Dear Linc and Viv,
Yesterday was your first Valentine’s Day, and your daddy and I had so much fun loving on you extra much all day long. You are the sweetest little parts of our lives, and we feel like the luckiest people alive to get to be your mama and daddy.
In the same way that we hope you feel loved beyond measure by us, we also always want you to know how much we adore each other too. A long, long time ago before we even knew you would someday exist, I fell head over heels in love with your daddy. I still remember the first time I ever met him and how I thought he was the cutest and funniest guy I had ever known. It wasn’t long before I realized that he wasn’t just cute and funny, but also thoughtful, loyal, humble, sensitive and just plain cool. It took him a little while to realize how amazing I was, but eventually he did;) From that point on we knew that we never wanted to live without each other again.
To celebrate your first Valentine’s Day with you, we all went out for a family lunch at Whole Foods, and then once daddy got home we spent the evening cuddling with your new zebra and tiger and feeding you lots of good food like sweet potatoes and avocado!
Then after you went to bed, Daddy and I had our own little celebration. We ate homemade pizza and cupcakes. I gave daddy a new record and a print for the wall, and he gave me a new wallet and some fun polka dot shoes. There was also lots of relaxing on the couch together and talking about how darn lucky we are to have each other and you.
In the past we might have gone out to a nice dinner or even stayed overnight at a hotel to celebrate, but this year was sheer perfection even though we never stepped out of the house. The day you two were born, we discovered love for each other that we couldn’t even have imagined existed, all because we’re in awe of the fact that we created you together.
So, thank you sweet babies, for all the sweetness and depth you’ve brought by taking our family from 2 to 4.
There’s a lullaby I’ve been singing to you lately….when we cuddle during the day or when I rock you to sleep at night. I hope it will always help you remember how deep our love is for you.
I love you a bushel and a peck
A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck
A hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap
A barrel and a heap and I’m talkin’ in my sleep
About you, about you
‘Cause I love you a bushel and a peck
You bet your purdy neck I do
Love, Mama (and daddy too)