Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Valentine's Day 2012
I tried to make Valentine's Day extra special this year! Trey is getting older, and he knew today was Valentine's Day- and he knew exactly who he wanted to give his Valentine's! He constantly makes me smile :).
When the kids went downstairs for breakfast, I had set out heart shaped banana bread bars, chocolate milk, and their Valentine's baskets. They were both so surprised (or maybe that was hunger... we had a rough night the previous evening when neither one of them would eat their dinner, so Doug and I took a stand and didn't give them anything else, so they basically went to bed hungry), but either way, they were SO HAPPY! What do you put inside a child's Valentine's basket, you ask? That's easy! If you are almost 3, and a boy, you get: Go Diego underwear (of course), mini M&M's (for being a good boy and going on the potty), a new sippy cup with "dinosaur sides" (he told me that it was a dinosaur cup), and some chocolates! If you are 16 months old and a girl, you get: Socks (because none of your baby socks fit), mini M&M's, because you want everything your big brother has, and a new sippy cup! See? That's so simple!
Doug made us a family reservation at Compania for dinner, and I have to admit, I was a little nervous! As soon as we walked in, the entire restaurant was dimly lit, with tables clustered in seatings of "2"- clearly meant for a romantic evening! I KNOW that when we were being seated, as a family, with our two small children, the guests around us were all rolling their eyes and wanting to leave... Well- we showed them! The kids were awesome! They happily ate bread, pasta, and drank water, all the while coloring and chatting, with the occasional break to play on our cell phones. It was amazing! At the end of dinner (which was 2 hours long!), Doug looked at me and said that if the kids were this good all the time, he would take us out to fancy dinners every weekend! :) I'm not going to lie, though, we had one smaller hiccup- Trey did crawl under the table to pick up Carrington's shoe, and instead of hopping back up into his seat, he made a quick getaway and headed straight for the kitchen. Luckily, Doug caught up to him, just before Trey crashed into a waiter's legs. The upside was that Trey was immediately apologetic, and he didn't cry when Doug scolded him, and we went on with our meal like nothing happened! Woohoo!!! Disaster averted!