Monday, May 18, 2015

May Days

May is always an exciting month for us. Since our lives revolve around a school calendar May means summer break is [almost] here. It's also our anniversary, Mother's Day, graduations and other celebrations. When I think about our happiest days so many of them take place in May.
And there's nothing that makes us happier than finding out some of our dearest friends are expecting their first baby! We received this nest and ceramic egg in the mail several weeks ago telling us the good news but we had to keep it a secret for a little while.

John and Mary Beth made their big announcement this weekend so now I can share their adorable announcement!! Only Mary Beth, she defines original. They also created this precious video to announce the baby and that a baby GIRL is on the way! It's a must watch:

A momma's boy in the making <3. This is his favorite place to be, 24/7 :)
Georgia enjoys holding Jack about once a day but it usually doesn't last long. Here was how this picture played out:
"Georgia, support his head"
"I think he wants his mommy"
She always says his mommy like her mommy is a different person ha! She gets a little nervous when he starts squirming so I would rather her be ready to hand him back than try to contain him. She will be a pro before we know it!
This is a boy who does NOT like bathtime. Shoo wee. I think he will be getting a lot of washcloth wipe downs for a while...

My brother who lives in Florida (but is moving to Manhattan next month!) came in this week and got to meet Jack for the first time. We have all missed him! I think he was pretty smitten with his nephew.
Georgia was in an anti-picture mood but she did agree to give baby Jack a kiss on the head.

The whole crew. Another timer cam picture, what a wonderful invention. I love my family!
Saturday it rained all day and night. Georgia and I stayed in pajamas all day and never left the house. Sometimes rainy days are good for forcing you to slow down and just enjoy home and that's what we did. She was my helper in the kitchen which is a normal occurrence. If she sees me cooking she gets her stool so she can see everything and be my assistant. I want to etch this image in my memory. She sure has a domestic soul.

Sunday was our second Sunday in a row to get everyone up, fed, clean, dressed and to church ON TIME! We weren't even on time pre-babies so this is HUGE. It takes planning the night before and earlier wake up times but it can be done. And I know this won't be an every Sunday thing so I'm enjoying the small victories while I can.
Sunday afternoon Daddy watched Jack for a few hours (after a refresher on how to thaw frozen milk if he gets hungry) so I could take Georgia to one of her best bud's birthday party. She had such a good time and played her little heart out. I'm thankful for all her sweet little friends and how they love each other.
I'm sad to see the weekend go but we've got a loaded week to prepare for. I've had a nice, slow month following Jack's arrival but things are starting to get busier and I'm trying to learn how to juggle everything while making sure I enjoy these newborn days and make my job as a mom my priority. "This day will never come again". I want to make my days and moments count.

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