Thursday, February 14, 2008

V-DAY!

The Hub is out of town, so today I will celebrate with my three fantastic kids. They really are the meaning of my life. And by saying that I fully understand that my life is predominantly defined by anarchy and chaos mingled with a healthy dose of whining, crying, fighting and screaming. I must admit that there are occasional bouts of peace and harmony, which is what makes it all worth while.  (Occasional being the operative word.) 

I will also celebrate with my Mom who ditched Dad to spend some time with us! (Thanks, Dad!) She flies in today and I am really looking forward to her visit, as are the kids. I wasn't going to tell them that their grandma was coming so they would be surprised when they came home from school (taking a page out of the Rex Thornton play book), but A is a bit of a sleuth and discovered the secret!

This is a scene from our early V-Day kick-off with the whole fam - though not in the picture Matt and I did attend the the pre-party!  The kids were thrilled that I pulled out the cookie making supplies.  It was difficult, but I relinquished control and let them decorate their own cookies - what you see here are the results - aren't my protege's doing well? 

After all kids went to bed I took over the decorating to appease my freakish quality control issues.

Happy Valentine's Day!!

11 comments:

Chris said...

Enjoyed the lunch too. Also enjoyed the cute cookies. Very yummy!!
Nice that your mom could come and visit. Have a good time!

Kristy said...

They decorated ALL of them? Wow. You were nice! Haha! I miss you and really wish that I could be ther!

Janice said...

Holy crap those cookies are perfect, I want one, send one my way.

MELODRAMA MAMA said...

No Kristy - I let them decorate 3 each - I did the rest!

Allie said...

Those cookies look amazing! I loved your kids hilarious February quotes, and the month is only half over I can't wait to see what other gems will appear before February ends. Happy Valentines Day!

Becca said...

I think your protege's might be better at cookie decorating than I am. Seriously, what was I thinking when I tried to take over that job?

Chris said...

Happy Heart Day!!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

WOW, those cookies look like Martha Stewart herself did them! I'm so impressed....and hungry...can you send me some? hehehe

I've slacked so much at getting to other's blogs lately. Been a rough two weeks. I'm sorry I haven't been by lately. :)

~melody~

little miss p said...

hi wendy! kristy's friend here. my background was actually really simple. i got the red backdrop from pyzam and the flower clipart from www.office.microsoft.com (you download it to your computer first and then upload it to your blog title, which is under layout) hope that helps!
p.s. those are some nice-looking cookies
p.p.s i LOVE reading your blog. such hilarious content...

Kristy said...

YEAH!!! I love it that you blog stalk my friends. It makes me happy! :)

shauna said...

Those cookies are perfection! Maybe you need to change the name of your blog to MarthaDrama--because those cookies beat any of her Simple Things!