Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My little Godson

I am honored to be the Godmother to Joseph Michael, Kyla and Michael's new baby boy. It's such a special role and I look forward to watching Joseph grow up in the Catholic Church and walk in his faith journey with Christ. He is such a blessing to our family. Sarah and I flew up to Minneapolis over the weekend for his baptism. It was such a special and meaningful day.

The new little family.

My parents and Kristina and Annie were also there. Along with Michael's family.

We are excited that Sarah and Joseph are only 8 months apart.


We also enjoyed an afternoon at the Minneapolis Arboretum one day. The tulips were in bloom and were just beautiful.

I don't remember the last time we took a picture of just the five of us.

Sarah enjoyed some good one on one time with Grandpa. She loves her Grandpa!

We had a great weekend and enjoyed our time with the new Zajicek family. I can't wait to see them again, already miss that sweet boy!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Our little graduate

And so it all begins. One chapter of life ends and another begins in Jacob's little life. Jacob's preschool days are officially over. Boo-hoo-hoo! Jacob graduated from Pre-K on Friday and his school had a little ceremony to celebrate this milestone. I can almost see his high school graduation picture being compared to this preschool picture, in just 12 short years!

And I just have to add that I have absolutely loved his school this year. I was a little nervous about switching from the school he went to for two years in Lewisville but we had a great experience at his new school. I'm going to miss it, for sure.

They even had programs printed.

Singing a few songs.

He was so excited to walk on the stage and get his certificate.

Daddy being silly!

Some of his little friends. And Sarah peeking out from behind!

And just had to post this picture of sweet cheeks!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Nine months

It's time for another set of comparison pictures. :-) This time it's the nine month bath tub pictures. I have these hanging in their bathroom and recently had Sarah's taken. I was thrilled to be adding her photo to the wall...




Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Ultimate Mommy Mobile

Words I thought I would never utter...I DRIVE A MINIVAN!!!

Yes, we did it! We recently bought a minivan, a Honda Odyssey. With careful thought and consideration I might add! :-) With Jacob moving up to the booster seat, he was going to have to move back to the third row in the Pilot. It became complicated...a hassle to get him in and out through the back, less room for strollers, groceries etc. Quite frankly, we were quickly running out of room. We seem to be in the car a lot going from here to there and we really wanted something more comfortable to get around in. So after months of weighing our options and convincing ourselves that the minivan was the most practical choice for our family, we purchased the ultimate mommy/family mobile!

Now, let me just add that this car has everything a mommy could ever need in a car, and then some! I could list many cool features it has but I don't want to bore you! :-) They really have thought of it all. Jacob insisted he sit in the back row and Luke was almost in tears when he thought I wasn't going to move his seat back too. It works out great and they love having their own space.

And thankfully Sarah is just along for the ride!

Although Jim refers to our new car as "The Submarine" because of it's size and length, he has admitted that "it really is a nice ride and honestly it doesn't feel like you are driving a minivan!" :-)

Although Jacob cried when we had to leave the Pilot at the dealership, (he is SOOO my child) he loves our new car. When I ask him why, he responds, "Because it's SO clean!" And my response, "And we are going to keep it this way, aren't we?!?!?" :-) I can only wish!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A fun-filled weekend

This past weekend, my parents and Kristina and family came into town. It all started with the boys (Jim, Oscar and my dad) going to the Mavericks play off game Friday night. They had the best time and literally all three had a hoarse voice the next day from cheering so much. They got to see a great win so it made it all worth it.

Just look at those faces!

Saturday morning we all went out to watch Jacob's 9:00 baseball game and 11:00 soccer game. He had quite the cheering section at both. We also had some special friends come out to watch the soccer game, Dana, Laine and boys. Thanks again for coming guys!

One of Jacob's best buddies from his class, William, was on the team we played. They got a kick out of playing against each other. Here they are after the game.

This was Jacob's last soccer game of the season. So after the game, I took him to the end of season party at Chick-fil-a where they got their trophies.

Later that afternoon, Mom, Kristina and I left all six kiddos with the dads and Grandpa and went and treated ourselves to a Mother's Day pedicure, yogurt and new summer shoes. We had a fun afternoon of girl time and enjoyed being kid free for a few hours...three to be exact! ha! In the meantime, while watching the kids, the boys enjoyed getting out the good ole smoker and smoking a variety of meats for dinner. Ribs, pork tenderloin stuffed with green peppers and garlic, wrapped in bacon and seasoned chicken was on the menu. Along with pinto beans and cole slaw. We had a great feast.

Before we left for Mass Sunday morning we had to do the traditional pictures. Mommies and her babies!

What a difference a year can make. Cancer free and a nine month old baby! :-)

After Mass we headed to The Ballpark in Arlington to see the Rangers play the Yankees. We had a fun day at the ball game...sun, heat and all. :)

The boys...Jacob, Gabriel and Luke

This was Sarah's first Rangers game!

Oh and Friday at Jacob's school they honored the mothers- Muffins with Mom. After breakfast, they presented us with the crafts they made us. So sweet and special!

Whew! I don't know that we could have fit anything else into this weekend. But it was a fun time. Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!