One of the biggest differences between me and Jon is that he isn't very good at planning ahead. When we were dating, he would call me at 4:30 in the afternoon and ask if I wanted to go get dinner that night. He's definitely a seat-of-the-pants type of person.
Meanwhile, I'm one of those people who needs to know what's going to happen six weeks from today. I want to know what time it's going to take place at, where it's going to be and what I need to wear and have it written on my calendar a very long time from when it is going to happen. I love anticipating things and I love being prepared! Ha!
Jon OUTDID himself this Valentine's Day! He actually told me almost two weeks ago that he was going to be making me a special dinner and that Nathan was going to need to go to bed a little early and that I needed to stay home so I could be here to get another surprise.
So, yesterday morning, these gorgeous beauties were delivered:
Nathan was SO excited. He kept jumping up and down yelling, "Yay! Yay!" And we had to smell them about eight times. ;)
Jon got home and we gave Nathan his little Valentine bucket - I just had a few things in there - Reese's peanut butter hearts and those Gerber semi-healthy-Cheeto things. Someone was a bit excited about it:
Then we all just played for a little bit before he started doing a few things in the kitchen.
I thought his helper was pretty dang adorable. ;)
I put Nathan in bed at seven and came out of Nathan's room to find a hot bubble bath going for me with candles and music and chocolates. Y'all. I am not really a bath person - I like the water to be like 134 degrees, so it never stays hot enough for me. But it was sooo relaxing. I just laid there and finally had the chance to read a book I've been waiting for free time to read while Jon finished up our dinner in the kitchen.
He made lobster tail! I'd never even HAD lobster tail! Everything was absolutely delicious! Though, I told him, the bar has been raised VERY high for him as far as his cooking abilities go! Ha! :)
He even made chocolate-covered strawberries. LOVE IT.
I was spoiled rotten last night. Thank you so much, honey!
This morning, Nathan had an early doctor's appointment for his 18-month checkup (a month late), so we were up and gone by eight. Ugh. I do not function well before about 10AM. But, it was nice to not have to wait forever in the waiting room.
He now weighs 25.6 pounds (he cannot for the life of him get over that 25-pound hump, despite all the food he eats!!), he's almost 36 inches tall and he still has a big head. ;) He was in the 28th percentile for weight, 95th for height and 90th for head.
My little string bean. ;)
Today is also a fun day - two years ago today, we found out that we would be having a boy - I can't believe it's been TWO years since then. Time flies when you're busy chasing a BUSY boy. ;)
I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday! I thought of and prayed for each of you who had mentioned your prayer requests on waiting for a husband - I hope you felt the overwhelming love of Jesus yesterday and today!