Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Yesterday Justin turned five. I took some pictures outside to commemorate the day. Five years ago yesterday, I was tired, in pain, tired and deliriously tired. I labored through the night and by morning, he was born with no option to sleep until the following night. I love this kid so much. He's everything I could have ever wanted in a son. He tells me he loves me (without me saying it first), he's funny, he's happy, he's healthy, he's kind, a good brother. Looking back, all those years I dreamed of having kids, the year leading up to me finally conceiving and giving birth to this awesome little boy makes me realize how much I love him and he was meant to be my son. When I first saw him after being born I felt like I already knew him, like I recognized him as though I've already seen him.

Swim lessons, he's been doing pretty well, more comfortable going underwater and floating on his back.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Justin's 5th Birthday Party

It was a Spongebob Squarepants theme.

Some decorations I made to look like the inside of the Krusty Krab.

Jellyfish fields.

Spongebob fans.

Balloons are a must.

The slip and slide was success. No accidents, perfect weather and smiling faces.

One of his big gifts: Spongebob Skechers.

His other big gift: a scooter. He's been riding his scooter with his new sneakers on all morning.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Old Forge

Our cabin, complete with a bathroom and kitchen (I can't rough it)

Train ride at Enchanted Forest

She loved this one goat, sitting by him, talking to & feeding him.

He's posing for the camera!

Waiting for the tigers to come out.

My picky eaters actually ate s'mores.

Justin loved the top bunk.

I loved there was no TV and the kids survived without it, hum, maybe we should get rid of ours.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A Few Weeks Late

Happy 4th of July! Justin & Isla in their celebration clothes...
We had a busy day: saw Ice Age 3, went to a party to celebrate my cousins 30th (his b-day is on the 4th) had so much fun and we came home to set off fire crackers that we bought while in PA. Isla wasn't really liking them, Justin loved them.

Oh and of course, sparklers.

Monday, July 6, 2009