We celebrated Valentine's Day this year a few days after the fact by inviting four other homeschooling families from our church over for lunch, crafts and general mayhem fun. I couldn't decide on only a handful of pictures to show you, so decided to waste hours find a site to help make mosaics using the images I'd already uploaded to Flickr.
(Luckily, Peter was wasting hours watching the Canada vs USA olympic hockey game (the good guys lost... boooo!) next to me on the couch.)
In addition to exchanging cards, making Valentine's crown and bracelets, we also had a gluttony of yummy red foods: fresh raspberries and strawberries, cherry tomatoes and red peppers, red tortilla chips, salsa and sour cream dip, pink grapefruit, bruchetta, raspberry muffins (that actually turned blue! who'd a thunk!), red apples, homemade bread with strawberry cream cheese and raspberry jam, along with pineapple and cheese cut into sweet little hearts. And that was without the red grapes and pink(ish) cold meats I'd meant to put out. It was all delicious and all naturally pink/red without there being any added food colourings (since some of our guest are sensitive to red food dyes).
(oops, looks like I need to add some more pics to that post).
Looks like fun, right?
an overhead shot of our craftiness
gratuitous shots of raspberry-faced Andrew
For not having actually said, "Hey, let's all dress ourselves and our kids in red!" we sure did well, eh? (Thanks to Grandma for sending my boys' new red shirts.)
And did anyone else count?? Two sweet girls AND ELEVEN BOYS. By the end of the afternoon, my basement looked like a Lego factory exploded and smelled like a gym locker. Thankfully, adding to all their other amazing qualities, (at least) one of my friends always stays to help clean up. Here we are:
(I realized after everyone left that I hadn't run EVEN MY FINGERS
through my hair that morning. Am thankful for curly-ish hair)
And if you think that looks fun, wait til you see what else we did last week!