I hope you all had a very happy Valentine’s Day!
Our little Valentine looked so cute on Sunday I couldn’t help but share this picture. I even managed to make a little heart out of her hair. In the background you can see that I finally managed to reupholster our couch and we are VERY happy to have it join us in our new little apartment. I’d say I finished, but I do have a few finishing touches to do, then I’ll post some before/after pictures.
Steve was very sweet to bring me flowers and candy, and he bought me the awesome LDS scriptures app for my phone that I’ve been missing since we switched from our iPods to our Android phones. It was hard to buy an app we had already bought for a different device, that is why it took us almost a year. The free one is great, but I love this one. I bought Steve the classic version of Risk, because it really was silly that he didn’t have it. I think there will be a Risk night for us in the near future.
For Evelyn, Steve has been scheming for over a month about his gift. While we were in Sequim for Christmas, our niece Lili was playing with a purse full of Disney Princess dolls. This sparked Steve into dreaming about Evelyn playing with a purse full of… Star Wars action figures. While I’ve yet to make the purse of his dreams for her (it will be pink taffeta embroidered with Darth Vader and the words “Come to the pink side”), he managed to find the action figures and was very excited to give them to her this morning. She was also very excited to receive them and has been pulling them out all day. It won’t be long before she has all their names down, but for now her favorite part is saying “It’s a trap” when she plays with Admiral Ackbar.
For breakfast, we enjoyed the heart-shaped bacon I made for Steve, and the cinnamon-swirl french toast he made for me. I’ll admit that I burned the bacon, but Steve loves me anyway.
When I was growing up, my mom threw a tea party for me every year for Valentine’s Day, and I decided I wanted to continue the tradition with my daughters. After Steve went to school, we had several of kids from church who are close to Evelyn’s age over with their mommies for a little lunch party. Thanks to my sister’s help yesterday, the house was in reasonable order for us to have guests, even though we are only half-way moved in still.
I made heart-shaped peanut-butter sandwiches for the kiddos, and turkey/cucumber sandwich cakes for the adults, inspired by this (much more elaborate) post. I had a good time, and I think most of the kids did, too.
And then we all took naps, relaxed on the “new” couch awhile, and Steve left for work. We are excited to go on a “proper” Valentine’s date this weekend before we head to Yelm for our niece Lydia’s baptism.
Too much information about our day? I thought so. But I’m glad to at least have written this down for my memory’s sake (I can’t for the life of me remember last Valentine’s Day…)
Happy Valentine’s Day!