Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas in Apex

I took C and his buddy to see Santa in Apex and have a pancake breakfast. The food was so yummy and the boys got some great pictures with Santa. The boys outdid themselves with pancakes, C had 4 and his buddy had 6. They also had sausage and juice.

The pictures are super cute!

C and his buddy:

Me and C:

C telling Santa everything he wanted for Xmas:

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Our newest family member

We got a new puppy this past weekend. Ever since we went out to California a few years ago, C has wanted a Chihuahua. We found one that is 9 months that someone was getting rid of. She is still too much baby for Hubby, but it was the best I could find and her name already started with a C so it was meant to be, right? She walks well on a leash, but still has some training needed. So far C is in love with her, she sleeps with him and he just dotes on her, it is very sweet. The big boy Calvin likes tolerates her.

Calvin and Cupcake:

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween Trunk or Treat

I went to the local mommies Trunk or Treat bash today and had a great time. There was my friend Kate DJing, they set up 20 trunks to trick or treat from that were really cool and a photo spot complete with hay and pumpkins. C had a blast hanging with other kids, rolling down the hill, getting candy, and dancing to Halloween type songs like Thriller.

Here is my cutie:

He is a BMX rider for Halloween, I know super creative ;-) He breathes, eats, sleeps BMX and wanted nothing else but to be a BMX rider for Halloween and it made it super easy that we had all the stuff already. He really wanted to bring his bike, but we opted not to have that as his prop.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Soccer Season - Dolphins

So, I actually remembered to sign C up for soccer on time and he started playing in August. They had sent out a few emails needing coaches, so hubby decided that he would do it. He had never played soccer himself, but having no coach would have been much worse. It turned out he has a knack for coaching, he spent lots of time researching soccer and learned all the rules. He learned the T formation and once the kids stuck with the T and stayed in their zones, they did really well.
C was on the team Dolphins and they practiced once a week and they had games, 9 of them, on Saturdays. He decided about half way through the season that he likes defense and to play back. Grandma and Papa came to see the last game; C loved having “cheerers” there. Oh, and he dyed (temporary) his hair green for the last game. Wanted red, but they were out because of all the NC State fans.
After the last game, we did a Moe’s night for the team. Moe’s donated a coach meal and kid’s meals for the team and we had a team party there. It was so much fun to see the kids hanging out and relaxing and just talking to each other off the field. The parents liked Coach Chris so much they gave him a really nice gift card to North Hills.

Christopher on the side lines:

Christopher with Grandma and Papa:

Coach Chris and the Dolphins:
Christopher and Isaiah:

Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Birthday C

My baby turned 6 today! Wow, I still can’t believe it. Yes, I still call him my baby and he humors me and says he will always be my baby even though he isn’t a baby anymore. He is such a bog boy now though, standing tall at 48 inches and 43 pounds. He is just such a cool dude.

Here is my Birthday dude:

Getting Ready for Laser Tag:

The Cupcakes I made for his party:
We had his party at Frankie’s Fun Park and he chose Laser Tag as his activity. I liked the parties at Frankie’s, but they are not “no hassle” like some places. Basically, you pay per kid and they hand you a card for each kid and a bracelet for each kid and they are done with their part. Luckily, I had the help of my friend Amy, my in-laws, and Hubby. Amy and I manned the door and handed out the bracelets and Amy took the presents to my in-laws who staked out three cake tables outside. Hubby watched the kids in the Fun Maze. Then we rounded up the kids for Laser Tag and they played, we did cupcakes, and the party was over about 1 hour 45 minutes and one exhausted Momma later. Right at the end we gave the kids their cards to go play video games and goodie bags (which I totally almost forgot). He enjoyed it a LOT and that is what is important. It was something totally different than we have always done, which is a party at the park. I am pretty happy we stuck to an indoor venue since it was pretty cold.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


