I had agreed to go up and run hills with a girlfriend for a run that morning (in the flat valley of Phoenix, that's a half hour field trip away), so I knew I wouldn't be home when my kids woke up. Hence why I spent the previous night cutting waffles and strawberries into hearts. My sweet husband sent me picture of the breakfast feast as we were driving back.
Why yes, Sadie is wearing a leotard and Nate has his shirt from the night before on. Wednesday night was insanely busy and Dustin and I both had to be somewhere at 6:45. I told them all to go to bed at 7 and had Ellie read a book after she put Luke down. I came home to find Sadie asleep, still in her gymnastic clothes and flip flops and Luke in bed with no pants. Successful evening of parenting for sure.
Each of our kids gets Valentines from us. I buy for the boys and Dustin buys for the girls. Sadie and Ellie got jewelry.
(can you tell I didn't want to pose for this picture?)I invited over just a few of my girlfriend's whose husbands had been traveling for a GALentine's brunch. Berries, bran muffins, mini quiches and pain au chcocolat.
I also had to reset the table so it was all ready for our fancy family dinner (I'm trying to pound it into their heads that Valentine's Day is more about family than having a boyfriend or a girlfriend) complete with mustaches.
After dessert we took the kids out to "love bomb" a few people. Is there anything better than a day with your family?