Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mother's Day 2010

I know I'm a little late blogging about Mother's Day but oh well. Rob made it a point to celebrate Mother's Day with me the entire weekend which I truly appreciated. The celebration started on Friday evening when he surprised with two orders of chocolate-covered strawberries from the Dutch's Daughter. They were so delicious and were a complete indulgence that any mother would have enjoyed. I savored each berry.

Saturday morning was a treat in and of itself because I got to sleep in till 9:15 AM and then Rob and Alaina surprised me with breakfast in bed. We ate scrambled eggs, bacon and toast and we got crumbs all through the bed but it was fun and different and I loved every second of it. Alaina then brought her gift to me and helped me open it. She gave me the "Child's Touch" Willow Tree figurine and I just adore it!

On Sunday morning, Rob and I became members of Calvary United Methodist Church in Frederick, MD and after church, he and Alaina gave me my Mother's Day cards. It was such a wonderful weekend!! I love every second of being a mother. What a blessing!

May is a big birthday month!

Both our niece and nephew are born in May so we had two family birthday parties to attend this month. Lauren turned 8 on May 1st and Andrew turned 3 on May 17th. Here are some pictures from their parties:

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May 1st!

Happy May the First! Not only is May 1st our niece's 8th birthday, but it is also May Day! What better way to celebrate May Day then by attending the Apple Blossom Festival in Biglerville, PA. Homemade crafts, wreaths, quilts, candles, a petting zoo, moon bounce, kiddie train ride and LOTS of food -- including deep fried Oreos. That's right, I said DEEP FRIED OREOS! I'm not kdding. They were sinfully delicious but I was good and ate only one. Oh and a side note: As if a deep fried Oreo wasn't fattening enough the people had to sprinkle them with powdered sugar!
Alaina loved looking at the alpacas, sheep, goats, pigs, cow and calf. Rob and I thought they were pretty cool too. That's two weekends in a row of animal fun for Alaina; last Saturday we visited South Mountain Creamery's Cow Caper Festival and Alaina got to pet lots of cows. She really had a ball! Here are two pictures from the Cow Caper Festival:
Today it reached almsot 90° so when we got home from the Apple Blossom Fesitval we got out Alaina's baby pool and filled it with water for her to swim in. She had a blast playing with her toys and floating in the water. She even put her face in the water and, sadly, started drinking the pool water. She does this in the bathtub too. No matter how much we tell her "no" she still enjoys drinking the tub & pool water. BLECH!