Monday, February 15, 2010

My Funny Valentines.

I'm baaaaack! Oh how I've missed you, my little Strawberry Lemonade friends! This new year started out so krazy. A looloo of a flu (that lasted four ghastly weeks!!!) and crazy work schedule. Of course the few spare moments I had, I spent launching Modern Kiddo—my new side project. It's been soo much fun but I have to say, it sure feels lovely to be back over here. I have so many things I want to share with you, but I thought I should begin with this weekend: Valentines Day! We had insanely great weather—sorry my snowbound sweeties—but it was a shocker to us too! Gone was the rain, and in its place loads of sunshine. Greg and I decided to take Wolfie to the California Academy of Arts and Sciences, which is in Golden Gate Park.

There is a great "living rooftop" which is green green green. It kind of looks like Teletubbie Land.

BY FAR the best part of the day, however, was the penguin exhibit! You might be thinking, "What's so fancy about penguins Alex?" Ah, keep reading friends....

In honor of Valentines Day, they let children decorate hearts that were then passed out to the penguins. And lemme tell you, these penguins LOVED the valentines! It was soooo awesomely cute! They didn't eat them and in fact were quite competitive about them. It was hilarious to see them strutting around, all puffed up. Amazingly the boy penguins kept "delivering" them to the girl penguins who were in these little caves. I guess they were using them for their nests. Have you ever seen anything so cute??

Wolfie was enchanted. It sounds cheesy, but truly it's the best way to describe it!! He was grinning from ear to ear.

We had a really terrific day. The place was totally packed....and guess who else was there?? The super gorgeous Halle Berry with her little cutie pie Nala. She was just strollin' around like a mommy with her little one. Really cool. Honestly the place was so packed, I think she managed to slink around relatively unnoticed.

It's funny, at one point earlier that morning, Greg told me that he and Wolfie had to sneak off to take care of some "things" (which usually means buying flowers for mama and what not) but in the glory of the sunshine, flowers were forgotten....and you know what? I wouldn't have had it any other way! We came home happy, exhausted and we ordered a big ol cheese pizza, had a little picnic on the living room floor and watched Finding Nemo (in honor of the aquarium). I have to tell ya, Valentine's Day was pretty darn perfect. I leave you with some goofalicious photos of my little Valentine. And yes, I bribed him to wear this. Hey, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, right?? xoxo

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  1. Thankyou so much for this post, beautiful! You all looked like you had such a memorable day; I want to go! :) LOVE the pointing photo.... the last 3 pics have to be displayed somewhere, they are just too cuuuuute! :) Goodnight. (Oh, and luuurved the penguins.... what a cute idea!... and great zebra shot....) Ha, ha... Goodnight, really. :)

  2. hip hip hooray! a strawberry lemonade post! :D

    oh my god, that pointing photo is TOO cute. major love attack. it needs to be enlarged and framed and shown to other children who aren't cool enough haha also, you looked puuurdy!

    anyway, good to have you back and sharing your precious time with the internetzz.

  3. love it, love it all!!

    say, i sent you a little something in the mail to thank you for featuring villacoola! i saw it and thought of you!

  4. Cute photos! I want a heart carrying penguin... lol...

  5. oh! how this makes my heart sing! you are keeeeling me girl!!! I am dead from cuteness...revive me with some chocolate cake paddles.

    hearts! xoxoxoxoxo

  6. Oh Alex!!!
    There are so many things I have to express!!!
    First and foremost...I have missed you!
    I kept thinking...
    "I wonder WHERE Strawberry Lemonade is?"
    Now...about your Valentine's Day!
    Perfection is the word that comes to mind!
    Your WOLFIE...OMG!!! ADORABLE!!!!
    I know his just PRECIOUS!!!
    And the expressions that you capture are just priceless!
    Oh...and THE PENGUINS!!! OMG!! PENGUINS are one of my favorites! I soooo want to see them in their natural habitat.
    How totally adorable they were with those HEARTS! I saw that little girl penguin in the cave like she was just waiting for a HEART!!!!
    Too cute!
    Oh...and that BAG you are carrying...the red one...with the dots!!!! Only YOU!!!!! Oh how I love your outfits!!!! I wanna see your closet!
    Like where do you get a BAG like that?
    So delighted to have you back!
    I adore popping over here!
    One of my FAVORITE places!

  7. i am so happy i found your blog via blooming in bainbridge.

    this post is so cute and had me smiling ear to ear!

    oh, and i love your red heart necklace and your bag...basically your whole outfit actualy.

    i can't wait to follow along and read much much more!

  8. umm, ditto everything Teresa just said.

  9. i love the heart under the water photo, among others.

  10. Welcome back . . I've missed my regular dose of strawberry lemonade goodness! Love your vday outing . . the smiles, penguin love, and fun outfits. Your valentine wolfie rocks that blazer/jeans outfit!

  11. How adorable! Love the outfit with the suit and tie!

  12. Glad to hear you had fun! Your boy has to be hands down the cutest in that cool outfit of his!

  13. I am aching to see those penguins with the hearts. That is the cutest thing I have ever heard. Your boy will remember this day forever.

  14. I am so glad you are back. The penguins and Wolfie, both so adorable I really can not even stand it! He is one dapper little dude!

    I'm currently contemplating your tagline as requested on's tough to nail because you are unique, so the usual buzzwords seem cheesy on you!

  15. I LOVE penguins and I LOVE this post. What a wonderful memory this will be for Wolf! Great pictures too.