Wednesday, February 16, 2011

valentimes

I think there is a reason cliches are cliches. Sometimes people get caught up trying so hard to not follow a cliche that it becomes a cliche in itself. (and slightly annoying, no? But I'm sure I fall into that category sometimes.) But back to my original thought. Valentine's Day. We reveled in the cliches this year, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Flowers (lilies), box of chocolates (TJ's, so good I asked if they were hiding some extras yesterday), perfume (I am bringing my signature scent back! Perfume that doesn't smell like perfume.). I also gave Jon a pillow I made with a Sufjan phrase, because it can't be a holiday, birth, or wedding without some Sufjan involved in the Hall family. (My first attempt at freezer paper stencils--I must admit I wasn't so exacto with the knife as I had hoped. But I tried my best.) Add in some delicious pizza and a warm brownie topped with fancy ice cream and chocolate ganache--I was feeling so wonderful it didn't matter that Theo decided to wake up and not fall back asleep. The worst part of the night was when crazy Michelle got sent home from the Bachelor. But I'll get over it.


After sitting Theo in the chair, it quickly turned to this-


Then this-


And finally this, his attempt to crawl on the nightstand.


Needless to say, he's got some bruises on his face (not from this, don't worry, just other times when he falls on his face and I'm not paying attention). He also has his first mild cold, and I'm sure the neighbors think I am torturing a baby dolphin when in fact am just trying to suck excess mucus from his nose.

It's such a cliche. My baby is attempting to crawl off cliffs and is leaking crusty fluid from his nose, but I love him all the same.  Or even more.

8 comments:

Tara said...

Cute pillow! Theo is all over the place! Sooo cute!

Tyler and Megan said...

Ugh. I was so sad about Michelle too. There goes all the fun. I like your pillow. Sounds like a good Valentines to me!

kenzie said...

i like to see that theo is using his bum for leverage. trust me, exactos are not exactos. tough stuff! but the heart looks grand.

v a n e s s a said...

i'm with you, the anti-cliches are worse because they are deliberate. i love your pillow and your cute baby. glad you two had a good v-day!

amanda jane said...

i think being cliche is fun...those who don't indulge miss out, so high five! great pillow!

Bemily said...

Hey Mal! Theo is adorable!!!

I love that he's crawling all over the place! Rudger refuses to crawl or be on his belly. I'm starting to think he'll never crawl. So glad you had a wonderful V day!

Leslie said...

i've been behind on blogs, but I just watched Theo reject food (his wink was awesome) and watched him pull himself to a stand. It's the first time I've seen him in on video and he is incredible! It makes me want to meet him even more!

Broadbent Family said...

I love that little guy! He is so cute and can't believe how bit he is getting. He is going to be walking any day now.