I am happy to report that her check-up went well this morning. She does have a nasty cold, but everything else checked out fine. She also got three shots, which in no way improved her demeanor! But we gave her a dose of Tylenol and Triaminic as soon as she got home, and in a short while she was down for a very long nap. Having been up so much of the night, I knew she was exhausted and was glad she was finally able to sleep.
While she was napping, I had a wonderful time celebrating Valentine's Day with Dylan and Caitlyn. Dylan was particularly adorable, and very creative today! He spent a considerable amount of time this morning drawing, cutting out, and taping together this paper "Valentine airplane", and I was so impressed with what a great job he did. His attention to detail just astounds me!
For lunch I thought I'd deviate just a bit from our standard PB&J's. It took such little effort on my part to present them with special Valentine sandwiches, and they were so happy with their special treats! I love this part of being a mom--the small ways in which I can show my kids how very much I love them, even with something as simple as a heart cut from the center of their sandwiches.
After lunch we made a batch of sugar cookies. Baking is always a big hit with my kids, and today was no exception! They helped roll out the dough and took turns pressing the cookie cutter, but their favorite part was eating the extra icing once we were finished!
Much to my relief and great surprise, Meghan was in a wonderful mood when she woke up from her nap. We all piled onto my bed and read The Valentine Bears, a sweet little book that Darren gave me on our first Valentine's Day together. I just love that, ten years later, here I am...snuggling our three little sweethearts, and reading to them that very same book!
Darren prepared a wonderful dinner for us when he got home from work, and for dessert, we made hot cocoa to sip with our sugar cookies. Dylan presented us with a card he made this afternoon, and I love it. I love everything about it! The hand of cupid in the top right corner, shooting an arrow emblazoned with Dylan's name; the block lettering; Cupid's tongue; the dimension of the cross; and--my favorite--the eyelashes on the lady heart! So cute! So sweet!