A Tradition Continued

Monday, March 4, 2013



(It is now March and I'm finally getting around to posting Valentine's Day pictures - free range blogging at it's best, I guess. At least I almost managed to fit the post in during the correct month, whereas last year it took me three months. In my defense, February is a hard month for us - Evie's birthday, the Day of Love, and the Husband's birthday all in one month. It's a wonder I even remembered Valentine's Day.)



One of my favorite things about Evie getting older is comparing her growth on days of celebration. I love being able to place pictures side by side from the exact date a year ago, sometimes the exact location, and see how much she has changed. We started the tradition of going to a diner on Valentine's Day last year when Evie was just two weeks old. We've never really been the type to go all out on Valentine's day anyways (that's what anniversaries are for, right?), but I was still in that weird baby blues/nervous first time mom phase and just wasn't up for much more. Afterwards, we had such a good time that we decided we would make it a tradition. I remember being all giddy and awestruck at the idea that she would be a year old by then. Boy, did that go by fast. . .


Last year's diner picture.


We aren't early risers in the Jacobs' household, so we usually make it there around lunch time and share the place with just a few others, but we don't mind. This year we had the company of two newborn babies that Evie was very interested in - pointing, and shouting, and looking worried when they would cry. We sat, sipping coffee, watching her play with her book, talking about good memories and our lives together. Sometimes a day out is just another day, but every once in a while the stars align and we have one of those rejuvenating, so enjoyable it kind of makes you sad because you'll never be able to go back to this day kind of days together. This was one of those. We finished it off with two milkshakes, a strawberry and a mudslide, that we shuffled back and forth across the table when one of us got tired of the flavor we had.


I really love this family tradition we've started and I think we're all going to look forward to it every year.

What kinds of things do your families do on Valentine's Day?

8 comments:

  1. She's gotten so big! Love the comparisons :) We don't do much for Vday either, but I think we both enjoyed it more because Riggs was our valentine.

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    1. She really has! I think it's the teeth. She got all four front ones within just a few weeks of each other and now she looks like such a little girl when she smiles.
      Us too - babies make all holidays more special, I think.

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  2. Awww that is so sweet! I love your family pictures.

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    1. Thank you! We usually don't manage to get many family pictures, so I cherish the few we have from each year.

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  3. Such a gorgeous post. Your family is so clearly all completely smitten and devoted. The comparison between last year and this is SHOCKİNG!! Wow, is she bigger. With each of my children I knew it would happen but now, just days away from Neve's first birthday, I just cannot believe the little person she has become. It is just magic! I love how you celebrate your beautiful family through this project.

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    1. I know! It sneaks up on you, doesn't it? It seemed like she became such a little girl in just the few weeks leading up to her first birthday. The changes are remarkable. . .

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  4. Thats a brilliant tradition! I love it. Your pictures are beautiful :) Cant wait to see next years comparison :)

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  5. Your V-day tradition is so awesome! Evie looks adorable!

    Our tradition has been that of the Clark Griswald-type, with dates including obnoxious drunk frat guys singing karaoke at the table behind us, missing one of our favorite band's concerts, & having to have a car towed... so we were thrilled this year when we successfully had seafood & popsicles without any plans falling through!

    Love your blog & your writing!

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