Mamalicious Monday-Valentine’s Edition


I was a bad mommy and wife this Valentine’s Day.


I didn’t get Mr. Serious or the girls anything. I am terrible. (Well, I did tell hubby he could have that Rembrandt whitening kit, so maybe that counts, right? Next time, I’ll at least wrap it.)

We don’t usually do gifts on Valentine’s day, so I didn’t think anything of it.

Hubby came home later than usual Friday. I was overwhelmed with the girls, and wondered why he was late. And, then he told me.

“I stopped to get my Valentine’s some Valentines.”

And, then I just sunk. What a sweetheart.

And, before I tell you about the gifts…just look what we got for breakfast. And, he’s so good, he actually took this picture for me. Maybe he should start a blog! (Just in case you can’t tell, it’s heart-shaped homemade french toast with strawberries…our favorite.)

He got #1 the Olivia book to go with her Leap Frog Tag. She loved it immediately. And, a princess coloring/sticker book.
It couldn’t have been more perfect.

And, #2 got Peek-a-Boo, I love you!

She lit up when we read it to her. (Well, you can’t really tell here, but she did!)
For me? He got me a Blue Tooth hands-free headset for my new phone.
While it doesn’t sound all that exciting (and definitely not romantic). It really is a very thoughtful gift. I was having a hard time talking on the phone while driving nursing.

When his coworkers were discussing gifts and he told them what he was getting, one of them said “Why? So she can hold one kid in each arm and talk on the phone?”

His response?

“No, so she can cook dinner with two hands!”

And, then I redeemed myself for not getting him a gift (even though I know he was kidding).

What did you give/receive for Valentine’s day? Hopefully, not a husband who is learning how to be sarcastic!

I did, however, make sure they had a great time at school. Look at this loot.

And, I did schedule a very fun Valentine’s play date with the Powells. We made cupcakes, played with playdough and played DDR on the Wii.

I guess that might earn me some points back, right?

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  1. You have such an AWESOME husband!! How sweet!! I’ve never heard of a guy taking it upon himself to get his wife and kids something!! You’re blessed 🙂

    Love, Mere

  2. I bought the kids some cookies that looked awesome but tasted like cardboard…oh well, I promise to be better next year.

  3. Awwww what a sweetie pie!!
    Has Izzy discovered ‘olivia’ on Noggin yet? It is my kids favorite show ever, we have all the Olivia books so they just go crazy over the show!!

    We ate Tyson steak fingers and oranges for dinner … woo woo romantic, right?

  4. What a sweetheart! We didnt do much…my husband bought lobster and scallops and we did dinner with another couple here at home.

  5. What a sweetie!!
    I love that he took that picture!!
    Sounds like you had a great day!!

  6. What a great V-day! Sounds like you have a sweet & thoughtful hubby! 😉

  7. Awe, your husband is so thoughtful! And don’t feel bad…I didn’t get my guy a card and I only got him some chocolate so that I could eat some too! That was some serious loot from school…and I thought Jack had a haul!

  8. We don’t normally do V day gifts either – the day together is usually a great gift in itself. How sweet of your hubby though. I’m impressed that he knew just what to get!

  9. I won’t even get started about my V-day. Let’s just say yours was most excellent!!! What a thoughtful hubby!

  10. Awwwwwww, what a sweet husband. The heart shaped french toast is adorable! What a wonderful weekend!

  11. Just like my husband in giving gifts. Very practical! Love the French Toast. Made me hungry!

  12. Wow. He done good. I got flowers that smelled like fish. Real winners, those. Oh, and several other awesome things. Did you show Izzy Olivia the tv show yet?

  13. What a thoughtful husband/daddy!!! I totally want french toast right now!

  14. Love that you got something you will actually use, what a thoughtful guy!

  15. Mr Serious is AWESOME!! Many, many points. I’m sure there are times when you surprise him, so this was just your turn. I surprised D with a massage earlier in the week; therefore he surprised me with delivered roses (which I thoughst was nice, but too much money spent on flowers…I could have used something useful :-). Since my mom was here, we went to the movie and he let me pick! 🙂 We miss you guys!

  16. SO sweet! I’m glad that you had a great Valentine’s Day! The unexpected thoughtful gifts are always the best. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  17. Ahhh, he sounds great! Well, I didn’t get my girls or husband anything either. Maybe we are just too overwhelmed with babies to worry about it this year? Sounds like a great excuse, I’m gonna go with that!

    They did get stuff, from day care, grandparents, etc. So, it’s not like they knew any better!

  18. The taking the picture thing…that is so sweet! See, whether or not you put him in your blog, he’s going to find a way for you to mention him! HA! He’s clever, huh?!

  19. MY Husband is MIA right now and he did not even send me a thing…he never does on VD….such is life.
    I am glad you had a great day

  20. no worries, i didn’t get the hubby much of anything. he was sweet and we went out to dinner. i just totally forgot about it, and it snuck up on me!!

  21. My hubby bought me some conversation hearts, which are my favorite, and a gift card for a pedicure! I was so excited about it since I wanted a day to relax!

  22. What a great Valentine’s Day! It is even more fun when you are expecting nothing and you get some cool stuff.

  23. awww – you are three very lucky girls!

    and ps – mr serious is one lucky guy!

  24. Awwww…what a sweet hubby you’ve got! We just exchanged cards (well, and I made him a heart shaped cake 🙂 ) for Valentines…nothing fancy. But it was fun nonetheless!

  25. awww that was sweet 🙂 I love it!!

    And we have the same phone! What kind of blue tooth did you get?

  26. The french toast looks yummy! Your hubby did a GREAT job!

    You will have to tell me what you think if you cook that dish for dinner. I think it is really good!!

  27. French toast= delicious!

    The hubs surprised all of us too. I thought he had forgotten. I love Valentine’s day.

  28. how sweet!!! we talked about not doing gifts… I cooked a nice dinner for him, and he surprised me with a Dozen Roses, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, and a diamond Ring! no, not an engagment ring (you can imagine how many times I have had to say that one!) haha – I will blog about it later 🙂

    I think you made up for it with your hubby by trying out your other Rembrant item 🙂 and it sounds like you had a fun day with the kiddos!!

  29. Mr. Serious, he seriously rocks!!

    Looks like you had a great day!

  30. That was very sweet of Matt! Although I may have smacked him a little (lovingly of course) for that comment about the cooking! Haha!

  31. What a sweet hubby/Daddy! Love the heart-shaped french toast! Even if I just got that I would have loved it! LOL

  32. Everyone in my family has already reached the pinnacle of sarcasm! Glad you had a good weekend.

  33. Smart A$$ Mom says:

    I got everyone something, I got nothing.

    Shockingly though-I am not mad. I more than makeup for it.

  34. You have an awesome husband and darling girls…. you are blessed.

    Have a good week. Love, Grammy

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