner. We made heart shaped cookies for dessert. (These were possibly the most successful cookies I've ever made. I used the Southern Living recipe for sugar cookies and The Joy of Cooking's recipe for royal icing.)
The next morning, I still wanted to continue the celebration, so we went to Chick-fil-A for some heart shaped biscuits.
There is more, but it will have to be later. My valentines are awake and hungry.