Valentines Weekend 2015

Oh, what a week it has been already!!  After already having off Monday because of the holiday, Virginia Beach was hit with a few inches of snow (which is crazy for us!), so today makes our second snow day at home!  It’s almost been like a second Christmas vacation, we are loving all of this extra time together!

Waverly Maye had her first official manicure on Friday afternoon, it was definitely a moment for the memory books!  I was a little nervous if she would stay still long enough, but she did, even long enough for both a manicure, pedicure, & floral designs for each!  She was too funny, so quiet & watching closely the entire time, then at one point she leaned back and said “oh, I need to go to the mall after this.”  My husband & I should probably start fearing for our future now, I may have started her just a little too early. 😉

On Saturday morning, we had my family over for a Valentines brunch!  I’m sure I have mentioned it recently, I was so over the moon excited that the holiday fell on a Saturday this year so that we wouldn’t feel rushed & could celebrate with all the people we love all day long. 
We took Waverly to my in-laws so that we could go out for a kids-free dinner early that evening, which was a win-win for everyone.  Waverly got to have dinner with her cousins & we got to have some rare alone time at a restaurant.  I can’t say enough about this hubby of mine, I can’t believe this year was our SIXTEENTH Valentines Day together.  We are officially now in over half of our lives (we started dating when I was fifteen & he was sixteen), & it really couldn’t make me happier!

 Our other big news of the weekend was that Waverly slept in her big girl bed the entire time, both at night & for naps!  We really are shocked, I can’t even explain how nervous I was about the transition or how much we had been putting it off.  In fact, I’m thinking if we didn’t have another baby on the way who is obviously in need of a crib, Waverly might just have stayed in the same place until elementary school.  I am excited to share details & pictures of her big girl bed soon, I know how much I relied on advice from other moms who had been through the transition before so I am happy to repay the favor! 🙂

Last week I posted about our Valentines Exchange here, I wanted to be sure to include the other blogs who have since posted about the exchange; The Adventure Starts Here, Chasin’ Mason, All of Life’s Little Adventures, Willow Way, Running From the Law, Chateau Deveau, A Tale of Four Maples.  Thank you all, we had so much fun with this!

PS – Waverly’s heart bows she rocked all weekend are compliments of Melissa at The Prettiest Bow & we are so in love with them!  She has the cutest stuff, be sure to check out her Etsy shop!


  1. February 18, 2015 / 1:36 pm

    Okay, her painted nails are the sweetest thing! And that Valentine's spread has me craving all sorts of foods! And how special that you've gotten all this extra time with Waverly! These months as just a family of three are dwindling.

  2. February 18, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    You guys are definitely in trouble but how stinkin cute!! Love that she loved her first mani pedi haha!
    Looks like the perfect Valentine's weekend (16!!! You are like my SIL and her husband dating since 15! Love that:) My best friend lives in VA Beach and I know you guys got hit hard with the snow and ice! Stay safe and enjoy your extra days of cuddles!!!

  3. February 18, 2015 / 1:41 pm

    OH my goodness, Waverly in the manicure chair is too stinking cute, lady! So glad you had a wonderful Valentine's weekend!!!! <3

  4. February 18, 2015 / 1:48 pm

    Omg that first picture of her sitting in the pedicure chair is just perfect! And yes I think you are in trouble! Yay for snow days and getting some extra time at home! I love your Valentine's breakfast… Such a great idea!

  5. February 18, 2015 / 1:53 pm

    Oh, be still my heart. Her little pig tails AND painted nails? Cuteness overload. I just realized looking at those pictures and reading your post, that this will be something that I get to experience with a daughter of my very own in just a couple of years. I have LOVED being a boy mom, but am so excited to have the chance to be a girl mom now too. There's just things you can share with a daughter that you can't share with a son – like manicures and the mall;)

    Loving that you and your hubby have been together for so long. So sweet!:)

  6. February 18, 2015 / 2:07 pm

    Oh my gosh her little hands! That is the cutest thing. What a fun experience. I'll have to do this soon. 🙂 So glad the big girl bed transition went well for you. What a relief!

  7. February 18, 2015 / 2:23 pm

    So much preciousness! Cannot wait for this kind of weekend with my girl in the future! xx

  8. February 18, 2015 / 3:50 pm

    What a fun weekend for LOVE!! So happy you have even more extra time with your loves! Stay warm my friend! We sure are trying! 😉 xoxo

  9. February 18, 2015 / 4:00 pm

    We are at home today with our 2nd snow day as well (Raleigh, NC). The extra snuggle time is so nice. I am impressed with Waverly's nails! Nice job Waverly! Sixteen years is awesome and half your life…wow that is cool. Def. something to celebrate!

  10. February 18, 2015 / 6:54 pm

    What a perfect Valentine's Day! I'm so glad you got to spend time with so many you love!

    Yay for date night!

  11. February 18, 2015 / 10:21 pm

    Love this! The mommy-daughter manis make me so excited for Mim to get older so we can do stuff like that together. Your little lady gets cuter by the day. And your hair looks amazing, my dear. I'd KILL for that color.

  12. February 19, 2015 / 2:35 am

    Stop it! The manicure pictures are fantastic. I bet Waverly had an amazing time. I can't wait to do something like that with Kendall. Right now she cries when I try to clip her fingernails so it will sadly be awhile. But I can't wait!!!

  13. February 19, 2015 / 3:32 am

    What a perfect Valentines weekend!! Mia was obsessed with getting her nails done as well! Love our cute girly girls 🙂

  14. February 19, 2015 / 5:38 am

    The pictures of her at the nail salon… I DIE. Seriously. You are like the mom fun mom ever and the best girl mom ever! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Sounds like you all had a great weekend!

  15. February 20, 2015 / 2:44 pm

    The mommy-daughter mani/pedi date is about the cutest thing I've ever seen!
    Woohoo for the big girl bed transition! We are STILL in the crib – mainly because I'm terrified our transition won't go nearly as well as yours. Way to go Waverly!

  16. February 21, 2015 / 4:54 pm

    so fun! Elyse & I had such a blast on our mani/pedi date a few weeks ago! And yay for Waverly transitioning well to the big girl bed…Elyse has done well too and I'm so thankful!

  17. February 24, 2015 / 1:26 am

    Oh I am dying over her saying she needs to go to the mall! Ellie loves me to clip her nails – I wonder if she is ready to get her nails painted.

    Yay for a hug girl bed! Great job Waverly!!

    I love your idea of a Valentine's Brunch – I'm going to have to remember that for next year!!!

  18. February 24, 2015 / 1:28 am

    I am dying over her saying she needs to go to tha mall! Ellie loves me to clip her nails – I wonder if she is ready for paint?

    Great job Waverly for sleeping in your big girl bed! So great to get that over before the new babe comes!

    I love your idea for a Valentine's Day brunch. I'm going to have to remember that for next year!

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