These are letters to Jack, my son, and my daughter, Audrey. You have given me the gift of motherhood. This is just a little gift back. I want to share my experiences with you of your childhood from my perspective of watching you grow - of being your Mom.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Today was Charlie's baptism. We didn't actually go to the baptism itself since the timing was RIGHT at your naptime and I figured my brother, Lisa and the rest of the family might actually want to hear the blessed event and maybe even themselves think which simply wouldn't have been possible if we had gone.
We DID make it over to Matt, Lisa and Charlie's house for the party afterwards.
You ran about with your cousin Calum and Uncle Brett kicking balls around outside with a cookie in your hand for almost the entire visit.
Then, Grandma Mary announced it was time for a group photo with all the boys and babies.
The ensueing drama was worth it's weight in gold to be honest with you. Here's the results of the picture taking fiasco:Well, HELLO SOMEONE'S BUTT! :)And now, if we just stick this child here....and balance this one against this one like so.....And then bring them all together just like this....Taaaa-Daaaaa!Now maddly snap pictures for the 30 seconds that it takes the children to be blinded by the flashes and people all yelling for their attention at once aaaaaand VOILA!Memories to treasure forever!but it's not going to last. You are leaning to the side to enable your coming dismount from the couch....crying infants.... Concerned toddlers exchanging glances of "what do we do now?"Calum stepping up as "Big Brother" to comfort his baby brother Emmett....You scooting to the edge of the couch to initiate dismount...Baby Charlie falling behind your butt....End Scene!
After the party, I brought you to the Turtle park which is a concrete turtle exhibit that children can climb and play on situated across the street from the Zoo.It's really very interesting.At first you were frightened of the big turtles, so we stayed around the small ones initially.Eventually I dragged you to the top of one and you were thrilled once there to be on top of the world!The park is RIGHT next to the highway so you could watch the traffic and comment on the BIIIIG TRUCKS!After that, you were comfortable and we enjoyed this unique park for what it was.Full of concrete turtles.Love,