I packed up the last of the snowmen yesterday. Not that it’s done snowing, but maybe if I put them away it’ll take a hint and skedaddle 😉 To take their place, I pulled out a handful of Valentine decorations. All three of them. One of them is a Valentine weiner dog whose ears and tail shake when it sings rock’n’roll love songs. (Thank you, In-laws)
Maybe not my first pick, buy hey, the kids were elated. And since Cheesy is my middle name, this wiener dog has become our equivalent to the elf on the shelf. (Don’t judge) However, instead of causing mischief, he leaves love notes for the kids to find. And on Valentine’s Day he has a special surprise planned which no one knows what it is yet. Not even me. 😉
With cold weather and sickness floating around, we spend a lot of extra time indoors. Life can start to feel quite monotonous. I guess that’s where they coined the term “Winter Blues”… all the kids start resorting to making nose pictures on the windows and their moms feel like they spend their days wiping off the remaining smudges. Maybe thats just me…
We also made some heart-shaped chocolate chip cookies. I’m not much of a baker, but these actually turned out pretty good. I used Erins Perfect Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe from texanerin.com, as well as, my little three-dollar, heart-shaped silicone mold. They ended up being thicker, kind of like cookie bars, but that was totally ok. They were a nice portion size and they were all the same size which blesses my love for symmetry. 😉
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