One. Date Night
Earlier this week my husband had the night off and our friend graciously offered to babysit so that we could have a date night! It has seriously been six months since our last date night and it was looooong overdue. We went out for sushi and ice cream, chatted the night away, and enjoyed each other's company. It was so nice to feel like adults again!
Two. V-day Goodies
For her Valentine goodie bag I didn't want to go crazy. I got her two new books, a Minnie Mouse necklace, and a new shirt (with hearts!) to wear for the day. I loved the "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" books when I was a kid and was so excited to pick this one up for her. The other book is from Target's dollar spot and I found the necklace at Michaels.
Three. Making Valentine Cards
I was inspired by a Valentine craft I saw on Strawberry Swing and Other Things for Miss A's Valentines. We used washable markers (very important for everything to say "washable" when dealing with a toddler), a giant art pad, and vellum paper to make them. Miss A scribbled to her hearts content on the paper, switching to a different color every ten seconds, and then I traced a heart onto the back side of the page using a heart cookie cutter and cut them out. I then traced hearts on the vellum paper, cut that out, and glued it to the marker heart with a glue stick. Later I added a personal message to each Valentine, we decorated the envelopes with stickers, then signed, sealed, and delivered them away! I hope our families enjoy them.
Four. Snow Day #2
We had another snow day here in the North Carolina. This time the meteorologists were right and the storm came right on schedule, dumping 5 inches of snow and freezing rain. Our front yard is a massive block of ice and our deck is covered in icicles. We tried taking Miss A out in it again but this time she wasn't as thrilled about it, probably because it wasn't as soft and fluffy like last time. It's so pretty out there but I can't imagine having more, let alone an entire winter of the white stuff.
Five. No Naps for the Toddler
What else, what else...oh, I know, I fear I've entered the land of no-more-naps. Say it isn't so! Miss A hasn't napped in the last four days, unless it's in the car, and that nap lasts for about 30 minutes. I'm so sad to see nap time go. The days will feel longer now, that's for sure. Mama's with toddlers who already stopped taking naps, how old were they when they stopped? I'm curious to know if my 19 month old child is stubbornly abandoning ship.
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