Just like every other holiday since welcoming our daughter, Valentine’s Day was way more special now that we have a child.
Let’s be honest. Every day has new meaning since we had Waverly Maye.
I (of course) still celebrated the day with the same Valentine that I have had for many years now. But neither of us were complaining to add our third addition to our romantic day. In fact, she was (like all other recent days) the “leading lady” of our Valentine’s celebration.
I hated working & being away from my two Valentines during the day, but felt lucky that she was able to spend the morning/early afternoon with my mom. And they spent their time in festive fashion by creating a Valentines-themed stuffed animal at Build-A-Bear. I (like all other recent days) rushed home from work full of extreme anxiety to see my baby girl. My heart was full of love (again, like all other recent days) and I couldn’t wait for her to open her basket of V-Day goodies.
After some snuggling & cuddling (as much as she will let me these days) we reunited with the third member of our trio for an ice cream date. Frozen yogurt AND my two favorites? Not sure I can think of anything better in life.
We continued the love theme into bath time …
And then into dinner …
Ice Cube Hearts Made in a cupcake heart tray. Cute idea? Yes.
Total mom fail? Putting food coloring in them … see below.
That was completely enough for me, as I was completely content even before the yummy dinner my husband made me that evening. Yet, I am clearly a lucky girl, as I came home the following the day to …
He would have made my entire weekend with the clean house alone, so the fact that he bought me a dress (that I even liked!) and had planned for my parents to come and watch Waverly was just the sweetest move ever. Even though I was sad to leave my baby girl, a romantic, grown-up dinner with my hubby was perfection.
Valentines Day 2013? Memorable, sweet, and lovely. Can’t wait to see what 2014 brings.