Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day '09!

We've had a fun but busy week here- lots of playing outside. Preston is obsessed with the mower and can't stand not to be outside with Kevin when he's mowing. Actually, he can't stand to be inside pretty much at all right now. When it's time to come in, he usually has a tantrum. Aunt Kim and Uncle Bill gave us some handmedown outdoor toys. One is a water/sand table which has been a huge HIT! (And has allowed us to get some work done outside by keeping Preston occupied for long stretches of time.) I swear, it's like an outdoor babysitter. If you don't have one, you should. Another thing I think I've mentioned before is an awesome excavator ("didder!") from Preston's cousin Gabriel. Also a huge hit even though it's usually found digging in my flower beds.

Speaking of flower beds, I am going to Shipshewana with my master gardner Mother in Law this week- can't wait!!! :) She and I are also taking a gardening class together at IPFW right now and it's been super informative so far! This is the time of year that I long to spend about 6 hours a day just working in the yard and gardening, planting flowers and digging in the dirt, moving plants around, and deciding what needs to go where and next to what else. I am telling you, if your soul is feeling a little caged, there is nothing like an hour spent focusing on creating a living scape with all the different colors, shapes and textures to really ground yourself and get some creative juices flowing. It's my free therapy. :)

My mom and I took Preston to the Indianapolis zoo one day last week. We met some family friends there and had a wonderful time. Preston is a vetran of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, but has never experienced the one in Indy. It was great! There was an exhibit with small sharks that open on top and low to the ground, so that kids could reach in the tank and "pet" the sharks! He came nose to nose with a walrus, saw a mama and baby elephant and enjoyed a train ride. He loved meeting a new friend, Aidan, and just had a blast the entire day. Good times!

Mothers Day was a busy one! Preston woke up early, and I got some nice cards from he and Kevin. We drove to Angola for brunch at Pokagon with my mom and grandma, a quick stop by the nature center there to show Preston some things, then back to Fort Wayne for a cookout with the Erbs. Preston had a blast playing with his cousins and we enjoyed some quality family time. Remembering the twins we lost today as we do every Mothers Day since it was our due date, and taking time to be thankful for all we have awaiting us in the upcoming months with our daughter joining our family! Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in our lives- we are so grateful for your love!

Also, a big congratulations to Scott and Emily Stanski on their wedding this past weekend! They were a beautiful couple and our weekend was spent enjoying time with friends.


Holli said...

Omg! What great pics of P...he's so adorable! And you and Kev looked gorgeous at the wedding!
Thinking of the twins today and always...

Anonymous said...

Oh, such a sweet post. Happy Mother's day to you as well!

Can I just say this was the FIRST year we didn't spend it at Pokagon having brunch. Ha! Otherwise, we would have been right there with you pigging out on omelet bar. ; )

Can't wait to see your landscaping. Oh man, just hide your eyes when you see my plain landscape. My textures and colors come from a camera... ; )