Oh, how I love thee, Valentine's Day! This year was wonderful! I really really appreciate not being pregnant this time around. It was a really nice day and Jim spoiled me with candy and roses, but my favorite part, it's always my favorite part, is the sweet love note he wrote me. I LOVE flowers and Dove chocolate truffles are one of my favorite candies on the planet, but I really don't care about those things at all (sorry, babe), it's the note that I want. Heart day is always about telling the people you love that you love them, and why you love them. I kind of failed this year... We bought the boys little Lego Star Wars things and some treats, but I forgot to write them little Valentines notes and Jackson asked me where his note was. I felt awful that I forgot! Duh! I was so busy thinking of cute ways to make their Valentine's Day special that I forgot the most important part, but my sweet boy remembered. Oops! I'm even tempted to nix all gifts next year, and only write sweet notes.
Friday was Jackson's class Valentine's party.
We told him that I couldn't make it because I had his brothers and it was just too much commotion to take his brothers to his class party. He asked over and over again for Jim or me to come to his party.
Little did he know, I was always going to go to his Valentines party!
He was so so so excited to see us show up. He almost noticed I was there, but mostly he was stoked to see his brothers. Story of my life as Jackson's mom. ;)
We started the morning with special heart shaped breakfast treats!
I meant to cut out some heart shaped cantaloupe, but I forgot. Besides only Austin and I eat canteloupe, and 50% of the time Austin doesn't like canteloupe.
They turned out pretty good!
I didn't want Harrison to have all the sugar that the sweet rolls had, so I gave him a heart shaped frozen waffle (frozen waffles are great for teething babies, just a little fyi for ya).
Is it just me or does he look a little fearful eating his waffle? Maybe he thinks someone is going to take his delicious heart day treat?
I had heart shaped sandwiches on the menu for lunch time, but we were out running errands and ended up eating out, but the Freddy's we had was delicious!
Dinner was our old tradition of a heart shaped pizza from Papa Murphy's. Jackson has never liked pizza so I got this heart hot dog idea from my dear friend, April, and made Jackson's dinner a little love note (you know, since I totally spaced on his real love note from mama).
As always, I had to take a few pictures of my littlest valentines in their Valentine's outfits.
The boys made some really cute Valentines too!
Some of the "reasons" they listed were a little hilarious...
Jackson loves daddy because of his curly hair.
Austin loves grandma so much he's going to die!
Another great Valentine's comes and goes, and we were able to give lots of love and remind one another just how much we love each other!
Happy Valentine's Day!