Before I forget the story and it gets into March I'd better write this one down. Valentine's (being on a Tuesday) fell on playgroup day. The kids worked really hard on Monday writing everyone's name on special cards and coloring and picking each one out for each of our friends. I was at work on Monday then had van difficulties and didn't get home until after 9pm so I was unable to help them get prepared. Then Tuesday we ran out of the house in such a rush that half were left sitting on the kitchen table.
Curtis and I had planned on having dinner together that night, just the two of us. We had childcare lined up and a gift certificate to Red Lobster! Woo Hoo! But, just as plans are made new plans come along. The van ended up being a late afternoon issue getting it towed from the hospital (where it left me) to the shop down from the house. Then our childcare got sick and couldn't keep the kids. SOoooo, I decided to grill ribeyes for us and enjoy an evening at home. Curtis was set on eating out. He decided to take Maggie on a date instead. Oh what fun they had being together. They went to Ruby Tuesday's (we're saving our Red Lobster trip!) and she held his hand, got to make her own salad from the salad bar, had her own rasberry lemonade and sprite, then had ice cream from Sonic. Then they went and picked out flowers for me. She brought them to me and explained "the red one, white one, and yellow one are for you but the pink ones are for me". We're sharing a vase on the table. She came home so excited to tell me all about their time together. Curtis says he needs to do it more often because he really enjoyed his evening with her. It helps to have one on one time to renew your love. I guess that's why we have date night! He also said she doesn't talk nearly as much as Bennett. Isn't that scary!
Here are a few pictures from our "paint day" this week.