Valentine's Day. The love holiday.
I wasn't really planning on recapping Valentine's Day because... well... nothing exciting happened! I was planning on doing a little recap and sharing a couple pictures of our weekend on Friday (you know, a whole week after it happened! ha!) but the more I typed, the more I realized that it probably deserved a post of it's own. That and I haven't done a weekend recap in a while and since it was a long weekend, I figured why not. #livingonthewildside
I used to be a big celebrator of Valentine's Day, but recently, I just don't care as much about the "holiday" as I used to. I'm a firm believer that it is a Hallmark holiday and I would much rather Seth bring home a random bouquet of flowers or my favorite candy because he saw them at the store and thought I'd like them rather than a holiday telling him that he should get me something. That being said, even though I was a terrible, terrible wife and didn't get him anything, he still got me flowers and wine. #hesakeeper
On Friday, we started off the love weekend with a little family date night to Lazy Dog Cafe (my fave!!!) and then a pit stop to Yogurtland on the way home. Mason was SO excited about the froyo that he ran up to get the cup and even pulled the lever down to serve himself. He was doing a pretty good job, but I don't think he was pulling hard enough so I helped him. I filled it just a little bit full, handed him the cup, and off he ran to add some toppings. Poor boy was so excited about the toppings that he put the cup on the very edge of the counter and it fell on the ground. Upside down. And all the yogurt spilled on the floor. Not to worry though, Daddy saved the day, and we were back in business picking our toppings. I should really use that term loosely though because all he wanted was one of those pieces of pre-made waffle cones. The kid is easy to please. Seth and I got our froyo all picked out and added some toppings and we got our to-go lids and we were on our way. Mason ate the waffle cone part in the car and he was a happy camper. By the time we got home, it was time for bed, so Seth put Mason to bed and then we watched part of the OJ Simpson mini series and ate our frozen yogurt. The show is actually pretty interesting to watch. Since I was only ten years old when it happened, it's interesting to see what I remember and what I am learning. It's also ridiculously hard to picture David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian. All I see is Ross from Friends!
Saturday morning we dropped Mason off at his ABA therapy for a few hours and Seth and I ran some errands -- Starbucks, Target, and Costco. Then he ran a few more errands and I stayed home and tried to organize some stuff. Knowing that I had a nice, long weekend ahead of me made it so I wasn't so rushed to cram everything in to Saturday so we could have family time on Sunday, like usual. We picked Mason up at 2pm, he took a very short nap, and we took him to get his hair cut at 5:30pm. After the hair cut, it was time for dinner and I was craving Chick-fil-A so we drove home, went through the drive thru, and had a little picnic of Chick-fil-A at home. I got my first Chick-fil-A milkshake and my life will never be the same. It was amazing.
Sunday morning we took Bubbie (Seth's Grandma) out to breakfast for Valentine's Day. We hadn't seen her in a while and we wanted to do something special for her. We went to the Pancake House and as always, it did not disappoint. We were pleasantly surprised that the wait was only 10-20 minutes (it gets CRAZY there on weekends, especially holidays). Mason was SO, SO good and played with the crayons they gave him and his Hot Wheels truck the whole time. He usually gets antsy about halfway in and we resort to the iPhone to keep him entertained, but smart mommy brought some Cheerios (in case he got hungry, but this worked too) and we practiced counting how many Cheerios could fit in the back of the truck over and over. Once his food came, Mason scarfed down as many pieces of bacon as he could fit into his mouth at once and I helped him eat some pancakes too (because while I love bacon too, bacon alone is not a breakfast).
Bubbie gave Mason some Valentine's Day money so after we dropped her off at her house, we took Mason to Target to pick out some new Hot Wheels. He's recently been obsessed with them and literally takes a car or truck with him everywhere he goes. After Target, we went home for lunch and for Mason to nap and then we went over to Nanny's house for dinner with her, Papa, and Bubbie. It was a super nice evening out and we got to play outside for a bit and then had some yummy lamb, potatoes, asparagus, and wine followed up with a brownie sundae for dessert. Nothing super fancy or elaborate but delicious nonetheless.
Monday, Seth and I both had off. Mason's ABA therapist came to our house for the session since his school was closed for the holiday and I ran some errands and went grocery shopping. After she left, we had lunch and Mason napped for maybe an hour or so. We had planned to keep it low key and have a movie afternoon, but then I suggested getting ice cream so we were off. And yes, if you're keeping track, we had ice cream 3/3 days this weekend. #sorrynotsorry
We went to our favorite ice cream place, had some ice cream, looked at the fountain, and then left. I suggested going to a nearby park because apparently when you let your kid eat a WHOLE ice cream cone (minus a few licks I took to keep the ice cream from melting everywhere) AND a whole waffle cone, he has a bunch of energy. So, we headed to the park for about 45 minutes and then headed home for dinner.
Overall, for a weekend with no real plans, we sure did a lot! And now I'm left wondering what day it is (Mondays off totally screw me up!) and when will next weekend be here?!?
Happy Wednesday (I think)!
TGIF…Really, Thank GOODNESS.
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