Saturday, February 14, 2009

Owl You Need is Love

Happy Valentine's Day!

I have to admit that my heart was a little broken at the start of the day. After we woke up, I proudly presented Braelyn with her Valentine's Owl, and sure enough, she crinkled her nose, shook her head and declared her disapproval. "I don't like it," she said. My little heart sank. While I got ready for the day, I had to fight back some tears, but it helped when I fantasized about punching those skinny Disney broads in their teeth...they're my competition, you see...and I am losing! Oh well, I guess I saw it coming.

Anyways, with a hint of Valentine's Day bitterness on my shoulder, Braelyn and I left for the Brenham rest home. My original party plan was to have all of our friends meet at the Brenham Rest home to deliver some Love Day cheer to the grandfolks and then head back to our house for lunch and cupcakes and la la la. Well, it turned out to be a busy day for our friends so we canceled the party, but Braelyn and I and our great friends, the Barnards still made an appearance at the Rest Home.

I am so glad we did! The kids did such a great job. We've been a few other times and Braelyn always seemed a little scared to talk and be friendly. But today, she was quite the social butterfly. When we first arrived she announced to the people in the foyer, "I HAVE PANTIES!" Thank goodness they don't hear so well! Then, as we handed out our valentines and chocolates kisses, Braelyn was confused and disturbed to see one lady put the candy in her mouth without taking the foil off. From that point on she adamantly instructed her Valentines recipients that they had to take the paper off. Oh man...she hasn't made me laugh like that in a long time. Funny girl.

Thanks Barnards, for going with us and for coming over for a little play date! We are so thankful for you guys!

Needless to say, all Valentine's Day bitterness has dissolved! It has been a lovely afternoon. Braelyn and I had heart-shaped pb&j's and pink-frosted cupcakes for dessert. Even the owl situation has improved since this morning. Look...she's actually holding it...and smiling. Granted...I asked her to do that for the picture, but this morning she wouldn't even come near it, so we're making progress.

And just when I thought the day couldn't get any better, a beautiful bouquet of flowers was delivered to my door. Thank you so much, Casey!!! That was so unexpected. I love you.

So there's my official Valentine's Day post. A little better than last year's, I must say. ;)
I think I am going to take a little Valentine's Day nap! G' Night!

7 comments:

monique said...

Sounds like the day is getting better and better. LOL about the old lady eating the candy paper and all. I have so been there about the child's unhappy gift reaction. Not fun. I bet she'll love it soon - how couldn't it's super cute!!!! Great job.

Morgan said...

I am so sorry she didn't like the owl right away. I think it is super cute, and I am sure she will like it as she gets older. It will be extra special because you made it! Happy V-day! Those cupcakes look delish!!

Casey said...

I would like an owl like that any day... :)

Abba's Girl said...

Braelyn is soooo cute!

mandi said...

yes! i've been telling everyone about b's instructions ' you have to take the paper off' !!! that was so funny!

thanks for a fun morning!

Allyson said...

That owl is the cutest thing on the freakin' planet :)!

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