Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Happiest of Birthdays

Today is a special day in our house. It is my Husband's Birthday! The keeper of my heart, the father of my sweet boy, the builder of our beautiful home, and my partner in this crazy life of ours. We enjoyed dinner at home with our kiddo, followed by cake AND pie. HA! Our evening ended with writing down our wishes for Jeff for the coming year on balloons and releasing them into the sky. I hope all your dreams and wishes come true my sweet. Tomorrow Jack will be spending some quality time with Baba and Papa (my lovely parents) while I get to enjoy the evening out with my hubby. I am looking forward to it. I will have him all to myself!

Here is Jeff's Birthday letter from me to him..........

My dearest Jeff-

Today, my love, you turn 31. I love you more and more as each year comes and is that even possible. I love the roles that each one of us plays in the others life and in Jack's life as well. I love our wonderful life and I strive more and more to really truly show you how much you mean to me. I love playing wife, cooking, baking, taking care of our happy home (though I'm sure it's not quite to your liking) and most of all taking care of you. Thank you so much for our handsome little boy, for our beautiful warm, cozy home and for most of all being my best friend. We share so many memories and there are millions more out there to be made. I look forward to all our Happy Birthday's ahead. I love you darling. Happy 31st Birthday!

~your beloved

It was a special day indeed. Some photos of my Prince Charming..........

The end.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Autumn!

Today is the day we celebrate Autumn's Birthday. Since she was a rescue dog we don't know when her actual Birthday is and we just can't let the year go by without celebrating her, so the first day of Autumn is her special day! Fitting don't ya think. Jeff picked up her Birthday cake from Treats Unleashed on his way home from work, and it turned out great! Autumn desperately needed a new retractable leash so she got one of those, a couple new toys, and some beggin strips (she really loves those) Here is a picture of the cake and goodies before she got to them, and then one of Autumn enjoying her doggie ice cream and cake!

Happy Birthday Autumn girl, we love you so much.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

Speech Evaluation

Today was the day. Jack went to the Early Childhood center for his Speech evaluation. He has been making great progress with his speech and language, but I still needed to have him evaluated to make sure he was on track.

We received wonderful news, no therapy is needed! I got to sit in on the evaluation, and only had to prompt him twice to focus with his teacher. He did amazingly well, and I actually shed a few happy tears..............I was beyond thrilled to hear all these words coming out of his mouth and his articulation is great! She didn't go over everything with me today (I will get the full report in 2 weeks), but she wanted to reassure me that he is doing great and no therapy was needed! She said "keep up the good work Mom, he is making great strides". In my mind I had a huge sigh of relief that I am actually doing something right with this precious little boy, it feels nice to have someone acknowledge that from time to time...........keep up the great work Jack!

Monday, September 8, 2008

My wonderful husband

This past weekend my wonderful hubby rode 80 miles in the Multiple Sclerosis Bike Ride. While the course was hillier than he was expecting he kept on riding. He rode this ride in honor of my Mom who was diagnosed with MS over 10 years ago, she currently takes Avonex once a week to help slow the progression of the disease since there is no cure. She recently had a check up with her neurologist and he proclaimed that she was doing great...........terrific news!

We are all so proud of Jeff's accomplishment with the ride and we loved celebrating at the finish line with him. His Brother also rode in the bike ride and their total fund raising was nearly $1,100! We were so excited for both of them, and my heartfelt thank you, hugs and kisses goes out to these two great guys. Thank you for making my Mom feel so special and so loved, it was a wonderful weekend!

Here is Jeff and Jim getting ready to cross the finish line!

Jeff, my Mom and Jim after the ride! Way to go!

A picture of my Baby and me. I gobbled him up when we got home, I had missed him!