Saturday, February 14, 2009


Oh, this mommy has a happy heart! We spent Valentine's Day as a family, ordered in some Chinese food and watched a movie together. Eddie & I made chocolate covered strawberries; which is sort of our tradition and he also wanted to make chocolate covered pretzels - mmm, mmmm!

~ taste test ~

~ "Mmmmmmm" ~

~ making a picture for daddy ~

~ Valentine Princess concentrating ~

When we put Mia down for her nap, daddy went to the store, Anthony was outside; and Eddie & I spent some fun time together. After we made our desserts, he got dressed and was in a "modeling" mood! He is just so handsome and such a character! How I love my "crazy eddie"!

~ what a boy ! ~

"I smile because you're my brother, I laugh because there's nothing you can do about it"!
I love this saying, and have it on a little plaque in the playroom :)

The day started out with a dentist appt. for Anthony. I had to bring my big boy to get his first cavity filled ~ I held his hand the entire time (and held Mia in my other arm!), and I think I was squeezing his hand harder than he was mine! He was very brave, but it was hard for me to see him so afraid, unsure and scared. Sometimes being a mom can be soooo hard. I have been so upset that he has a cavity at 10 yrs old - I don't remember getting them so young! Anyhow, it is over and he is fine - he just has to do a better job of brushing the sides of his teeth.

Three of the four loves of my life

(um, three of the five if we're counting Penny too :)

**Our friends & neighbors, Brian & Melissa are in China at this moment getting ready to meet their little guy! They spent Valentine's Day on the Great Wall of China ~ awesome! We are anxiously awaiting their first photos together as they meet their son. Oh, does it bring back memories, wonderful memories :)

Hope everyone had a lovely

Valentine's Day!

(even it it wasn't spent on the Great Wall :)


Red Thread to my Daughter said...

Oh boy we have to talk.... my kids are chronic caviteers...since say 3years old...I guess they inherited my bad teeth.. even with lots of brushing....

Love the modeling from Mr. Ed...

Michelle said...

I love the pictures of the children on Valentine's Day, especially Eddie! Remind Anthony of Dev's 3 pulled teeth between October and December. I would sit there holding his hands, praying I wouldn't faint in the process. There is nothing more painful that watching your child in any kind of discomfort!

amy said...

Glad you had a good day, what beautiful, fun kids!

Barbara said...

Jo, Happy Valentines Day...great pictures. I love the one of 3 out of 5 of your loved ones :) Mia looks so pretty in that shot! I am so glad that you had that nice time with my Godson. He looks so handsome in his posing shots. Well he always looks great! Love that guy. So sorry to hear about Anthony's cavity. I didn't know! I am glad it went well...tell him I am proud of him!

Colleen said...

Ohhhh I love those pig tails!!! Too cute! That really is a great shot of the 3 of them!!
Sorry to hear about the cavity. I think he is doing pretty good if this is his first. It seems like sometimes no matter how great we brush some of us just get them. At least that is how it was with me! If it makes you feel any better Faith has already had her first! She has two teeth in front that are fused together and she got one in between those. I felt really guilty and awful, but the dentist reassured me it is almost impossible to clean in between them. (I think he was just trying to make me feel okay;)