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Valentine's Day....

Big Paul, Little Paul and I had a very relaxing, but very nice Valentine's Day.  Little Paul and I went to a baby music class with a friend in the morning and came home to a dozen red roses and a box of chocolates....

In the afternoon Grammy and Papa came by and gave LP a special Valentine treat- a GIANT teddy bear!

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For dinner we made a yummy chocolate hazelnut and banana crepe dessert.. That's right, who needs dinner when you can go right to dessert?  Big Paul was on crepe duty (I'm lucky enough to have married a man who owned the following kitchen items when I met him: crepe pan, kitchen torch, creme brulee ramekins, french onion soup bowls- and he knows how to use them too!) and I was on "entertain baby" duty and then "assembly" duty...

Here's my Valentine chef hard at work:

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Little Paul's favorite new thing to do now that he can hold his head up so well and wants to be sitting up all the time is to sit in his highchair in the kitchen and watch us cook:

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Here's the result of our efforts:

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Delicious!  We've made this a few times before as it's easy and tasty!  It's basically hazelnut crepes with bananas and melty Nutella layered in between...

After LP went to bed BP and I popped in the newest Indiana Jones movie (very romantic!) and ended up falling asleep on the couch about halfway through...

All in all it was a great Valentine's Day!  Hope you all had a good one too!!


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