My sweet mother always made Valentine’s day special for my brother and me when we were little. There would be a pretty red tablecloth, little heart shaped doilies, a special breakfast, gifts. And even though Will is still a bit young I decided this year to do something for Valentine’s Day. Partly because it has been so, so cold. I knew we needed some splashes of red and treats to help us through these days of single digit weather and endless snow. So we made heart shaped pancakes and ate raspberries and got Will a red helium balloon, aka toddler crack. Pretty simple, but it was a sweet morning. Wishing love and warmth to you all.