Of course, there's also the taint of having spent Valentine's Day 2011 in sadness, as I'd had to call my vet's office that morning to schedule Calvin's Final Appointment. I cried most of the day. Not, exactly a happy memory.
But Valentine's Day 2011 also marked the day we found out we were expecting Alex. Something sweet, for sure, although the news was quite shocking, considering we weren't planning on a baby, nor was I supposed to be able to get pregnant.
I expect we'll do small things for Valentine's Day as Alex gets older. I do want him to see the sweet side of the holiday. So, for his first Valentine's Day, we made a little something for Steven.
I suppose it's a little corny and sentimental, but someday, that tiny hand will be bigger than mine, and I expect this will become all the more precious to remember his babyhood.
(For the record, I wanted to add the cats' paw prints to this, but I'm not dumb enough to ink up cats by myself. Doing the baby's hand was hard and messy enough!)
And so we can remember what our boy looked like on his first Valentine's Day, here's a picture:
|No outfit can say Happy Valentine's Day like one with a monkey driving a monster truck!|