Thursday, February 14, 2008

~ VaLenTiNes dAy~

Yay! I love holidays....They always make an average day something much more exciting! Plus-with a baby, you can torture (and spoil) them by carrying on old family traditions.
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I probably grew to love holidays and celebrate each one to the FULLEST from my mother. I remember every year on Valentines Day making Huge Heart Shaped, Pink Frosted Sugar Cookies. Sometime during the process we would hear a knock on the door. When one of us went to answer it....SURE ENOUGH...Cupid had made a delivery!!! Our front porch was always Full of balloons...candy...and a cute gift for each of us kids. I always wondered how it worked...but it wasn't until I was about 12 years old that I saw my mom escape out of the garage door, strategically place it all on the front porch...ring the bell...run back around and through the door into the kitchen...and be standing ready with her camera by the time we realized what happened. It was so much fun!
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Although Jaxson isn't big enough to understand...I am having so much fun doing some of these things with him. I hope he grows to enjoy it and love it as much as we did.....Happy Valentine's Day little munchkin...We love you!
Cupid's delivery!!! (a.k.a. Grammy)
Jaxson was so funny. When I sat him on the couch next to his stash...he was so excited about this little bag of red M&M's. You can see by his reaction. He pointed to it (first picture), then reached for it and picked it up (second picture), and FREAKED OUT! (third picture).

Grammy also sent jaxson a puppy named "Buddy". It is so cute. When you push his paw....he starts wiggling his ears and saying, "give me hug...I want a hug...give me a hug right now". Jaxson doesn't quite understand hugs...but he DOES UNDERSTAND kisses...and he kissed him right on the nose. It was darling. I, of course, don't have a quick enough camera or skills to capture those moments.
Wearing my new #14 Jersey in celebration.....



~Dear jax~

We love you little guy! You are such a joy to have around and we love your spunky little personality. You make us so happy and we couldn't imagine life without you. Your constant smiles and crazy giggle make EVERYTHING (and by everything I mean your tantrums, destruction of anything valuable, and stubborn days with no naps) Totally worth it! We're so glad you are ours forever. Happy Valentine's Day sweetheart....and never grow up and love ANYBODY as much as me, deal?

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Jarom and I will be celebrating on Saturday. It seems that for as long as we've known eathother...all romantic holidays (anniversaries, etc.) fall on week days in which we have work/school/tests, or the like. My friend Jill is taking jaxson for the evening (luckily she just adores him and loves to tend for us) and we will be heading straight for The Cheesecake Factory. HALLELUJAH! Jarom knows that is the first place I always choose to celebrate ANYTHING. Adams Peanut Butter Fudge Ripple Cheesecake HEAR I COME:) We have a fun date planned: Dinner and then spending some time walking around the Old Market (a cute little section of downtown Omaha) filled with little boutiques and fancy shabby chic shops! So fun.

I'll have lots of fun pics to share!!!

5 comments:

Bryce & Brittany said...

Ahhh, it looks like Jaxson loved his Valentine gifts. Happy 1st Valentine's Day Jaxson!!!!! I love holidays also!!!!! It's fun to make them a big deal huh! I decorated the house with heart post-it notes with reasons why I loved him written on them!! How cheesy huh? It was fun though. Maybe we will see you at The Cheesecake Factory on Saturday. I can't wait to have some cheesecake!!!!!

The Wells Family said...

HA HA! Bobby got the same shirt from his Grammy with M&M's (he calls them Grandma M's). Great Grandma's think alike! What a fun holiday! I, too, am a bit cheesy for the holidays because I love making memories/traditions! Bobby isn't quite sure what it all means, all he knows is there are treats!

The Wells Family said...

HA HA! Bobby got the same shirt from his Grammy with M&M's (he calls them Grandma M's). Great Grandma's think alike! What a fun holiday! I, too, am a bit cheesy for the holidays because I love making memories/traditions! Bobby isn't quite sure what it all means, all he knows is there are treats!

Elyse said...

My favorite cheesecake there is the same one! I love it and could eat it every day. Have you tried their Triple Chocolate Tower Truffle Cake? Also to die for. It's always a toss up of which one to get. Anyway-I haven't used that writing pen before but I did see it in my Fondant book and supposedly it works great-I'm sure you'll be fine! Can't wait to see what your cake looks like! Post lots of pics! Oh ya-we're on the same flight home-isn't that funny? Maybe our kids can entertain each other:)

Brooke said...

You are such a cute mom!! I love how into it you get. Very fun. Cheesecake has an amazing chicken/asparagus dish, if you haven't already tried it! I cheered out loud when they opened a resturaunt in Utah!