My sweet love sent these beautiful flowers to me the night before Valentines. I loved them!! .............and I was completely surprised! (Kerry doesn't usually keep surprises very long....they turn into, "Well I was going to surprise you, but I can't wait....) The flowers are gorgeous- the picture doesn't quite capture it, but they have these funky wild vines with buds on them that are mixed in with the roses. I love wildflowers, so they were perfect. He said that the lady on the phone asked if he wanted to 'add vines for $5' and Kerry said he had no idea what she was talking about, 'just make them look good!' That sounds about right.
That's not all, though. Eva also had some flowers delivered to her 'from the boys'. She is so lucky to have such a good daddy. She was in heaven.
I have to say, even after all the practical reasons for not spending money on flowers, they absolutely get me every time and make me feel so pampered and spoiled. Thank you, Baby. There's just something about a guy giving his girl(s) flowers.......
For Valentines night we did our tradition of chinese and candles. Kerry and I are going out with some friends Friday night for dinner, so we were able to avoid the crowds and stay in with the kids that night. They request this all the time, but we've only done it on Valentines Day. We order chinese food and set up the table with fine china and candles and have a candlelight dinner at home. Kerry started this a few years ago - We were staying in because Becks was just a newborn, and I went and picked up chinese. When I came home, Kerry had gotten the kids to help him set the table and had the lights off and candles lit when I walked through the door. It was so sweet.
This year we had my mom over for dinner since my dad was out of town and the kids were really excited that she could be there to enjoy it with them! It was a lot of fun, but you know if you have a 2 year old and fire, your nice intimate dinner is going to turn into a circus. Becks kept trying to blow out the candles or play in the wax or see how close he could get his finger to the flame. Eva almost caught her sleeve on fire, and Ethan only got sent to his room once for standing on the bench and not eating his dinner......for the 5th time.
One day my Valentines dinner will be peaceful and quiet and I'll be wondering what happened to my crazy circus...
I love them all so much. I want to be a better wife and mom for them -
Happy Valentines Day!