Today is Valentines Day and personally I really enjoy it – it has a huge amount of significance for my husband and I and we wouldn’t be together if it wasn’t for Valentines Day. But this week I’ve been made to feel bad about it by someone. What ever happened to respecting other peoples’ choices? If you don’t like Valentines Day for whatever reason that’s fine but please don’t make your issue my issue.
Since hubby was working today I decided we would take advantage of hubby’s day off yesterday and have a little family Valentines Day. And it was lovely (and a little stressful!). We took the boys to the aquarium, which we were lucky to get a yearly pass for for Christmas. Like the zoo (which we also have a yearly pass for) we never look at everything in one day. The boys are too young to stay happy for that long and it’s not worth the stress to us.
We had things on in the morning so we didn’t get there until around lunch time. We spent a couple of hours there and the boys enjoyed watching the penguins swim (its apparently very funny!), looking at the turtles (one of which gave me a heart attack and splashed me!), and the fish bowl shark viewing area. This is one of the best parts for us as we can get the boys out of the pram and let them crawl around and stand up against the glass and look at all the creatures swim by.
After the aquarium we took a long walk along the river and stopped at a playground, where I got hubby to take the boys down the slide. It was very amusing!! A bit more walking and we stopped for a bite to eat – our budget is extremely tight but I knew this was coming and that as a family we needed something nice so I put some money aside for this little outing. We had a lovely meal, which the boys made it most of the way through in their special little seats the restaurant had. Then there a stop in park, where the boys tried to put grass down my top and the long walk back to the car.
All in all it was a lovely day and I have some adorable photos of the day which will go in our family album.