David took the boys to town on Valentine's Day eve to pick out some things for me. I love that he did that. I think they enjoyed getting to shop for me. They came home with flowers, a balloon, and a gift to open the next morning.
the boys coming home from town with roses and a balloon
my pretty roses sitting on our dining room table
I cooked a big supper that night and had an early celebration
the boys on Valentine's Day morning
some of their gifts
We enjoyed heart shaped pancakes for breakfast.
I started a new tradition this year for our family. I took the Valentine's Day card exchange idea and turned it into something fun for us to do. A few days earlier I sat out a bunch of our craft supplies and gave instructions for each of us to make a card for all family members. They all surprised me at how much they put in to it especially David. His cards were great! We hid our cards from each other until Valentine's Day morning and exchanged them after breakfast. The boys drove me crazy talking about their anticipation to give out their cards. They were so hyped up about it!
making Valentine's cards for each other
our homemade family Valentine's Day cards
After breakfast we passed out our cards and then went around the table and one by one told the others something that we love about them. I understand that it sounds like a corny idea but it was really a precious time. Hearing such thoughtful things said to you from your family was so sweet. I look forward to doing this again in the years to come.
our family photo
(a holiday tradition)
the boys enjoying bean tostadas for lunch on Valentine's Day
They spent the afternoon enjoying a playdate with a neighbor friend.
That night we enjoyed pizza and chocolate cupcakes for supper.
It was a simple day but a fun one. I enjoyed celebrating with my little family and making new memories with them.