Valentine's Day this year was spent at home, doing special, festive activities as usual.
The girls made Valentine's for their most special people.
The day before, we'd gone shopping for a few little treats for their special people.
I made sure all of the girls' snacks throughout the day were Valentine's Day themed. Strawberries with dove chocolate hearts...
Chocolate pancakes cut into hearts with a cookie cutter, sprinkled with powdered sugar and heart shaped sprinkles.
Heart shaped grilled cheese sandwiches, strawberries and a Ghirardelli chocolate square.
And heart shaped cheese and strawberries...strawberries are a special treat for us in the winter time so they kept asking for them.
The girls got all dressed up pretty and we did a little photo shoot.
We made sugar cookies.
Then we had our 3rd annual Valentine's Day tea party. The first year we did this, Mercedes was 2 and Emerald was about 9 months old. I served Mercedes hot chocolate in a sippy cup while Emerald was napping. Every year it gets more fun. :)
Later that afternoon, the girls' Uncle Michael and Aunt Laura surprised them by coming over with their photo equipment for a real photo shoot!