Friday, February 15, 2013
love week: i love my little (+big) Valentines.
well, i was too busy feeling the love to plop myself down at my computer and write a post for love week yesterday ... oops. but i couldn't have a love week without mentioning the loves of my life.
these two lil spunky sweeties make my world go round. sure, they drive me bonkers and sometimes i think, "how can you be such an ungrateful little sneak?" but most of the time, they are the sweetest little girls i know. i love them and am so grateful i get to be their mama.
so yesterday we showered them with love -- we heart-attacked their door, M gave all us girls roses, we continued our week of love surprises in these little mailboxes we decorated (a tradition continued from last year, inspired by my friend Kristy), had a fancy donut + berries breakfast, made sugar cookies together and decorated them (with tons of sprinkles, of course), had a jamba juice....survived an afternoon of appointments (which they are such great sports about), and made some special deliveries together.
i think they felt pretty special all day -- and especially loved making others feel special, too. i love how my heart grows for them each and every day -- like just when i thought it would burst from too much love, there they go, making me swoon all over again. being a mama is so wonderful that way.
yesterday, i had an appointment where i got to see this little guy again:
this was the first ultrasound that i went to alone -- and it was a special thing to do on love-day. my heart has this new place for Max that i never knew existed -- and i love how much he has taught me already...and he isn't even with us yet. it's pretty amazing actually. i love that no matter what happens, he'll have a special place in our family as our little teacher and fighter. what a special little guy -- i can't help but think i am the luckiest to get to have him with me all the time these days.
and of course i can't talk about my loves without mentioning the guy who had my whole heart first:
i love how we always have to take like 5 pictures of ourselves before we get a semi-good one. i love how we laugh a lot together -- at really un-funny things to anyone else, but to us they're funny. and i love watching him be such a silly, sensitive, fun dad to our girls. they idolize him! and mostly, i love that he is still the kindest guy in the whole wide world -- and there's nobody i'd rather fight life's crazy fight with than him....he is calm, yet wise. he is thoughtful, yet sincere. he's my love and best friend -- and i'm so so so so glad he's mine!
and thus concludes love week! hope you felt a little extra love -- i know i did!
until next year--- because you know i'll be back with plenty more! i love LOVE!
come visit again soon!