We had a really nice Valentime. I decided that the tradition I would like to start is having a Valentine themed dinner. That would be something for kids to look forward to. So for this year, I made heart shaped artichoke heart pizzas. We had Caesar salad with hearts of Romaine lettuce. I cut strawberries to look like hearts, and then I also dipped some whole strawberries into melted Dove heart chocolates. There you go. That's the best I could do. I had fun putting it all together. It was pretty food -for us.
We have some friends who we trade a couple of date night hours with sometimes, and they wanted to hang out with Tessa last night. So, Jake and I packed our Valentine dinner into our underused picnic basket, sent Tessa to her friend's house with a mini heart shaped pizza for dinner, and went to a park. It was pleasant enough outside to spread a blanket and picnic.
Here's some Valentine sappiness for ya- A few of my favorite things about my husband:
1. He makes me laugh and is not afraid to be silly
2. He wants so many good things for me and our child(ren).
3. I can talk to him about the most random things-- I love our nighttime pre-sleep conversations.
4. His crazy songs, especially the ones he makes up for Tessa
5. His hugs are the best
6. He's a good helper
Tessa is getting a lot better at walking and is using it for her preferred method of locomotion instead of a secondary one, like before. It's starting to smooth out and look a little less Bride of Frankentsteinesque. She likes hats. When I took out the camera on this particular day, she wanted to wear a red hat to play instead of the blue plastic bowl she usually chooses.
The other video Jake took right before her bed time. Apparently she would look down to get a toy then tip back to get the milk flowing again. It was up, down, up, down. He didn't get to the camera in time to catch that, but I wanted to show her walking.