Today was a great day! We went out tonight as a family for one last hurrah before Sam’s return to work.
As Sam’s time off from work for ACL surgery is coming to a close I honestly expected (realistically) that by the end of two weeks there would be some serious tension in the house. Between Sam being immobile, my waiting on him, and two small children driving us crazy, I figured there would be a few “flare-ups” along the way. But overall, it has been wonderful! Sam and I have spent the evenings together watching movies and enjoying eachother’s company. Ava has really enjoyed all the attention from her Dad, which I fear will be a tough couple of days when he returns to work.
We spent Valentine’s Day morning in our regular routine. Sam went to physical therapy and the girls and I stayed home and picked up. However, once noon hit, I broke out the cookie dough so Ava and I could make and decorate sugar cookies. I love that she loves to bake. So we made a few to pass out to family and friends.
When Ava woke from her nap, she found a trail of pink rose petals leading from her bedroom door to all ends of the house. The trail led to different Valentine surprises each attached to a balloon. My mother always went out of her way to make holidays extra special and I want to continue the same with my girls. The girls liked their prizes and the rose petals were a nice touch.
Nana came by to bring the girls their Valentines too. After she left, we went around to our neighbors and took them the decorated cookies. Ava chose to share a couple of her balloons with Isaac and Kaetlyn, her two favorite neighbors. Then we jumped in our car to go have Valentines Day dinner. Our favorite Mexican restaurant (Jalepeno’s) was full so we opted for Chapala. It was amazing. What a treat! I wanted to cry. I don’t remember the last time I sat through a meal and had such a great time- and that’s not the margaritas talking either!
The food was awesome. The drinks were awesome. The girls were awesome.
Sam and I shared fajitas and Ava ate beans like they were going out of style. Lyla sat for us the entire time and just bounced around in the highchair to the mexican music, it was adorable.
I spent the day with people who love me. I am blessed.