I called the Social Worker we are assigned to today hoping maybe they would hear something sooner than end of October. Well, she is on vacation, out until the 19th, no back up. We can leave her a message, etc. Bummer! So there is NO hope of us finding out any sooner and even if we did, she still has to come out and certify our home as our licensing worker, does it EVER end? Oh, and the lady who answered the phone said, didn't you know it was a 60-90 day wait to get finalized, um, no, I didn't. I was told 30 business days to get your license. So if it goes 90 days (from when paperwork was received at the state knowing it got mailed the week before a holiday, probably arrived September) we are talking maybe November, possibly into December and you know people love to take vacation around the holidays. I try so hard not to get my hopes up, but this whole waiting is so hard.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


We got a letter today introducing our new "ongoing licensing" Social Worker. No real new news except that it says we have been recommended by the County to be foster parents. Weird, the letter is dated the 25th of September and says we will be notified within 60 days of approval. I am really still hoping the 60 days is still from when we were told in August, not from September. This sure is a test in patience. Is it too early to call her now?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sums it up

I saw this post on another board and wanted to share, I edited it to more relate to my feelings. It summed up so much for me.

I want to share my feelings about infertility with you, because I want you to understand my struggle. I know that understanding infertility is difficult; there are times when it seems even I don’t understand.

This struggle has provoked intense and unfamiliar feelings in me and I fear that my reactions to these feelings might be misunderstood. I hope my ability to cope and your ability to understand will improve as I share my feelings with you. I want you to understand.

You may describe me this way: obsessed, moody, depressed, envious, obnoxious, aggressive, antagonistic, bitter, and cynical. These aren't very admirable traits; no wonder your understanding of my infertility is difficult. I prefer to describe me this way: confused, rushed and impatient, afraid, isolated and alone, guilty and ashamed, angry, sad and hopeless, and unsettled.

My Infertility makes me feel confused. I feel confused as to why this is happening. I feel confused when I get diagnoses such as unexplained infertility, unexplained habitual miscarrier. All titles I do not want. Surely if I try harder, try longer, try better and smarter, I will have another baby.

My infertility makes me feel rushed and impatient. I learned of my unexplained secondary infertility only after we’d been trying to become pregnant for some time. My life-plan suddenly is behind schedule. I waited to have another baby and now I must wait again. I wait for medical appointments, wait for tests, wait for treatments, wait for other treatments, wait for my period not to come, wait for pregnancy. At best, I have only twelve opportunities each year. How old will I be when I finish having my family?

My infertility makes me feel afraid. Infertility is full of unknowns, and I’m frightened because I need some definite answers. How long will this last? What humiliation must I endure? What pain must I suffer? Why do drugs I take to help me, make me feel worse? Why can’t my body do the things that my mind wants it to do? Why do I hurt so much? I’m afraid of my feelings, afraid of my undependable body.

My infertility makes me feel isolated and alone. Reminders of babies are everywhere. I must be the only one enduring this invisible curse. Sometimes I have to stay away from others, because everything makes me hurt. No one knows how horrible my pain is. Even though I’m usually a clear thinker, I find myself being lured by superstitions and promises; I think I’m losing perspective. I feel so alone and I wonder if I’ll survive this.

My infertility makes me feel guilty and ashamed. Frequently I forget that infertility is a medical problem and should be treated as one. Infertility destroys my self esteem and I feel like a failure. Why am I being punished? What did I do to deserve this? Am I not worthy? Am I not a good enough mom? It is easy to lose self-confidence and feel ashamed.

My infertility makes me feel angry. Everything makes me angry, and I know much of my anger is misdirected. I’m angry at my body because it has betrayed me. I’m angry at my partner because we can’t seem to feel the same about infertility at the same time. I want and need an advocate to help me. My younger brother and older brother are having kids soon and I am angry at how I feel about that. I’m angry at my medical caregivers, because it seems that they control my future. They humiliate me, inflict pain on me, pry into my privacy, patronize me, and sometimes forget who I am. How can I impress on them how important parenting is to me? I’m angry at my expenses; infertility treatment is extremely expensive. Finally, I’m angry at everyone else. Everyone has opinions about my inability to become a to get/stay pregnant. Everyone has easy solutions. Everyone seems to know too little and say too much.

