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Happy Valentines Day

I had a ton of grand plans for Valentine’s Day. I was going to do something fun and special for each day leading up to the 14th, but then we all got sick with the flu, and all my plans came to a halt. Me and the babies were miserable for pretty much the first half of February.

But thankfully, we were all recovered by Valentines weekend.

So we did some fun stuff,

like have a cupcake party…….

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And eat cake valentines_day_table_decor_flowers

And more cake…..

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Hubby surprised me with lots of flowers. Is there anything in the world prettier than flowers? I think not.

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With all these flowers I made pretty tablescapes. I love Valentine’s Day because it’s an excuse to go overboard on my favorite color: pink!

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Valentino helped me make these little teddy bear favors for his classmates for their Valentine gram exchange party.

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In school, Valentino made a surprise for me and daddy for Valentine’s Day. We absolutely loved it! Our little artist!

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The kids had fun playing with a Valentine’s sensory bin (they love this kind of stuff) and making Valentines cards for the special people in their lives.

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Me and hubby had date night at home after the kids went to bed. Doing it this way is SO much better and less stressful than getting a sitter, rushing to get ready, then watching your alcohol intake because you have to drive, and then rushing back home to get back to the babies. All on the busiest weekend of the year for restaurants.

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So this year hubby was BAD and surprised me with a new purse, after me telling him a million times that I don’t need anything and that we need to be more frugal. He’s so bad. But it’s just so pretty……. so I didn’t complain too much.

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I love this purse because it’s big enough to be used as a diaper bag, and has three compartments, which is perfect! One for me and one for each kid. It will soon be filled up with diapers, wipes, change of clothes, tissues, bottles and snacks.

So that was a glimpse of this year’s Valentine’s weekend. Even though we didn’t get to do all the things I was planning on doing with the family, it was still special. The kids loved it, hubby loved it, and that was enough to make me the happiest. I love them all so much.

About: Leila Rahmanian and Salar Rahmanian

Leila Rahmanian is married to Salar Rahmanian. They live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have three wonderful kids, two boys named Valentino Rahmanian and Caspian Rahmanian and a beautiful daughter named Persephone Rahmanian.