Thursday, February 14, 2008
This was the scene at our house last night. The oil lamps were not for ambiance. They were a necessity. Due to the ice yesterday, we lost our power for five hours. Five hours with six kids. it got a little wild at the end (just trust me on this one). It was too nasty to send them out to play. It wasn't bad until it got dark. Open flames and children scare me. (My father is a retired firefighter and my brother is a firefighter, I can't help but be extremely cautious.) They were getting excited thinking about sleeping together, in sleeping bags, in our family room near our gas fireplace. I was thinking it was a night that was never going to end ...
It ended and our power was restored around 6:30 p.m. And not a minute too soon.
Thankfully, I was a little prepared for Valentines Day. I made the felt fortune cookies a few weeks ago, they just needed their fortunes, candy, and assemblage. I made Rice Krispies treats last night and drizzled them in red melted chocolate. Hearts for my family, squares for school.
A little Valentines shirt for my girl...
And a smocket for my girl. One side is linen with a double heart pocket, and the reverse is the heart fabric, which I bought on clearance last year after Valentines. (I would have made things for my boys, but I don't think they are fond of wearing hearts.)
Happy Valentines Day!