our valentine's weekend

I don't know what most people do with young kids on Valentine's Day but I know for me and mine we stay in. I just love being with my kids what can I say? I have a husband who is a phenomenal cook and wine flows so what is the point of leaving? And our Fitzgeralds come over too so that means I have my best friend with me! Always a good time had by all. 

This year the boys in our lives sent us roses! Such a nice surprise! Letty was quite smitten. Matt made up his own kind of roses with bread and cheese and pepperoni and I mean who doesn't love that?! We ordered the kids a heart shaped pizza from Papa Johns that was a big hit and it also came with brownies so I mean, winner! We put on Newsies in hopes for a silent adult dinner... In hopes.
And then the adult food... Ceasar salad, beer-battered shrimp, some type of crab appetizer that I can never ever remember the name of, and penne ala vodka with chicken.
You just can't stop a man and his pink rolling princess suitcase. Ya just can't.
 And! Our annual heart dessert! The best.
Last year's Fitz vday dinner here. And the year prior here! I counted and this was our seventh Fitz Valentine's Dinner! Starting the year I was pregnant with Letty till today. Madness! Awesome madness!

The next morning we gave the kid's their Valentine's gifts... which incidentally I don't think we have ever done before? I ran out to Target last minute on a Saturday to find something and came home with way more than I originally envisioned but ah well. And nice wrapping job huh? I'm setting the bar real low for future years. Letty got a Shopkins Sweet Shop sort of thing... David got a light up tractor that happens to have monster truck-like wheels? And Dominic got a shape sorting type toy...
Then after church we went to my parent's house for our weekly Sunday brunch and we attempted a cousin shot.... Attempted. My parents gave the kids their Valentine's gifts as well. Letty got paintbrush markers and a pre-k workbook because she just eats those things up... David got a Hot Wheels track complete with loop which is a favorite of his, and Dominic got some especially noisy vehicles. With lights!
And that's that! Our Valentine's Weekend, over and out!