This post is brought to you by the Letter C

As a follow up to my S post, I thought I'd show C some love.

C is for CRAWLING...OK, maybe it's Army crawling, but I don't like using adjectives in Scattergories so I won't use them here. (Seriously, don't ever play Scattergories with me. You will hate that game afterward. And not because I won. Because you had to argue for 2.5 hours over whether your word is worth double points. Not worth it). I warn you, Faith's crawl is a little unorthodox, but so are her dad's dance moves so it's cool.

C is for CLAPPING. Ladies and gentlemen, it does not get any more adorable than this. Except if she would've been wearing a giant, pink bow, right auntie Rach?

C is for CUPID. Rob made me the most CREATIVE Valentine's day gift animated video with our fridge letter magnets. While it wasn't the dinner reservations, wood burning fire, chocolate covered strawberries, slow dance music and jewelry filled evening that one of my co-workers planned for his wife (their 1st V-day together...rookie) I thought it was so thoughtful and heartfelt. Way better than anything store bought.

C is for CONSTIPATED. Oh yeah, I went there. And no, there's not a video for this one. You're gross. We were warned about feeding Faith too many bananas (nice try, Amy) but she was fine the first time. Four days in a row though? Not so much. However, I did learn something. What bananas can do, prunes can undo.

C is for CORNY, which Rob does very well. I got the crazy covered, but you've seen enough of that already.

Last but not least, C is for CUTE. Nuff said.

Valentine's Day (A man's take)

I've never been much for Valentine's Day. I've done the roses, candy, gifts, cards thing with Nicole before, but I am a guy. For the most part, I feel that Valentine's Day has become a "buy me this or you don't get that" holiday for most people. Nicole, in many respects, has the feeling that "if you get me something from the heart, then I will continue loving you forever." That's my guess anyway.

I had decided for this year to make an animated video of refrigerator magnets moving and spelling out "I love you" and "Happy Valentines Day". It was kind of dorky and cute, just like me. *PS - We have already exchanged gifts so this isn't blowing the surprise. Had it not been such low quality, I would show it to you here.

But today Nicole and I did a little exchange (she got me a running/training shirt; I got her a bottle of wine and cards from me, Howie, and Faith).  I knew Nicole was also doing a video of some sorts; come on, we were both Journalists. This is it (the quality of photo is because of the size of file):

Now, I don't get sappy, but this is good. I think it's very important to say that I love my wife very, very much. She does so much for me, for Faith, and for our family that my words and blog posts don't do justice. This video was basically a time line of our lives together, and it brought a tear to my eye. She understands that Valentine's Day isn't just an excuse to buy a card and then ya know. Maybe one day I'll understand that a little more too. This did help.

To finish it off: guys, do the extra something for your girls. Girls, do the minimal for your guys. In both cases, remind them that you don't need a specific date to show that you love them.

Wow, that was about as sappy as I get.


We are Family

sing it with me now...I got all my sisters and me.
There. I feel better. Now for my new favorite photo...

It's like we were meant to be or something.

Here's to hoping the next member of the fam fits in. p.s. I am NOT pregnant. That's just my permanent "food baby" (thanks for noticing). And she doesn't have a name so she (yes, it's a girl) doesn't get to be a part of the Lindquist family fridge magnet club.
We're exclusive like that.

Have you seen the "funniest" video of all time yet? Ah, snow days.