Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Lots of Love

(Please be advised: This post has a lot of pictures of Linc in it. We will call it my Lincoln Log!)

Whew, the last few days have done me in, I need a nap! On Friday Linc had an ear infection...so we snuggled all day (ok....I held him and he cried).

Never too big for a Pacifier, his Mama, and his baby sling!

On Saturday was Valentines Day. Valentines Day at the McBride-house-O-fun is really never THAT big of a deal. It seems like we are always on a bit of a budget, so fancy dinners out and diamonds in velvet boxes are never in the cards : ). Mr. Wonderful and I will typically do something small and sweet for each other (there was one year that we BOTH secretly set our alarms early to wake up and make the other one breakfast!). This year I wanted to include the kids in a little more on the V-Day fun. We had heart shaped pancakes for breakfast (the girls LOVED this). Randy always buys the kids valentines and this year sent them on a treasure hunt around the house to find them. We got together with some friends for a V-Day lunch. And to top it all off, we had heart shaped pizza for dinner outside on the patio. I even bought champagne glasses for the event (which were clinked and clanked in a continual "cheers" fashion throughout our fancy dinner). It was wonderful to share the day with the people I love best.

The kids with their "treasure"

The two of us...and Blondie!


Yesterday we were invited to go to the zoo with some friends and had such a great time. It was the first time that Linc has gone and actually been aware of the animals. He loved them!!

My children who insist on going down slides together

Linc very happy with his snack...would rather eat said snack than see little monkeys

At the petting zoo...Linc very confused by the goats.

Lets squat and point at the goats (that'll teach 'em!)

Oh here's another one, lets contemplate that one now.

Who is going to win this staring contest?

Squatting and pointing, but definetly not touching!

The zoo was terrific. The best part? That not a single kid of mine cried inside the petting zoo. Now I call that success!


Liz's Blog said...

Amber...what a great post!!!! I loved your Valentines Day!!! It sounds perfect. Your kids are so cute...we miss you guys! XOXO

Tara said...

Loved the pic's! We've had little sickos over here too. No fun, Except for the snuggling part :)

Liz and Trevor Weed said...

OH!!! It looks like so much fun! Hope Linc is feeling better! :)

tessa said...

I think that alarm clock story is my favorite. You guys are both so sweet and crazy about one another. It's fun to watch:)

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I am a stay at home mom of 4 beautiful, energetic children. Anna is 6, Hallie is 5, Linc is 3 and Port is our newest addition. Randy and I have been married for 8 years and love every minute that we get together.