Monday, February 16, 2009

How I spent Valentine's Day

Becca was back in town from college, and she came over to our place to hang out and visit with me and the girls. This had something nothing to do with the fact her parents wanted to have a romantic Valentine's Day evening at home alone.

This is what we did


(Notice how Rachel tries to take her big sister out at the bottom of the hill in the above clip. Sisterly love at its best.)

Rachel doesn't make it all the way down the hill this time. She ends up with only Becca's hat and no sled.


Making a heart-shaped pizza is harder than you'd think. A quarter is cheese-only because Rae is too damn picky possessed of a discriminating palate.

Caesar salad. Thanks to Daysgoby for the crouton recipe, they were soooo good.


After that, I lost interest in photography, but we had ice cream and strawberries for dessert and then we all watched Mamma Mia! on DVD and I wanted to sing, but Rae kept shushing me. Then the girls fell asleep and Becca and I watched the late hockey game on TV and talked.

It was a very good Valentine's Day.


  1. Oh YAY I'm so glad you liked them!

    It looks like you had so much fun! Love the picture of y'all at the table!

  2. That's Becca and the girls at the table. As usual, I'm behind the camera. If I'd thought about it, I would have asked Bec to take a pic of the girls and me.

  3. Well missy, we actually ordered in a pizza. Heart shaped pizza is some mad elite skills.

  4. Sounds like a great Valentines day. I'm going to have to buy me a copy of Mamma Mia because we had to return it to the library. Oh, and you think just wanting cheese on her pizza is picky? My kids won't eat pizza with sauce on it. So I have to make half with sauce and half without.

  5. Stacy - try making _individual pizzas_, it works better that way. (I have one no cheese, only sauce, one with no sauce, cheese and ...).

    Alison, I like the idea of the heart shaped pizza. Maybe I can do that for a pizza night.

    Are you going to share the crouton recipe??!! (Child Unit #2 will only eat salad if they are present.)

    And, as for that first video - OMG that kid is insane/fearless. First on her knees, and then no hands?! I bet you she likes the Ferris wheel and amusement parks with things that swing you one way and your guts the other way. I bow down to her courage.

  6. When does the part where you get showered with dazzling gifts come in?

  7. looks like a good time was had by all!

  8. that looks like fun!
    did your youngest like mamma mia? we've been debating a viewing at our house....

  9. Happy V-Day!
    I made a heart-shaped pizza too! Yummy!:)

  10. Heart-shaped pizza AND home-made croutons? You so rock the heart-day meal.

  11. I'm going to try those croutons. And my waffle-iron makes heart-shaped waffles (what? It was $5 at a garage sale, and it also tweets like a lovebird when the waffles are done!) so I got the heart-shaped food over with at breakfast.

  12. That looks like so much fun!

    And, you're on crouton duty when you visit this summer.

    BTW, what's the difference between tobogganing and sledding? Is it the same thing or is there different equipment?

  13. I love the screaming in the second vid.LOL
    So do you still not like Twilight? Just curious.

  14. Krista3:50 PM

    Looks like the 4 of you had a wonderful valentines day.

    We ate leftovers for dinner and then went out to see a movie. I like the heart-shaped pizza idea.

  15. You should see Hannah's heart-shaped pizza. She made it in a heart-shaped pan!!
    That was probably a little easier. But yours looks just as yummy