I can't help it. I am a total sucker for Valentine's Day. I love it all. The pretty red and pink construction paper hearts, the gold foil, the chocolates, the roses, the conversation hearts, fancy dinners and champagne. I know, I know, "Hallmark Holiday" blah, blah, blah. Sue me. I have a happy marriage and three junior Valentines, it's a good day.
This year was no exception! My day started out with two little boys running into my bedroom with a red rose a piece and a handmade Valentine. "Happy Valentine's Day Mommy!" they said in unison. Such a sweet start to the day. Later I discovered a beautiful bouquet of flowers on the dining room table, courtesy of my husband of course.
My boys received Russel Stovers chocolates and lollipop bouquets. For dinner I made them heart shaped hamburgers and a pink cake. The husband and I opted for a fancier shrimp/pasta meal after the boys were in bed.
Sure there were some missteps along the way. Mistakes were made. I gave Zachary a Transformers valentine, and Evan received a Spongebob valentine with a removable "badge." This prompted Zachary to burst into tears, screaming that Evan got the better card and that this was "THE WORST VALENTINE'S DAY EVER!" He did recover (and I admit, I made the trip to Target to purchase him his own SpongeBob valentine later.) All and all and all we had a smashing day, full of Love, Hallmark, and happiness.