Monday, May 19, 2008

Weekend of FUN!!! 5-16

I know that we are a very busy family, but this last weekend will for sure go into the record books!! We did it ALL and survived. Derek came when he could , so I think that was the only way I really survived!! Start...playdate with Auntie Suzie & Connor (wed).. playdate/lunch with Auntie Sara 2 & Madison, then Papa D came over (thursday).. lunch for Becky's 29th birthday at Olive Garden with the kids and her mom Mrs. Hansen followed by Kyle Parker's 30th b-day dinner at Bari Bari (friday)..Johanna's graduation party (3 hours in traffic there, 2 back) at El Torito followed by Dave Z's joint 30th b-day party with his Aunt 60th Judy, followed by our friends Al & Melissa son Christophers b-day party (saturday)...end!!! Throw in errands, naptime, & cleaning what you get is a very busy few days!!! WE WOULD NOT HAVE IT ANYOTHER WAY. We love to do all of this and happy that everyone loves to see us and the kids. Thanks again for a lovely weekend.

Johanna Graduates from CLU!!

Johanna Graduates from CLU!! On Saturday May 17th Jo graduated from California Lutheran University with a degree in HISTORY! After the graduation (which we did not attend) there was a lunch fiesta for Jo at EL Torito, also in the Thousand Oaks. We had a very nice time even though it was in the 100's! Good job Jo and know this, we are very proud of you and love you very much.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mommy Day

On my third Mother's Day we did not do much! We walked to the cirlce, had an early lunch, went to my mom's house where we had another lunch, then headed home. The kids were good all day long and even went to bed without much of a fuss..they never do anyways. We hope that all of the mommies we know had a very good day and know that we love you and thought about you:)

Suzie's Baby Shower

On the 4th of May Suzie had her baby shower to honor herself and Hannah. It was thrown by all of the Aunties and Grandma's. It was a beautiful day (a little windy) and the seeting was great. It weas held down the street from our house at the French Estate. Suzie and Hannah recieved many gifts ranging from keepsakes, clothes to hair things and Super women flip flops. Thanks to all that helped with the shower and for those that were able to attend. It was a fun day and I know that day got Suzie extremely excited about setting up Hannah's room and getting her clothes ready!!

Friday, May 9, 2008

To all of the MOMMY'S out there!

Before I was a Mom, I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.I never thought about immunizations. Before I was a Mom, I had never been puked on.Pooped on.Chewed on.Peed on.I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.I slept all night. Before I was a Mom, I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests.Or give shots.I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep. Before I was a Mom,I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put her down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom. Before I was a Mom,I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy. Before I was a Mom, I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom.