Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

For the past week around here there have been lots of flushed faces, glazed eyes, and bed head. That's because we've been passing around the latest flu bug. Henry got hit the hardest, with a fever that lasted on and off for five days. Kimball only had a fever for one day, which was a relief.Thankfully, there are no pictures to document my sick day!
This morning dawned bright and sunny, and I felt loads better than I had yesterday. I decided to make my kids a breakfast of heart shaped whole grain pancakes and strawberries. And did I mention that I let my children have Necco Conversation Hearts for breakfast? I guess I'm just a great mom that way! Why is it that I harbor hopes that I will not pass my food addiction on to my children?I decided on a more points friendly breakfast for myself of nonfat organic vanilla yogurt with strawberries and bananas--I want to save my points for some chocolate tonight!:) It tasted fabulous and kept me righteous in See's Candies a few minutes later.
We had a few valentines that we'd made that needed to be delivered after breakfast (hence the visit to See's). My apologies to Nana and Henry Moore, whose valentines have not been mailed yet due to the epidemic at our house. (Okay, the fact that I am postally challenged probably played into it.) Morgan, please show Henry this post and tell him that it will becoming in the mail soon--in all likelihood, sometime next week. That will teach you to swap valentines with the likes of me!
Anyway, we are home now and I'm about to dedicate myself to making a love dinner for Jared: Chicken Noodle Soup! Just kidding. We're having a green salad with feta cheese, fuji apples, and toasted walnuts, grilled rib eye steaks, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, and brownie-rocky-road-ice-cream-chocolate-ganache-bars that I've been working on. (Yep, that's why I needed to save some points for later! Too bad that this flu bug has made me miss spin for the past two mornings.) I'll post a photo when the brownie bars of deliciousness are all done. If we can wait that long before we consume them.
Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!


Rebecca said...

What a wonderful day! The valentines are so cute. I'm very impressed with your heart pancakes!

My poor kids. I feel like a rotten mom, because I've spent the whole day reorganizing our kitchen so there will be room at the table to make valentine cookies tonight while Daddy's at school

At least we'll celebrate some way!

Melissa said...

Happy Valentine's Day from our family to yours. Sorry you have all been sick. We all had colds last week. Lots of coughing and runny noses.
Love the valentine's heart pancakes. You are such a sweet mom! Enjoy your delicious dinner...sounds divine!

scrap chair potato said...

Those valentines are adorable.
I wish I had had a breakfast like yours. I ate chocolate for breakfast! :)
I am glad you are feeling better.
Happy Valentine's Day!

kimmy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving a comment. It is always nice to see a new face!

Sorry that you have been sick - we passed that around last week. It was terrible!

Looks like you had a nice Valentine's Day!


Mahina said...

sorry you guys have all been sick! that is no fun! but glad you felt better enough on v-day to make those adorable pancakes! that breakfast looks so yummy! i want some!

happy v-day!

Diane said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better! Thanks for stopping by and entering the drawing - good luck!

The Egel Nest said...

Those heart shaped pancakes were adorable!

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mindyluwho said...

I love the heart pancakes! And I cracked up at the comment about being postally challenged...I'm so glad to know that there is someone else out there like me who can't ever make it to the post office on time (or ever in my case) and that there is a word for it!

Glad you're feeling better.