Saturday, May 31, 2008
We took a quick trip to Lattin's Cider Mill. He met Mrs. Lattin and told her all about how he enjoyed his visit. He loved all of the animals (pigs, goats, chickens, peacocks, ducks...), but found the other children visiting to be much more interesting! There was a little baby named Mary he was particularly taken with.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Keri had softball practice this morning, so Carson came over for a visit. Grandma Jo came by to see her great grandson and we sat out on the back porch. There was a perfect patch of shade for Carson to play on and we talked, played and flipped through cookbooks (Carson too, of course). My perfect kind of Saturday morning! Much better than Bill's. He layered up in clothing and went for a long bike ride over the hottest part of the morning! Yikes! While he was sweating away, we carried on in the backyard. Carson is teething and he loved sucking on our little frozen elephant designed to soothe boo-boos, named "Ella" of course. He loved bouncing on Great Grandma Jo's lap with "Ella" in his mouth.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
I decided to post this photo in particular because I want to focus on the time I had with Mom, not on the fact she is no longer here. I had this lovely intention of putting flowers on her grave for Mother's Day, but somehow it just didn't seem quite right. Plus, given my track record of teariness this weekend, I know it would've just upset me to the point of needing to come straight home and go to bed. Instead, I want to focus on my good memories of my Mom. Remember how thankful I am for the time I had with my her. Be thankful for the other Moms I have in my life now.
We celebrated Mother's Day today at Tom and Molli's. I made a chocolate layer cake for Francie. I ate a hamburger and held Tanner on my lap, while he read me his favorite silly story. I watched little Maggie propped up on a dining room chair helping her Mom make fruit salad.
Yes, that's how I think I'll end this day. I will visit my Mom in my heart, instead of her grave.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
Tanner asked if he could "please" sleep with his moustache and I obliged. We read The Little Engine that Could and they went to sleep. Before we said goodnight, Tanner whispered, "Can my moustache come off in the morning, please Courtney. But make sure to show my Mom my picture." That - I can do.
Saturday we got up early and went down to the Capitol for walk/run challenge. We met up with my agency and took pictures just in time for it to start raining. It really started coming down, so Bill left with Maggie and Tanner stayed with me for the walk. We went to Wagners for a treat beforehand and then got in line for the two-mile walk. He did a great job. We were pretty much soaked at the end. We stopped at Lattin's and Johnson's on the way home. Came home and changed into dry clothes. More coloring and stickers and then back to Daddy. It was a great morning!