Friday, February 15, 2008

Love At Home

So Valentines started around here a week early when Dave surprised me with tickets to see the Pacific Northwest Ballet preform Romeo and Juliette! I wasn't just surprised, it went way beyond that. More like a total shocker. For those of you who don't know, I have some serious ballet roots and I love, love, love ballet. Taking my girls to see the Nutcracker every year is totally way more for me than it is for them :-) I was so excited to go after our friends the Crawfords offered to adopt little Sara for the night. I seriously wouldn't / couldn't have enjoyed the preformance if Sara would have been with anybody else. Who wouldn't feel comfortable leaving their baby in the care of four awesome "Mommies"! It was fantastic. Such a wonderful evening. But what made it the best was that Dave sacrificed so much (he really HATES it) just becuase he loves me so much!

Dave and I heart attacked the kids room for Valentines. It wasn't easy trust me. Chase didn't go to bed until 11:00 because he is so wrapped up in a book. Then in the girls room every few minutes Emily opened her eyes and looked at us in confusion. You try surprising an insomniac and the lightest sleeper ever. Not an easy task!!! They loved it. Katie woke up and said during breakfast, "When I was sleeping it went cock-a-doodle-do and I waked up. And there were hearts everywhere and I said WOW!" I think it was a great way to start the day.

Later in the afternoon Katie and I went to get lots of Valentines balloons to go surprise Dad. We filled up his truck, and left him a card and chocolates. It was a total labor of love since he works 45 minutes away! All in all (including getting the balloons) we were in the car for 2 1/2 hours! We got totally lucky that Dad ended up having some walk in patients, because we found out later that he almost got to come home at 2:00. We didn't even get there until 2:10! I would have been beyond grouchy if my surprise would have flopped! One of his assistants noticed the balloons and they all went out to see. They gave balloons to kids for the rest of the day and Dave said he still had a hard time driving home. Obviously it didn't quite go as planned. The vision was to have the ballons burst out of the car into the sky when he opened the door.

Even Zeke had a great Valentines thanks to Grandma Wilcox. She sent him a puppy stuffed animal and he hasn't let it out of his sight since.
I love Valentines. What better reason for celebration could there be, than to celebrate our love for each other!!!


Danny said...

When do we get to read Dave's review of the ballet?

Anonymous said...

Wow, what an awesome Valentines! I love it when husbands do something they hate just to make their wife happy. I don't know if it's their misery, but it makes it soo much more special:) And what a fun idea for the kids! I'm totally going to do that to their rooms--too cute!

Fisher Family said...

That would be a big sacrifice for Darryl too. Funny thing is he would probably enjoy it. What a nice husband you have. Love the picture of Katie w/ the balloons.

Dana said...

I don't know if Sam would consent to a ballet, no matter how much he loved me. Sam left the day before Valentines and so we stuffed his suitcase with notes and goodies. Hmmm... decorating his car... maybe I'll do that next year.