Sunday, February 14, 2010

Always on my Mind

As Valentine's Day winds down in my corner of Tat Land, I wanted to pop in with a heart day recap.

The lads surprised me with many lovely valentines. First, the Sprout bounded onto the bed bright and early exclaiming, "Happy Bal-tine Day!" and planted a big, sweet smooch on a sleepy mommy. Isn't that just the best way to start a day?

Next was the opening of the cards and presenting of two (one small and one large) heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. Good gracious! Mr. Whitman and Mr. Stover, the lads had you both covered!

So far the orange creme curse hasn't reared it's sickly sweet head. (Growing up with three chocolate-loving sisters, it inevitably fell to me to reach into the box and pull out the dreaded orange creme candy every time.)

But there's more! Big Daddy pulled a large gift-wrapped box out from under the bed. Inside was a new Dell laptop computer. It has a 17-inch display. Sweet!

That's my guy, bringing home electronics. Not that I'm complaining. Now, if need be, I can blog from the road or bed.

One of many incredible photos on exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

These photos were taken during a January trip to the National Mall where we visited three of the Smithsonian museums. Everywhere I turned I was seeing hearts.

Sailor's Valentine, 1880's

The displays are so well done at the Smithsonian. Even the most staid subjects are brought to life with color and lighting. Check out the bones:

Pacific Walrus - see the heart?

Irish Elk - no heart, just lovely light and graceful lines.

Tyrannasaurus Rex - rrrraaaaaaarrrrr!

Whale suspended from ceiling.

Wishing you all a whale of a day filled with sweet wishes, surprises, treats, and tatting. See you on Tuesday, when I am hoping to show you some of the tatting I managed to do over the weekend.


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Sounds like a fabulous Valentine's Day! My best gift was that my daughter and two grandchildren came to spend the night. I should hear the pitter patter of little feet soon... Eva told me she's an early riser!

แบบเต็มของสีและความสุข said...

we went sled ridding with Oma because it was her birthday.. twas fun!

I don't see the heart on the walrus.. =(

IsDihara said...

Diane, visits from well-loved guests are the best gifts! How soon before you have your two grandchildren tatting? *winks*

Jalice, sled riding? What fun! As for the walrus, the heart is in his nose socket. Click on the photo for a larger view and you will see it more clearly.

Tatskool said...

The lads did you proud...and you deserve it being Doctor Mum last week.
Great photos.