A daily photo-blog of my life as an American transplanted in the UK.
Sunday, 14 February 2010
Year 2 Day 137: Will U B Mine?
He did it AGAIN!! (STTN, that is) We were up bright and early this morning and after his favourite breakfast we decided it was time to get Daddy's Valentine card ready. I "helped" Ryan address the envelope and we wrote a message inside.
Ryan was pretty impressed with his work as you can see. To be fair, he had fallen asleep...but he must have been thinking about it in his sleep as the evidence of this dopey-smile shows.
One thing I have noticed about the UK in comparison with the US when it comes to Valentine's Day is that here it is seen less as a general day of love to ALL loved ones and more of a love to lovers. Matt was surprised that he had a card off Ryan (with Tigger telling him he was a "Tiggeriffic Daddy") until I explained how kids pass them out to one another in school in the States and decorate boxes and everything to hold them. I guess like Halloween, this is yet another tradition that I would like to see more of over here.
After two and a half years in a long-distance relationship, I packed my life of 29 years into 21 boxes and moved to England to marry and be with my husband, Matt. Now I'm reveling in the youth of my 30s in Great Britain, supply-teaching in primary schools near Birmingham and enjoying newlywed life, being a mommy, and all the surprises they bring!