I have been loving these 14 Days of Valentine's. All right, mostly, I've been loving them. I tried to make them as simple as I could (sometimes I have mighty big ideas) and I tried to be as prepared as I could. I'm sometimes a really huge a procrastinator (as evidenced by every single college paper I ever had to write).
I let Abby loose in the kitchen on Sunday afternoon in an attempt to practice giving up some control (me) and for some baking practice (Abby). She made chocolate cupcakes and then I made pink and purple frosting for her and Finn to decorate their cupcakes with (Yes, I made the frosting. I said I was practicing giving up some control). It kept them busy during our 8 plus inches of snow storm. Okay, so Finn ate more frosting than he actually used on his cupcakes and they both went a little overboard with the sprinkles, and Abby was right there with him, surreptitiously eating spoonfuls of frosting when she thought I wasn't looking. And I wasn't looking because I was eating spoonfuls of frosting when they weren't looking. It was good frosting.
Finn and I (mostly me) made Valentine's for his once-a-week preschool class. Damn Pinterest for giving me holiday celebration ideas that my inner Martha Stewart feels an overwhelming need to act on (see every Elf on the Shelf idea that I had and 14 Day's of Valentine's for two years as evidence). Let's all be thankful I decided to forego the 40 Days of Lent Countdown, since that really isn't so much of a celebration and actually would probably be considered a tad sacrilegious by some of the more devout. I'll save my spring thing for Easter instead, since that actually is something to celebrate (complete with dyed Easter eggs, and this year, chocolate filled eggs made with real shells. Because I want to, that's why.).
Happy Valentine's Eve (not a real holiday to celebrate, but I don't care!).