My Infertility makes me feel sad and hopeless. Infertility feels like I’ve lost my future, and no one knows of my sadness. I feel hopeless; infertility robs me of my energy. I’ve never cried so much or so easily. I’m sad that my infertility places my marriage under so much strain. I’m sad that my infertility requires me to be so self-centered. I’m sad that I've ignored any friendships because this struggle hurts so much and demands so much energy. I’m surrounded by babies, pregnant women, playgrounds, baby showers, birth stories, kids’ movies, birthday parties and much more. I feel so sad and hopeless.

My infertility makes me feel unsettled. My life is on hold. Two years spent doing treatments put so much on hold. The more I struggle with my infertility, the less control I have. This struggle has no timetable; the treatments have no guarantees. The only sure things are that I need to be near my partner at fertile times and near my doctor at treatment times. Should I pursue adoption? Should I take expensive drugs? Should I pursue more specialized and costly medical intervention? It feels unsettling to have no clear, easy answers or guarantees.

Occasionally I feel my panic subside. I’m learning some helpful ways to cope; I’m now convinced I’m not crazy, and I believe I’ll survive. I’m learning to listen to my body and be assertive, not aggressive, about my needs. I’m realizing that good medical care and good emotional care are not necessarily found in the same place. I’m trying to be more than an infertile person.

Friday, September 11, 2009


I finally decided to write in the blog about our journey to expand our family. Times have been rough here lately as I mourn the third due date I have missed this month from my miscarriages. It has definitely taken its’ emotional toll on me lately. I can only imagine what December/January will be like with all that we went through the last two December/January’s. All this with no real news on getting any further.

I am hoping that the writing about it with help me deal with my feelings.

To start in the present, we are just waiting right now. No real action to be able to take. I decided to call and check on our status for fostering this week even though I knew there would be no update. The news is that while our home study occurred on the 6th of August, our application didn’t get sent off until the 28th of August and this was with not the 5 others we thought, it was with 10 other applications. So, from when they receive it, we can expect it to take 30 business days for review. What a long time! The Social Worker was totally not exaggerating when she said October 31st is when it should finally be final. Of course, then we start with the whole waiting for a placement. Who knew it would take so long when we started the process last year. She joked that people want a kid by Christmas, but realistically she said it will probably be into the New Year until we can really hope to get a placement. The only thing going for us that may help is that we don’t care about race. Funny that she put it into context that we would even take a white kid. Honestly I don’t really care. I know I shouldn’t get my hopes up, but I keep hoping that one Friday while she is on call she will think of us and try to get us expedited because she is on call and thinks we will be perfect. But, I know that won’t happen. This is one of the hardest parts, you can wish and want all day long, but when it really comes down to it, none of that makes a difference. I always seem to get my hopes up, then reality comes crashing down.

To meet and talk with me, you would never really know all that is going on, from the outside we seem like the perfectly happy family of three. I am happy for what I have, really happy. Doesn’t change that I am also really sad for what I don’t have, really sad for the babies that I never got to hold and nurse and take care of. I am thankful that I have a great husband that has been a rock through this journey, who has held me when I cried, who has mostly supported me when I wanted to try more, who has been there for so many procedures. I have the most awesome kid in the whole world, he is just super special. I am thankful that my marriage has survived and strengthened through our journey. I know the toll infertility can take on marriages and ours survived, with a few bumps, but came out stronger.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Look who arrived

Stanley arrived at the house yesterday for a visit until next Tuesday. So far Stanley has only gotten to hang out with C and check out his new room. Tomorrow Stanley will go to C’s school for lunch with him.

