Saturday, February 18, 2012

of love

Spencer picked out, ordered and paid for his own Valentine’s present this year. Some sort of nerdy, computer-y something or another – components to build a computer for the television, err something.  He keeps trying to convince me that it defines awesome and life, as we know it, will never, ever be the same. I’m still unconvinced.

One of his selling points: All of our dvd’s will be stored in a hard drive that can be accessed with the click of a mouse. Meaning, I will never have to put another dvd in the dvd player. Thank goodness, because that was exhausting.

I rolled my eyes the entire time he placed his order. And just in case he missed the gesture, I cleared my throat for added emphasis and then rolled them again. He ordered anyway. It was two weeks before Valentine’s Day and I told him that he could expect to be gifted whatever it was he was ordering for his Valentine’s Day present. He agreed.  And then he threw a full out temper tantrum when the boxes arrived in the mail and I insisted that he wait for Valentine’s Day to remove the packaging tape. Had we not made an agreement?

Needless to say, Valentine’s Day was 12% about me and him and 88% about the nerdy, computer-y something or another that the FedEx man delivered in those boxes.  He named her Edna {the stuff in the boxes, not the FedEx man}. I was even tempted to reuse the ole’ if you love it so much why don’t you marry it line. But I was afraid that it would leave me a single, pregnant mother of two.  And nobody wants to be replaced, especially on Valentine’s Day.

In other Valentine’s Day news: Jace and I spent the morning volunteering at Brynlee’s Kindergarten V-day party and I only had to tell Jace 17+ times that if he didn’t stop wrestling Brynlee we wouldn’t be able to come to her school again. Oh, brothers.

And also, my daughter is a copy cat.

Remember how last year on February 14th I made this video for Spencer:

Well this year, Brynlee made this video for him:

Is that not the cutest thing ever?

Way back in January she brought me the camera full of pictures she had taken and enlisted my help in making the video. She’d taken the pictures without my knowledge, picked the song, and told me how to organize the pictures to properly create the video. She had me burn the final product to a dvd and then she wrapped it up, tied a bow on top and hid it under her bed until Valentine’s Day without even mentioning as much as a hint to Spencer.

I laugh whenever I watch the video and see the shots with the little flowery piece of fabric in them. That’s her skirt. That she was wearing at the time she made the video. She took it off, took the needed photos, and then put it back on. Cracks me up, like she looked down noticed the skirt and had an epiphany; that was just the prop she was looking for!

And for the record, Brynlee loves Spencer more than she loves me. I was gifted a hand-me-down quarter machine bouncy ball that I believe originally belonged to Jace and an already eaten blue push pop!

Anyways, Valentine’s Day was a success. We decorated the dining room in pink and red, drank sparkling cider in wine glasses and ate cheesecake for dessert. And then we were in bed {asleep} by 9:00 pm.

…well, I was. I’m not sure how late Spence and Enda stayed up.


Jo (@ boogaloo) said...

haha! you are hilarious :)
Thanks for making me smile today.

Stacey Crandall said...

Seriously, the cutest thing ever. What a cute clip.... she deserved an award. And so do you for helping her do it, and always remember it. :)

Jessica said...

I love the picture of Jace and then the Hulk with the heart on his head! Good Job Brynn!

Jami said...

LOVE IT Brynn, I am sure your daddy loved it more than Edna;)! Also, I STILL love your movie you made kim! It really is neat and makes me, cry, or something!

KERRY said...

Oh my gosh Kim!!!! I just adored your video, how amazing was that!!! I have no idea how you did it, but it was very sweet (and extremely clever!) :)
Brynnlee's video was very cute too and I am sure her daddy loved it!

Jaime said...

Ha! always good for a laugh, you are. :) Brynlee's video was super cuter. This year for Valentine's Ty showed up with a container full of random stuff I wanted--very unromantic in one way but great in another. My favorite pens, a new cutting board because the kids drew on mine, new running socks, new pony tail holders--all the (very unromantic) stuff I've mentioned over the last month or so that I wanted. It was sweet he was paying attention. :)

Leenie said...

I couldn't open your video for some odd reason, but I LOVED Brynlee's video she made. So so so darling.

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