Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentines Day Prep

Yesterday we kept busy doing prep work for Valentines Day (today).  That and some laundry thrown in.  We made our sugar cookie dough Sunday and put it in the fridge.  I always like to let it refrigerate over night because in my experience the cookies always bake better.  Yesterday before lunch we got busy rolling, cutting, and baking the cookies so they would have plenty of time to cool.

Once they were all baked we set them aside and had lunch.  Then it was time to get busy on those Valentines!!!

I cut out all of the paper before hand and then gave her the glue, the paper, and the decorations to make her creations.
 That's not Ava's Dr. Pepper in case anyone is wondering.  She is not allowed to have soda.
 Little hands at work

 Ready for the paint
 Can you tell she liked having her hands painted.
 They turned out so good...........love them!!!

After dinner I got the royal icing whipped up and dyed so we could get down to decorating business.

Ava put some cookies in baggies and gave them with her Valentines :)

I'll post a separate post later for the red velvet cupcakes.  We still haven't actually frosted them and I have to run and get my steaks on the grill.  Hope everyone else is having as good of a Valentines Day as we are.

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day from our home to yours....show all your loved ones just how special they are to you today.   I can't wait until Aaron gets home and we can give Ava her little gift.  She opened Grandma's card and gift and her card from her best friend Missy (she stole Katelynn's best friend :) ) and she said is this for me.  I said yes it is and she smiled and said whoa, that's nice.  She was legitimately shocked and happy to get them...so sweet.

Last week I took some valentines photos of Ava.  If you're a friend of mine on FB then I'm sure you have already seen them.  For those who aren't I hope you enjoy them.  She picked her outfit and her props going by my rules of it being pink, red, or having hearts.

We have more Valentines stuff to post...Ava being caught red handed making her Valentines, baking and decorating sugar cookies, and making our red velvet cupcakes for tonight's dinner.  I have the steak in the marinade and we are about to whip up our cupcake batter and get them in the oven so they can cool while we are at Nan's for lunch.  It's going to be a busy day so the rest of the posts may or may not actually be posted today.  For now Happy Valentines Day to you!!!!!