We gave the kids their little Valentine gifts on Sunday night, so Ethan could be there too. They were pretty surprised and excited, as you can see.
Ben was super excited about his Wonder Pets coloring book...even though he's never watched the show. (He's only seen a commercial. :) It's been our tradition to make Valentine cupcakes every year and share them with friends and neighbors. Well, this year it just didn't happen. I blame the baby. hehe. But, my mom made brownies with the kids that they then frosted with pink icing and sprinkled with cuteness. (You can see part of Ben's brownie on his tray above.) We didn't share them though. Next year.
Anna got flowers from Grampa Dewey. So special! And so nice to have fresh flowers in the middle of winter. Anna had so much fun looking through the Valentine's notes she got from her classmates and was such a sweetie about sharing some of the treats with Ben-Ben. Sweetness. Oh, and Benjamin made a Valentine craft at a play group we went to, and then decided to give it to Anna. So thoughtful! The kids had a lot of fun with the holiday...
Ethan and I got each other a little something, but more importantly, we got to have a much needed date night. My parent's watched the kids on Saturday evening, and Ethan and I went to dinner. It was so nice to have a little alone time. And we splurged and got two desserts that were so yummy! Death by chocolate and a raspberry cheesecake. Ah, the memories. After dinner, we did some grocery shopping. We thought about going to a movie. We haven't seen a movie in the theater since Toy Story 3 at the dollar theater in Clio. Every time, we talk ourselves out of it because it's just so expensive...some day. :) The movie we considered going to was True Grit, which we heard was good, but isn't very Valentine-y anyway. Grocery shopping was actually really fun, because we weren't in a hurry and it was just the two of us. . . no kids! Hope you all had a Valentine's filled with love!