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Valentine’s Day 2012

Our Valentine’s celebrations have tended to vary as the size of our household has grown. However, a tradition that we started in 2010 is the making of the Valentine’s Spitzbuben.

The Spitzbuben is a Germanic cookie that Sandra first encountered during her semester abroad in Austria during college. (She knows them as “Linzer” cookies.)

“Spitzbuben” is a rather unusual name for a cookie. Translated from German it means “rascal”. Others have names them “peeking boys” (maybe because the jam peeks out?). Regardless, they are fun to make and taste delicious.

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Sianna was very content to “paint” the egg yolk icing on the leftover heart shaped cookies.

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Big brother lent a hand.

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This cupcake was happy to try kiwi for the first time!

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The spitzbuben came out much better this year. In previous years, they were rather puffy.

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Lots of spitzbuben made with Ikea Queen’s Blend jam. Y.U.M.

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Continuing in her new tradition of construction paper seasonal wreaths, Sandra made us a Valentine’s work of art.

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Love is in the air!

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Now, can we possibly get all children to look at the camera for a Valentine’s day photo?

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There we go!

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Can we have our cookie now?

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Selah, snatching love.

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The older two making a Valentine’s craft that turned out… very 5 and very 2.

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Baby linzer.

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Yeah, I can do this cookie thing.

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Jen came over with her first mamaw’s white cake… confetti style. It was incredibly rich and delicious and I had to hold myself back from having fourths.

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Which one shall I eat? Decisions, decisions.

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That’s the one!

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Going on 10 years! I love you, babe! I look forward to many decades more of perfecting Spitzbubens with you!

2 comments to Valentine’s Day 2012

  • Jen

    I just realized that Selah is wearing the cupcake sweater that’s Sianna’s right? Are they almost the same shirt size?
    The pictures of the 3 kids together make me laugh. Especially the one in the middle, I bet you asked “Say spitzbuben!” =)
    Wish there was a way to photoshop the dent out of my cake!

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