I'm not a big fan of Valentine's Day. Never have been.
But this year, some cool friends came through with some cool gifts...
So maybe I DO like Valentine's Day. A little. But only this year. ;)
I always say I don't like flowers because they just die and are a waste of money.
But really. What girl could not like getting these at work??
Lillies (my favorite) and roses that smell like they're straight from heaven ^^
And on top of the flowers, I got an awesome lunch box that suits me quite well, and an air plant with purple grass. I mean, come on. My people know me too well. :)
The air plant came in the mail (in a box) on Friday. It was a really solid mail day:
Got a sweet card from my momma:
AND I got my February Birchbox!
That's about as exciting of a mail day you can get around here!
We got off work early on Friday, so I went to see Fifty Shades of Grey before all the masses of people went that night/weekend. I didn't read the books, so wasn't sure what to expect, but I wasn't impressed with the movie at all. In fact, I laughed out loud at a couple parts, like, "Are you serious!?"
On Saturday, actual Valentine's Day, I went to a workout class early in the morning, then had basketball practice like I do every Saturday during the winter, and then went to CrossFit, and THEN went to watch my niece play volleyball in a tournament. I'm crazy, I know.
No shower after all of that working out = not smelling (or looking) so great. But it was great to watch Allie play. Her team did way better than I was expecting, and she is quite the setter!
While driving home from the tournament...I got this Snapchat from her:
Hahaha - she kills me. She asks me at least once a week if I am taking her to the SOLD OUT Taylor Swift show -- in September. That girl...
So as if the day wasn't crazy enough, I then went straight down to my brothers to watch my niece and nephew for the night.
I've never ventured out with both of them (4 and 1), but hey, there's a first time for everything.
I decided to take them to a local play place - kind of like Chuckee Cheese but bigger - at their suggestion.
It started out all smiles:
And I was all, "I've totally got this. You guys go have fun. I CAN DO THIS."
That lasted all of literally 10 minutes. First of all, it was freezing, and trying to get the kids int he door with diaper bags and coats and NOT letting them get run over in the parking lot was hard enough.
And then Hudson instantly started crying at the big clown, the one game Hadley wanted to play.
Then Hadley got lost or stuck or something up in the big play gym. And what am I supposed to do? I can't fit in there with Hudson...and I can't just leave him hanging out...
Oh I could go on and on with the stories... Hadley cut her finger on a game. "IS IT GOING TO BLOOD ON ME!? IS IT BLOODED!?!?" with big tears.
Hudson melting down ... just because he's 1 and can do that.
Lordy Lordy. We were outta there...
The only thing that stopped the tears was the promise of a cupcake.
We then attempted to go to dinner. Like, at a restaurant.
I know, I know. What was I thinking!?
It actually went okay...for a little bit. But Hudson had just HAD it and totally melted down. It was so bad - and I was clearly so frazzled - the people around me felt bad and were helping me out, haha.
I shoved a couple of bites of food in and walked out with out Hudson's coat (negative degrees outside) ... and he had ONE shoe on. And I sent HADLEY back inside for it all. No joke.
Babysitter of the year, right here.
The one saving grace from the night: This sunset on the way home from dinner :)
Oh, and these pictures...
This was Hunter painting my Valentine's Day present.
The cuteness. It kills me.
So, yeah, Valentin'es Day isn't so bad when you get flowers and lunch boxes and cards and paintings...
...but I'll work on being just a little more prepared for the kid time next year.