Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!

We had such a nice Valentine's Day this year. I decided I wanted to do something with our boys this year, since they're all my sweethearts. :) I decided we would make a nice dinner and have it by candlelight. Here's the menu: Steak, Lobster (both from great sales this week), Baked Potato, Broccoli, Rolls, Strawberry Lemonade with Red Heart Ice Cubes, and ending with Chocolate-dipped Strawberries that the boys helped me make. I think it was actually one of the best dinners we've ever made (how could it not be?) and surprisingly easy. The boys LOVED eating by candlelight! Easton said "This is the coolest dinner EVER!" And that had nothing to do with what he ate- he doesn't like potatoes, the meat (steak) was too spicy and the lobster was funny, but I guess he did love the special drink and dessert.

Peyton (I did take pictures of the other 2, but they were funny pictures, not that this one is that great...)
My Four Sweethearts

I'm pretty proud of my first attempt at making these :)
For Valentine's Seth got me an entire golf club set. Which is very exciting because that means we now have something new and fun to do on dates together. (You also need to understand I have told Seth that I never want flowers - I'm just not that kind of person - I want something lasting, not that will die... so this really is a very sweet present for me.) I am a little nervous about how it will go with him teaching me. My first experience was when we were dating we went to a driving range and after missing the ball 15 times in a row I just gave up. My second was going with him and some friends to a course, just to watch them golf. It was a little cold so I had my hands wrapped up in my sweatshirt. While riding in the cart Seth took a turn rather fast and since my hands couldn't get out fast enough to grab on to something I went flying out of the cart. (I was not harmed.) So hopefully I will have much better golfing experiences to remember...
I got all of my boys different baseball hats, Seth is always wearing hats, so I think I did pretty good. :) The boys all love wearing them too, especially Peyt.

Peyt showing off some of the hats (he put the first 2 on by himself and then asked me for help for the third)

5 comments:

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

What a fun dinner! And those strawberries look delicious!!!

Good luck with the golfing lessons!

XO

Tara Wengert said...

Your boys are the CUTEST ever!!!! What a fun idea too for a candlelight dinner on V-day!

Amy said...

So I thought I was cool making chicken cordon bleu and smashed tatoes. You put me to shame!
You did way good!

Mandie said...

WOOHOO for golf! We should take lessons together. Or we can go with all the girls,that would be fun. But watch out for Vannessa sleeping in the middle of the grass...HA

Tiff, Adam and Lily said...

Wow, your strawberries look fantastic! What a fun night--it sounds like the boys had a lot of fun. I hope you have better luck with golf--falling out of the cart?! I don't it can get worse than that unless you get hit in the head with a club or something. :)