Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

No, I haven't cracked the secret of time travel and magically sent you back to the beginning of last week. This is just how long it took to get around to showing you what we got up to.

K made a couple of Valentine-themed crafts at school. A crown (or 'king' as he insists on calling it) decorated with hearts...

...and a butterfly made from hearts too:

Here at home we were not as organised and didn't actually make a card for H until the afternoon of Valentine's Day itself. Luckily H had it in his head that Valentine's Day was on the following day, so we got away with it :-)

We were limited to what we had in house, so potato-printing it was. K enjoyed covering half a dozen sheets of paper with red hearts...

...and when they were dry, I cut out heart shapes and we stuck them on a piece of red-ish thick paper we had lying around. I forgot to take a photo of the finished card until a few days later, by which time it had lost its will to stand up unaided. Oh well. You get the idea.

While the paint was drying I also made a very simple chocolate orange mousse for after dinner. I only made a half batch of the serves-4 recipe, but that was still enough to make 5 individual little mousses. We had one each that night, but H wasn't particularly impressed. Rather than greedily eat the other 2 all to myself, I sent H round to his parents' house with them, avoiding over-eating and acting the dutiful daughter-in-law all in one fell swoop. Hee hee.

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