Stanley from Joe:
C wanted to know why Joe hadn't colored Stanley's face and hands. He thinks everyone should be a "color". He is always brown when he colors himself and he usually makes me red or yellow. Wonder if the yellow is for normal and maybe the red is sunburn. I thought it was cute though.
Stanley Visiting C’s new room:
Stanley got to check out C’s new room that we just got done with. C wanted a BMX theme. Who knew how hard that would be??? They really don’t have any BMX bedding currently in stores or a lot of decorations. I wanted to get him some X Games sheets from Pottery Barn Teen, but they were sold out. I lucked up and found two Pottery Barn kids duvets on eBay. They don’t match, but it was the best we could do. The best one is for the bottom bunk and is BMX theme, it is super cool. The top bunk is skater boy. C wanted a red room and we compromised a bit and painted the bottom half red and the top half a light blue. Originally we were going to do an Extreme Games border, but haven’t decided if maybe it looks good just as it is. He picked out some X Games wallies at Target and voila we have a BMX room. He is pretty happy, loves the red in his room. He has a window seat that my Mother-in-Law is going to sew a cushion for, it will either be jean material or some cool Tony Hawk Fabric I got. We still need a curtain, too, but we will get it soon. Hmm, red or light blue, I am thinking if C gets to vote, it will be red. What do you think?
Here are some pics of his new room:

BMX Bedding:
Skater Bedding:

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Flat Stanley Project

An online friend of ours organized a Flat Stanley project that we are participating in. I think it will be a great learning experience for him to see where his goes. So this week we decorated a Flat Stanley and mailed him off last night. C wanted to make sure that he had stuff to eat and things to do on his trip. So our Flat Stanley has a donut (yeah, C wanted him to have a dessert on his trip), a soccer ball, a suit case, a book, and an NC State hat. C’s favorite color is red, so he colored Stanley all in red and then we added some NC State clothes and an NC State hat. C really wanted to staple the hat, but then we said well, maybe he won’t always want to wear his hat. The mini book is Magic Tree House. We love that series and C drew a Viking Ship inside the book since we just read Viking Ships at Sunrise. We got the first Tree House book for his birthday last year and have been reading them on and off ever since. It is such a great series about a brother and sister that go on adventures to rescue books. The have gone to Pompeii, Ancient China, Medieval Times, the arctic, and more.

We are getting a Flat Stanley from Joe this week and ours is off to Canada. We can’t wait to see what kind of adventures ours gets to go on. Hopefully, we will even map it out and learn about where they are from. We were already excited to see that Joe’s Flat Stanley went to Riverbanks Zoo in South Carolina and that we had been there before.

C coloring Stanley:
C Posing with NC State Stanley:
Stanley and C, note Stanley has his NC State hat on:
Stanley ready to go:
C had just got done reading to Stanley:

Sunday, August 30, 2009


I took C out to the BMX Park this weekend for the first time and he LOVED it! Of course he would, he is a little daredevil that loves action! It was pretty cool, a huge dirt track for bikes. He got a loaner bike and a BMX helmet (which he told me later that if I would just buy him one, he would not need to borrow one), and was off. He started at the halfway point down the first hill with Mama holding the bike, but then he did the whole track on the first run by himself. He kept going and going and rode his bike from 6:30-9:30 when the lights went out with very few breaks. He was afraid of the starting gates, understandably, they are very loud. He got offered an opportunity to race, but declined saying “I am just a little kid!” because he did not want to do the starting gate. Of course, the little kid argument only comes up when it is something he doesn’t want to do. I think he will within a week or two. We shall see. I won’t buy a bike just yet because we can use the loaner bike/helmet until we see if this is his sport. It can get expensive, but if he likes it he can get a BMX bike and helmet for birthday or Christmas. It was fun to be out there, the other moms were so friendly and the kids were so cool riding and jumping and racing.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

First Grade

C started First grade today! Yay! He is pretty excited about going back to school. We had all of our school supplies bought for a few weeks now and packed up. I was like the first grader; I couldn’t sleep last night in anticipation of today. Both hubby and I walked him into his classroom and I took some pictures. This time last year I had a Kindergartener.

