The kids slept in. Thank you again kids. I went to Target the day before and decorated a little before they woke up. I heard Solomon say "It's a birthday party" when he woke up.
Then I made [for the first time] pink pancakes. I remembered why I never attempt fancy breakfasts on busy days.
I got each of the boys a little present too.
Thankfully the weather was p-e-r-f-e-c-t so the kids played outside for 3 hours until lunch. Then we had pink cupcakes. I decided in efforts to keep the baby asleep I would make the cupcakes alone and let them just ice them after he woke up. So they did miss the cracking of three eggs, but no one got yelled out.
Nation got some fireman rain boots, Solomon got dinosaur bath toys, and Moses got some balls. They also got some new sippy cups [that was really a gift to me.]
Against my better judgement I let Moses have a plain cupcake. He's a year next month...and well..I just thought it would be cute for pictures. And...it was!
I can't be sure, but I think he is signing "I love you" [backwards]
I took this picture really quick before Charles left for work. Those $5 matching red shirts were worth every penny for this precious picture.
Charles picked me up at 6 and we went to dinner. He choose to take me to Macaroni Grill [where we went for our first Valentine's 6 years ago]. In going with tradition, he had dropped off his guitar, flowers, and a gift ahead of time. When dinner came out, so did his guitar. He sang me the song he sang me years ago and surprised me with this...
I am not much of a jewelry person, but I do wear one ring, two earrings, and have been looking anxiously for a "pearl or great prize" ring. Something not too big, but a little fancy. He found the perfect ring, and it was even my size [which I myself, have even forgotten].
We were going to see a movie, but decided to hang out at the bookstore for a few hours instead. It's a rare treat to leisurely read [& shop] together.
Even if he didn't buy me a gift, or sing to me, it would have been the perfect night because I
didn't count my points and ate lots of bread was with him!