Sunday, February 21, 2010

Valentine's Day

We had a good Valentine's Day. Caleb and I got up in the morning and colored for a little while, making homemade envelopes. Then we woke up Daddy and gave out presents. Caleb got a heart shaped Toy Story tin that had candy inside. He absolutely loved it and asked if he could take it to church with him.

We came downstairs and made heart shaped pancakes. When Caleb saw that they were hearts, he was so super excited. I mean, he loves pancakes as it is, but heart pancakes were extra thrilling.

Before church, Caleb looked too cute not to take his picture. He was so good at letting me get him all dolled up, though he wasn't too interested in modeling once he was dressed.

He got a heart lollipop at church.

Naomi came over later with her parents. Here's Caleb giving her her card (wrapped in the paper we painted just that morning).

Liz and I took the kids outside for a photo shoot while our hubbies worked on dinner. Naomi is definitely a runner, so it was quite the task getting photos of the two kids together. Mostly we kept telling Caleb to chase after Naomi so he would be in the picture with her.

You can see in the first picture he's telling her to stop running.

This next photo is my absolute favorite of the whole day.

Feeding leaves to whatever it is that lives below the grate.

I'm trying to be better about taking pictures with Caleb, even though I hate being in pictures. But I love my kid, so I figure he needs some pictures with his mommy every now and again.

Loves for Naomi. I really like the second picture even though it's blurry. The reason it's blurry though is because they were just about to tackle each other to the floor. It's how a lot of their hugs end.

After that, we finally gave in and took the kids to the park, which is what they wanted from the very beginning.

A little bit of Harley love.

We saw a hot air balloon. It got pretty close to us. We tried to chase it down, but somehow, it was just too fast for us.

And a few last cute ones of Caleb.

We came back home and had dinner: a heart shaped meatloaf, baked potatoes, asparagus, and salad. Then trifle for dessert. Caleb and Naomi were in charge of stirring the pudding for the trifle, which is my least favorite part.

And because it's my favorite photo of them together, here it is again in black and white.


Laura Read said...

You look really pretty. The shots of the kids are great

Patti said...

Spectacular! If Caleb doesn't actually marry Naomi, then whoever does might be kind of jealous of all the cuteness going on between the two of them. Wonderful pictures! Glad you had a good day.

Cheryl said...

Fabulous pics! So cute!

Grandma Nell said...

These pictures of Caleb (and YOU) are so good! I love them! Sounds like your Valentine's Day was one to be remembered! Caleb is one good-looking little guy! Especially in his 'dress-up for church' outfit!