Looking Cool Ready to leave House:

In the red hallway this year:

At his desk:

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Movie - X Games

Hubby, C, and I went to go see X Games 3D: The Movie today and C loved it. It is only playing for one week and it is in 3D. It was really good. The stunts were awesome! C was a bit bummed there really wasn't any BMX stuff in it. It was mostly Skateboarding, Rally Car, Moto Cross stunts, and a little snow boarding. It starred Ricky "the GOAT" Carmichael, Danny Way, Travis Pastrana, cutie Bob Burquist, Shawn White, and more. I was on the edge of my seat sometimes and C asked me why. I told him the stunts make me nervous and he said is it because I am going to do them one day? Yikes! He is totally in a BMX phase and says he will be a BMXer when he grows up and he will be in the X games. There is a show on TV that showcases kids called "The Next X Special" We only have one episode on DVR and he has probably watched it two dozen times. At the beach he kept saying, "Look mom, I am doing a tuck no hander on my board". He can't wait until he is ten and wants to be the first ten year old to do a 360 tail whip. He loved, loved, loved the movie. He really hopes it comes out on video to buy.

*GOAT = Greatest Of All Time

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Beach Times

We went to Wrightsville Beach for a long weekend. We stayed with Elysia and her family the same as we did last year and had so much fun. The kids loved the beach, of course. C is even more of a water lover than I have ever seen before. He would swim out to the big waves turn around and catch the waves in on his boogie board. We loved traveling with them as the kids get along great, it is always nice to have friends on vacation and we just get along with them great. Even Elysia’s little boy went from just a little timid in the water to letting the waves crash down on him and him going really far out. Her little girl got pounded by a wave once and wasn’t too keen, then I took her out and I think may have scarred her for life against the water when we got slammed with a wave. I did hold on, but she didn’t like it at all.

I loved Wrightsville Beach, it is so nice and the waves aren’t too bad and not a big under tow like we had in the Outer Banks. The house was about a block and a half from the beach, but an easy walk and well worth it. We mostly cook for ourselves on vacation, kinda ironic since I rarely cook at home, but I just have more time and it is easier while on vacation. I made big breakfasts a few days as I love making/eating a good breakfast while on vacation.

We did go out to eat once in Downtown Wilmington to Front Street Brewery and it was super yummy. We then walked around in downtown and got ice cream at Kilwins, which is soooo, sooooo good!

Here are the wonderful kiddos (with their friend Katie):
Here is bubby trying to save the kids as I take a pic (I will make the disclaimer again, no one was hurt, seems to be a recurring theme here lately):

The pic I was trying to get (notice C doing Ninja moves he was telling the waves to back off):
Here is my surfer dude:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


C whispered a secret in my ear this morning. "I love you more than I love Calvin." That is so cool! He asked me if I thought Calvin heard him. I think dogs have super hearing, so he probably did. Who knows if he understands, I only know Cal understands:
  • Treat
  • Go Outside
  • Big potty (means please do more than pee so I don't get a present later)
  • Ride (this makes him run so fast to the door, I feel sorry for anyone in his path)
  • Walk (again, be fearful if you are in his path)

After this interaction, we told each other we love each other the mostest in the whole wide world. He asked me if I loved him more than Mimi (my mom) and I said yeah, but in a different way. He said he couldn't imagine loving someone more than your own mommy. He is just so super sweet.

I tell C all the time I have the sweetest boy in the whole world and I really do mean it, he tells me he loves me all the time with really cool creative ways. Also, this morning he loved me "360 and 88 miles."

Saturday, August 8, 2009


I took C to the BMX Park today for a session. He had a lot of fun. He is still a little hesitant on the ramps and spends a lot of time riding up to talk to me, getting a drink, or just taking a break to watch, but he really likes going there and seems to have a great time. I enjoy watching him. He can’t wait to “catch air”.
I caught a little video of him doing his tricks. He loves to stand and ride, he loves to take his feet off the bike like he sees the X Games riders do (yes, it is scary), and he loves the ramps.

