My sweet hubby is always hit with a double WHAMMY on Valentines Day. Not only is it the day of L-O-V-E, but it's my birthday as well. Poor guy-right;) I must say, he's totally got the hang of it though and always goes out of his way to make me feel like his princess. He truly is the best gift giver EVER, and knows how to make me feel special. On Monday, Shane took the day off from work so we could spend the entire day together. My sister Al came over and kept the kids for us ALL day long. What a blessing.
Monday morning I had to help host Riley's Valentine Party at school, so our first stop on our little date was--
I know Riley thought it was extra cool to have both Mommy AND Daddy attend his party with him.
We did a fun craft,
played a few games,
did a little limbo, and ate some yummy pizza.
The kids seemed to have a GREAT time.
After we got the party cleaned up, we kissed Riley goodbye and headed over to IK*EA. Neither one of us had ever been before and we were both super excited to check it out. We have been looking for some cubby-like shelves to help organize the toys in the playroom. After checking other stores, I'm happy to say that IK*EA had just what we were looking for.
We spent several hours browsing around the store before heading over to the mall. Shane needed to find some basket-ball shoes. After going in and out several stores, he finally found a pair that he liked.
So with the preschool party done, playroom shelves needing to be assembled, and basket-ball shoes purchased, our oh-so-exciting-date came to an end--lol.
We headed home, scooped up our little troop, and then ALL headed to
M@rio's Pizza to celebrate my birthday--Italian style!!!
Okay, so maybe this date won't go down in the books as the most romantic date ever,
BUT it was PERFECT.
Kid-free shopping, crossing things off our "to do" list,
and then devouring a ham and pineapple pizza
while sitting at a table surrounded by my sweet family.
Yeah, a PERFECT day indeed!!!
Oh, and just in case you were wondering what was in this beautifully wrapped box...
Well, my precious husband ordered a BEAUTIFUL "Blog book" from my sweet friend Terri.
Oh, my, goodness y'all...I now have my sweet family's memories to hold in my hands.
Right now I have 2008,
and 2009 is in the works!!!
We have had SO much fun looking at each and every page.
The kids LOVE it and BEG for us to read it to them. They LOVE hearing stories about them!!!
THIS is why I blog--so I will NEVER forget the special (and the not so special) moments with my family!!!
What an AMAZING and PRECIOUS gift, one that I will treasure FOREVER!!!