Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day, Part Three




Today Addison and I made Valentine cards.


I wrote "To" and "From," but "Mom" and "Addison" were all her, with a little coaching. The hairy looking things outside the heart are "pretty decorations," in case you were wondering. And here's the front of the card:


I modeled "You" to Addison several times, but it came out like this. "Pou." So it's possible that Addison  loves "Poo" the most (despite the trauma it's caused her), although I'm sure she also loves "You." She's so sweet.

Then she drew a picture of Mom and Dad:


That's me on the left, and Lindsay on the right. We're holding hands. Addison appears to have given my eyeballs arms and legs. And she drew nightmare eyelashes all over Lindsay's. She comes from the Francis Bacon school of creepiness, I think. I've thought so ever since she started drawing these. Also, though it might be hard to discern, she drew a Baby Addison in Lindsay's tummy, and the baby is crying tears because she needs her bottle. Addison kept repeating to herself, "Tears, tears, tears, tears," with each stroke of the marker. All in all, though, not too bad a likeness of our family (this is from back when I had hair):


And here's the card I made Lindsay. Addison helped me color it:


I'd intended it to be heartfelt and at some point I succumbed to delusions of grandeur. Which probably represents me pretty well, too. Happy Valentine's Day, honey.

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13 comments:

  1. You have a lot to live up to Neal, with that card. Luckily, you can mark the standing long jump off your list.

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    1. I know, right? I still can't believe that long jump. I had no idea what a freak athlete I married.

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    2. We practiced the long jump again today. Addison did two inches better, but I did worse. I think we'll be doing this every day for a while.

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  2. I love that you have immortalized Addison's adorable cards for all eternity (or as long as the internet shall live).

    And your card is sweet too. Peter bought me a turtle necklace, not because it symbolizes a long life together or the wisdom of staying married.....but because to him, I have a turtle-y face. Must be love!

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    1. I don't think eternity actually lasts as long as the internet...or maybe its that the universe expands and contracts and births and dies in a cycle, and the internet is that thing it's expanding into? I think it takes string theory to figure it out.

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  3. No dinner. No movie. No ring. THIS is what I get?! No, kidding, kidding. You had me at "ubermensch."

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    1. Actually, you did get a movie. You're watching The Little Mermaid, as I write this, with Addison. Her first ear ache, I think.

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    1. thanks! It's probably a fine line between neglectful and adorable, and I always try to straddle it.

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  5. Wonderful :) I got a cat onesie for V Day! :D

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  6. Nice card and sentiment.
    I like how your card and Addision's look alike.

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    1. I pick things up fast, what can I say.

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