Friday, September 25, 2009

Labor Day Weekend - Day 2

Hi Again! Here's Day 2 of Labor Day Weekend. Trying to get caught up here. We spent the day at Em's cousin Nate's house. It was a great day. The kids loved his pool.

Some shots of the family....

Jonnie and Sophia

Carson getting a ride...

Nate and his dog Hank

Rachel and me

Dennis and Caitlin

Carson with Jonnie and Nate

Audrey and Gianna

Allison "relaxing" with Carson

Alli and Madeline...Sophia and Dale....

Luca doing a jello shot....

Amiee and Alli

A swimming race....

We had a blast with the family....another great day!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Labor Day Weekend - Day 1

Hey! Sorry...falling a little behind on here. We had a great Labor Day Weekend. Perfect weather. So many great family times.....Saturday started the weekend off at Aunt Carol and Uncle Roger's. We had a great time as usual. Here are some pics....

Ron and the boys

Lounging poolside

Gigi and Adrian with the new puppies

Aunt Carol, Jess, Emma, Drea and Heather

Jess and Emma

More swimming

Brian and Brooke

Amiee and Ron

The boys were worn out by evening so they chilled out with a movie in the theatre room...they look very relaxed.

Great day! More to come from Sunday and Monday.....

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sending you off into the world


The day has come that your Mom and I have to send you off to Kindergarten. It's bittersweet to say the least. One of my biggest wishes was that you would be mainstreamed for Kindergarten and you have achieved that goal. I knew you would.

I just tried to put you to bed and instead tucked you in on the couch so you could finish your Scooby Doo Pirate movie, per your request. You were sleeping within 5 minutes. I know you were exhausted from your fun weekend. We had one of the best weekends ever. I could see the joy in your doctors, no therapies, just FAMILY and FUN, exactly what a little 5 year old boy like you should have. I'm sorry that it can't always be like that for you but I love making the most of those moments with you.

This summer has flown by. You have worked harder than ever before and harder than most people will ever have to work. Your hard work has paid off. Sending you off to Kindergarten shouldn't be this hard since we had to send you the past two years to preschool but this seems different. I KNOW that you will rock. I am just scared that people will not see all of your wonderful qualities...I hope they do. You are pure joy.

I hope that you know how much you are truly loved. You have made your mother and I two of the happiest, proudest people in the world. I know that you were pretty into your show just now when we talked but I think that you heard me when I told you how proud you make me. You have changed my life so much. You have given me such an appreciation for things and taught me not to take things for granted and not to judge others. You amaze me every day with your strength and determination.

No matter how many obstacles may come your way this will soar above them. It's so hard to let you go but I know we have to. We have to give you this opportunity to shine.

I can't believe this day is here. Knock em' dead little man!

ALWAYS KNOW HOW MUCH YOU'RE LOVED! You are truly a gift from God.

I Love You.... more than you will ever know.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Baby Girl Update

At the latest, five weeks from tomorrow morning I will be holding our sweet little baby girl. I hope she has a name by then and yes, we are still having a tough time deciding on one.

Just wanted to update a few things -

Her scheduled delivery is for Oct. 15th at 8am. Yes, in just five short weeks it will be the middle of October. Seems like the last few weeks have flown by. I know with school starting, the next few weeks will fly by as well.

Her room is still coming along. Not done yet but we will get it done in the next week or so. I love the color and my mom is making the sweetest bedding. I love it all and although, she wont be sleeping in there for several months, can't wait to see her in there.

Fin is rather confused with it all. He still insists it is a boy and did not like that Papa painted his room pink (really lavender but hey, he is two!).

Carson told me the other night in the car - he wanted to get her a music box. I said that that would be a beautiful gift to get her for her bday. So, in the next 5 weeks, I have to get Carson shopping to find a nice music box for her. I have no idea where he got this idea but thought it was beautiful.

I have NST's twice a week now. I am feeling good and have not had any issues. The NST's were started at 32 weeks soley based on my history of pre-ecclampsia. I am hopeful that I will not get pre-ecclampsia with this baby. Things are just so different and I feel so good, I am confident that the outcome will be different. Things can change quickly so I am glad that they do these tests to take good care of us. With Fin, at this point I was a mess and miserable as well. I got the sweetest boy in the end but, was one crabby, swollen and sore mama.

I have another ultrasound next week. I can't wait to see what her 3d pics look like. I will post them if I can.

Other than that, just getting bigger and bigger! She is really active and that is my favorite part.

So, it is official - 5 weeks and counting!

Love you - E