Happy Valentine’s Day!

I had a very hectic day yesterday. I had so much going on that I didn’t even notice it was Friday 13th! On the other hand, maybe it’s better I didn’t know 🙂 Not that I am that much superstitious, but just in case you know 😉
Anyway, yesterday we went to Michael’s ( the store) and decided to pick up things for our project for Daddy. We couldn’t go earlier, because Ellie had a viral rash ( again! 🙁 but we had something in mind. However, when we were in the store, the kids kept coming up with new ideas, and we stayed there a loong…LONG time.
So finally when we left, we have bought something totally different from what we initially planed.


We decided to make Daddy a “book”-box that he can put small stuff in while at work ( he has all kinds of books on a shelf) so I grabbed a unfinished wooden box for $2.50 and a wood burner for $16.50.

My son and daughter's "book" for their Daddy ( Valentine's day)

The whole project took us ( the kids helped with the painting, I burned the wood) around 1.5 go 2 hours.

My son and daughter's "book" for their Daddy ( Valentine's day)

This is my first time woodburning, and I didn’t have time to find a stencil, so I just went…and burned whatever it came to my mind at that moment 🙂

My son and daughter's "book" for their Daddy ( Valentine's day)

Somebody told me it reminds them of J.K Rowling’s ” Beedle the Bard”, and since I am I huge fan, I take that as a compliment 🙂 The only thing I don’t like about it is that I didn’t have more time. I would have done a lot better if I had couple of days to finish it, to apply gloss coat etc, but the kids decided that at the last minute, what can you do.

The "book" box we made for Daddy for Valentine's day

The wood burning was much more intensive work than I expected and that’s why I ran out of time with the food preparation, so the kids ( and I) made this 15 minute dessert from cappuccino soaked lady fingers, a 5 minute dark chocolate pudding, some frozen strawberries and eclairs, some white topping and coco bean chips on top.
Extremely easy ( a 5 and a 2 year old put it together for 15 min, how hard can it be?! 🙂 and delicious decadent dessert.

My 5 minute dessert for Valentine's day

As a finish to our project the kids decided to make a book for their dad, saying how much they love him. Each page had 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 hearts and the number, and the last too pages had hand prints ( my son and daughters) and a sign ” to infinity ….and beyond”. You can check it out here.

For a finish we went to a Japanese restaurant, it was the kids’ first time on Hibachi table and they had a blast 🙂
Happy Valentine’s day everyone!!!