Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Here at the Manwaring house we had a fun Valentine's Day. We woke up to this, left by various members of the family to other various members:)

Nathan's gift is still coming, should be here tomorrow. Nathan wrote me an amazing letter titled "Because you..." and then listed three pages of things that he loves about me. I loved it. James and Jack-Jack got treats and cars. Of course there were the chocolates too. I tried to make heart shaped pancakes for dinner, but that didn't work out entirely. They were good though. Our Bishop decided that since it was Valentine's Day, all the members of the bishopric should go home to their families, so it was a nice treat to have Nathan home that night!

As a family we played with the new cars (a Ferrari set of five) on the blocks that used to be my mom's and uncle's when they were growing up. The blocks have turned into one of James' favorite toys! He plays with them daily. We made ramps and roads for the cars to travel on. I loved spending the time with my three favorite boys.

Saturday night we went to Cheesecake Factory in Salt Lake for "our" Valentine's. We got a sitter too, and the food was excellent as usual! We met Aubreigh and Matt there, and walked around the Fashion Place mall while we waited for our table. From the time that they put their name down to the time we were actually seated was 2.25 hours!!
That gave us time to shop without all our kids for the first time in a long time, and I always buy things when I shop with Aubreigh. She is a great fashion consultant:)
Good thing the Cheesecake Factory is so yummy, we have never had a dish there that we didn't like. Too bad we didn't get any pictures of the night.

Happy Valentine's Day to all! We hope you had a good day!
Sorry our Valentine's were late to our family, but we are trying :)