Thursday, May 3, 2012

Happy Mommy's Day

Our first Mother's Day has been just awesome. Michele and I decided that we both deserve a special day, so the Saturday is Michele's day and the Sunday will be mine. Today we started the day with breakfast. I asked Michele what she wanted and she requested peanut butter toast and chocolate milk. I tried to talk her into something a little more elaborate but she insisted, so that's what I made her. Then I gave her the special gift I had made for her: a photo book telling the story of our journey to motherhood. She loved it. Then we spent the day at the Lilac Festival. It was Zoe's first festival and she did great. Michele carried her in the Ergo carrier so she had the perfect view of everything and everyone. A great day was had by all!
Zoe and Mommy on Mommy's Day!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My Birthday Month

Ahh, it's finally May, my birthday month. Last May was a strange mix of pregnancy excitement and day-long morning sickness, which nearly ruined my favorite day of the year: my birthday. Now everyday feels like a favorite day since Zoe makes everyday very exciting. This birthday month, though, hosts our first mother's day and my first birthday as a mom. I can't wait to see what Michele picks out as my gift from Zoe. I have such fond memories of going shopping with one parent for the other parent's mother's/father's day or birthday present. And I have even fonder memories of being old enough to pick out or make presents for myself. My favorite was the undershirt I made my dad for father's day with a picture of a triple scoop ice cream cone on the front - not exactly military issue! And the macaroni jewelry for my mom. I can't wait to start my own collection of pasta and ice cream accessories! This year Zoe will get a little help from Michele, but it's still exciting! My birthday month feels so very extra special already!

The Everchanging Face of Zoe

What? I didn't do anything.
Now come on. You don't really believe I would
do that, do you? {batting eyes}
Ok, Ok. I did it and it was wonderful! Tee hee hee!


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