I never used to like Valentine’s Day that well. It always felt a little forced and commercial to me. But now that Trevor’s here I love every holiday. Holidays are an excuse to go over-the-top and just have fun. Today we took the heart theme to the extreme and enjoyed (almost) every minute of it. I say almost because Trevor is Trevor and he did have the usual sensory meltdowns. But still, today was a blast!
I made whole wheat banana chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast. They were delicious. Head on over to Skinny Taste if you want the recipe.
Then I took the fuzzy hearts out of our Valentine’s Day sensory bin and made a trail leading upstairs to Trevor’s Valentine’s Day present.
He had a great time picking up hearts and of course loved finding a present at the end.
His favorite gift was a Berenstain Bears Valentine’s book. He just loves his books!
Next we ripped up some of the tissue paper from his present and made a craft project.
After that we went back downstairs and made a
mess heart-shaped Crazy Cake. Trevor liked helping dump some of the ingredients into the pan, but I think his favorite part of baking is licking the spoon. Smart kid! 😉
While the cake was baking we ate lunch (berries, heart-shaped cucumbers, and heart-shaped quesadilla bites)
After lunch he had an OT appointment. They worked on drawing, doing some hand-over-hand tracing of circles and lines. His OT has these neat circle cut-outs that she uses to help teach kids how to draw circles. I’m going to have to add making one of them to my to-do list. They also did some hand-over-hand cutting. Then Trev went to town with some stickers! He loves stickers 🙂
Trevor had a hard time going down for his nap, but once he did I frosted the crazy cake. It’s not the most beautiful heart-shaped cake in the world, but it still tasted great! As you can see by the two-handed cake shoveling Trevor loved it 🙂
Trevor had a pretty rough afternoon so we just read some books and tried to keep things low-key. He was pretty happy during bathtime though.
Hope everyone had a happy Valentine’s Day!
And here’s one more cute shot of him showing off his Valentine’s day shirt, along with the custom conversation heart I made just for him (showing a little orthotics love, lol):