I make them work and sweat for their Valentine treat. Yes, the Valentine treasure hunt is very nearly ready to go. By the time you read this, I should have all the clue bags put together. I still need to fill the treat bags and hide them, but that shouldn't take too long. I won't let them start on their treasure hunt until after church, though. They'll get their quizzes then.
Sample question from the quiz:
Who said (out of the kids Katie, OJ, Paul, Hayley, Matt):
1. "If I lose all my hair, I will be blind."
2. After finding some cereal on the floor, this person said, "Mom, I found some breakfast seeds."
3. "Look, we're parked next to a Hot Wheel!"
4. "Can I have a cough drop?" I replied no, you haven't been coughing. This person said, "Then can I have a burp drop? I burped."
5. "How do you know if you buy a kitty that it will be nice? Does it say on the box that it will grow up to be nice?
Can you guess the answers? Chocolate will be sent via mail to the person who gets the most of them right!
Last night Jim and I celebrated Valentine's Day by going to one of my brother's restaurants. The restaurant had a Weekend of Love special and I wanted to try it out. Jim had the porterhouse lamb and I had the scallops scampi, both of which were delish, but the highlight was the polenta pizza and the gnocchi. I've never had polenta before and this was SO good. Who'd ever thought polenta could serve as the "crust" of a pizza?? More, please, Dave! And Jim and I both love gnocchi. Jim had it during while he was in Argentina and it was an end-of-the-month, we-have-nothing-else-to-eat-nor-money-to-buy-food dish that they would spend all day making. Here in the US, it's a gourmet dish! Anyway, the creamed spinach sauce complemented the gnocchi perfectly and we had a wonderful dinner.
Lastly, Happy Valentine's Day to all my friends, family, and people I don't know who happen upon my blog!