Okay, I’ll admit it…I totally failed on Valentine’s Day this year. Yes, my wonderful husband bought me a big box of chocolates and a sweet card, and yes, my dear children gave me a card as well, filled with sweet words in their adorable chicken-scratch writing.
But…I did NOTHING!
I guess I could give you the excuse that I am just barely recovering from a nasty cold/sinus infection (NOT fun), and that all that lovely coughing and drainage only serves to exacerbate that wonderful thing we call morning sickness. But it’s still only an excuse. And I still felt guilty as heck when Jordan, upon seeing there were no treats on the table at breakfast, promptly and happily guessed, “Oh, I know, Mommy! You’re planning on surprising us at lunch time instead!”
I owe them big time.
Jeremy had a meeting in the city Monday night, so we decided to celebrate Tuesday evening instead. We do not yet have a baby sitter out here, so our “date” consisted of putting the kids to bed early (with a movie–a real treat for them!) while we enjoyed a nice meal for two at home. The initial plan had been to pick up take-out, but then Jeremy offered to pick up filet mignon and lobster tails at the grocery store–AND cook them himself!
So that’s what we did. It was super yummy!
Know what’s sad, though? I added it all up, and the cost of the homemade pizzas I made for the kids’ dinner, plus the filets, lobster tails, and veggies for our meal, came out to LESS than it costs for our family of 8 to eat out at McDonald’s. Seriously. Makes me really sad at all the money we’ve wasted over the years eating fast food for convenience, when we could’ve been eating gourmet at home. Oh, well! Well have to work on that…
Now to leave you with some random extreme cuteness, courtesy of the 2 littlest Js…
And just to let you know, I’m planning on doing a MUCH better job of spoiling my children at Easter!!