Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Shower, Dinner, and Mother's Day

I thought about making two separate posts, but I think it will be fine with just one. First up is Miss H's bridal shower. I am going to miss this girl. I already do (her family moved away). But the thought of this wonderful young lady getting married puts a huge smile on my face and makes me cry all at the same time. I didn't get as many pictures as I would have liked, but I did get a couple. (and some video of the music too) 

The last wedding shower I attended was for Miss R. I wanted to do one for my sister last year, but I failed (it never happened. Sorry Sis) Anyway, this was a nice shower and had a good time visiting with friends. (Until the children got covered in mud, but I will get to that in a minute)

Opening Gifts

Next in line to get married (Miss B, not Special K)

Enjoying the sunshine
Playing in a puddle they were told not to and got splashed
when the pony/cart when through it. Gross!

The next day was the Mother/Daughter dinner at my Mother-in-Love's church. Big T wanted to take pictures of us getting ready.

It was a nice dinner. The girls enjoyed the story time. :-) And I enjoyed the time with my oldest niece (youngest had other plans), Mother-in-Love and Sister-in-Loves.

And of course Sunday was Mother's Day. It was a really long and busy day, but it was a good one. Got to see all of my In-Love's. Nice to have our oldest niece back from college for the summer.

Please excuse my fatness and focus on the cuteness of
my children. ;-)

Knights of the Round Table (Mother/Son Dinner)

The Friday after Resurrection Sunday was a special night for the boys and me. You may remember the Princess Ball last year. Well this year it was the boys' turn. It was time for the Knights to have a special night with their Mama. The bad thing was that we had to wait almost 30 minutes longer than what was written on the tickets. Not good when Little E can't stand still for more than 2 minutes.

It was pretty neat to see some of the older boys at the door to greet the guests.

They thought this suit of armor was pretty cool. 
Mr. Ornery himself

What boy doesn't love a boomerang? I am just glad he didn't give any of the boys a chance to throw one. Someone could have been hurt. ;-) After we watched the demonstration of the boomerang and the didgeridoo we had a big meal. The boys sure loved the mini cheeseburgers. We were blessed with a talk from a son (soccer play for MVNU) and a mother (of 10 boys). It was a very nice evening that ended with the boys being knighted. :-)
Little E wanted to show off his art work.

Sir T
and Sir E

It was very nice to have time with my boys. I think they enjoyed it (I hope they did). It's good to have time with just the boys. They are growing up so fast. Big T is going to be 8 this summer. Where did that time go? They just need to stop growing. Yeah, that's it. They just need to stop growing. ;-) 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Resurrection Day (weekend)

Wow, a whole month since I posted last. Really? It can't have been that long......can it? I guess I have let "life" take control. Not good. My sister kindly reminded me that I needed to get a post up. (She is having withdrawal. :-)

The day before Resurrection Sunday my parents came up to see us and bring the children some goodies. :-)

Checking out all the goodies

Getting help from Grandma
Special K loves to go on walks!
 Then after my parents left we went with my Mother-in-Love to the circus in town. I had to turn away for most of the first act because it made me so nervous. Especially since they did all of this inside of a building at the fairgrounds.

He was just inches from the beams in the building. Aack!

Big T was chosen to be apart of the hula hoop contest. Poor kid didn't have a chance. ;-)
 Resurrection Sunday was wonderful (although a very long day). We attended sunrise service, breakfast, and the morning service. Then we had the church service we do at CCRC (Country Club Retirement Campus). We tried to get pictures of the children while we were at CCRC, but Special K wanted nothing to do with it.
Three of my Blessings

Special K could care less about a picture.

See....she did not want any pictures taken.
She did finally give us one smile.
It was a very busy weekend, but a good one. The Lord has blessed us in so many ways. We have had a lot happen the past month and a half, but the blessings far outweigh all the trials.