But a father's Valentine's Day efforts aren't exclusive to his spouse, IF he has a daughter(s) - I'm doubly blessed in that category. So I had a dozen Fiesta Roses delivered to the house for each of the girls, which were waiting for them when they got home school. I ordered them at http://www.theultimaterose.com/. These flowers are INCREDIBLE! I've never seen anything like them, each petal is a different color. They must feed the baby buds a series of differently dyed liquid fertilizers to get the effect. You'll see in the picture below that even the closed buds have color on the inner petals.
Needless to say the girls LOVED their roses - they were a huge hit as evidenced by the poor quality photo I snapped with my smart phone!
All in all it was a pretty great Valentine's Day, but I may have to take another vacation day to recoup from all the secrecy and logistics - being deceptive takes a lot of work.