Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I Heart Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!
We spent several days celebrating the national day of love with our family. On Saturday morning, we went to have breakfast with Tutu, Sir and Auntie Da. We went to my favorite place: IHOP (or "hi-hop" as I like to call it). I had a big plate of pancakes and opened lots of cool Valentine's Day treats, including a singing card with a personal message from my grandparents, a glowing froggie and candy.
After breakfast, we went back to Tutu and Sir's house to play for a bit in the yard since it was such a nice day. As soon as I stood on Tutu's garden bridge, I saw something new...
A beautiful new garden fairy!
She was so pretty that I had to give her a kiss.
Tutu said we could name her so Mommy suggested Anastasia. What a lovely name, huh? Welcome to the garden, Anastasia!
Then, while I was out there, I had to explore. I picked this lemon...
...And found this pine cone...
...And picked a tangerine.
It was delicious!
Then Auntie Da and I checked out the daffodills. They smelled lovely!
And I gave a big hug to my turtle friend.
Auntie Da and I also looked at this wind spinner.
And smelled another flower.
And finally I checked out Tutu's vegetable garden. However, I was more interested in the gate.
Thanks, for having us, Tutu and Sir! What an awesome morning.
And thanks for playing with me, Auntie Da!
You are the best chaser!
Before we headed out, I had to check out a new app Tutu found for her iPad. It had me cracking up!
It's got this silly kitty that makes noises when you touch him. Hilarious!
After a nap, we headed over to Jack's house for an afternoon party. We started out by making our Mommies Valentine's Day necklaces. Great-Grammy brought Jack and me a big box of beads to choose from.
I had fun putting the beads on (with Grammy's help of course).
Mommy LOVED her necklace. And I got a big hug for my present.
Here she is modeling her new jewelry. Yes, I know that is a Santa charm. I liked it so it made it on the necklace. There is no reasoning with a three-year-old, you know.
Then Jack and I went nuts in the yard. We were tough to photograph since we move so fast. Try and catch us now, paparazzi!
Then we found Jack's wagon in the garage so everyone took turns giving us rides. First it was Pop-Pop's turn...
Then Daddy took us for a spin.
We are such a bunch of monkeys!
Then we played a good old fashioned game of hide and seek. Mimi was the seeker.
Daddy helped us hide. We had to remember to be really quiet and not move. We did such a good job that Mimi never found us. Hee, hee!
Then is was time to open more Valentine presents. Jack and I had to wear our shades for the occasion.
We got a bunch of great gifts, including window clings, bubbles, band-aids, snacks, and much more.
Cool, Buzz and Woody band-aids!
Wow, that is a lot of loot, Jack! We made out like bandits! By the way, Jack made us all hand-made Valentines. Neat, huh?
Uncle Jon helped us test out the bubbles.
We had a blast popping them!
Then it started to get dark so Jack and I ventured inside to play. We read stories and played lots of games.
And ate a big, delicious dinner. Jack had Grammy's homemade spaghetti and I had hot dogs and a cowboy sandwich. Yummy!
Thanks, everyone, for all the great gifts and thanks, Uncle Jon, Aunt Jenn and Jack, for having us over! I had a fabulous time!
And finally...yesterday was Valentine's Day! Hooray! At school, we all handed out Valentines to our friends and put them in a bag that we decorated. I came home with a big bag of lovely cards and treats.
Then it was time to open a gift from my favorite Valentines: Mommy and Daddy. I started by opening this card.
Then dove right into my bag.
Cool, a monster!
But not just any monster: it's a Love Monster!
I also got this neato robot tableware.
I was ready to chow down!
Mommy and Daddy got gifts, too! Daddy got this framed photo of him getting a kiss from Mommy. Awww!
And this stuffed frog prince from me. He makes a kissing sound when you squeeze him.
Mommy got a big bucket of goodies from The Popcorn Factory and beautiful red rose at work.
Wow, what a great Valentine's Day I had! I am so loved by all my friends and family! Hope your day was special, too!

1 comment:

Allison said...

You ARE so loved, Noah, there is no question!! I am glad you had such a super stretched out holiday!! Happy Valentine's Day to all three of you!