Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Yoga pose
James was imitating the picture on the Wii Fit CD.

One-armed push up. I don't know where this came from!

Tia Kiki sent these Kokeshi from Japan! I think that's supposed to be me, and James. Sorry, Jim, you didn't get a doll :)

My wonderful husband surprised me with flowers at work. I didn't even think he'd send any, after the week he had traveling and getting stuck in the snow! They opened up to be beautiful irises and tulips.

James came home from daycare with a big box of treats and Valentine's cards from his friends.

The box he decorated at daycare.

He opened M&M's and insisted on eating them from a plate. I didn't know he'd lap them up like a dog though...

James and his Dada made spaceships!

Grandma Rosie came over to babysit on Saturday. Jim and I took a much needed "day off". We went to a movie (Avatar 3D), did a little shopping, went out to dinner, and then sat and relaxed with a (decaf) coffee.

We ate at Restaurant Cru, starting off with sparkling wine with a raspberry heart cube.

Sunday morning. James tries on our 3D glasses.

We all had our Valentines breakfast of Cinnamon Bun filled pancakes with cream cheese icing and Eggs. Yum.

James opens up his Valentine's Day card.

"This is for me?"

A Little Einsteins magnet play set!

A heart box of Hershey's kisses and a mini heart of M&M's!

James has loved piling up pillows and blankets and pretending to have "bathtime". We pretend to find fish, purple sea urchins, and squid in the water. Yeah, it doesn't make much sense but it's fun to him.

James and his Dada went to visit Grandma Laura on Sunday afternoon, so I got busy setting the table with candles, flowers, homemade cards, and wine.

We had another favorite meal, Chicken Scallopine. Yum.

After dinner, James jumped and gave his Dada several mid-air high fives. Great fun!

Monday. I had a day off from work and James' daycare was closed for the day. We had a good time playing at home and running some errands. I bought James some new Legos because he's been having such a great time building with the others. The regular Legos are too "old" for him, I knew he needed the bigger ones because they're easier to snap together and build. James made this "tower" and was very proud!

Tuesday night
I was prepping veggies for my salads and saw James playing with his food in the background. He was having a great time dipping carrots in ranch dip.

James picked up his golf clubs tonight and took a few swings!

Bedtime. I had James help take off his own clothes. He's pretty independent and likes to try these kinds of things now.

And then he put his dirty clothes in the hamper. He's very clean sometimes.

We turned off the lights to read books. James started to tell me his own stories...

One of James' best Valentine's gifts was a book from Grandma Rosie. He has insisted on reading it every night, at least twice. It's a book that has Grandma's voice recorded, reading the book as he turns the pages.

What a great weekend!

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