I love this day of the year!! It is a special time to reflect on those that you love, & love you in return. It doesn't just have to be a "special" someone in your life, like a boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife/etc. It can be family, friends, a PET! =) Love is all around us & we share it in different, but special ways.
For Matt & I, our celebration has been different each year. We have done some pretty fun things...I remember making him a box with our picture on it & inside were 365 little pieces of paper that had something I loved about him, written on each piece...one for each day of the year. Once he made me a cd & attached balloons to it.
Sometimes I get flowers, sometimes we buy each other gifts, like a phone or new electronic...one year I did a scavenger hunt for Matt & one time he ordered in a special meal & set up a candle light dinner in the living room for me...he even had us dress up just to stay home! =)
There have been MANY special Valentines days for us & I love remembering them. It's not always fancy & it's not always a big night out, but we try to do something together.
This year was NOT anything fancy or that big a deal...just a simple dinner date (AT OLIVE GARDEN!! =) just the 2 of us. We had not been out by ourselves since Greyson was born...not that we really WANTED to be away from him, but usually he sees us eating & ends up wanting to be fed too & juggling a bottle while trying to eat at the same time, CAN be challenging. SO, my good friend Skye offered to babysit for us.
My mom sent him the bib for his first Valentines Day. I wanted him to be festive, so I had him wear it to the McKleroy's...He tends to spit up every now & then & bibs are a good alternative to a burp cloth so it worked!
He was the best little Valentine all day & the McKleroy's had a lot of fun keeping him for us.