In our house, February 12th steals Valentine Day’s limelight. The 12th is our anniversary and lucky for us, the grandparents watched the girls this month so we could go out on a proper date night.
This was considered Date #1 of our Year of Dates, and it was fun. Nothing crazy, just dinner and a few drinks. We were home and in bed by 11pm, but it sure was nice having some adult time and being just the two of us.
We celebrated four years of marriage this time around. Four years of marriage, two years of dating prior to that, one home purchase, four different jobs, two dogs, several vacations, two baby girls, lots of arguments, lots of laughs, and a whole lotta love. Life is good and I’m filled with gratitude.
Now that I have kiddos I thought it would be fun to also decorate for all the little holidays I never really used to decorate for before. Okay, so they’re both under two…the youngest is 6 months old. Okay, so maybe I thought it would be fun to decorate for myself as well.
I didn’t go all out or anything. I didn’t even spend any money, just used what I already had on hand and threw up a couple of paper hearts and pulled some pink and red things together.
Would you also like to know that both my girls’ daycare classes exchanged Valentines. Their separate classes sent separate notes telling us that the children (hello, babies) would be exchanging Valentines but feel free to not participate. Included is a list of all their classmates’ correctly spelled names. Let me remind you, 6 months old and 21 months old. I seriously considered not participating but I didn’t want to be THAT mom. You know.
I bought Valentines day stickers and decorated some chevron notecards I already had on hand. Then I hand wrote inside each card “Happy Valentines Day! Your friend, (Alice/Elaine).” Super simple, super cheap, and actually cute! I even took pictures. And here they are:
Oh no. Here they are not. I cannot find the pictures I took of these semi-homemade Valentines Day Cards. Ugh. Proof of 30 minutes of my life just GONE.
Did you celebrate Valentines? Parents, did you send your kid with Valentines to share? Tell me your true feelings on Valentines Day. Love it, hate it, take it, or leave it? Answer each one of my questions please.