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Monday, July 21, 2008

Zaccheaus Turned 3! and My Shower

Just a little post about Cheaus' third birthday party. We didn't do much, thought I'd try getting away w/ not doing a huge party for one more year. He is really into trains, so I made him a Thomas the Train Cake and put up a dollar store banner that said happy birthday with a train in the middle. We had my mom come over and my nieces Seaira and Sariah stayed the night the night before the party. Josh and I got him a set of tracks and a little drawbridge for his train set he's been acquiring. The drawbridge came w/ another train too. I also got him an oshkosh train engineers hat and a train whistle which were a big hit. My mom and nieces got him some Thomas books and some trains. He also got some other trains on Saturday from my friend Crystal and her mom Susan and knight costume, sword and little knight figurine from Trish and Ben.

Also on Saturday was my baby shower. I had a lot of fun. We didn't get any pictures even though four people there had picture phones and two digital cameras were nearby, but o'well I'll paint you a mental picture. We had it down at the party room in the clubhouse of our apt complex and our theme was "mother daughter tea party" in honor of us expecting our little girl. My mom, great-aunt, sister Shandi (and her girls), SIL Trish (w/ niece Gabby), three friends from church Jessica, Meredith (w/Esther and Josiah) and Annika and Crystal, Susan and Delilah all made it for the party. Annika's son Drew also came, but to spare him the boredom of a girly party we let him come up and play w/ the boys. Which I heard was a lot of fun, as well. We had a huge selection of teas to drink and a nice assortment of snacks. And cheesecake for dessert! Which I almost forgot about serving LOL. We got a lot of amazingly great stuff for baby/us. We got outfits in all different styles and sizes, two really great books (that we've actually been wanting to find to buy ourselves), a picture frame, a baby bath set, receiving blankets, burp clothes, gift cards to target and a baby swing (thanks mom). Shandi also brought me a huge bag full of stuff for the baby that had recieving blankets, lots of clothes, snow suit bunting thingies and a bunch of other stuff. Sorry if I forgot anything, I'm still a little overwhelmed by it all. If you really need to see pictures of some of the stuff, it's on my registry (www. Target.com ) . I had such a great time getting to see everyone and visiting. I have four weeks left until my due date and it's getting really exciting now as everything is coming all together. My room is almost all set up w/ her stuff (we just have to figure out where we're putting all these super cute clothes) and all her little accoutrement's are being positioned throughout the house. AHH! I can't wait! Talk to you all later! :-)
Oh here's those great books I recieved. Both are by Micheal Pearl You should check them out too...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

7 Years!

Josh and I celebrated our seventh anniversary yesterday. Nothing too fancy, but still a special day. After I was done babysitting we headed out to Hovander Park (where we were married) with the boys and just ran around and played.
It's really neat to go out there every year and see how it's changed and see the animals. Each year the animals are bigger and the trees grow taller. Kinda represents our growth each year as husband and wife (sappy I know LOL). But seriously, it's really amazing to think each year about what has changed in our lives and all the blessings we have received.
Zaccheaus passed out on the way there, so here's a pic of him asleep in the grass. LOL. After the park we checked out some other spots in Ferndale and headed back home. Josh took me out for dinner at the Keg and thanks to his bday being in two weeks his meal was free, so our anniversary dinner cost us a whole whopping $20 including tip. We walked around the mall for a little bit too, not as part of our celebration, but just because I need to move around more. I'm at 35 weeks now and the less I'm active the worse I feel. So, that was it. No elaborate trips and flashy gifts...Just a nice time with our family and some alone time for Josh and I to talk. Perfect!
Here's one of the peacocks that were so obsessed w/ me and my pretty dress seven years ago. They are soo pretty!
Oh...BTW Josh had his tooth pulled last Tuesday and found out he needs two root canals, so please pray for him that he can get all that fixed and his gums heal up, they're still pretty painful. Quite amusing watching him try to eat steak last night.