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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The First Family Visit…

…was Annika in the middle of August. It was a present for her 5th grade graduation…I CANNOT believe she started middle school!

JJ loved being with her and doing everything he could with her.  We had to tell him to give her space:)

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A Pedicure for Annika!

DSCN3938 DSCN3931  DSCN3934  DSCN3936DSCN3937  We celebrated JJ’s birthday at Chick-fil-A the night before Annika left.  It is also her favorite (and ours)!DSCN3940 DSCN3941 DSCN3942 DSCN3943 We gave JJ a couple of his presents…he sort of had a “spread out” disheveled kind of birthday (sorry Buddy). We just have not gotten to get things together! Maybe we will celebrate his birthday with Susie’s for a big party? I feel like such a terrible mom:( (confession!) but he hasn’t seemed to mind…


He got some more Thomas Trains in here and a Tractor Trailer and a Larry Boy DVD:)

(p.s. he did get to go to Sea World for his birthday! I was in PA, but brought back some great gifts from MiMi and PopPop and we just celebrated his birthday again with an ice cream cake while Jared’s brother and family were in town…but I still don’t feel right about his birthday:( Somebody say something encouraging to me after you read this, please?)



Sara said...

something encouraging

janine said...

Sara! Abby, let go of the guilt! It happens. He is little and really, the fun moments he had (that you described) will be what he remembers! Enjoy the precious time you spend with him! Love you!

Sara said...

oh abs! We're twins and i knew that you would just know what that meant. I think you're a fab mom . . . I'll leave the life coaching to your BFF:)

Shauna and Ben said...

Hmm...the truth is, I think big parties at this age are more for us than for them anyway. The pictures and the memories are fun...but when it comes down to it, aren't most kids happy with a cupcake and a new toy?? Sounds like JJ had lots of birthday celebrations...multiple cakes, presents, trips, family and fun!!!! You are a super mom (any mom who can do international flights with a toddler and an infant automatically wins that award!) Think back to your third birthday party... can you remember? I have no recollection!!!! :) Come to think of it I really can't remember any birthdays... a few muddled images...maybe this is more about me getting old and losing my memory...oh no!!!!!!!