Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Today - we give thanks for our Lord, family, friends and all that has been gifted to us. We will enjoy time together, just the four of us and then with our extended family. I shall go to work later and work through the evening. Not sure how many people we will see after a long day of eating and playing outside.

Tomorrow may be worse...since it's Black Friday and there could be shopping accidents!

We wish all the best to you and yours today and always!

(yep, that's the Christmas photo of the boys on the blog)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Another Milestone

One year ago today, we welcomed Mark into the world. Wow. That went by way too fast. I can't figure out if it was because I actually had more time with him in this first year compared to what I had with Matthew? Or, is it just because he's our second child and things always seem to go faster with the second (or third or beyond)?

I enjoyed waking up with Mark and was able to sing to him all by myself...we had some time to eat (and I had my coffee). Then big brother joined us and we played outside while I read the ads from the paper. Went to the store for some last minute items for the party, nap time for Mark, set up for the party, cleaned up, and then the guests started to arrive...and Mark slept. And slept. And slept. Almost an hour into the party, we decided to get him up so the guests could enjoy some time with him. He didn't want to eat so we went straight to cake and then the bath...because there was cake in his hair, ears, etc. Then presents (only a few) and of course, he enjoyed the bags, boxes and paper more than the gifts.

The guests left and we cleaned up. We played with the toys and went back outside to play. Nap time again for Mark, Matthew and I played a game...Joe went for a bike ride.

Day ended with some time on the gazebo in the my new lights...thanks honey! Bath time for all the boys, bed for Mark, and Amazing Race for mom/dad/Matthew. Now, we get ready for bed. I had to update the blog before we went to bed so I could capture the memories of today. Pictures to come...have to download to computer first!

Make it a great week!