We've gotten away from chocolates for Valentine's Day around here. Not that there's anything wrong with chocolate, but books last longer. Each year since the boys were born, we've gotten them books as Valentine's Day gifts.
They seemed to appreciate the new books, anyway. I love reading them new stories, and our story time this evening was extra long. I found them these extra-cool Lego Movie t-shirts, too, though shirts aren't a traditional Valentine's Day gift.
They're holding money because Nick lost his 2nd tooth and the tooth fairy visited him. Henry was jealous and searched around until he found 2 dimes. He didn't quite get that 2 dimes do not equal 2 dollars, and was rather upset when there was nothing he could buy for $0.20. Don't feel bad for him, though, because he helped himself to at least 3 servings of chocolate cake today while I was in the shower. I heard the fridge door beeping. . .
. . . and found this little boy denying that he'd eaten anything chocolate. The trail of chocolate crumbs, however, led straight to him. Plus, the chocolate goatee kind of gave him away. Nick was mad that Henry hadn't shared any with him. Not one bite.
Greg and I had our Valentine's Day on Thursday night for two reasons: 1.) We had a babysitter then, and 2.) No crowds. We ended up going to a nice little Italian place in Downtown Plainfield called Capri Songo. Decent food, nice ambiance, and best of all, no worrying about if our children were going to embarrass us.
Greg went classic with his gift--I've been wanting this diamond necklace for awhile. You can never go wrong with jewelry, in my opinion. I bought Greg a nice new winter coat, which isn't very romantic unless you think about it as keeping his heart warm
The best part of our evening was the tiramisu. Greg ate his all in about three minutes. I had some Thursday, some Friday night, and I am just finishing off the last few bites now. Mmmm.
Happy Valentine's Day!