Our Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is one holiday that I never thought could get better with a baby. I had so much fun this year preparing for our little holiday. Cupcakes from scratch and fancy dinners out were replaced with Harris Teeter baked cupcakes and a home cooked steak dinner after bedtime. I wouldn’t trade this life for the world. 

The week of Valentine’s Day Caroline sent out some cards to her aunts, uncles, grandparents and great grandparents. 

We also made some Valentine’s for her classmates and purchased some slipper socks for her teachers {they only wear slippers in her classroom}!

Just a few hours after Matt dropped Caroline off for daycare we received a call from her teacher informing us that she was running a pretty high fever and needed to be picked up (along with several other babies in class). So after a trip to the doctor (just a cold virus thankfully) we spent the day together cuddling on the couch while I worked with one hand.

We had a party to attend on Saturday night so we decided to celebrate our Valentine’s Day a night early. So, after we put the mini to bed we quickly got to cooking dinner. But first, I gave Matt his gift – a Moscow Mule kit! He has been so obsessed with this drink so I thought a copper mug and all the ingredients would be a great surprise…and I was right!

For dinner, together we cooked our favorite steak (loaded with rosemary butter), lobster tail, sweet potato fries and broccoli. And for dessert we enjoyed Harris Teeter cupcakes! We both agreed this dinner was far better than fighting the crowds for an awkward reservation time at an overpriced restaurant. Plus we got to eat in our pajamas.

On Saturday we woke up and Facetimed with Aunt Lindsey to wish her a happy birthday! Caroline ran a fever through the entire weekend so we stayed in pjs.

Later Matt and Caroline surprised me with Valentine’s gifts – earrings and a new tote bag from C. Wonder!

It was a great, great weekend! Hope yours was too!

Previous Valentine’s Days: 2014 | 2013 | 2012



  1. Kristen [Playground Prepster]
    February 16, 2015 / 1:37 pm

    I hope Caroline is feeling better! What cute Valentine cards! And I am all for eating in pjs!

  2. Jessica
    February 16, 2015 / 1:38 pm

    Valentine's Day with children is definitely different than it was before – but like you, I think it's even better this way:) Sorry to hear that little Caroline wasn't feeling 100%, but glad that you guys got to spend some good quality time together. Loving the little valentines that you sent out with her picture on them. Too cute!:)

  3. Shannon @ Sweet Tea Sippin' on Mayberry
    February 16, 2015 / 1:50 pm

    It looks like you had such a fun Valentine's Day! I have that exact same C Wonder Tote and I absolutely love it. I thought it was too big at first, but I love that it fits everything, plus some. I hope your baby girl is feeling better, Happy Monday!

  4. Nina @ Flowers in my Hair
    February 16, 2015 / 1:52 pm

    Your day sounds lovely!

  5. Bekah Walsh
    February 16, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    Hope the fever is gone! All great gift choices, but I'm sitting here swooning over that gingham tissue paper you used in Matt's gift. I need to find some!

  6. Cassidy C.
    February 16, 2015 / 2:46 pm

    Such a sweet baby! It sounds like a perfect weekend (besides Caroline being sick). I must know, how do you get your sweet potato fries to cook so perfectly?!! No matter what I seem to do, more than half of them burn!

  7. Pris
    February 16, 2015 / 2:53 pm

    Sounds like a lovely Valentine's weekend! I hope Caroline is feeling better today!

  8. My Life as A Plate
    February 16, 2015 / 2:59 pm

    Sounds like the perfect weekend ( minus the sick baby). My husband and I always prefer to stay in on V-day and cook rather then to eat in a crowded restaurant.

  9. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    February 16, 2015 / 3:08 pm

    The cutest Valentines memories – oh how it changes when you have kiddies x

  10. Brittany Sanchez
    February 16, 2015 / 3:12 pm

    Your little girl is too sweet! Your dinner looked A M A Z I N G! I always think home cooked meals are better than eating out! <3

  11. Simply LKJ
    February 16, 2015 / 3:24 pm

    How she is feeling better. What precious Valentine's she gave out. Sometimes the nights in are the best!

  12. Traci
    February 16, 2015 / 4:08 pm

    We did steaks at home too. I splurged on a "good" bottle of wine since we were staying in & it was a great night.

  13. Sarah O
    February 16, 2015 / 4:47 pm

    We have made the same baked steaks for Valentine's Day the last couple of years too! We totally agree, dinner at home is so much better than fighting the crowds.

  14. LHWinstead
    February 16, 2015 / 5:46 pm

    Caroline is absolutely adorable!! Love the Valentines she gave out ๐Ÿ™‚ The moscow mule basket is a great idea!!

  15. Jillian
    February 16, 2015 / 6:37 pm

    sounds like a fantastic valentines day! i hope caroline is feeling better! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  16. Kylie
    February 16, 2015 / 9:03 pm

    this sounds like an amazing valentines day! my fiancรฉ and i made homemade pizza and exchanged just some cards and candy because we are getting married in 2 weeks! just wanted to keep things low key. i LOVE all of your valentines ideas though.

  17. rox
    February 16, 2015 / 9:21 pm

    Hope Caroline is all better now! Y'alls dinner looks AMAAAAAAAAAAZING!! I had NO energy this year for V Day (#36weekspregnant), so we had cereal. FOR REAL. Did you just stir fry the broccoli? I'm SO not a chef, so if it involves more than 5 steps or 5 ingredients, I'm out. Ha.

  18. Karen Chung
    February 16, 2015 / 9:28 pm

    oh my goodness, Caroline is adorable!! I'm sure your family loved the V day cards. Glad you all had a great weekend :)xoxoKarenhttp://kensingtonwest.me.uk

  19. Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey
    February 17, 2015 / 5:19 am

    Sounds like a good weekend despite the fever! Hope she is feeling better now!

  20. Yoga Rocks!
    February 17, 2015 / 2:36 pm

    Hope Caroline is feeling better! Looks like such a fun Valentines Day! Did you make the labels yourself and how do you do it? Thanks!

  21. Megan Proctor
    February 17, 2015 / 3:50 pm

    Hi Christina! You must get this ALLL the time, but do you make your own gift tags? Every time you wrap a gift you always have the cutest gift tags! I must know your secret!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Hannah
    February 17, 2015 / 7:50 pm

    What a fun little Valentine's Day! I am totally with you on making your own yummy dinner at home and not having to put up with crowds of people bad reservation times. I'm glad you were able to have a sweet little Valentine's Day even though Caroline was sick; I hope she's feeling better!

  23. The Wanna-be Southern Belle
    February 18, 2015 / 5:54 pm

    Loved all your valentines…adorable yet practical too ๐Ÿ™‚ totally over the sickness this winter…these poor babies!

  24. Lisa Loves John
    February 19, 2015 / 3:26 am

    Absolutely love the Moscow mule kit! I may use that for my hubby's birthday!!

  25. Amber L
    February 19, 2015 / 11:03 pm

    So awesome that you got her teachers something! The dinner you two cooked, looks better then something from a restaurant! It's got my mouth watering! I'm so sorry the little lady is sick… I'll keep her in my prayers!

  26. Alexandra Bee Blog
    February 26, 2015 / 2:28 pm

    That dinner looks DELICIOUS! Love the Moscow Mule basket!

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