Sunday, February 15, 2009

Darby's 1st Valentines Day

Darby's first Valentines Day was extra special, and not just because it was her first one! We dressed D up in her cute Valentines day outfit (thanks Great Aunt Lynne and Great Uncle Kevin!) and went over to introduce her to a very special family!

Before I got pregnant with Darby, we had a cat named Tootsie. She was a extremely lovable Siamese kitty we had adopted from the ASPCA a few years before. She was such a good cat, we both hated to see her go. But, with a baby coming, and a dog already (not to mention a small house with limited places for a cat box) we decided we needed to find her a new family. We got SO lucky. I posted an ad on craigslist and pretty much right away found her the perfect home. We have kept in touch with L & J (not sure if they would want their names posted or not!) and they have followed along with this blog! So yesterday we took Darby over for a very special meeting!

It was so nice to visit with L & J and get some love from dear Tootsie. A big thank you to them for the gifts!

Darby also got some fun little Valentines gifts from both sets of Grandparents and her Great Aunt, Uncle and Cousins in Idaho! Her Great Aunt Monica mad her the most adorable valentines bib, which of course she wore when she ate her dinner - sweet potatoes, peach cobbler dessert and a zwieback toast! Thank you!!

Darby even got a extra special email Valentine message from her very 1st Valentine, Jackson!

After Little D went to bed, Eric and I had our dinner. I made lobsters (huge ones) and stuffed tomatoes and we drank champagne with raspberries! On the menu for dessert was chocolate fondue with strawberries, but we didn't have room!

Finally, here is a picture of my gorgeous gift from my sweetie.

You know, some people say "I don't need Valentines Day to tell/show my significant other I love them." That may be true, but after this year I have come to the conclusion that I don't agree. We are so busy all the time and now with Darby added to the mix rarely have special time together to laugh and enjoy each other without interruption. To reconnect again and feel the love. Yes, you can tell your significant other you love them every day, and you should! But holidays are special and feel different from "every day." So for this reason, I love Valentines Day!


Monica said...

It looks like you had a wonderful day!! The lobsters are enormous!!! I'm glad Darby likes her bib.

Aunt Monica

Kelli said...

Thanks for the input on the highchair- we are definitely getting that one! :) Ms. Darby is such a cutie!! Glad you & the hubby were able to spend some quality time on V Day together- that time nowadays is xtra special, huh?

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