He doesn’t do it in this video, but the other day he took his feet off the pedals and stood on the bar between the seat and the handle bars. And yes, it game me a few grey hairs watching him.

Here he is doing a ta-da on his bike:
bmx,bike riding

All sweaty from the ride:

So after the BMX Park we headed to get him a toy. He had his wallet and his money and there was nothing he wanted more that he wanted to buy himself than a small BMX bike toy. He loves to play with the new X games line of toys and has ramps, skateboards complete with interchangeable wheels and stickers, and now a BMX bike. These toys are super cool. The skate boards come with little shoes you stick on your fingers to do tricks on the skateboard and the BMX bike comes with little rubber finger gloves you stick on the handlebars to do tricks.

Next I had to run through my favorite coffee shop Caribou Coffee for an iced coffee and the girl even gave C a little cup of his own special coffee. Nothing better than a new bike and some special coffee, he proudly held them up for a picture.
New Toy and Coffee:

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Long Day?

I think it must have been a long day at summer camp. Christopher was watching TV and being really quiet. I go into the living room to find him curled up on the couch asleep at 5:00 pm. When he woke, he insisted he hadn’t fallen asleep. He still went to bed with no problems, too. This from the kid that was complaining the quiet time at camp was too long. Maybe if you took advantage of that time you wouldn’t be so tired when you got home. He did start to stir, so I went in and held him and snuck a bunch of snuggles in.


C and Emma Dancing

We went to a Carolina Mudcats game with our friends and their little girl Emma. They started dancing when the music came on. It was so adorable.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New House

We got a new house! Yeah, it was back in June and I am just now getting around to posting about it. I am so in love with the new house. Our first house was in Holly Springs and my commute was pretty bad. We finally decided that it was time to move closer to work and sold the house we lived in for eight years, the house we bought right before we got married, the one we brought Calvin into as a tiny pup and he lived there for eight years, the one we brought our (now almost 6 year old) baby C home to. It was a little sentimental leaving the house, but we were so excited about the new one, it didn’t bother us too much. The new one is a little bigger, but smaller yard. Hubby says that is fine since he is the one mowing it anyway. I hadn’t realized until we had lived there for 6 years that we didn’t have a self-propelled lawn mower and our yard was big and hilly. We finally have all our bedrooms on the same floor. So far we love the new neighborhood, but what we love even more is being so close to everything. That can be dangerous, too, though. We live about ¼ miles from Target, Home Depot, Lowes, Kohls, restaurants, BJ’s, movie theatre, and more. We live about 3 miles from C’s school, which will make his mornings easier, he had been in the car for about thirty minutes to get to school. We live 3 miles from a go-kart track, maybe 4 to the Raleigh Farmer’s Market. It is super cool.
New House:

Monday, July 6, 2009

A New Love

I think this is my first posts about love that does not involve a girl. His new love that we discovered on vacation is Go-Karts. We decided to try out the Go-karts near the beach house we rented and they were super cool. C loved them. The guy was working on the cars, so he let him go around for a good twenty minutes. C loved it so much we went back from two more sessions during our week at the Outer Banks. I was really impressed that he never hit the edge and passed his friends with ease, not getting too close to them or bumping at all. I think we will try to check out a local place to take him. We promised him and his friend Zach a Championship race.

Ready to Race
Speed Racer
Concentrating on driving

Disclaimer: No one was hurt

Right before we went on vacation, I made the mistake of showing Christopher a picture of the local Skate Park where they allow bikes during certain times of the day. He begged and begged and begged some more to go. We didn't have time, but promised when we got back we would hit up the Skate Park. So, we got back yesterday and I decided to take him to the Skate Park before the evening festivities of July 4th. He hadn't understood when I said when we get back didn't mean the moment we got back from vacation. It just loosely meant one day after we get back from vacation. Still not sure which parent he gets his persistence from.

