Friday, May 22, 2009


OK....I know it's been a looooooong time since my last post! I actually uploaded these pictures over a month ago and never actually got them published onto the blog! I plan of doing a lengthy "Owen update" in the next week or so (I have a lot to say!), but for now you'll have to settle for a few pictures. Once we get settled into our new summer routine.....or should I say lack of routine, I promise a more fulfilling post!
This was Owen's reaction when Ella and I brought him home a bear from Build-a-Bear!! Priceless!!
He was just a little excited to find a bear in the box!!!

A hose and a whole lot of fun!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Picture Worth a Post of it's Own

Ella and Mikey have been best friends since birth. I was so happy to capture this moment between them. They really do love each other!

Fun with Friends

Yesterday, after Ella got out of school, we went to lunch and then to the park with Michael and Meaghan Grace. These three really do love each other!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day

Mother's first as a mother of four.

Owen was very excited to bring me my cards and gifts
A beautiful card, made by Owen, which accompanied a gift...a mold of his little footprint!! A big thank you to his teacher!!
I LOVE this picture of these two cuties!! Look how Owen is holding his hands around her.
Meme, Gram, Poppy, and Aunt Ali joined us for brunch which we had brought in by our favorite caterer.

In my card from my sister--a poem written by her in the third grade. Just ignore the part where is says I punched her in the jaw....wasn't me....I would never (really, I can't believe I would ever do that!!) Aside from that part, isn't that so sweet????
Me and my Baby Girl. I was having Brianna take pics of us two to put in the frame Ella made for Mother's day. She really is delicious!!

Just when it finally stopped raining....a Shower!

This past Friday we celebrated the upcoming arrival of Paige Min Shan. He mommy, Lisa, has been waiting a long time for her. Paige is waiting in a foster home until her mommy and daddy can come to get her.

Lisa, who thought she was going walking with Meaghan Grace's mommy, was quite surprised when 30 of her friends and family were waiting for her in Michelle's driveway!! Everyone had worked very hard to make this a night special for Lisa, and it was. It was filled with beautiful gifts, good wishes, and lots of love for little Paige who we will hopefully all meet VERY soon!!

Lisa, dressed in her "workout attire" approached the driveway
She realizes what's going on....for a moment we're afraid she'll run away!!!

Four lucky Mommies!! Michelle (Meaghan Grace's mommy), Lisa (Paige's Mommy), Joanne (Mia Hope's Mommy), and Me
Lisa got MANY gifts!!

Since this is my blog, I decided to post a picture of part of my gift!! Lisa's son plays many sports and Paige, just like Ella, will be spending A LOT of time on the field. I made Lisa a basket of things to make life of the field a little easier and called it "Fairy on the Field" (Lisa LOVES fairies!). In it were two t-shirts. One said "I have no life, my brother plays baseball", and the other said "My brother plays Lacrosse better than your brother". In the basket were things like travel snack cups, travel spoons, a travel formula/cereal dispenser, sippy cups, a bottle cooler bag and ice packs, a thermos, a blanket, disposable bibs, toys, bubbles, and snacks. The basket came out really cute!!