i have mentioned before that i really do love valentine's day. it's a fun holiday, and especially with the kids, we have a ton of fun with it. chris and i have always had a low-key night on valentine's day. we usually just end up making presents for each other, or buying presents from the kids, rather than ourselves. but, when i found this clock, i knew i had to buy it for him. and of course, he gets mad if i buy him a present and don't tell him (he never wants to be unprepared), so i told him i got him just a little something. and then he decided to out-do me like crazy.
the kids and i woke up to cards and chocolates at the breakfast table (i got chocolate-dipped pretzels ~ my fave) that chris had snuck there while we were sleeping. i tried my best to origami some money for the kids myself, but this is the best i could do (and i won't even tell you how long it took me to make this).
i then made the kiddos breakfast. i started to make heart-shaped pancakes, but then i promptly forgot and they turned into a big burned mess, so i came up with the next best thing.
we all went to work and school, and when i came home, i came home to the smell of a delicious dinner cooking and this:
ruh-roh, desi (our dog) ate all of eva's candy. luckily, he has an iron stomach and can eat chocolate without it affecting him. eva, on the other hand, didn't fare so well.
the delicious dinner i smelled was a veggie pot pie. chris accidentally bought a pie crust with lard in it (i'm a vegetarian), so he was forced to make crust by hand. bless his heart.
chris actually said to me, "well, aren't you going to take a picture of it?" true blogger husband!
sweet little henry made this card. i think he is a creative genius!
we put the kids to bed, and chris had a whole night of cheese and wine planned. i sat on the bed for a minute and realized that he had bought us a memory foam topper as a dual valentine's gift. i called him up and said, "would you be mad if i said all i want to do is lay in bed and relax?" and he said, "no! thank god you asked...i am exhausted!" (it was tuesday, after all!) so, we lay down in our dream cloud of a bed and watched smash together. oh, and he gave me this:
so i say, sometimes romance isn't all that it's cracked up to me. for me, watching smash on a cozy bed, next to the one you love is the pure definition of happiness.
i hope you all had a great valentine's day!