Archive for August, 2010

She’s having a baby!

Okay, so yeah…I mentioned it already but really! My sister is having a baby boy and we are all so excited!!!!

My parents, her in-laws, and sister-in-law pitched in and threw her a fantastic beach themed baby shower. I will unashamedly admit that my mother was the mastermind behind the theme and all that went into the decor. The rest of us were minions doing her creative bidding. My sister and brother-in-law love the beach. It was a couples shower which means you walked in and saw beach balls, balloons, men, women….and beer, wine, and some stronger alcoholic beverages which resulted from an impromptu liquor run that was supposed to be a water bottle run. But that is all I am going to say on that topic.

My little nephew got so many amazing things from so many amazing friends and family. This here is one of my brother-in-law’s personal favorite new baby items…

Second only to this previously untold truth…

Yes, sir – with these two items alone my little nephew has everything he needs to be welcomed into this bright, new world.


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Recognizing Love

I am not sure how to title this post but I am definitely sure that I want to share this. 

As a parent, my highest priority is keeping my child safe, healthy, and aware of how much she is loved. These are things that I am OK with her taking for granted for now because I don’t want her to realize yet how different things are in other houses for other little children around the world.

The other night we were doing our usual which consists of hanging out watching some random cartoon after her bath and before her bedtime. Sometimes we do this on the couch in the living room. This time we were propped up smack in the middle of my king sized bed watching The Wonder Pets. Its a favorite time of day for me hanging out with my pajama-clad cutie, smelling like Johnson and Johnson Baby Shampoo. Like I sometimes do, I snuggled Sophia into me, right in between between my right arm and the right side of my body. I gave her a squeeze and leaned down to kiss the top of her head. In response, she said to me , “I love you, too, Mommy.”


That little girl can melt my heart faster than anything else on this earth. I never said a word. I did not tell her I loved her. She just knew by my actions that I loved her. That she recognized this blew me away.

It is my greatest wish that she always remember how much I love her. She is close to three years old now…but she will be 13 and horomonal one day! I need to save this blog for when she thinks I am trying to ruin her life just by breathing the same air she does.

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