and Valentina makes three

Craig and Viv, still full bellied, Canon 300D

Our next door neighbors Craig and Vivienne (also sweet friends of ours) had a beautiful baby girl this week named Valentina. When I got home yesterday I laughed to find they had left a pink nylon bag hanging from the door filled with earplugs.

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  1. stef

    What a sweet photo and such a sweet gesture!

  2. JC

    That is cute.

  3. Caroline

    Valentina is a beautiful name, and I’m sure she’s a beautiful baby as well.

  4. olgica

    i bet vivienne is happy now that the belly’s gone…:D

  5. lena

    hehe, that’s funny. i’ve heard of people giving something like that to the new parents, but that is so funny for the parents to give. fun.
    i also like the name a lot. pretty in an unusual way.

  6. Julia

    I love the name Valentina. And what thoughtful (and clever) people, your neighbors are. Great story! I love happy news!! 🙂

  7. mademoiselle a.

    …I am fortunate; I have swallowed my sip of coffee before starting to read the post! 🙂

  8. Anke

    Very clever gift!
    Friends of mine had a baby girl recently and after the first night when she basically cried the whole time their neighbours gave them a baby tshirt that read:”When I’m awake nobody is allowed to sleep”.
    I’ve read your blog for such a long time now and love your pictures. What I discovered: All your friends (and neighbours) are scaringly goodlooking! Maybe it’s your talent that makes them so attractive. I hope it is. 😉

  9. andrea

    I know!
    it’s uncanny how good looking these folks are.

  10. Deb

    Beautiful picture…beautiful name!

  11. btezra

    ~lol, your commentary completes the shot~

  12. Jester

    I love this picture and all the stories I have read hear. I have to tell you My little girl heard me say the name Valintina as I read this to my lover like valentine I said, she told me no mom its called Balance time day.I love all you beutifull peoples keep up the good healing work, and watch it echo.
    W/ love and laughter your sis Jester …….

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