We enjoyed the company of my dad's siblings and their families at dinner. My Aunt Joanie and her new husband came in town with my cousin, Dawn and her daughter, Heather. It was quite a treat. We do not get to see Aunt Joanie or Dawn very frequently and we haven't seen Heather since she was a toddler. It's hard to believe that she is now married and expecting a baby! Where does the time go??? It's nice to see dad enjoying some time with his siblings.
Shannon and I participated in the Feast of Lights pageant at St. John's with the boys. Shannon, Sam and I were all Shepherds and Fulton was the sweetest little Lamb you've ever seen. I was unable to take pictures because we were in the pageant and I forgot to get my Mom and/or Dad to. Their first pageant and NO PICTURES. What kind of mother am I???? The reception afterwards was very nice up until...Fulton was running full speed ahead in the gym and fell. He did the usual silence and sucking in of air until he let out his HUGE wail. There was lots of blood, bruising and swelling. I thought his sweet little nose was going to be broken but it looked much better the next morning. Poor little guy...it had to have hurt
We loaded up the kids and went to stay with Michael and Kristin in Summerville. Dad went with us too, but Mom couldn't because she was at home with Bronchitis! YUK!!! We spent the night and I think everyone had a really good time. As usual, Michael and Kristin were great hosts. Sam and Jameson played outside forever. Fulton and Isabella just toddled around. We played a few rounds of "Corn-Hole" and let the kids stay up way past bed time!!! We headed home on Sunday to get back to the daily grind.
We went out to Country Adventures Farm in Blythewood for Robert Harrington's birthday party. If you've never been...I highly recommend it! We had Sam's birthday there when he turned 3 and we had a ball. It is the BEST package deal for a party. Best of all...NO CLEAN UP!
Any who, the kids love the animals, hayride on the tractor and the marshmallow roast. They both rested very well that afternoon and it was a good thing because Sam went to the Circus for the first time that night.
Fulton on the Old-timey wagon
Sam petting the bunny
Fulton and Sam brushing the donkey
The Birthday Boy and his mommy
Sam and Shannon roasting Marshmallows
Mike Wilson trying to give Fulton a kiss
Robert enjoying his birthday song
Shannon and Patrick Kelley took Sam and Anna to the circus that night. I think they ate their weight in cotton candy and came home with the dollar store toys that cost $75 each as souvenirs. Patrick took pictures but I have not yet seen them. I will post them when I get them.
I hosted the Just Ducky clothing show at my house. It looked like Chinese laundry as usual. The clothes were precious. It was also great to see so many of my sweet friends as they picked out some fun outfits for their children for the Spring and Summer. If you missed it...You can place orders anytime online...just remember to put me as your hostess. They have really cute custom made clothing for children. I have been hosting since 2003 and have yet to be disappointed in their line.
It was a busy weekend but it's always worth it.
This week we were also able to spend some time with Isabella. Michael brought her in town with him and they spent the night with Mom and Dad. She got her dose of Sam and Fulton. As a matter of fact, I think she got quite enough!!!
Unfortunately, this was not a very photographic month. I added a few extras just for fun since I fell down on the job. Any who, I hope you all are off to a great start in 2007. I tried to put everyone into the Valentine's mode with my red back ground. If you have any favorite love songs...let me know and I'll add them to my blog amp for you in the month of February.
Fulton is enjoying learning to feed himself
Fulton pimpin' the wipe container (He somehow got his pacie stuck in the wipe container and carried it around with him on his pacie clip.)
This is a nightly ritual. It began when he was still in the crib. Sam gets his OCD's quite honestly. We're going on the 3rd generation now. His Muzzy is famous for symmetrically aligning canned goods, contents of the refrigerator and various other household items. And I was the child who wouldn't leave the house unless my white knee socks were folded to perfection and "matched" evenly just below the knee. I would stand in front of the mirror every morning until I got it just right! We were late many times due to sock tantrums. SICK...I know! Thank goodness Sam's car alignment doesn't interfere with leaving the house.
More to come...