Sunday, February 13, 2011

Family, Fondue, and Fun!

Saturday night we celebrated Valentine's Day with the kids.

We enjoyed a festive family dinner complete with yummy food, games, and even a fun dessert.
First on our agenda was make-your-own-heart shaped pizza's.
 The kids were excited to roll up their sleeves and get busy in the kitchen.
Hudson was eager to help his Daddy make his pizza!
Next came the sauce and toppings of choice. Hawaiian pizza is our family's favorite so we added lots of ham and pineapple to each pizza.
While our pizza's were baking in the oven, we kept everyone occupied with a little Valentine game.
The object: Put a conversation heart in your mouth, and drop it into the glass below.
Who new that such a simple game could keep everyone entertained. Corban actually got pretty good at it the more he played!
Finally the pizza's were done and it was time to dig in!
Sophie lu was very proud of her sweet creation!
And Hudson thought his was delicious!!!
After everyone had finished their pizza, it was time to bring out the BEST part of the evening---dessert!
We decided to do chocolate fondue for the first-time-ever with the kids! We served it with strawberries, marshmallows, pound cake, and pretzels!
 Of course,the kids LOVED it.
I mean what's not to LOVE--right!?!?

Our fun evening ended with everyone snuggling on the floor in the playroom, while watching a movie. It was such a sweet ending to a PERFECT night!


Love Being A Nonny said...

Jenny...No kidding, you are like a kindergarten teacher!! I use to do lots of those things when mine were little too...but you put me to shame! What a blessing you are to your children and husband by just being the best mom you can be! I know things aren't always as easy as they appear in pics, and you must be exhausted doing all those fun things. But you are amazing! Keep blessing those valentines of yours!! THIS is what love is...that you would give of yourself for others. You make our Jesus look so attractive!

Kimberly said...

I love your little family! Your a great MOM and I want to come to your house. You guys have so much fun.

Colleen said...

You are just too cute. What an adorable way to celebrate Valentines Day with the kids. Love this!

Courtney said...

You are such an amazing mom. I am sure you are making memories that your kids will always remember.

Stacy@hiswaynotmine said...

You have some of the best mommy ideas! Looks like so much fun and I love the fondue idea. We've done the homemade pizza's but the kids would just be over the moon with the fondue. Your children and just precious. I love their shirts, BTW...did you make them? Too cute!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Much love,

Jodi said...

I love the picture of the kids and the dog watching the movie. Too cute! Sounds like such a fun night.

ashley said...

you are such a fun mom!!! and i know getting all that together is not easy. you have inspired me to make more of an effort to do fun stuff like this for my family! :)

Brian & Ashley said...

Look like you guys had a great family night! Love the last picture with all the kids and the dog!

Melanie said...

Too, too, TOO CUTE! What a perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day I'm sure you have big plans for tomorrow!!
Wish we hadn't had the flu all week...right now I don't even have Valentines for the kids & we have to spend the afternoon doing the ones for school!

Deidre said...

I love it all ... from the yummy pizzas to the chocolate fondue. I haven't tried the chocolate yet with my girls, but they would LOVE it.

I laughed at the last picture of your kiddos and the dog. I would say the dog had a good night too :)

Faith said...

So fun! I love all the family activities y'all do. Happy Valentine's Day (and birthday!!)

A Love Worth Waiting For.... said...

I just love y'all! Your family is so precious!! :)

I hope y'all are having a wonderful weekend!!

Terri said...

What a fun & yummy memory! I love doing make-your-own pizza with the kids. Happy Birthday!! Blessings!

Devin said...

I LOVE those sweet times with my family, too!

I know my crew would love the fondue...have to try that one! :)

AbbyS. said...

you are the cutest ever!!
I want to be more like you once my kiddo is bigger and I add to my family.
Your kiddos are a lucky bunch!
Happy Valentine's Day!!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Very cool! We love to make homemade pizzas too! I am a huge fan of fondue, and love breaking it out for a fun evening! Enjoy V day with the fam!

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

So fun! What a great way to enjoy the holiday!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

What a perfect way to celebrate the holiday!

surendra said...

Wow Cute and Lovely baby . Very very Beautiful Smile . fantastic this post ...thanks

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CarolinaGirl said...

You are an amazing mom! Love this post! Thanks for sharing!