where does one begin to talk about a special day? i woke up yesterday morning, valentines day, and found it odd that joe quickly got out of bed and showered. if you know joe at all, this DOES NOT happen. usually i have to threaten him with releasing the kids on him to get him to think about budging out of bed and/or release the kids on him!!! in fact, when we were dating i had to call him to get him out of bed for school everyday. not yesterday though!
when he finished he came down and said some valentine-sy things like "will you be my valentine?". i giggled at how silly he was being but of course said yes to which he responded, "that's good! you now have 15 min to get ready to go out with me then!" he had gotten a babysitter for the boys and surprised me with a breakfast date! we had lots of fun reminiscing at nifty fifty's, the place we first met. we enjoyed conversation without the distractions of our little guys who were quite happy eating their cupid donuts and playing at home with the sitter. it was fantastic!!!
on the way home, i got this idea to get the boys a new fish. theirs had passed about a month ago, and i thought it would be a super surprise. we stop at petsmart and there were no fish that we wanted, but then hubs hears something he does want...barking! a dog -he is always asking for a dog! even worse, he is always getting o to ask for one too! i love dogs...i really do...but we have just not had much love with them. (thought love was a better word than luck) anyway, we stop by the spca then to find out about getting the cat fixed, afterall, we should take care of the pet we do have, right?! of course, they have the adoption hours flashing everywhere...
i spent the latter part of the morn making hot dogs into heart shapes for lunch and being adorned with gifts [toys] from the boys -after all, what would a girl do without a nights armor arm on her valentines day?!? as quickly as i received the gifts, i was asked for them! what little sweethearts i have and am so happy to celebrate a day of love with!
the afternoon didn't go quite as planned! we put the boys down for nap, but there was to be no napping this day!! they were outrageously goofy. maybe the excitement of valentines day, maybe the donut from breakfast didn't wear off...who knows, but they were not sleeping anytime soon!! after a while, i said "we will be more miserable leaving them up there than letting them come down, and so we let them come out to play. not long after, the sleepy's set in. both boys still really NEED naps!! both boys were completely miserable!! whining...downright tantrums...we were loosing them and fast! we knew it was too late for a nap and that getting them back into the room would not go over well anyway. finally i break down and say, "fine! lets go look at the dogs!!"
not a big deal -we've done this before and they've enjoyed it and we've come home without one! it's easy at the spca! they all have pit or are all huge or something!! NOT TODAY!!! of course we find the cutest puppy. she's not too big (which was my biggest complaint), she doesn't shed, she has no pit in her & she is so young that she is moldable to like cats & kids etc.
am i out of my mind?!? have i lost it completely?!? next thing i know, we're in the room playing with this puppy. said non-napping toddlers are throwing balls for her and dad is super excited to play with this "perfect puppy". it seems like a whirlwind. after a while, they take the dog back to be fixed (it was her day) and we stay in the room to talk.
kids are falling apart!
"they took our dog!" "we didn't get to go for a walk with her!"the next 20+ min ensue something like this: hubs is arguing pros while wife is arguing cons.
"there's a special, she's only $30"...."we're having a baby, who needs a dog?"..."i'll walk her every morn and night"..."we're moving to africa, will she come with us?"...maybe i was weak b/c my sugar was low...maybe i'm just a soft-hearted fool with a weak area for my begging family and stray animals...but next thing i know we're on our way to walmart to buy much needed accessories for the puppy we just bought! collar, leash, food, bones, toys, ugh! well, i'm completely convinced, I.MUST.BE.CRAZY!!!
don't tell hubs, but i'm secretly excited! -until the first accident on my floor i'm sure, but we are excited to bring lucy (already affectionately dubbed lulu) home today after she finishes healing from surg!
as if the day wasn't already a pretty good one, i woke up this morning to find a text i received [after i went to bed last night], that we also are getting a babysitter sat night!!! for not having gone out for mos, i am so excited to get 2 dates with hubs in the same week!!!!
stay tuned for pix and [i'm sure loads of FUN] stories about lulu...