February 24, 2010

Favorite Place

Lottie has a new favorite place to be. Often, if we cannot hear her, we go into her room and find her here:

Although, she usually looks up and laughs. But the other day, she didn't feel well, so she curled up and went to sleep under Kelsey's crib.

Kelsey's favorite place to be is anywhere someone is paying attention to her:

We see the smile on her face a lot more now that we have her reflux under control and have switched her to lactose-free soy formula. More expensive, but I'd say that smile is well worth it.

February 15, 2010

I Lost

And losing was never so much fun!

We had a great Valentine's Day around here. We've sort of got an arrangement: Brad plans our Valentine's activity, I plan our anniversary. I've got a lot to live up to in June.

This is what I got Brad:
Yup. Some movies (let's face it, I don't even know if he wanted them... but I did, and I knew he would enjoy them) and fabric. You read right - fabric. He needs new pajama pants, and I thought it would be more thoughtful if I made them, but I didn't even get around to getting them done before the big day.

This is what he got me:

He dropped me off Saturday afternoon at a Day Spa for a pedicure, manicure, one-hour massage and makeup treatment.

While I was relaxing at the spa, he relaxed with these:

(Lottie takes after Grandma Molen... she loves to play the piano!)

He picked me up from the spa and we went here for dinner.

During dinner he let it slip that he had only thought of the spa the day before. I knew that he hadn't forgotten to get me a present because he had been planning this for so long, so I had a sudden "a-ha" moment when I realized that the spa hadn't been my only present! Sure enough he pulls this out of his coat.

(except of course, my charms say "L" & "K")

I have been seriously wanting some of Lisa Leonard's jewelry for a while now. She has some awesome stuff. I follow her blog and feel like I know her amazing little family. I don't know how Brad knew the perfect gift to get me! (Unless, of course, it was the e-mail I sent him one night as we were both sitting next to each other surfing the web on our iPhones.)

We followed it up with a movie. It was a real date night out - which we don't have very often. Not often enough.

So that night, Stephanie said to me, "You totally lose. Look what he got you, and you got him that?" So yes, I lose. But in losing, I totally won.