Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentine's Love.

I had grand ideas of a beautiful photo shoot with a Valentine's theme.


The beauty lasted about 48 seconds. Then we had a screaming kicking fit on the pavement.




The Boy and The Girl just laughed about it and carried on.

The Baby was a bit surprised by the lack of reaction from us.


If you can't get a date night with your sweetie this week, you can do a sweet dinner even with the kids around!

Last year I did a Valentine's meal for the whole family and the kids were so excited to be included. I made spaghetti (red), several pink or red side dishes, something chocolate for dessert, served them sparkly pink soda out of champagne flutes, turned the lights out and had candles lit everywhere.

They thought it was so special to have a "fancy" meal!
Then we put the kids to bed early and had a date night in, with peace and quiet.
So if you're like us and have a severe babysitter shortage, this is an option.

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26 comments:

Momma_Hug said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures!! Your children are adorable! Wonderful ideas about the candle lit family dinner with red side dishes. Was thinking of skipping Valentine's Day this year. But I may just have to play with some ideas a bit.
Absolutely loved your pictures!

Shimmermeblue said...

That's so cute! Pictures never turn out the way you intend do they lol. Gotta love em hehehe.

Hana said...

This looks like my photo sessions w/ my kids! LOL! Enjoy your V-day..my hubby will be at the firehouse...boo hoo!

blessedmomto7 said...

SWEETNESS! I will be speaking at a conference in May in Wichita-maybe we can get together ?

Whimsical Creations said...

How cute! I can see my daughter throwing a fit, too. We are going to do a family dinner for Valentines this year.

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

Oh my gosh! I love that second picture! The older ones laughing in the background is hilarious!

Yes, we usually do a family Valentine thing. We're going out for dessert this year. Hubby bought the girls each giant stuffies & balloons & boxes of chocolates. He's so cute.

kraftykash said...

I love the pictures! But the dinner idea is fabulous! I will have to give something like this a try. Date nights happen very rarely around this house! :)

sarahross said...

The one of your little one lying on the ground with the big kids laughing in the background is absolutely priceless. It made my day!

forever folding laundry said...

Those pictures from your shoot are pretty hilarious! My favorite is the one of your little guy on the ground. Too funny!

Our V-Day will consist of a romantic dinner for 5 at home with a super fancy dinner of (most likely) turkey burgers.

Melody said...

What great photos! I love the first one. My kids are 3 & 1 1/2. My hubby is a photographer and we have yet to get a decent picture of them together!

We will be doing the same for Valentines Day. Celebrating together and then having a quiet date night at home once the kiddos are tucked in for the night : )

Beadin By The Sea said...

Your pictures are great! They really tell the story behind the first posed one which turned out beautifully. Have a great Valentines' Day however you decide to celebrate!

Princess Caitlin said...

Wow! The Baby has gotten so big!

Megan (mommyesquire) said...

My husband will be out of town this weekend so we did a red dinner tonight - I even let the baby have some sauce on her pasta! So fun!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Great pictures! We love that wall - especially the shots where it looks almost turquoise ~ very cool!

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

Your photos are always so cute! Thanks for sharing them with us!
-Kim

Arleen said...

Love this series of photos! Just precious. ~Arleen

springtreeroad said...

adorable photos!

we'll be doing the family valentine's dinner and baby to bed early as well. nothing wrong with that!

Terry said...

Category 5 charm alert!!!

Leslie said...

bwahahaha!! sorry, that's not funny is it??? he is so adorable though, kicking and screaming on the concrete ;)

your kids are beautiful, as usual!

Rosebud Collection said...

Have to admit, we always celebrated every holiday with the girls..It was our best times..
I enjoy all the pictures of the children..so beautiful..

Carol said...

Beki...I hope you framed that first pic. It's a contest-winner...and will serve as great 'blackmail' fodder when these little minxes get into their teens!!

Fifi Flowers said...

Soooo cute!

The Perfect Trio said...

Reminds me of what it might look like if I tried to do a photoshoot with my 3 boys!! Jett would be ALL OVER THE PLACE!!

Ms. Tee said...

Your kids are so cute. :) I love the idea of including the whole family, too!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh. My. Goodness. What perfectly wonderfuly wonderful photos! I love that you captured the real in reality!

Happy V day!

(Found ya on hooked)

Blessed with Blue said...

Those turned out so cute!!!