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Pizza + Poetry = Love

We were all still sick with the flu on Valentines Day, so there wasn't much of a celebration at our house. I wanted to show my boys how much their love is important to me, so we made heart shaped pizzas. It was especially fun for Tennessee because he got to choose his toppings, how much of each and each individual placement. He chose fresh basil (homegrown with our Aerogarden...click HERE to see pics), mushrooms, green olives and black olives.

We used pre-made, whole wheat 8 inch personal sized Boboli pizza crusts that can be bought at most grocery stores for our heart pizzas. They are easily transformed into hearts (or any other shape) with a sharp knife. Then we added the fresh toppings of our choice. California just wanted cheese.

And this poem expresses just how L.A. Mama feels about her boys and their love:

i carry your heart with me

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

ee cummings

If you like this poem. Click HERE to read more poems written by ee cummings. Parents: Please be advised that not all of ee cummings' poems are kid friendly, so parental discretion is strongly advised.


prelude619 said...

thats cool, I can't wait till my son is a little older so he can help his daddy cook in the kitchen! I can cook a good meal and Im going to teach my son so learn so he doesnt have to depend on a woman to cook his meal! and so that he doesnt have to go out and buy junk food. This is awesom L.A.Mama!

L.A. Mama said...

Hi Mario...

Do you know how to make pizza dough? You can give him some to play with while you cook...he can make shapes and letters with it or you can give him cookie cutters to use with it...there is much FUN to be had in the kitchen (and this is coming from a girl whose oldest son had to train her to cook).