Happy Valentine’s Day

I hope everyone is having a lovely day. My girls both have Valentine’s Day parties at their schools, and were very excited to take their cards in to class today. I baked a chocolate cake for the occasion, and look forward to a quiet night at home with my husband and kids. I think pizza and DVD rentals are in order.

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

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This is the valentine Amelia chose to give to her school pals. You can find them over at Tiny Prints.

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My new heart dress for my Valentine date with the mister. You can find it at Old Navy.

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Valentine’s Day card I got for my husband. You can find it here.

(Don’t worry, he rarely reads my blog, so it won’t ruin the surprise)

I am looking forward to Valentine’s Day next week. Amelia has a party at school that I am helping with, and the hubs and I have a date planned, lunch and visit to a museum exhibit we both really want to see.

A Love-ly Lunch

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Today, I surprised the girls with a special Valentine’s Day themed lunch. I found the cutest heart shaped shortbread cookies with strawberry jam at the store this week, and had the idea to put together a special lunch a little early, since Amelia will have her school party next week.

The girls ate heart shaped peanut butter sandwiches, pretzels (which look like hearts to me), strawberries cut in to hearts, and raspberry lemonade. It made them both happy, and they were excited to drink out of my vintage tea cups, too.

I had purchased them each a book as a Valentine’s Day gift, and decided to let them open up their presents today. I bought Romeo & Juliet: A BabyLit Counting Primer (BabyLit Books) for Maggie, and Everybody Bonjours! for Amelia.

What special plans do you have for your kiddos this Valentine’s Day?

Love is Sweet

one- Amelia this morning before school.

two- Heart-shaped toast with eggs for breakfast.

three- A card for the mister.

four- Pretty red tulips.

five- Heart felt pin I bought on Etsy.

six- Amelia’s Valentine’s Day cards.

seven- A cake Amelia and I just made for dessert tonight.

Maggie {21 months}

My little Maggie is so grown up, she is so much fun and so much work right now.

She is curious, silly, and sweet, and constantly on the go. I hate the term terrible two’s, because this age is really not terrible, just a little challenging at times. I still have some tricks up my sleeve from when Amelia was this age, so I feel better prepared this time around. 

Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you, Maggie and Amelia are wearing matching dresses today. 

Sweet Breakfast

This morning we had an early Valentine’s Day celebration since my girl’s half-sister was staying with us for the weekend. A few little gifts and a whole lotta sugar for breakfast. Hope you all have a sweet Sunday, too.

That last photo of Amelia is so funny. She is high on sugar!

A Sweet Date

Beau and I had our Valentine’s Day date today.

We had noon reservations at an historic local spanish restaurant, that is located in an historic local landmark, the St. Pete Pier. That’s a lot of history:)

I ate the ropa vieja, drank sangria, and ended the meal with flan and a cafe con leche. Yum.

We had an incredible view of Tampa Bay. There was a regatta happening today, and we had front row seats. The sailboats looked like toys for our vantage.

It was a beautiful warm day, and we were happy to be walking around in this amazing city. Our original plan was to visit the new Dali Museum, but when we arrived, there was a very long line around the block. We decided to change plans and headed down the street to see the new Chihuly Exhibit. It was an amazing collection of his work, and we really enjoyed it. Chihuly’s glass sculptures are some serious eye candy.

It was a lovely date, and nice to have an afternoon without the kiddos. Although, the conversation did include alot of talk about Miss Amelia & Maggie. They are our favorite topic, afterall.

Hope you all enjoy your Valentine’s Day plans.