Monday, February 15, 2016

Valentine's Day Love

it was my favorite tradition as a kid: an over-the-top valentine's day breakfast, complete with strawberries and waffles, hot chocolate, whipped cream, and presents. my mom "surprised" us every year with pink and red cups, plates and streamers, and heart cutouts adorning the kitchen table. one year there was even a trail of paper hearts leading from our bedrooms to the kitchen, inviting us to follow. my mom put on this fun little party for us every february 14, weekend or weekday, rising at the crack of dawn or staying up too late to set it all up. 

i'm so happy i get to carry on the tradition. i tried a version of it for jeff and evie a few years ago, when evie was just a couple months old, but i didn't quite get the reaction from them that i got from four-year-old evie and two-year-old maddox on sunday. 

the kids were thrilled. when i asked evie if she wanted a piece of chocolate at 8am, before we'd even started making breakfast, she looked at me twice, quizzical, before popping it in her mouth. she couldn't believe her ears! even better was the hot chocolate, whipped cream and sprinkles served first thing. maddox was so excited he spilled his cup everywhere and fell off his stool.

here's a video of our morning. hope you all had as sweet a day as we did!