Sunday, February 14, 2010

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!

What a FABULOUS Valentine's Day!! I got to spend it with my two loves, Dashell and Dave. It was the best!

Dash actually slept in until 8am. It's like he knew that it was a special day and gave me a couple extra hours of sleep as a fantastic (and much needed) present. And then shortly after I woke up, Dave surprised me with a couple of cute gifts...













Aren't the little cat and the handmade box adorable?! And I got a heart-shaped decision maker. The first thing I asked it was if we were going to have wonderful day. And it said...
 
I didn't know it yet, but it was right!

First we went to breakfast...

(Who picked out the hat? Dash... of course. Almost couldn't guess that one, could ya?!)

Then we piled in the car and headed off to the aquarium. Dash has gotten to the point lately where he can identify whales, sharks and seals, so we thought it was about time we made another trip. He had a great time!

 
He even learned about a new creature of the sea...

RAYS!!!! He loved pointing them out and talking about them. We even went outside to see if he could pet one... 
 
Unfortunately, none of them came up to him, but he still enjoyed checking them out.

He was also enchanted by the sharks...

 
Although he was very perplexed that they were "wake" but not "moving". Every time the sharks rested for a while, on the floor of the tank, he would stretch out his arms and then lift them up saying, "Move. Move. Wake. Move. Moving?" 

After the sharks we went to see the birds...

Dash was fascinated with the fact that the bird was on Dave's hand and asked if the bird could go on his arm. Sadly the bird was not particularly cooperative. But he did get to feed it...
 
...which he was very excited about!

Back inside Dave and Dash spied something very unusual...

...which looked to Dave like a huge puffer fish. Wow!

And then on our way out, Dash made a new friend...

...who he decided he wanted to "pet".
Then it was time to go home and take a nap before heading out for a lovely Valentine's Day dinner. 

Soon after we were seated, Dash got a little concerned that everyone else had "food" and he didn't. "Food. Food." followed by lots of pointing rang out from our table until Dash's mac 'n' cheese showed up. (He also talked a lot about how he wanted to "throw" the "candle" but luckily, for everyone, he didn't get his wish.) Dave and I both looked around the table several times and smiled contentedly. From now on it is three, just the way it was always meant to be. Valentine's Day is about love and I have never felt more surrounded by it than I felt at that moment.

After dinner, Dash insisted on signing for the check...

..and, of course, who are we to say "no" when our son wants to take us out to dinner!

Then it was time to head home to bed...
 
As I was drifting off to sleep, all I could think was... perfect.

Perfect sums up my Valentine's day. 

Absolutely, postively... perfect. 



p.s. My blog just turned 1!!! Wow! I never thought I'd make it this far.

7 comments:

Alexandra Doudian said...

So precious! Happy Valentine's Day to all 3 of you!

Anonymous said...

Loving you as well...and loving that you are back blogging...You were sorely missed. GMA

Diana said...

Sounds like a great day!!!! Love the stud in the very first picture!!!

Lorraine said...

Very sweet! Glad the decision-maker was spot-on... and wondering what else you've been asking it?

Happy (late) Valentine's Day!

Uncle Jeffrey said...

Great post! Sounds like you had a nice Valentine's Day;) Missed your entries - so nice to see you made a little time to share. I'm feeling so disconnected from everyone, everything, lately... nice to have your touchpoint. Love you guys, tons... -J-

Nana Pat said...

Love this post and all the new pictures.

gma said...

A real valentine to your guys!