Pieces of Me

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Reflections on FIVE - Part 1

I don't know if it's the fact that I saw Mamma Mia with my girlfriends this week.  Maybe I'm really having a nervous breakdown.  Maybe I feel like my life is not as full as it should be.  Whatever it is, I'm really having a hard time with the fact that my baby girl will be 5 on August 8th.  FIVE - that's a whole hand.  Five - that's a number that I didn't know would come so quickly.  That being said, I thought I'd take everyone for a trip down memory lane. 

A week before Hannah was born 2003 - I was pretty miserable.  It was a hot summer and the AC at the duplex was not working 100%.  I just remember it being hot all the time. . . hot, hot, hot. 

I remember . . . . . I remember.

No, that's not a beach ball - that's Pokey and my big belly!  Yes, Pokey was our first baby.  And you can tell by these photos.

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But what I remember most is that I was missing my sister terribly.  She was in California, I was in Texas.  We were both so sad.  Here's a happy photo from before they left.


So, five years ago today, I still did not have  baby in my arms.  I was only 35 weeks pregnant.  We didn't expect to have a baby for another month.





Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hello Dolly

So, Hurricane Dolly has made her way ashore this week in South Texas.  And because of her landing, we've had some awesome rain.  Wonderful, fun, wet rain!!!  The kids actually got to play in a real rain shower (not thunderstorm) for a bit this afternoon.  They were in heaven. I cannot decided if it is pathetic or awesome that my kids loved playing in the rain so much!

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Of course, the fun had to be traded for lunch and a nap.  And after naptime, I stepped outside to check the weather and was greeted by these amazing clouds right before the heavens opened an a real live Texas Thunderstorm set in.



PS, I forgot to share this photo of Cayden from the other day.  I caught him "brushing his teeth" with one of our brooms (it was clean, I had just cleaned it)

VBS Junkies and Birthdays Galore

I do believe that is the title for children who attend more than 2 Vacation Bible Schools in one summer.  And my Hannah went to 5.  The final two were one week after another with the last ended last week.  Here are just a few photos from the two weeks.   The nice thing about these two VBS's is that Cayden got to participate.

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And our summer would have been complete without celebrating our closest friends as they turned FIVE years old!!!  And Cayden got to celebrate with Helen as she turned 2.


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Savannah's Party

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Going Bananas at Steven's birthday party (and no, they would not take a picture with Steven.


Celebrating with Sydney

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Darby - I did not get very many photos.  This was a very long day for our families.

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This is the ONLY photo I got of the three girls.

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But we did have a tea party and got a great photo of the three of them together



Happy Summer!!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Introducing Greta Lynn

So, my children were informed earlier this week that they have a new cousin. Their "Opa," as the new grandpa wants to be called (although there is still some discussion going on about that name), told Hannah at VBS that they have a new baby cousin. She's sooo excited and now referring to Leah and Christyn as "Aunt." It's so cute. And Cayden sees photos of Mr. S and says, "That's Opa!!"

I guess I should explain, my childhood best friend and her husband welcome their first child, a daughter, into the world. Greta Lynn was born on July 2nd. I've been having so much fun working with all the photos Leah has sent me of her. I have the actual files so I am loving the fact that I'm creating something that can actually be printed!!

So without further ado, here's Aunt Rosie's, Greta Album!