Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A "heart"y breakfast

On a typical Tuesday morning the rest of the house is still slumbering when I leave for work.  This morning I was exceptionally noisy as I prepared myself for the day, hoping the family would wake up and we could share a Valentine's Day breakfast together.  Okay, so to be completely honest, I also wanted to make sure Sawyer was appropriately bathed, groomed and dressed for his first picture day at preschool.  (Anyone who knows my husband needs no explanation.)  
While Harper snoozed on, the boys were up and ready for the day long before I needed to leave.

And what did we have for breakfast, you ask?  I stayed up late making healthy strawberry oat squares.  They have homemade strawberry jam in the middle and just the scent of it simmering on the stove was worth depriving myself of much needed sleep.  I wanted to make something healthy to hopefully offset all of the sugar Sawyer will be receiving from outside sources today.  Of course, I cut them into hearts for a special touch. 

 We've been rehearsing our "picture day" smile!

Other than being picture day, Sawyer also celebrated Valentine's Day at preschool.  He spent the last week adorning plain white cards with Valentine stickers and stamps and writing his name on every last one of them.  Initially it was a daunting task, but by the time we finished he was begging to make more.  We also made homemade sugar scrubs for each of his teachers.  My sister made me an amazing orange scented scrub a couple months ago - when I found out how simple it was I figured it would be a fun way for Sawyer to tell his teachers how much he loves them.  They turned out so well so I thought I would share.  One is a vanilla brown sugar scrub and the other a lemon sugar scrub.  The best part is I already had all of the ingredients.  


Finally, I couldn't resist sharing this valentine Sawyer and Harper received in the mail yesterday from our little friend, Henry.  Harper carried it around most of the night!  Could this valentine (or this baby) be any cuter?!

Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. Hope picture day went well! The thought of Raya "smiling" next year for picture day terrifies me lol.

    That Valentine is very cute!

    1. Haha! I just wish you could see the pictures before you agree to fork out $40! I asked him to show me the smile he ended up going with, and it seemed decent, so we'll have to wait and see!

  2. I can't wait to get Sawyer's school pic and hang it up right next to yours! Haha!

  3. Did I ever give you the 2011-2012 one?!