Here are the pictures I showed him:

stunts,BMX,bike riding

stunts,bike riding,BMX

He was beyond excited and couldn't wait to get there. The look of joy on his face was amazing. He couldn't wait to do stunts. He says he wants to be on the X games when he gets older and be a BMX stunt rider. I am still pushing the doctor thing, but, I guess a kid can dream. Maybe he can be a doctor and a stunt rider on the side.

So here comes my disclaimer, he wasn't hurt during the tumble. Although he did want me to delete it, he said his crash was "his business". It sounds really, really bad. Let's just say thank goodness that day he was wearing his helmet, knee and elbow pads. They came in handy several times. But, I can't help sharing.

Here is what he was really trying to do:

I must say he has really improved and gotten adventurous with his bike riding since just learning to ride in late May, it has only been just over a month he has been riding his bike. He rode his bike all over the track and even learned a trick from the older boys for almost two hours. He is hoping to go back every Saturday and even asked for private lessons. He says he can't wait to do a 360. I can definitely wait for the 360. Not sure my heart will be able to take it.

Monday, June 29, 2009


We traveled to Maryland for a wedding of a friend of hubby’s from college. The wedding was outside of Baltimore in Ellicot City, MD at Turf Valley Resort. The resort was really pretty and had a pool, which was totally enjoyed by C. He also rode his bike on the paths they had around the hotel, played on the playground, and played ping pong. We drove up Thursday to make it in time for the rehearsal dinner, and then I worked while the boys played Friday. Friday night was the wedding and thankfully the weather was really nice. Very humid, but no rain or thunderstorms even though then had been predicted.
We got to get some family shots out by the golf course and C looked so handsome. He got dressed and said “I look like the President! The President wears clothes like this.” He did look like a little mini President or executive. He had a cool pinstripe Nautica suit with a lavender tie. I picked it up on clearance and it turned out lavender was the color of the wedding, so he matched his daddy nicely. Hubby had to wear a white Tux and while we had thought he would look super duper funny, he looked really good. My dress was purple with black sheer over it. So, while we hadn’t planned it, we all coordinated quite nicely. It was nice to get away for a few days from the stress of moving and packing/unpacking. Cal got to stay at home and we had someone come stay at the house and he enjoyed that so much, he decided to sleep on the bed with her.

Mr. President
dress up,wedding

Cutie Pie

Me and C

Family Shot

Wedding Party boys and C

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Last Day of Kindergarten

So, it has been 180 days of school today and Kindergarten is officially over at the end of the day. I grabbed the camera this morning; I had taken a picture on the first day:

Beginning of School Day

So, I wanted to get a picture on the last day. C decided he also wanted to make a video, it is very short, but cute. This morning was very “foggy and dark”, so not great weather to take pictures. He does look so much older. I still can’t believe my baby is no longer going to be a Kindergartener. He has decided that starting tomorrow he is a 1st grader. Of course, then he says “But we don’t have school tomorrow.” Nope, not until August, he is pretty excited about “Summer Bacation”.


Sunday, June 7, 2009


Christopher wrote a note this weekend. I am sure it is the first of many, many more to come. He basically wrote, "Do not come in if I don't know you." He has said it is going to be for the door on his new bedroom at the new house. I can’t believe he is writing notes to stick on his door already. Pretty soon, we are going to see a note, Mom and Dad Keep Out.

Translated in case the picture isn’t super clear, he wrote:

Do not com in if I do not know you

Pretty impressive for a 5 year old. Even if the meaning behind it isn’t so adorable.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Two Wheeler

C is riding a two wheeler now, big news at our house. We are so excited for him! We tried last summer with no success, can’t tell you how many times I ran back and forth on the grass at the park before we gave up and put the training wheels back on. Then, this summer two of his buddies were riding with no training wheels and he was more determined than ever. Over Memorial Day weekend we went to SC to visit some friends and she just kinda pushed him and he took off, she had said I was holding the bike too much and coddling him. Probably true. She got him riding though.
I had to document his first bike owie. A scraped knee: