Monday, May 26, 2008

Boys Visit

Boys Visit

May 16th-

The day finally arrived when our boys came into visit us and meet Mary Kate for the first time. For those of you who don't know the boys- Michael and Patrick are Jill's second cousins. They lived with us for a few months when they were seniors in high school about 3 years ago. They now live in Arizona where they attend ASU. It has been a year since we have seen them and we were so happy for them to arrive. We had packed schedule for they were only going to be with us for 4 days. We drove into Cincinnati for a night and then off to the farm for a few days. They had never been to our home so we just hung around the house and chilled. The twins are so good with Mary and she can't wait to see her Uncle Michael and Uncle Patrick again soon. We were sad to see them go but were so happy they got to spend a couple of days with us. Despite a bit of an age gap and the difference in lifestyle between college students and new parents settling down there is still an undeniable bond that we have with the boys. Hard to explain but we love them both so much!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day

What a very special day! My first Mother's Day! It was a very nice day! For most of you who know me well- Sam knows how to win my heart and is now teaching Mary Kate. I rec'd a blue box-yes Tiffany's! I love Tiffany's! Mary Kate is learning very early on what a blue box and white ribbon is. We just hung out together and had a very nice day. Unfortunately, we had to attend a funeral this afternoon. John Moore, a wonderful family friend and once a major part of Mom Wilson's died on Thursday of this past week. So we went to the funeral this afternoon and Mary Kate had her first babysitter - of course not being either of our mom's or aunts and uncles. Yes we are the luckiest people in Delaware- Mary Kate got to hang out with Nancy (our doctors wife and the most wonderful nurse ever!) and their daughter Vicky. She was pretty good.

Anyway, we had a really nice day together! Sam and I agreed that we appreciate our moms so much more now that we have a child.

Ava's 4th Birthday

Last weekend we were in Cincinnati for our niece's birthday party! I can't believe that Ava is 4 already. Mary Kate loves both of her cousins Ava and Jackson so much. It is so cute to see them together. We had a really nice time. Mary Kate met Ava and Jackson's cousin Caymen and really loved him too. They are a month apart and really took to eachother. It was fun to watch them interact.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Visit to Cincinnati

We were back home in Cincinnati for the weekend this past week and enjoyed the visit. Mary Kate got to hang out with her Mami and Papa as well as all of her aunts and uncles. Although her very favorite was her cousins Ava and Jackson. She loved to play and watch their every move. It was so much fun to see them hang out. Mary Kate is really starting to form a personality and it is so much fun to see her change every day.