Well this Valentine's Day was one that truly deserves a do-over. While Hubby & I aren't over the top Valentine's Day revelers, we do like to appreciate the day & go the extra mile to express our love & appreciate for each other. However, the first wrinkle in the plans was Elyse being sick over the weekend and continuing into the week...which meant we had a lot of times that looked like this...
|No, I'm certainly not complaining...when she feels good I think she's decided she's outgrown the cuddle stage! ;o(|
So...instead of Elyse & Momma running to Springfield for some last-minute Valentine's Day errands, or making Valentine's Day crafts for Daddy, or even buying Elyse a Valentine's Day present...we stayed at home, cuddled, and Hubby & I proceeded to also catch whatever virus Elyse is fighting off. YIPPEE!!!!!
Hubby did come in the door on Wednesday night armed with a vase full of tulips, but ate a quick dinner and basically went to bed at the same time Elyse did...7:30 p.m.
Thankfully Elyse & I were feeling enough better on the actual day of love to have lunch with Daddy, Papa & Gigi. And let me just say...I ALMOST had my first official "my baby's growing up" really big sob cry when I realized that Elyse's hair is now long enough to clip a flower/bow/whatever in it without using a headband. Cue the big fat, ugly alligator tears!
Of course we had to go to lunch so Elyse could get a Valentine's Day present from someone...Papa & Gigi got her a big RED wagon to stroll around the neighborhood in!
Elyse also had a special visit from Mamaw, who brough another bag full of Valentine's Day goodies...several fun new books, a Piggy Bank just for her "shoe fund," and a knee pad for Daddy to use when he gives Elyse baths. Something he's only been requesting for going on a year! ha! I think she made out ok even if her parents managed to not have A. SINGLE. THING. for her on Valentine's Day. Don't worry, I plan to fix that problem this weekend when we pick something up for her!
Instead of fixing a fancy dinner at home, we instead opted for quick & easy carryout sandwiches from a local restaurant...finished off with my one homemade Valentine's Day attempt for the year...iced sugar cookies! They were delicious and well worth the effort!
Maybe next week we'll attempt a Valentine's Day re-do...or maybe that will just make next year's festivities even bigger & better! If we're not sick again next year of course!