Sooooooo, Valentine's Day....
Were you feeling the love?
Will was "so ess-cited to deliver chocolates" to his teachers. He paused to tell everyone in the parking lot, "Happy Valentimes Day!"
While he was at school having a 'great day,' the littlest Valentine and I spent some quality time together.
After school, we met Mike for lunch at our favorite Japanese steak house. It's never easy going out with two littles, which is probably why we almost never do it. However, I discovered that giving the baby her first lollipop and encouraging Will to eat as much Valentine's candy as his sugar-loving heart desired was very helpful. Also, it ensured that Will would be too full to finish his fried rice which meant more for me. I win at motherhood.
Later, we returned home to find a special package from Will's favorite aunt on our doorstep.
Will was very excited to find more chocolate. Amelia was also excited as she would shove a piece in her mouth - foil and all. She was none too pleased when I fished it out.
And I have to ask -- Aunt Becky, markers for the window? Really? Is this pay back for the time Will crapped in your bed?
Friday was Ellie's birthday. For those not keeping score, Ellie is our dog. I have to say, I'm not always feeling the love where she's concerned. In fact, I kind of want to go back in time and talk myself out of getting her. Like, on Valentine's Day, when she got out of the yard, and I was frantically running down our street calling her name, I thought to myself, "Get back in the house. This is your out." Kidding. Kind of.
Nonetheless, Ellie turned 8 and we had ourselves a Cars party (at Will's insistence).
Oh, cute kids in party hats. I love it.
Some Valentine's cakes Will lovingly decorated.
And, Amelia... getting ready to make a play for the cat food. I see you.