Valentine's Day Weekend.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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)!


16 comments:

  1. I'm just amazed to look at pictures and see everyone in shorts. Ha ha! No snow, but SO cold here for the last week. Up to 60 most days this week though. I love that you didn't have any plans, but you guys did so much and it looks like had a great time. I dont' blame you for all the ice cream. :)

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  2. Such a nice family weekend. And the shorts! Love it. We are having a heat wave come at the end of the week . it should get into the 40's. :)

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  3. your weekend was delicious. and filled with ice cream and milkshakes. and I'm officially jealous. and you know what ALWAYS happens to me? i try to get chick fila deliciousness on sundays and am left in the dust.

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  4. What a great weekend!! Ice cream everyday? YES PLEASE!!! I suggested ice cream, and Chad laughed because it was so cold here. Hey, I don't discriminate...I'll take ice cream in the winter! I am with you on the Hallmark holiday...Chad and I don't do anything big either! Hot wheels!! A boy's best friend! :)

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  5. We never really celebrate Valentine’s Day either! We agree with it being a Hallmark holiday! I adore how excited sweet Mason was over the froyo! And the waffle cone pieces are the best. What kind of milkshake did you get at Chick Fil A? Nathan likes their peach shakes. Confession, I’ve never had lamb. Do you like it? Such cute pictures you got this weekend, friend!!

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  6. I wasn't going to recap Valentine's Day either for the same reason - pretty uneventful weekend. But it's always nice having posts like this to look back on, isn't it? Sounds like you had a pretty great weekend, despite the fact nothing overly exciting happened! We're watching the OJ mini series as well and I am so with you on David Schwimmer. He really makes a great Robert Kardashian, but all I can think of is Ross. Chic-fil-a milkshakes are AMAZING! So, so good. What kind did you get?

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  7. I'm so jealous of your weather and your ice cream! What a fun weekend!

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  8. I love all of this especially the look Mason is giving your hubby in that first picture together. Had me cracking up. Ha!

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  9. Low key, and perfect.
    Ok. Tell me more about this milkshake from a place other than In and Out. Is Chik-fil-As really that good?
    And, I'm 100% with you. I would much rather Scott bring me flowers on a random day, than a day where he's "supposed" to.

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  10. What a great weekend - family time, ice cream, and getting stuff done!!
    We're watching the OJ series too, I have so many questions and kind of wish it was more of a documentary, but interesting none the less.
    Yes, it's Wednesday, thank goodness!! :)

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  11. Fro-yo & ice cream in one weekend.... Perfection! And I am loving the OJ Simpson mini series too. David Schwimmer is killing it as Robert Kardashian!

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  12. What a great weekend! And yes chick-fil-a milkshakes are great! Their frozen lemonade are pretty great too! And maybe I should check out the OJ show. I learned that I don't remember as many details as Chris does (I was 10 and Chris was 16 at the time).

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  13. What a great LONG weekend together. I feel the same way about Valentines Day. We just aren't that into it around here.

    Everytime you post photos from that ice cream place I swoon, NOM!

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  14. Ice cream every day!!! Nothing wrong with that! Our crazy heatwave practically insists on it ;)

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  15. I have yet to have a Chic-Fil-A milkshake! But sad another 4 hour round trip is not in the plans any time soon so I will have to wait. So sweet of Seth to get you flowers and wine - the perfect combination!!

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  16. I wish eating ice cream made me want to run around the playground like a mad monkey.

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