sweet, sweet V-Day

There was so much love around my house this Valentine's day!  First of all, it was my Abe's 30th birthday on Feb. 12th.  Yes, my husband Abraham L. Carlsruh was born on Abe Lincoln's birthday.  His parents promise a coincidence.  And... I'm totally a cougar.  He's a full 6 months and 1 week YOUNGER than me.  I know, I know... cradle robber.  So we made him these:
But the love that went into making these... my my my....
I watch my little 4 year old niece, Della, four days a week.  She is the youngest of 3 brothers, but she has absolutely taken the big sister role with my little Noah.  She loves him so.  She is his protector, his comforter, his punching bag. 
And I was so excited to catch this moment:
Yes.  He climbed up on her "baking chair" to hug her.  And hug and hug and hug her.  I don't know what he'd do without his Della. 

Then she helped him with the cookie cutters:
Aren't they cute?? 
But for the decorating I put Noah in his high chair so that Della could concentrate on her designs:

Noah just ate his designs:

And last, here's Noah coloring his valentines for his cousins:

He worked so hard on this little project (got it on video too!).  And yes, I bought Noah some Dr. Seuss valentines because he liked those better than the ones I created.  Can't win 'em all!

I hope everyone's Vday was as fun as ours!


  1. What a cute photo of the two kids! And what fun cookies! I recently turned 30 but it honestly hasn't bothered me. Yet. ;)

  2. Super cute, I just want to hug both of them:)