Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

On this day, I think back to four years ago, when, unbeknownst to me, my first child was about to come into the world 3 days early! Oh, the things I did not yet know…The last four years have been challenging, but also the ones filled with the most love.

Having a baby so close to Valentine’s Day was not a well thought out plan- it is hard for me to make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day, when I am knee deep in themed party planning! I tell myself it will get easier in years to come, and I don’t beat myself up for failing to be the Pinterest-y Valentine mom I aspire to be…

My nearly four year old got a little baggie of chocolates, and so did my hubby. His was bigger, and filled with his favorite, as well as some love notes tucked inside. Both bags were recycled from my daughter’s dance class Valentine’s treats that were handed out this week. I’m all about saving the earth….and convenience! My little one just got 3 dark chocolates…and cried for more.

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I am trying to teach my four year old to be thoughtful, loving, and generous. So we wrapped up some chocolates in tulle and tied it to look like a candy. She picked out a friend at church to give it to this morning.

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Last night we were invited to a friends’ house…so I made this yummy cheesecake mousse for us to snack on. I was nervous about whipping the cream correctly, but it turned out to be a piece of cake! (Not literally, of course, ha!)

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My mom sent the girls some crafting supplies to make Valentine’s cards. The girls crafted for 2 hours the other day! They made some wonderful creations…I was impressed that my one year old suddenly got the hang of Elmer’s glue. Proud mommy moment, when she added a perfectly adequate sized drop of glue and stuck a heart on top. And another. And another. And another. The girl went crazy with heart cutouts! And stickers. And some pom poms when she used up all the Valentine themed items my mom sent. Little one’s is on the left, my oldest’s is pictured on right. They are cards for Daddy.

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For Valentine’s Day, I got a card and m&m’s in the mail from my mom, and hubby gave me a new pair of earrings. I told him all I really wanted was for him to do the dishes and the laundry, but would accept the earrings instead.

I hope you all have enjoyed your Valentine’s Day, and thank you for listening to a lonely wife ramble! I feel blessed to have spent a relaxing afternoon by myself while little one napped and oldest one watched a movie in the basement. Mostly feeling blessed because for once, a romantic chick flick was on, instead of the endless droning of sports! Haha!

Now I’m off to make a heart shaped Valentine’s pizza with my girl…she said, “I think you might need help from a great cooker like me!”.

♥ Tell me, what was special about your Valentine’s Day? ♥

 

(I added this post to Pink Pear Bear’s linkup! Click the photo to check out her great mommy blog and find the linkup!)

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14 comments

  1. I love that you recycled the bags, I think everyone, especially men and children, will agree that it isn’t about the wrapping and all about the contents! Plus they look so pretty! It was really lovely of you to get your daughter to pick someone to give a pressie to. My children made cards for daddy too, I’m very impressed with your daughter’s sticking skills!!! We didn’t do much as a couple but my daughter had her friend over for their first EVER sleepover, so I made them a little valentine’s ‘midnight’ (7.30pm!) feast complete with a couple of heart balloons/ It was very sweet. Thank you so much for linking up to the #bigpinklink

  2. Sounds like a lovely Valentine’s Day! As our kids get older, I sometimes miss those school-made and handmade Valentines from the kids, but this year we made a big Valentine’s Day brunch all together with heart-shaped bacon, eggs, hasbrowns, banana bread, pancakes, fruit salad… so much food and everyone was happy 🙂 For me, it’s all about time together! Glad you had a sweet day with your loves!

  3. It sounds like you had a great Valentines Day. That is so impressive that your daughter did the crafts for two hours! I wish my kids would do crafts that long! And how sweet of your hubby to give you earrings!

    1. My girls love crafting! My oldest wants to save trash for crafts…pieces of cardboard,cellophane packaging, anything, “Maybe we can save this for a craft!”, she says. Lol…she’s funny.

  4. Sounds like a lovely day! We don’t really celebrate it, but last year I found out the Feb 14th is also Book Giving Day so I started giving my husband and son books. They were both happy! We had lunch with friends, and my son insisted that we take along some candy (that I originally bought for a blog post lol). The best part was that of his own accord, he drew a picture for our friends’ daughter as a thank you for all the books she passed on to him a few months ago.

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