This year Valentine's Day felt even more special than usual and not because we did anything unusual, particularly interesting or extravagant but simply because the three of us were able to spend the entire day together, from the moment we woke up to the moment we went to bed. It's moments like this when you really appreciate how important your little family is.
In the morning Rob gave Emilia her first Valentine's card. She was so excited to receive something. And then, of course, she wanted my card too. If this baby will stay an only child, we will need to teach her that she is not allowed to have and do everything she wants. Tough job.
After we exchanged cards and presents (by the way, the card in the back is huge, it is not an optical illusion- it's a card for all three of us from my parents. I guess they thought that since they were buying one card for three people, it'd better be very big!), we went to a local Costa cafe' for breakfast. Emilia loves being around people and she kept looking around hoping for someone to look back at her and say something to her, and perhaps play a bit together too. Everyone, however, was busy busy and involved in their work conversations and even when she started singing (attention seeker!), nobody turned to look at her. Disappointing.
Sadly, the weather in London couldn't be more miserable today, with heavy rain and strong winds throughout the day, so our wandering around didn't last long. Back home, it was all about crafting, dressing up, playing with stickers and sponges, singing and dancing. And of course hearts were everywhere around the flat. It's Valentine's Day after all!
Oh, and walking, lots of walking too. It only took Emilia 17 months and 10 days to feel confident enough to walk without any sort of aid but the wait is finally, and I say FINALLY, over. And now, of course, she loves walking (in fact, running) around the flat.
Overall, it was a super fun day full of activities with baby. And when baby went to sleep, Rob and I were finally able to relax with a good, Valentine's sushi meal.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone, I hope your day was just as special!