By peoplestaff225
Updated February 14, 2010 08:00 PM

They’ll be no quiet date night this Valentine’s Day for Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos!

During a Friday appearance on the Rachael Ray Show, the co-host of Live with Regis and Kelly reveals that the special day has always been a family affair with the children. This year, however, Kelly is taking it one step further.

“We are doing what we have never done before as a couple y’all! We are going out to dinner with all three of my children and my parents!” she shares, before adding that Michael Joseph, 12, Lola Grace, 8 ½, and Joaquin Antonio, 7 this month, are proof of their parents’ love for each other.

“They are the clearest expression of Valentine’s Day gone by,” Kelly says.

With Michael approaching adolescence, Kelly jokes that the mother-son bond has never been stronger. “It’s so funny because he’s got a little mustache right here, and I’m about to be 40 this year, so I’ve also got that!” she laughs.

And while Kelly may have taken over that task, she confesses she wasn’t the one who handled the birds and the bees discussion. “It was awful! They say you have to tell them, but I just get so sweaty,” she admits.

Fortunately, Mark was quick to step up to the plate — although Kelly points out she has little faith in her husband’s explanation. “Well, Mark says … ‘I told Michael everything he needs to know,'” she explains.

— Anya