Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dandelion Festival

We had so much fun at the Dandelion Festival in Borculo! It had been such a busy week that week so it was so nice to have some family time! The day turned out so nice! Morgan and I actually got a little burnt (sunscreen is in the car again!)! The parade was fun! Morgan didn't care for the tractors or fire trucks but she loved the horses and CANDY!

After the parade we walked down to the church. I was amazed at how everything was free. Last year we went but we didn't eat anything because we forgot money...this year we realized it was free so we had lunch there too! Morgan had a blast!! The church does a great job and we had a great day!
Morgan rode the horse by herself!
She loved jumping in the blow up toys!
Of all things...she had to play with the cows!

Tulip Time

We went down to watch dutch dancers three times last week. We went twice to watch my cousin Allison and once to watch Morgan's sitter Angie. It wasn't the greatest week but we still had fun! These pictures were from the Wednesday before Tulip Time actually started! So glad we went then because the week of Tulip Time wasn't the greatest weather! We actually watched Allison dance in the rain! Morgan sported rain boots instead of wooden shoes! She didn't care though...she was able to stomp through the puddles! We didn't make any of the parades this year...maybe next year!

Last Day of Gymnastics

We had our last day of gymnastics a month ago (I know...I'm so far behind!!!)

Morgan loved going to gymnastics! Her favorite thing was to jump on the tramp! When we first started I was so stressed out because she didn't know what she was going and she didn't always want to listen. About half way through the lessons (about five weeks in) she really started to understand what Ms Stephanie was aksing of her. She also now will occasionally will do something she had learned in gymnastics! So cool she actually learned something!
Courtney came to our last lesson! Morgan got a purple ribbon for all her hard work!
Once we were all done, we had to go out for ice-cream to celebrate!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Before I was a mom

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms! I enjoyed my day (even though my food was "warm"!!!) Thanks Mom B & Mom V for all you do for us!


Before I was a Mom;
I made and ate hot meals,
I had unstained clothing,
I brushed my hair every day,
I had quiet conversations on the phone,
I slept as late as I wanted and I slept all night long.

Before I was a Mom;
I cleaned my house each day,
I never tripped over toys or forgot lullabies,
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous,
I had never been puked on, pooped on, spit on, chewed on, peed on, or
pinched by tiny fingers.

Before I was a Mom;
I never thought about immunizations,
I never held a screaming child so the doctors could give shots,
I never looked into teary eyes and cried,
I never felt my heart break into pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt,
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.

Before I was a Mom;
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down,
I never sat up late hours of the night watching a baby sleep,
I never got up in the middle of the night to make sure everything was okay,
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.

Before I was a Mom;
I had complete control of my mind, my thoughts and my body,
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside of my body,
I didn't know that having something so small could make me feel so
important,
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache,
the wonderment, or the satisfaction of being a mom.

Before I was a Mom;
I never knew that something so small could effect my life so much,
I never knew that I could love someone so much,
I never knew I would love being a Mom,
I didn't know the bond between a Mother and her child,
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much.