This morning was our third year creating a curtain of love for our kids to wake up to Valentine’s morning; Jax remembered waking up to it last year and was (almost) as excited going to sleep as he was on Christmas Eve. So JDubbs and I pulled out the hearts from years past and added some new ones sharing reasons why we love our kids, adding some specific ones about the past year and about our littlest Valentine, little H.
I was awake with the baby when Em woke up and I could hear her excited whispers to try to get Jax out of bed. I scooped her out before she fully woke him up, but throughout the day they took the time to read and listen to the love Mommy and Daddy rained down on them.
Little H doesn’t understand it, but that doesn’t mean she won’t try to eat it.
We got nearly two feet of snow overnight, and so we had a lot of indoor fun today, including dress up and board games (Jax rocked his new Iron Patriot costume–a huge Valentine hit).
And maybe the kids watched more TV than usual, but hey, that’s a treat, too!
It was a strange day schedule-wise, with the busy school week catching up with Jax so he was tired and Em spending time outside with Daddy while he shoveled, being snowed in until early afternoon and a birthday party for a friend today (and another for Jax tomorrow!). The baby napped for less than an hour total and Mommy has been awake for longer than she’d care to count. But at the end of this Valentine’s Day (which is momentous not just because it is Baby H’s first but because my sister got engaged!), no matter how I yearn for warmer weather or how tired I feel by the evening’s end, I can smile looking back thinking that today especially, our kids felt loved and that they heard the many ways we think they are amazing, special, and divine. Anything else after that is just icing on the cake. With hearts.