Historically, we have never really celebrated Valentine’s day in our house. I decorate because I really need no excuse to crochet cute hearts and make our mantel prettier. That said, this year we have celebrated a little more – trying make the most of any romantic occasion before the imminent arrival of our baby boy! (10 weeks to go!!!)
This years crochet contribution to my February mantel has been the jar of little hearts on sticks, complete with jar cosy. I saw some similar hearts on pinterest (of course!) and loved them. I found a little heart pattern, via ravelry I expect but to my shame I can not now remember, popped them on bamboo skewers and created my own version. The jar cosy I made up as I went along and it turned out rather well I thought 🙂
Oh and do you like my sweet little card from the lovely hubby?! <3
We were incredibly grateful yesterday to let my mum look after Emma for the afternoon. Emma had the best time, playing, baking cookies, feeding ducks, visiting other family members and generally being spoiled rotten I’m sure. While this was happening Vince and I got to have a whole afternoon date!
We chose to do something we both love… which is doing not a great deal at all! We chose a little town neither of us really know and had a good wander around, exploring and trying different cafe’s and coffee shops. More importantly we got to talk without being interrupted or distracted or too tired to concentrate, we got to walk arm in arm instead of wrangling a toddler and generally we got to enjoy just being husband and wife. Child free time doesn’t happen all that often for us, so when it does it is treasured.
As a bonus, the town market had a beautiful fresh flower stall full of tulips, we had the tastiest hot chocolate I have had in years, possibly ever (now I want another!), and had tea and cake from pretty china. The random event of the day was looking up from the above cup of tea and seeing Bob Geldof sitting at the table opposite, ha!
This afternoon this gorgeous girl and I spent time doing valentine’s inspired arts and crafts. For a little girl who spends 50% of her time thinking about dinosaurs and cars she really let her girly side fly today 🙂 Her precision was pretty impressive today and I love watching her different skills developing. Watching her grow brings so much joy to my life <3
Oh, and just look at that smile. I know I’m her totally biased mum but we have such a beautiful little girl.
I hope you have all had a happy weekend lovely readers. <3