I was so happy to have TWO little love bugs to celebrate this Valentine's Day!
And of course their big-hearted daddy
Our photographer from Eric's newborn pictures and Christmas emailed me asking if Olivia would like to participate in her "what is love?" campaign for Valentines Day. Of course we said yes and luckily she featured Olivia's answer:
The kiddos were showered with love (i.e. presents and candy) from mommy & daddy; their aunts; and grandparents.
(Side note: Is there anything cuter than babies in jammies?!!)
Olivia took Valentines for all her friends at school & they had a little celebration
Olivia has been really into writing and books lately. Although it changes from minute-to-minute, lately she has been saying she wants to be an author when she grows up. Kinkaid brings in various authors and illustrators to speak to the kids and we have taken her to a few local events as well. Most recently, Matt took her to listen to the illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser, of the Fancy Nancy books, speak about the latest (and last!) Fancy Nancy book. She was so proud to take her autographed book in for show-and-teach that week.
So, almost everyday she comes home with a "book" or short story for us. But on Valentines Day, she came home with a song she wrote for us. She was so proud to sign it for us and it was about the most precious thing I'd ever heard. (I care about you. You. You. You. Oooooo. Never mind anyone else. I love you. I love you.)
Eric and I had our daily "lunch date"
And we continued our Valentine's fondue tradition. This year we added cheese fondue into the mix and it was a pretty big hit. If you're looking for a kid-friendly recipe (i.e. no wine), this one was really good. Also, apparently if she can smother it in cheese, she will eat just about any vegetable. (Not that I'm judging - that's basically my life philosophy too!)
And, after we put Eric to bed, we indulged in some chocolate fondue
It was a good day and a nice opportunity to take a minute to love on my people.