Brent "had a sniffle" on Valentines day so his germophobic co-workers wouldn't let him come in. SO I got to have him home with me which was really nice. We put Nelmo in Chico's bed and he asked for us to take a picture, so we got out the camera and as soon as we were ready, Chico was done.
This next picture shows the cute brotherly bond these two have going. It also shows how patient Nelmo is with getting pushed stepped on crushed, and smothered by his adoring brother.
Nelmo's brown eyes are so handsome.
Well after all of this picture taking was done we went and enjoyed pancakes. But not just any old pancakes. We had pancakes with a heart design in the middle. The idea was inspired from Brent's creative mind! We just saved out a portion of the batter and dyed it with red food coloring. After you pour the pancake you pour the different color in and use a knife to make it into a heart. We'll have to take a picture of it sometime, it was so cute!
So, in the past we've been a bit of non-comformists when it comes to Valentine's Day. We like to show our love to each other when we're not expecting it rather than on a day when the stores expect us to show it. For example this year I made Brent a special candlelight dinner the week before Valentine's day and surprised him with it. Anyway, this year we started getting in on the fun of Valentines though... hearts in the pancakes...then I made heart shaped sugar cookies with Chico... then Brent went and bought me a Symphony Bar and got some cute Valentine's balloons. Before he went and bought that stuff I was still thinking we were of the non-comformist mentality, I mostly made the cookies because it was something fun to do with Chico. But then Brent went and conformed and when he got home with my Valentine's gift and I wasn't preparing a special meal he jokingly asked, "where's our special Valentine's dinner?!" And I defensively/jokingly replied. "We don't celebrate Valentine's day!" after I said that we both looked around at the heart shaped cookies and balloons and both started laughing. Well, I guess we're gonna celebrate it now and ALSO do fun random things to show our love for each other.
It was a fun evening, here are some pictures from just hanging out that evening:
I love love love this picture:
The Symphony bar is almost as big as he is:
Does this remind any of you of a movie?
Here's a hint... "Like it?!... It's positively sinful!"
The balloons were a HUGE hit with the kiddos.
Grandma gave this balloon to Chico, it was so cute because he was so happy to get it and he went and showed it to Nelmo. He really trys hard to include Nelmo as much as possible. It's so dang cute.
Before I close this post I want to quickly record some more Chicoisms for journaling purposes:
He has started to say this adorable phrase quite frequently when you ask him if he wants to do something, he replies in his cute Southern Bell accent, "I sure do!" He says it like this: "ah shuuur do!" and he says it with such enthusiasm. We love it! When you give him a snack of some kind if he wants a lot he says, "Both hands!" Oh and when he's asking for something, sometimes after he asks for it he'll say "Please please please please!!!"
He obsesses about owies and spiders. He's in a phase where he likes to help me mix things up with our Kitchen Aid so we've been making a lot of unhealthy food lately!
Now for Nelmo:
He is an official two finger sucker. He trys to put anything he can in his mouth (as evidenced by pictures above) but his favorite thing to suck on are his pointer and middle finger. I love it for those times when it pacifies him, it's much better than mommy being the pacifier!