A few weeks ago I decided I would make him a card with pictures of Natalie and I. The card in theory seemed easy enough to make. Get some paper, glue the pictures to them, punch some holes in the paper and thread some string through so it can be hung on the wall.
Holy shit, when I said before that crafts weren't my niche I had no idea just how challenged I really am when it comes to making things. I don't know exactly what I did wrong, a combination of punching the holes crooked and putting too much glue on the photos/paper but the card came out looking pretty messed up. After a couple of hours it started to crumple and bend itself up.
Natalie and I went through our typical day to day activities (park, nap, running errands) and then I dropped Natalie off at Matt's parents to clean up my disgusting house and get dinner started. Matt got off work and picked Natalie up from his parent's.
Matt gave me flowers, wine and a really sappy card that made me tear up. I gave him my pathetic hand made card and laughed about it. It's a shame Natalie's not old enough that I can at least lie and say she helped make it and that's why it came out so crappy.
We ate dinner while chasing Natalie around because she can't sit still to eat for more then a few minutes at a time. Then we struggled to get Natalie to bed since her nap that day lasted longer than usual.
Finally around 11:30 she fell asleep and we spent some alone time together before going to bed.
We both had a really good night, even if things weren't perfect. I think what made yesterday so special though was making time for each other and doing little nice things for one another. A few nights ago we had a talk about how our marriage has changed since becoming parents and that has made me feel a lot closer to Matt.
(My SLR is broken, so I haven't been able to take any quality pictures. Here are a few taken on my phone.)
|Pretty cute idea that didn't work out too well. We're holding three signs, one says "we" the other is a heart and the last says "you".|
|"You talkin' to me?"|
|She wasn't ready to wake up from her nap, so after I brought her downstairs I rocked her in the glider and she slept in my arms another half hour. That hasn't happened in at least nine months or so.|
|So sweet just to hold her.|
|Roses, wine and sappy card. Loved it.|
|Beating up on Daddy.|