15 February 2013

Valentine's Day

Our Valentine’s Day started out with me running over to Matt’s parent’s house in the morning so I could try and concoct his gift without him around and without Natalie destroying my project. (I also had no supplies I needed to make the gift and Matt’s mom is like a craft store, she has everything.)

 A few weeks ago I decided I would make him a card with pictures of Natalie and I. The card in theory seemed easy enough to make. Get some paper, glue the pictures to them, punch some holes in the paper and thread some string through so it can be hung on the wall.

Holy shit, when I said before that crafts weren't my niche I had no idea just how challenged I really am when it comes to making things. I don't know exactly what I did wrong, a combination of punching the holes crooked and putting too much glue on the photos/paper but the card came out looking pretty messed up. After a couple of hours it started to crumple and bend itself up.

Natalie and I went through our typical day to day activities (park, nap, running errands) and then I dropped Natalie off at Matt's parents to clean up my disgusting house and get dinner started. Matt got off work and picked Natalie up from his parent's.

Matt gave me flowers, wine and a really sappy card that made me tear up. I gave him my pathetic hand made card and laughed about it. It's a shame Natalie's not old enough that I can at least lie and say she helped make it and that's why it came out so crappy.

We ate dinner while chasing Natalie around because she can't sit still to eat for more then a few minutes at a time. Then we struggled to get Natalie to bed since her nap that day lasted longer than usual.

Finally around 11:30 she fell asleep and we spent some alone time together before going to bed.

We both had a really good night, even if things weren't perfect. I think what made yesterday so special though was making time for each other and doing little nice things for one another. A few nights ago we had a talk about how our marriage has changed since becoming parents and that has made me feel a lot  closer to Matt.

(My SLR is broken, so I haven't been able to take any quality pictures. Here are a few taken on my phone.)

Pretty cute idea that didn't work out too well. We're holding three signs, one says "we" the other is a heart and the last says "you". 

"You talkin' to me?"
Little sweetie.

She wasn't ready to wake up from her nap, so after I brought her downstairs I rocked her in the glider and she slept in my arms another half hour. That hasn't happened in at least nine months or so.

So sweet just to hold her.
Roses, wine and sappy card. Loved it.
Beating up on Daddy.

16 Thoughts :

Ali February 16, 2013 at 1:49 AM  

That picture of her sleeping on you (!!!!) priceless!

Hilary @ Peanut Butter Spoonfuls February 16, 2013 at 7:16 AM  

So sweet that she let you hold her for her nap! Remember when all that stuff got old when they were newborns and everyone said, "You'll miss it one day, blah blah." Damn it, they were right! I think your card is adorable and a super cute idea.

marie February 16, 2013 at 9:38 AM  

Best laid plans huh? I am not so crafty either but you know what, the charm is in the thought and how imperfect it is I think. Also I remember my kids getting older, past the stage of sleeping in my arms, and then when they did, oh it was wonderful.

Venassa February 16, 2013 at 10:46 AM  

Aww its so sweet when they fall asleep on your isn't it? Sadly, I got to experience a lot of that recently when Chloe was sick. Sucks that she was sick, but I'll never complain about cuddles.
I love love love her dress. And I'm glad you guys enjoyed your day.
I really like the idea of your card, even if it didn't work out. I might try that sometime with the girls.

noel bressler February 16, 2013 at 11:42 AM  

Totally adorable idea for the card! I don't usually go all out on Vday because our anniversary is a week later and Lord knows I'm not trying to be ooey gooey romantic two days in a week! He sure knew what he was doing planning the wedding for that day, lucked out of having to "celebrate" vday for the rest of our lives! Haha, I did bake a cake though (although that was mostly for me!)... Natalie is just getting cuter and cuter!!

Jazz February 16, 2013 at 11:45 AM  

Awww Natalie looks so zonked out when she's in your arms!
I love that you actually handmade the card. My best friend always hand makes them and I can never be bothered so always feel bad when I hand her a shop bought one. But I'm sure she wouldn't want anything handmade off me. I'd end up putting all the PVA glue on my hand to peel it off than put it on the card.
So jealous you got roses!!

Marjorie February 16, 2013 at 4:42 PM  

I think it looks good! We didn't exchange anything this year. I made frozen pizza and fries bc we all have been sick and it was one of those weeks :/

Sarah February 16, 2013 at 8:19 PM  

Oh NO! What happened to the camera? So sad. And I would love a nap on me from Drew right about now but he prefers his crib. Love the extra snuggles you go!

sara {rhapsody and chaos} February 16, 2013 at 8:22 PM  

Aw, your card idea was SO sweet!

Fiona February 17, 2013 at 8:28 AM  

Aww I think your card idea with the photos is so sweet! :) And how wonderful that you got some snuggles in. I don't get those sleepy snuggles very often either so I cherish them when I can.

Jessica February 18, 2013 at 9:23 AM  

Aww I love what you made!

Shannon February 18, 2013 at 1:32 PM  

My hubby hates store bought cards and always says he would prefer a homemade one but like you I'm not super crafty. Sounds like you had a nice Vday though.

Life Happens February 19, 2013 at 3:04 PM  

Sounds like it was a lovely valentine's. Love the little valentine you guys made.

ana February 20, 2013 at 1:04 AM  

So sweet! Glad you had a wonderful Vday :)

Unknown February 21, 2013 at 12:39 AM  

Your card looks adorable and such a great treasure for your memorabilia file to look at years from now! Great website by the way. Totally charming!

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