Friday, June 12, 2009

my big boy

Where did my little boy go? I took these pictures on Gavin's second day of summer preschool and I can't believe how grown up he looks!!

He is riding the bus now, and he absolutely loves it!! I was a bit skeptical at first, Finger Lake is quite a long way from here, but he has been doing great! All he does is talk about the school bus and how fun it is. The only problem is that he has been falling asleep on the way home and has been extremely cranky when he comes home. Plus, he "knows" that he is a big boy now and wants to do EVERYTHING himself. That makes things just a tad difficult sometimes. That boy sure does have a temper!!

But he can be sweet, too. Even though he is growing up, he has been showing me that he still loves his momma. He has been really into the "I love you, mommy" and when I hear his sweet little voice tell me that, it totally melts my heart. I know I need to savor it while it lasts!! It won't be long before he'll be "too big" to say I love you. *Sob*

Slow down, sweetie...mommy isn't ready for you to grow up.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A birthday wish for you...

On this day a year ago, I met you for the first time. You were more beautiful than I had ever dreamed you would be, with your dark hair that had blond wisps, your full lips, your perfect little fingers and toes. I was so blessed to be able to bond with you in the hospital. So blessed to be able to have you all to myself. I remember thinking that in a year from now I would not be wistful on your first birthday because I would make sure to treasure and truly appreciate your first twelve months.

Today is your very first birthday and I broke my promise to myself. I am wistful. I am sad. I am wishing that you would slow down and let me enjoy your baby ways. I am in awe of your beauty and your zest for life. You are so happy, always smiling and giving me kisses. Always letting me know just how much you love me. I want to savor this forever.

I wish you could stay little forever. I wish that I could always protect you from all the dangers and scary things in life. I know that I can't always do that, I know that someday I'll have to let you go. I pray that God will always look over you and keep you safe. I pray that someday you will find a love like I have found in your Daddy. I pray that you will grow up to be healthy, happy and successful.

So, Happy Birthday, my little Bekah J...this is my birthday wish for you...

I love you :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Miss Bekah's first birthday party

We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day for Bekah's party. I was really worried that it was going to be cloudy because of the gloomy weather we had on Friday and Saturday. Sunday was gorgeous. In fact, I think it was a bit too hot :)

We had the party in our back yard and I was quite happy with how it all turned out. The kids had fun in the pool and Bekah had a good time opening her gifts and of course, eating her first cake.

The little princess made out like a bandit with all the pretty little outfits she received. I can't wait to try them all on her!

Thank you to everyone who was able to share her special day with us!


A few nights ago, Erin and I had to drive to Anchorage to pick up his dad's truck at the airport. I was a little nervous about driving out of the airport because it was not something that I had experienced yet. I am familiar with a good part of Anchorage, but down by the airport I was not. On the way to the airport, I kept joking with Erin about the possibility of me getting lost. He had confidence in me and we talked about what would be an easy way out of town. I saw that Spenard was close by, so I said I'd take that.

After I dropped Erin off at the airport, I had no problem getting back out on the road. Piece of cake, I thought. WRONG. Somehow, when I was on Spenard, I decided to take Northern Lights. Which led me in the opposite direction. After I noticed that I was driving on a regular road, no double lanes or anything, I started to get worried. After I passed a post office and a lake (why would a lake be right in the middle of town?) I really got worried. So I turned around and looked for another road that I might be familiar with.

I don't remember what road I turned on, but somehow I ended up back in Spenard. Then I passed International. Then a jet flew right over the top of me while it was preparing to land. That really did it for me.

I was lost.
And I was scared.

I called Erin crying and telling him that I was lost and didn't know where I was at. We kept getting cut off, so that made it even more frustrating. I finally found my way out of International and came to C Street. I am familiar with that. Hooray! I thought. Oops, I'm in the wrong lane. After turning around I was finally on my way home.

Luckily the kids slept through the majority of the adventure. Gavin did wake up when I was crying so I made sure I calmed myself down right away. I didn't need him to get scared, too.

After leaving the Valley at 7:45, I finally made it home at 11:00. And it was good to be home. :)

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