Before kids, Valentine’s Day was a day for my husband and I to spend some quality time together. We’d typically make ourselves a special meal and have a romantic evening at home to avoid the crowds. Now it has also become a holiday to enjoy fun activities with our kids like making homemade valentines. They love showering us with little treats and trinkets and bringing valentines for their classmates.
I love any excuse to bake so we always end up enjoying some Valentine’s Day themed treats at home. Since my middle son Warren is my biggest helper in the kitchen, it was a great way to spend some quality time with him while his older brother was in school earlier this week. We made some very simple heart shaped brownies and decorated them with chocolate frosting and holiday sprinkles. I’ve learned that Warren’s very favorite thing is to dump, stir and decorate and this simple treat incorporated all of those things but was very quick and easy to prepare. I found several different heart shaped cookie cutters in my baking stash and discovered that my smallest worked best for this project. I was able more brownies off from a single mix this way. I baked the brownies in a parchment paper lined baking dish so I could easily lift out the brownies. I also recommend pushing as far as you possibly can with the cutter or you’ll loose the bottom half of your brownie. I then frosted them and let Warren go to work decorating. Even Wes enjoyed looking at all the fun colors and wanted to get in on the action. While each of those brownies might look like just a heart with a whole lot of sprinkles, they certainly weren’t to Warren. He made each of those for a specific person, with plenty of thought and love behind each of them, a perfect way to celebrate!
Another fun way to celebrate the holiday is with some adorable apparel from Carter’s. This is Wesley’s first Valentine’s Day and while I don’t generally mind products that say “My First Valentines’ Day” I like that they offer plenty of options that can still worn any time of year.
Carter’s agrees that Valentine styles make great gifts for the little ones in your life, especially babies celebrating their first Valentine’s Day like my littlest guy.
- For Babies: Fun “Single and Lovin’ It” 2-piece sets and “Heart Breaker” bodysuits and socks for baby boys. Check out the “I love you” bodysuit and bib for baby girls. Lovable sleep and plays, pjs, socks and accessories are also available.
- For Toddler & Kid Boys: “Most Eligible Bachelor” and “Single and Lovin’ It” graphic tees are great for this love-struck occasion.
- For Toddler & Kid Girls: Get tunics and graphic tees that feature a love bug or hearts. All styles are in the perfect shades of Valentine pinks, whites and reds. Complete the look with adorable tights and ballet flats.
I think my little man needs that heart breaker bodysuit! And my two oldest are definitely most eligible bachelors. What about you? What Valentine’s Day apparel from Carter’s must your little one have?
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