Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Valentine Lunch for the Littles

An eleven o'clock dismissal this morning meant my kiddos would be home for lunch.

I had this Valentine Luncheon surprise waiting for them...


 On the menu...

heart-shaped PB&Js
rosy applesauce
fresh strawberries, and 
chocolate-strawberry yogurt smoothies.

While I wish I had some fantastic, made-from scratch smoothie or applesauce recipe to share with you...I do not!  Yogurt Smoothies are from Dannon...Strawberry Applesauce from Motts.  :)



Each kiddo also found a Valentine bucket filled with chocolate goodies, a ring pop, and a small trinket...jump ropes for Mary and Ben and a new Hot Wheels car for Luke.  Valentine balloons from the Dollar General store decorated their chairs.  It's the little things!

(I was so tickled to find jump ropes on sale at Walmart earlier this week.  Just last week, Benjamin shared with me how much he LOVES jumping rope.  My boy...loves to jump rope!  Told me that he jumps with his friend Madison at every recess!)





And for dessert?

Graham cracker "smore" sandwiches.  Marshmallow-flavored frosting spread between graham crackers with the excess on the sides being dipped in Valentine sprinkles.  Yum.





Hoping that your day has been filled with lots of hugs and kisses from your loved ones.  As Mother Teresa said,

"Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home."
~Blessed Teresa of Calcutta~


 

8 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful and yummy surprise for your kids! I want to come live at your house!

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  2. How awesome would it be if we lived down the road and Flynn and I would invite ourselves over for special days like today? Just beautiful, friend. Happy Love Day!

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  3. Looks like a very special lunch. And the table was so beautiful. Your children must feel very loved.

    Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!

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  4. Love this lunch. We had a lot of heart shaped food thought out the day today as well.

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  5. Awe, it is so sweet and I am sure they loved every moment of their special lunch.

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  6. What a sweet day for all of you! You totally exemplify Mother Theresa's quote. Happy late Valentine's Day!!

    ~Julia

    PS: Thank you so much for your sweet comments and prayers over the last month! It means so much :).

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  7. OH, I want to come for Valentine's luncheon! So cute, I bet the kids had a blast!

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  8. We had a very busy day at school.

    Ken and I will extend the holiday
    into today with a dinner date.

    To answer your question about the coffee bags. I think I got them at
    the Fall craft fair at the Lenexa Community Center a couple of years ago.

    M :)

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Your kind words are appreciated! As Mother Teresa said, "Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love."

Valerie