|The chalkboard that hangs in my dining room.|
Honestly, since becoming the mother of a toddler, all of those gushy Valentine's Day commercials on TV make me roll my eyes a bit. Maybe I need to search out my inner-romantic that is probably hiding somewhere.
This was what our celebration of love looked like:
|I baked Valentine's Themed|
Brown Sugar Blondies (modified slightly with twice the M&Ms)
for my little guy's party at the gym's daycare...
|...prepared Cars 2 Valentines (complete with a themed pencil and M&Ms)|
for him to take to his little friends...
|...dressed him in festive colors|
(you can see that he snagged a pencil and wouldn't put it down)...
|...he wouldn't say his usual "cheese-burgers", he had to scream:|
|I made him a special Valentine's lunch.|
|But his 30 year old girlfriend, Jen, brought him an |
awesome new toy and candy so he was way too busy to eat.
|She also brought me a gift of Red Velvet flavored coffee.|
That evening my husband and I exchanged cards and I made a whole grain chicken and broccoli Stromboli for dinner. Which means we spent our "romantic" dinner trying to bribe our toddler in order to get him to eat the food on his plate. After we wrestled him down to sleep, my husband fell asleep on the couch next to me as I watched a transgender woman receive a makeover on TLC's What Not to Wear. See what I mean? Pure romance.
Saturday evening, my husband and I were able to go on a kid-free Valentine's date, thanks to my visiting in-laws.
|My funny Valentine (who is thrilled to have his picture taken).|
We drove to a nearby town and started our evening with a little shopping and some strong coffee.
|I just love a good double-caffeine sugar-free iced vanilla espresso from Starbucks.|
|Hooray for new CrossFitting shoes!|
Our evening ended with dinner at the bar of PF Changs (we couldn't miss the KU basketball game), where I thoroughly enjoyed three Coconut Lemon Sours, 2 Spring Rolls, and Honey Mango Chicken with Lo Mien -- what?! Calories don't count on date night!
|We were greeted by our very-hyper munchkin who had been|
on quite the date with Grandma & Grandpa.
|After our date. Again, my husband is super thrilled|
to be having his picture taken.