Our Valentine's Day started bright and early, 7:15 am to be exact. Phil and I were laying in bed bargaining with one another. If he went in and gave Ruby her binky (in hopes that we would get another thirty minutes of sleep) I would get up with her if it didn't work. Unfortunately for me, the binky was a bust and Ruby wanted out of her crib STAT. 

Phil had told me earlier in the week that he made brunch reservations for the three of us on Valentine's Day. Luckily, I married a romantic who had planned an entire, baby free, Valentine's date night on Thursday, so this was our time to celebrate Valentine's Day as a family. Any holiday (Hallmark holidays included) with a baby is the perfect excuse to dress them up in the corresponding colors and prints. Ruby and I - mostly I decided a shopping trip was a must! After a quick in and out at Baby Gap, the purchase of three different pieces, an at home try on session, and a final decision we were ready for brunch!

These were Ruby's outfit options - so cute right?

Love Top | Grey One-Piece | Ivory One-Piece

We decided on the "Love Top" and Ruby couldn't have looked more adorable. After snapping a few photos we were out the door and headed to BeatrixIf you are in the Chicago area, I highly recommend it, our meals were delicious! (The pot roast egg sandwich - YUM)

After quite literally stuffing ourselves we bundled up and headed out. Unexpected fluffy snowflakes started falling in the middle of our meal and by the time we left the restaurant the ground was covered. Cold, but oh so pretty!

We decided it was best to head home and spend the rest of our day playing inside in our pajamas. Ruby got the B. Parum Pum Pum Drum for Valentine's Day and absolutely loves it, I see a musician in the making! We banged on the drum, shook the tambourine and took naps, and ate snacks.

It was a great day spent loving on each other, I feel so blessed to have so many people in my life to love on. Happy Valentine's Day!

Disclaimer: Taking pictures of a 9 month old who sits still for .02 seconds at a time is NOT easy. My apologies.