We're still here, believe it or not. How has it been 2+ weeks with no word from me? Oh my, I've really been going through a blogger's indentity crisis since January. Handyman Tim's project continue to drag on and I find all my energy being sapped as I take care of the two peanuts. I do miss regularly posting here though and I'm really hoping to remedy the situation.
February has been oddly really rough. We are missing Tim most thoroughly because his birthday falls on the 9th and then Valentine's so shortly after. Sadly, we could not be together for either holiday this year. It really took a lot of my normal "oomph" out of these fun mid-winter festivities. We came "this" close to not celebrating Valentine's at all if I'm truly honest.
But look at those sweet faces? While my big manly valentine may have been out of town, I obviously have two other sweethearts to celebrate for and with. So, in a final burst of inspiration I pulled it together and we had a very sweet little evening party.
I got the table set and ready to go during nap/quiet time:
Dinner was kept super simple: noodles with tomato sauce. And <gasp> they weren't even heart shaped! My ladies didn't mind though.
Their gift bags were filled with new matching dresses (possibly for Easter) and coordinating pink canvas shoes and some sweet Valentine books. True to nature, the Peanut was most intrigued by a new coloring book. In stark contrast Little Pea INSISTED on putting on her new dress OVER her Valentine's outfit! Along with the new shoes. She cried and cried when I had to take the dress off before tomato sauce dinner threatened some splatters.
I'm so glad I didn't let this little holiday pass us by this year. It would have been such an easy thing to do and I would have really regretted it.
How did your Valentine's Day go? Do you make a show of things or am I the only nutty one who carries on with our without the husband home?