Thursday, February 14, 2008

My Valentines


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!

11 comments:

Karyn said...

Oh Lera! Thank goodness the power came back on before bed-time!

The fortune cookies look GREAT! (as do those yummy rice krispie treats!).

And....those clothes for Spenser. So adorable!

Diane said...

Glad your power is back on. That kind of thing is only fun for very short periods of time. Spenser's Valentine's day clothes are so cute! And those rice krispie treats are making my tummy rumble (Darn you weight watchers!) Happy Valentine's Day Lera!

miss chris said...

Thank goodness for power -- although I have to admit, sleeping out with everyone is fun too and I have wonderful childhood memories of power-free days where we warmed ourselves by the fire. :)

Cute smocket! And shirt! Aren't those little applique projects satisfying?

Happy Valentine's Day! nXO

kirsten said...

wow - serious storms this winter, huh? at least you had the lamps!

(i got stuck in my cul de sac today. i had to ditch the car!)

Cici said...

open flames are very nerve wracking (sp?) around kids. especially the tiniest among them who just see sparkles! lights! neat! must have! oh vay!

love the little clothes!

jessi said...

such cute clothing - everytime I see these clothes, I want a girl!

Happy Valentines Day to you too!

Gail :) said...

Happy Valentine's Day! I love your little heart shirt! How cute! I caome from a LONG line of firefighters too, so I totally get the whole open flame drama. I am glad your power is back on. Oh and adorable fortune cookies.

amandajean said...

I LOVE the shirt and smocket. I can't imagine why the boys wouldn't go for the hearts. :)

Hellen said...

A perfect smock for the occasion! Well done for surviving a blackout with six children!

Little Munchkins said...

I love the smocket. Love the cute heart fabric too. I wish I had thought of sewing something for Valentine for the kids too.

sils-sherobee said...

I want the rice krispie...!!!!