This Valentines weekend kicked off with a fun playdate with some of our friends. We organized a little craft, mini terracotta pots and patio-friendly paint so the babies could make hearts using their thumbprints.
I don't think I realized how difficult this would be with a nine month old who likes to touch everything and have her fingers in her mouth. Somehow, we made it work without any paint accidents (hallelujah) and now I have a cute pot to plant some seeds in this spring.
We also went to a 2nd birthday party for a little friend that was held at My Gym, a little indoor play area for kids. Camille is obviously not walking yet so a lot of what she could do was limited, but she was able to enjoy a lot of the stations with my help -- the ball pit, the small slide, and the parachute activities. It was really cute seeing her have fun and watch the older kids intently. I've heard My Gym can be a little expensive to join, but I could certainly see taking her there from time to time.
Saturday afternoon we went to the mountains for a quick trip. Ian and I had plans to have a low-key dinner at the house, so we went out in the late afternoon to Over Yonder to enjoy a cocktail and an appetizer for Valentines Day. Right when we arrived, it was snowing!
It surprisingly wasn't COLD COLD COLD but the temperature was starting to drop and we wanted to make sure we were home before dark. We left the Valle Crucis area and headed towards Boone.
Dinner was super fancy ... takeout from Mellow Mushroom! We went with the Kosmic Karma pizza which has a delicious pesto swirl on the top of it. We enjoyed it that night with a little wine and some Dateline. Very low-key, but very "us" :)
We did get my car stuck in the snowy driveway on the way back up to the house. Such is mountain life, I guess. Ian shoveled it out the next morning and we headed home where the temps were slightly less freezing.
Hope you had a beautiful and love-filled weekend!