Monday, February 22, 2010

Valentines Day

The kid has a party at daycare for all sorts of occasions. Seems like there's a Christmas party, a valentine party, a spring party, a first day of summer party, a halloween party, the list goes on. It's a good excuse for the kid to eat junk and dance to music with his friends so they all seem to really enjoy it! For valentines day, we worked on his valentines for his classmates that morning before the party. He enjoyed decorating them with a pen and red crayon.

Not sure if you can see it or not, but the valentines we picked were rainforest themed, very cute, lots of birds. the kid loves to say the word "bird!" over and over. but these valentines came with "stick on tattoos" to go with each valentine. What? Tattoos? really? I don't know. Maybe I'm not with the times but i just found this to be - weird? or - different? stickers would have been nice. but tattoos? hm. we tried a few and to top it off, the tattoos were complete junk! so not only was it weird, but they didn't even work. they went in the trash. But the valentines were made of 100% recycled paper and part of the price went to some sort of 'save the rainforest' foundation. probably about ten cents worth since they only cost like two bucks. ha. so though the tattoos were crappy - some money went to a good cause i guess. you win some. you lose some. and what do you know - abram didn't care about any of this!

Here he is at the party with his two best buds, Ryan and Danny. Yes, the kid's hair is slicked back but hey - he's decked out in red for the party and was feeling all fancy. so we went with a new do!

Last year we went to Lemongrass in King of Prussia for our Valentines dinner out as a family. It's pretty kid friendly for a dinner place and we never get to go there because we rarely go out to dinner anymore. So we decided to make it our valentine tradition and went again this year. Needless to say, Abram was a bit more umm - is tame the word? - last year. This year he was rather um - high maintenance - is that the word. yes those are the words. There are many interesting decorations at this thai restaurant and he was very um - whats the word - inquisitive!! 'WHATS THAT??!?!' was said - A. LOT. we tried to use tour 'whisper voices' to no avail. but we had fun. and didn't disturb too many people. well, we don't think. i didn't notice any evil looks from other patrons so i take that as a good sign.

But boy how things change. One year. Thats all thats passed. Here we are last valentines and then below is this valentines. same table. same restaurant. last year we went with a baby. this year we took a toddler. wow. time flies.


Vicki said...

Your posts crack me up, ha ha! It is funny how much difference a year makes. What a great contrast with the photos - fun idea!

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