Okay so our Tuesday post is mostly turning into a Wednesday post ... but that's okay.
Mommy said we need a Personal Assistant. We? How about I! She said we need someone to blog, post, tweet, pin, wash and fold laundry, sleep for us .. etc. Mommy's gone off the deep end.
Anyways ... I still LOVE her. And our topic this week is love ... Mad Max's favorite topic to go along with his (my) Scotch ... Valentine's Day is coming! Have you started thinking about it yet? Do you celebrate (or even have an "anti-celebration")? How do you celebrate?
Mommy said holidays are 1,000,000x more fun with kiddos (of course ... I'm one big ball of fun). So we've been thinking of things we can do at home (and later in the week - around town) to celebrate. Who doesn't love to celebrate those they, well, LOVE?
One idea ... "baking" (well Valentine's Marshmallow Pops)! Yes, this is Mommy's idea of baking.
Valentine's Marshmallow Pops
|Image Credit: Pinterest via Glorious Treats|
Have you ever HAD marshmallow pops before ...? They are so delicious! Have you ever made them before? We just made them (with help from many - Mimi, Viola, Mandy, and Jessica) for my 2nd Birthday Celebration. We found everything we needed for them at Hobby Lobby, but I'm sure you can also find them at Michael's and other places. Mommy said next time we should maybe look at Whole Foods for some things - maybe they have melting chocolates that are "healthier"?
So how do you make them? The short story is ... 1) melt the chocolate (directions on the bag). A double boiler is probably the most ideal way to do it. 2) dip a stick into the chocolate first (before putting the marshmallow on the stick - helps, stick!) 3) dip the marshmallow into the chocolate ... turn and turn and let the extra drip off 4) stick the marshmallow pop in some styrofoam (or something else to hold them up) to let them dry (we happened to have some leftover from a Christmas gift ...but you can buy the green foam at craft stores - that will work! ) 5) once dry ...put a nice clear bag (and maybe a tag) around them and tie!
We haven't tried any fancy ones like multiple marshmallows or other embellishments, but we are thinking we might try something for Valentine's Day. There are so many ideas on Pinterest! Be sure to visit Glorious Treats for some more photos, directions, and inspiration.
So how are you celebrating Valentine's Day at home with your kiddos? Any baking ideas to share?
Valentine's Day Outfits
And finally, we will leave you with a photo of our Valentine's Day shirts that just arrived from klzart via etsy (thank you Kelly ... Mommy LOVES them ... !) I know ... I know. I'll pull in all the ladies with this! Have you picked your outfits yet for your little ones? Mommy said she also might get us some Oshkosh B'gosh overalls to go with them.
|Image Credit: Mad Max and Family / Tara J|
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