The Blue and Gold Banquet which was scheduled during our Florida trip was canceled due to a snow storm (yes, I am glad we missed it) so we were able to attend the makeup day. They had paper tablecloths with crayons set out which I thought was a very clever idea. It entertained my little girls in more ways than just artwork! Who knew crayons made great mustaches!
My wonderful mom turned 60 last month! She was staying with my sister awaiting the arrival of the new baby, and I wanted to be with her to celebrate, so I spontaneously packed Sydney, Elise, Russell and Grant into the van and we took a 24 hr trip to Cincinnati. Sarah had her baby early that morning- on mom's birthday!
Here is a gift I made for my mom (yes, I totally copied the Weaver idea made a few years ago for Grandma Weaver for those of you who recognize it! I am great at copying other's creative ideas!)
It was fun to have all my siblings and spouses and nieces and nephews contribute their favorite things about mom.
As I was navigating the food line I passed mom coming the other way, and she called out to me..."Amy! Heidi's water just broke!" Now, this was a surprise since Heidi was not due for fifteen days, and NO ONE in my family goes into labor early!!! I thought this was so exiting-maybe mom could share her birthday with TWO grandchildren! But this news really stressed mom out. In fact, she cried a little because she wanted to stay and help Sarah who had just had a baby, but she also wanted to help Heidi. Luckily, Sarah is a trooper and even though she had just had her fourth baby, she assured mom that she would be fine. Then it turned out that Sarah's mother-in-law was able to come later in the week, so mom left a couple days later to go help Heidi. Heidi had cute little Levi the day after mom's birthday (more pics of him in a future post!!)
All in all it was a very exciting weekend!!