The kids woke up to a candy treat on their chairs in the living room. Eleanor and Zach ate theirs for breakfast and Zoe and Emily waited until they got home from school to enjoy theirs. Zoe and Emily had Valentine parties at school and they brought home lots of cards, some with pencils and some with lollipops. Emily made this cute Valentine for me and Matt.
I had a pretty low-key day today besides doing 3 loads of laundry. When Eleanor saw me getting clothes out of the laundry basket to wash this morning she asked in disbelief, "You're doing laundry on Valentine's Day?...and there's school?" She just couldn't believe it.
It has taken me all day to spend my Christmas gift card from Matt from Lands' End on their internet site, but the mission has been accomplished. I've had fun shopping! Zoe wants a gift card for her birthday (hint, hint Grandmas). Eleanor and Zoe both enjoyed watching me click on different items and they thought it was so neat that you could see the items in different colors and styles with a quick click of a button. I enjoyed it, too.
I settled down in my chair to watch "The Sisterhood of the traveling pants" this afternoon on our portable DVD player while Eleanor and Zach had their computer time, but Kate ruined the fun by getting upset because I wouldn't let her play with the DVD player. I figured then that I would watch the movie this evening, but then I decided to put Kate down for a nap and I watched most of the movie at the kitchen table while I ate lunch. I like the movie. Matt had already seen the movie on a bus back from Boston and wasn't too impressed, but of course that would be the case since it is a chic movie. I like the story lines of all the girls and I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the movie in just a little bit.
Zach hurt his big toe this evening. I'm not sure how, I just know that he was dragging his body pillow which he uses for a bed and his pillow down the hall and then he started crying. He'll walk on it, but he tells us that it hurts from time to time.
Matt stopped at the grocery store before he came home and I almost asked him to pick me up some peanut m&ms, but I talked myself out of it. So I was pleasantly surprised when he came home with a bag of peanut m&ms just for me for Valentine's Day. Sweet!