Stefan and I have been married for three years! We decided we want our anniversaries to be more like family birthdays - partly because we're obsessed with Peter and didn't want to leave him behind while we celebrated. This year we splurged and partied at The Grand America in Salt Lake. Wooooow. Wow. It is beautiful. First we found our room and let Peter explore a little bit. He loved the bathroom, and got SO excited roaming the big hallways. Lately, when he gets excited he does this really cute thing where he tenses up his entire body and kind of has his hands out in front of him and does this weird smile. We can't handle it - so cute.
We booked massages in the spa at different times, so one of us could stay with the baby. Stefan took the first massage, so I took Peter out to the courtyard to play. He was pumped, and basically took off running, and face planted two minutes after this picture.. So I carried him around the rest of the time we were out there, taking pictures because I think that courtyard is my happy place.
Stefan said Peter went to sleep really easily while I was getting my massage. Side note: this was my first time having a male massage therapist, and I felt weird at first but it didn't take me long to not care or notice at all. Also, the Grand America's spa is the real deal. They have everything you need, and everything you never knew you needed, including a seventeen head shower.
This next photoshoot is from the next morning - Valentine's Day! Because I wanted a picture of/with my valentines.
^^^ Okay, I love this picture for lots of reasons. First of all, it confirms Peter is 90% Stefan's clone. BUT, he has my chin! That's an Emmett chin, don't deny it. Where are my baby pictures, I will prove it. So what that probably means is Peter will grow up to have Stefan's exact face on my exact head. Perfect. Also, before I realized Peter had my chin and started claiming that like you wouldn't believe, Stefan and I kind of convinced ourselves Peter had my eyes. I wanted him to be my little Harry Potter baby - "You look just like your father.. but you have your mother's eyes." I wanted him to have my something! Well, it's my chin. Look at these next pictures - he does not have my eyes. Finally, that blurry hand in the corner. This kid never stops moving!
^^^ THIS picture, I love. It was an accident - he was moving too quickly for me to get a picture of his face. But this picture makes me stop and notice some of his other baby features I just love - the chub under his chin, his big belly, and chubby arms. So, basically all his chubbiness.
And finally, his ultimate baby model pose. This picture KILLS me!
I'm really starting to love Valentine's Day - maybe because it's all mixed up in our anniversary. But actually, I don't think that's the only reason. I think love is so happy and beautiful! And definitely isn't only romantic. I love all the other things love can mean - serving others, being thoughtful, selfless, and kind. I saw so much of that this year, and it lifted my spirits a lot. It feels like the perfect holiday to get us through this last stretch of cold winter.
So, happy birthday and happy Valentine's Day to our family! I love these boys ten million to the moon infinity.