Saturday, May 30, 2009

Who knew?!

I have to admit, I've never been a fan of those parties where you have someone come and try to sell stuff to all of your friends and you, in return, get free stuff. But after hosting my first ever Tupperware party, I must say... this rocks!! Check out all of the FREE stuff I earned. Crazy, huh? And to all of my friends, I apologize, but I do hope you are enjoying your new Tupperware.

I certainly am!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

"Graduation" Day

Well, it seems like only yesterday that #3 was being born and yet, now he is ready to start "real" school as he calls it. It was a bittersweet experience yesterday at River's Pre-K graduation/celebration. It was wonderful to see him so excited and I love seeing how much he has grown mentally/socially/physically this year, but a part of me would love to hold time still for just a little longer. The ceremony was held at the park and the weather cooperated quite nicely. It was beautiful and sunny, although a little windy. Each of the three classes came up one at a time to perform a couple of songs complete with movements of course. I was very impressed with River's class and their song. It was a song that involved signing each letter of the alphabet and also singing the sound that letter made. It was quite impressive just how well all of the kids did. I'll try to post a video clip later. After the performance, each child was called up to get their certificate and was given the opportunity to tell what they planned to be when they grew up. River stated that he wanted to be a "fireman". Although, the man beside me thought he said "Spiderman", which if I have to admit would have been as equally impressive.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

My "Lovey"

Just a quickie I had to share.... I was putting Ripken to bed and I looked around for his favorite "lovey" but didn't see it. I said "Ripken, where is your lovey?" With the sweetest little voice, he said "YOU are my lovey!" (or in his words: You my wuvey!)

And you see why that kid gets his way....

Monday, May 11, 2009

My Mom

I had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday with my five favorite fellows! As much as I enjoyed my day, my mind was deep in thought of my own mother. She and Dad left yesterday to head back to Duke where they will spend the next two weeks receiving a new type of treatment. It is a combination of chemo, radiation, and "heat therapy". At this point she's been undergoing treatments for over a year and a half and unfortunately the cancer still hasn't stopped spreading. We remain optimistic largely due to the fact that SHE is so optimistic. She never ceases to amaze me with her faith and spirit. Who knew someone so emotional could also be so strong?! Those of you who know her know what I mean by emotional... don't know if it's overactive tear ducts or an excessive amount of liquid, but every emotion that anyone else is going through makes my mom cry. She cries when she sees happiness, sadness, helplessness, hurt, ... well you get the picture. Quite often she doesn't even know the person she's crying for! : ) But it's that love that she has for others that makes her such an inspiration to all of us. How blessed we all are to have her in our lives.