...and I don't even care!
The weekend is over and I am going to need the entire day to recover.
Yes...I know I haven't posted in a long time but I just got my computer back on Friday. The Internet card shot craps so now we have and external one...but I'm not complaining because the computer is WAY faster now!
This weekend was crazy, but I will tell you what else is going on first:
The biggest news is they started on the deck. Last week, they dug the holes, had them inspected and poured the concrete. They (hopefully) are going to start on the actual deck tomorrow, weather permitting. Guess what the weather forecast is around here for the next week? RAIN!!! (just our luck) They claim it will only take 3-4 days to complete so we're still keeping our fingers crossed that it's finished for Naomi's party!
Something is wrong with my knee. The knee I DID NOT have surgery on in high school. I don't know what I did to it, but I can't bend it all the way. When I try, it feels like something is grinding around in there and it makes me sick to my stomach. Sometimes I forget, because it doesn't hurt all the time. I will step over a toy or walk down a step and it almost brings me down to the ground, the pain is so bad!. I saw an orthopedic, he took x-rays and gave me prescription naproxen. He said if it's not better in 6 days to come in for an MRI. I think I might be calling soon. I can't handle this.
We are feeling the pressure to get things ready for Naomi's party now. It's less than 2 weeks away and I still have to order the cake, buy a few more decorations, get goody bags for the kids that will be here, and buy Naomi her present from us. What on Earth do you get a 1 year old girl who has a big sister who got a million toys for her first birthday that are stored in boxes in the basement?
I am excited about getting her first birthday pictures done next week. I have some cute props and a super cute shirt that I ordered from Etsy.com. Can't wait!!!
Gerry and I have TWO nights out this week -sans kids! You heard me ...TWO! Wednesday night we are going to our first Cardinal's game of the season (we're taking the girls to my mom's house) and Friday night we are going to watch a play of the entire Star Wars Trilogy done in one hour put on by St. Louis Shakespeare's Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre. Gerry is a huge Star Wars fan so this should be fun! My brother is coming to our house to watch the girls. I love when they come to our house! So convenient!
Now, let me tell you about this weekend! It was fast and furious! Saturday we threw a surprise "sprinkle" for my sister-in-law, Laura. Her and Bobb have a daughter, Olivia, who will be 2 in August. Everything they had from her was pink. Laura is having the first baby boy of the family in June so I thought this would be a great opportunity to hook them up with some much needed "boy stuff". We rented a small room at a restaurant and decorated it with fun sports stuff, which is their nursery theme. Our immediate families and some of their very close friends joined us. We ate lunch and all the kids ran around and played. It was a lot of fun! They got some really cool stuff...lots and lots of BLUE!
Papa, Grandma, Naomi and Gerry
Grandma G. with Maria and Naomi
Big Sister- To- Be Olivia!
On Sunday, my wonderful husband threw me a bar-b-q birthday dinner. (Which isn't until May 4th but we didn't have any other time to do it) with his side of the family. John, Karen, Bobb, Laura, Olivia, and Grandma and Pa Pa G. were all there! Gerry made some great food and everyone brought a side dish. Maria and I made cupcakes for the celebration! I was so excited everyone could be there to celebrate my special day! We get to do it all over again next Sunday with my family! (I have no idea why this is underlined. I can't figure out how to remove it!)
I was so busy getting food ready that I was unable to get any pics of my special party.
We have so many exciting events coming up! Stay tuned for lots of fun pics!!!!