Miss Heather is the BEST!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Looking VERY serious about getting from third base to home
Brennan, Max & Elijah - if we could win on cute we'd be in the World Series!!
Fiesta with Friends - Ed and I worked this carnival fundraiser at church for the first time the year that Max was born. Little did we know that we'd be part of the parish school a few years later and be required to work and spend lots of money and time in the process. Lucky for us we loved every minute of it.
Pierce, Drew, Max & Ashland - quite a crew!
Ballet - Sophia ended her ballet classes with a little performance last week in her class. Not super sophisticated, but really cute.
Memorial Day Weekend - we were all about a good time this weekend and the snoring I hear from my babies' bedrooms proves that it was time well spent. Movies, a birthday party, two beach days, a BBQ with our friends the Thiessens, The Padres - great seats over the Padres dugout, Kids Run the Bases Day, hot dogs, helmet giveaways . . .
Max, Sawyer, Cannon & Sophia
On the Field after running the bases
Max took this photo of Adrian Gonzalez in the batter's box.
I can't say it enough and I will never stop saying it. I have no idea if this is really the life that I deserve, but I don't take one second of it for granted. I think every second of my time here is a gift and the people that I've been given to spend my time with are an even greater gift. Max's infectious laugh, Pia's sparkly blue eyes and Ed's ridiculous sense of humor just melt me. I wish I could bottle it all up and make time stand still. For now I will keep thanking God for the gifts and living as if it might never happen again. Even if it means neglecting my blog.
The three best reasons in the world to not update my blog!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Max went to school this morning in red basketball shorts, a red t-shirt, long red socks left over from a long ago baseball team and a red bandana on his head. Seemingly ridiculous for any regular day but it’s RED DAY. You know where I’m going with this, right? Every one of his friends had on jeans and a red t-shirt this morning. I am so disappointed that I didn’t take a picture, but I asked Ed to snap one when he picks him up for baseball practice this afternoon. He looked like a gang leader - granted it would be a gang of tiny little white boys, but still.
The beautiful thing about Max, and perhaps the thing I love about him the most is that even though he was clearly not in line with what everyone else had done he was totally into what HE was doing. His buddy literally said “wow” when he walked into line and he just high fived them and did a smug little dance. He was completely unphased that he was so heavily decorated : ) I’ll keep my fingers crossed that E gets a photo I can share. I will personally play his image over and over in my mind today – I love that kid!
Monday, May 11, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Oh man - this one is a little hard for me, but if I take a deep breath it makes me smile. This is the second year that my Nanny hasn't been here for Mother's Day and I am shocked sometimes when I let myself realize how much I miss her.
This was Mother's Day 1992 and taken in my Mom's front yard before church. As a mother now, I more fully appreciate the bond that mothers share with their children and grandchildren. I am not sure in my lifetime if I will ever have a bond with another human being that I had with my Nanny. We were tight, but you'd have to be a robot not to be tight with my Nanny. She's the real deal.
I won't be in my Mom's front yard for Mother's Day this year, but in my heart I am always there a little. Happy Mother's Day to my Mama, my amazing Mother in Law, the special gift that is my Stepmom and to all my super special girlfriends that are Moms. I feel so, so blessed to be a Mom and to share this amazing journey with all of you. Much Love ~ K