Sunday, October 26, 2008

Dear Henry,

Today I can't stop thinking about what a blessing Henry is in my life. If I am ever asked about him or his disposition, I tell people that he is my sunshine. I know a parent should never be dependent on their child for anything, but I depend on the joy that he brings into my life every day. I don't know what I would do without it. The other day I was having my blood drawn and the nurse could tell I was nervous. She told me to go to my happy place and immediately my mind was filled with Henry's smile. There is something so amazing and special about him and his sweet spirit. So much of what makes me happy in this life is because of my dear little Henry. I am privileged to have him in my life even more so to be his mother.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Maggie!!!

Lately Maggie has been big into the princess scene. Rob bought her a Cinderella dress and she insists on wearing it every day. I can hear her and Henry playing in the other room while she is wearing it, "We're going to be late for the ball Henry! Dance with me Hen Hen! Turn! Now twirl! Dip me Henry, dip! DIP!!" Henry puts up pretty well with the whole thing. I think he actually enjoys it since he insists on wearing a tiara and Maggie's Sunday shoes when they "go to the ball". This is when I decided that Maggie needed to have a royal ball for her Birthday. It went off without a hitch! I laughed hysterically for most of the evening along with all the other mothers. I was shocked when all the children actually danced with each other for the "ball" portion of the party. It was quite honestly one of the cutest things I have ever witnessed. Maggie had the time of her life. She talks about it every 10 minutes. I can't believe my little Maggie is already 4! Happy Birthday Mags!!

I made this little video of the event. Prepare to chuckle. Special thanks to McKenzie Deakins - my lovely photographer friend who took these beautiful images of Maggie in her dress. And also to Charlotte for filming the whole event as I had my hands totally full!

Friday, October 10, 2008

The results are in!!!

It looks as though we will be adding little baby "Water" to the mix! (Maggie's name choice for the baby if it was a BOY!!!) Hooray! We are thrilled to finally have the gender oriented organs of this child assigned. My mind can now focus on all things blue and green and red and brown!! We couldn't be happier to add a brother to the mix. Maggie and Henry can't wait to see "Water" and be "Bery gennle and kine" (very gentle and kind) to him. As Rob and I chatted about our new addition last night, we discovered that we are modeling our family after one of my very FAVORITE families from my childhood: The Darlings from Peter Pan. The funny part is that when we found out that our first would be a girl, Rob started calling her Wendy Bird as a nick name even as she was still in the womb! So there you have it. I guess this means we have to be done having children (as Michael is the last) and adopt a giant dog named Nana.