Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

We've had a fun, low key Valentine's Day - just the way we like it around here. One of the highlights of my day was sweet Gabriel making this Valentine all by himself for Nae and me. At the top her wrote, "I love (as a heart) mom and dad" which is the first time he's ever written that on his own. I thought it was so sweet, and then the red buttons taped on the bottom just add to the cuteness. Definitely one I'll keep.

Last year we started the tradition of getting doughnuts on Valentine's Day instead of candy - we prefer that our kids get their sugar high all at one time. Actually, I just don't like having to portion out candy after every meal until it all runs out so this is easier. Nae got the kids each their own Valentine's balloon too which was a big hit especially with Alena.

The kids played outside most of the rest of the day and then went to bed early. (Mya was crying to go to bed at 5:30) Nae picked up our Olive Garden to go order (that we ordered at 2 - he said it was packed wall to wall when he went in there) and then we watched Sleepless in Seattle. On that note, I was listening to a radio station the other day and they were having people call in and tell their favorite romantic movie. Most people were saying The Notebook which I have actually seen, but I couldn't believe nobody said Sleepless in Seattle. It has my vote for sure.

1 comment:

Julie said...

"Well, I'm gonna get out of bed every morning... breath in and out all day long. Then, after a while I won't have to remind myself to get out of bed every morning and breath in and out... and, then after a while, I won't have to think about how I had it great and perfect for a while."

Somewhere in the dusty recesses of my parent's attic lives the ticket stub from the first time I saw that movie (on vacation in Charleston, I think). Doug got me the DVD for Christmas, but last night we watched "Hornblower."