Would you look at this cute little wiggle worm!?
He was my pre-Valentine’s date. I gave his mama a little break so she could get housework and errands done. And I had fun playing with Finn.
Although I have to say it would have been easier if my breasts produced milk Little guy was hungry! We had fun in between feedings though (and when Holly left I fed him with a pumped bottle). We read stories and played with toys and made funny faces together. He even learned to stick his tongue back out at me! Lots of smiles too. I just love babies!!! Always have.
When le bebe was napping, I ate an apple and read some Hunger Games. (I read some aloud to him too but my voice gave out before Finn’s attention span for Katniss and Peeta did!)
Holly sent me home with some BISCOFF and York Patties!! I had a patty on my ride home
I raced home just in time to make it to date night. Hopefully our last childless Valentine’s Day!?
When we went to Orzo a few weeks ago for restaurant week, they gave us a golden ticket to come back any night for the 3-courses-for-$26 deal. It wasn’t valid on V-day, so we just went a night early!
Love the complimentary hummus + pitas!
Matt got a wine flight. I took a sip of each to taste them out.
Gosh I would LOVE to drink a whole bottle of wine right now – hangover and all! I miss it so much. We were talking over dinner that even though I don’t really want to get drunk, even when the baby comes I won’t be able to have more than a glass or so – unless I want to waste breast milk. And it’s also probably not very responsible to be too tipsy with a child. So our days of wild beer festivals might be over – unless a grandma volunteers to babysit!
But that is OK, really, because I’m sure that giving up that lifestyle will be 100% worth it when the time comes.
Course I was Calamari and Shrimp Beignets in a dipping sauce. These were awesome!! Like seafood hushpuppies.
Matt had the mussels, which I got last time!
The best part of doing restaurant week all over again (and Orzo is the BEST because they offer nearly their whole menu) is that we know just what dishes to order!!
Case in point, I heard raving reviews of the Hangar Steak last time. I’m not normally a big steak person, but I decided to take a risk and get it. And it was FAB!! Juicy and tender and the carrot coulis on the side was excellent.
Loved the potato gratin too – it was a good match for my cheesy potato craving.
Matt had Pork Belly + Shrimp, which was divine, but not as good as mine!
Last time Karen had the Lemon Cake so I knew I’d like it despite rarely ordering lemon desserts. Really I just wanted the whipped cream!
Matt had a [blurry] chocolate chip cookie with vanilla gelato and gave me the best bite!
When we returned home, we exchanged gifts.
A sweet cart from Matt [hand painted] that even mentioned babies!! Needless to say he knows how to make my heart flutter : )
I also got this one from my parents. Babies on the brain, huh?
Matt and I aren’t big gift givers, but we decided to do something small for Valentine’s. I got him a bike shirt from Blue Ridge Eco Shop
And a peanut butter buckeye from Feast, which I get for him whenever I go there – he loves them!
I told him all I wanted was my very own box of chocolates.
I’m sure this will make many of you angry, but I love to take one bite of all of them and then go back for a second bite and a third in rounds. It’s the best way!!
Matt got me Gearhart’s Chocolates, a famous local Cville chocolatier.
Unlike Jim Gaffigan’s Gamble Chocolates, none of these contained toothpaste! [Listen to 3:38 on! Most hilarious comedian ever.]
TWO LAYERS!!!!!! What a fun surprise!
And in true V-day fashion, we tasted one bite of a handful of them. Can’t wait to go back for that second bite later!!
Happy Chocolate Day!