Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love is...

...letting your loved one's sleep in.

...ignoring gigantic messes as you make your way out to the car for a trip to a destination unknown.

... watching new DVD's in the van, even though it doesn't follow our "longer than an hour rule"

...having lunch amid anatomic animals and fake thunderstorms.

...hiking by historic castles, ignoring the mud beneath our feet.

...having a great day, despite not seeing any eagles.

...a simple dinner and bottle of wine at home

...snuggling up for a movie, five bodies close by.

Today was a great day. It started off a bit anxiety on my part (but medication does wonders) and soon we were off to destinations unknown. We took the girls to the Rain Forest Cafe for lunch - a place they've been begging to visit. I think it lived up to their expectations, however, Meenie was a bit freaked out during the "thunderstorms". You can tell my girls don't go to the Mall much, they were complete gawkers! Then we travelled down Route 9 to Gillette's Castle, hoping to catch a sight of the bald eagles who winter along the CT river. We didn't see any eagles, but the girls loved playing hide and seek among the castle walls and then frolicking down the trails in search of letterboxes (the two we tried to find we missing :( ).

Then we enjoyed a long trek back, through meandering country roads.

*There was no candy, flowers, jewelry (unless you count the heart earrings we picked up for the girls at Claire's) or other "Hallmarkish" holiday gifts over here. Just a fun day spent with family, doing things we all loved. And it was fantastic!


Our choice of music once we shut the DVD off was Milkshake. And we defiantly had a "bit of sunshine" today! You can still win a copy of their newest DVD, screen play, over here, as well as concert tickets!


catnip said...

We didn't do traditional Valentine's presents. We're trying to eat healthier and not spend a lot of extra money! We just went out for a family lunch and it was lovely.

Suburb Sierra said...

Very cute. My kids get a little freaked at Rainforest Cafe, but I don't think we've been there since they were 2 or something.

Our special moments included glowing pins and balls, loud pop music, a few rounds of air hockey and cookies at our favorite bakery. Who needs hallmark when glo-bowling is right down the street :)

Stacy said...

That sounds like a wonderful day! The Rainforest Cafe here always has such a long wait...but one of these days we'll have to take the kids.

Oh, and I will let you know when I get some tankini's made up. :)