Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What's Going On

We had a WONDERFUL Father's Day weekend. Baby J bought his Daddy a new ipod holder for when he is walking Daisy, a DVD, and some Vineyard Vines Chappy trucks (currently on their whale of a sale) for our upcoming beach trip. We had brunch at a friend's house. They have 2 month old twin girls, so both Daddy's were celebrating their first Father's Day and we figured this was most easily done in the comfort of our own homes instead of at a restaurant with 3 babies. After a yummy brunch, we ALL took afternoon naps. When we woke up the sun was shining and we RAN outside. The sun has been a rarity in NYC for this past month. I think it has rained like 18/21 days. We stopped by Crumbs Bakery and got A a Father's Day red velvet cupcake (key lime for me). We took Baby J to Central Park and he went on the swings for the first time. He LOVED it!

BTW, as you can see in the pictures above we went with the rainforest jumperoo. GREAT CHOICE! I LOVE THAT THING! Baby J goes CRAZY in it and he is SO happy to bounce around. It is worth every single penny. If you have a baby or are expecting, you HAVE to buy this thing. It is worth its weight in gold! My child will literally be having a temper tantrum and I put him in this and he starts laughing. It's magical.

My heart is so heavy today. One of my sister's best friends was killed in a car accident on Monday morning. She was 22 years old and was to spend the 4th of July with my family at our beach house. Please say a prayer for her family and her younger sisters and friends. Please say a prayer for my sister. She has dealt with more hardship than anyone her age should have to. Her new boyfriend also just broke up with her via email. What an idiot. It breaks my heart that I'm not there hugging her tonight. I know God has his plans, but at times like this it is so hard to understand them. The wake is this evening and the funeral services are tomorrow.

The good news is that I do get to give her a hug on Friday!! A, J and & I leave for Bham tomorrow night. A in his his best friend's wedding this weekend so we have the rehearsal dinner on Friday night and the wedding on Saturday night. Baby J is being baptized on Sunday at A's parent's church. My entire family is also coming in town. We have a Sip & See at A's parent's house on Monday for my MIL's friends and my friends that have not met Baby J yet. We'll drive to my parent's house in South AL on Tuesday (which is also our 2 year anniversary). On Wednesday we are heading to my parent's beach house to spend 4th of July week. A heads home on Monday and I stay until Thursday! Whew, I'm tired just typing that all out! I am so excited and currently trying to figure out how to pack for a 5 month old and myself. Hmmm. We have so many necessary outfits!

I will probably be absent from my blog during the next two weeks so I can enjoy every minute with my family and friends. I may stop in here and there...I might actually have time to catch up on all of your blogs because there are going to be lots of hands wanting to hold my little munchkin. I'm praying that he does well. He's on such a good schedule right now (1 morning nap, 1 afternoon nap and sleeps 8:30/9:00pm-8:00/8:30am). I know this trip is going to throw him for a loop and he is not used to being around so many people. I'm sure he'll do fine.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Stay cool!


Miss E said...

I'm so sorry for your sister. That is a lot to deal with. I'll be sending prayers for strength and healing.

Have a fun next couple weeks! Happy 4th and Happy Early Anniversary!

Miss Anne said...

Have a fabulous next couple of weeks.

My prayers for your sister...♥

Cee said...

I'm so sorry about your sister's friend. How horrible.

However, I hope you have a wonderful time with you family over the next few weeks!

Preppy 101 said...

He is precious. What a joy to have in your life!! And he will adjust fine to the trip. His schedule may suffer a tiny bit, but he will do great.

So sorry for your little sister. Life is so hard. I know she is having a hard time understanding all these things. It will be good for her to have you home.

Have a great visit! What fun!

Lis said...

I am praying for your sister and her friend's family. I'm so sorry they are going through this.

I'm glad that y'all had a great fathers day!! The cupcakes sound delish!

preppyinnewengland said...

Adorable pictures. Enjoy your time with your family and take time for your sister.
Oh we will be RUNNING outside either tomorrow or Friday as it's heading our way to New England! Yippee!!!!

Barefoot in the Park said...

have a fabulous trip!

a H.I.T. said...

Baby J is just too cute. Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Amy said...

That is so sad about your sister's friend. I'll keep them in my prayers.

Also- love the pic of Baby J munchin' on the card. Too cute!

Preppy Coastee said...

How funny.. we used to have the rainforest jumper for Carter Man! I think I'm going to get the baby einstein one or the one at babies r us that looks like a little car. I love that one.

Preppy Coastee said...

Aww I love south alabama, like orange beach, ooh how I miss it! Have fun Miss MMM!! I'm quite jealous!!

thepreppyprincess said...

Oh Miss MMM, what a shame about your sister's friend, I am so sorry. Prayers and a hug are on their way, I hope you know how much support you have here in blogville.

I am glad you will see her tomorrow; have a good trip.

PS: Baby J looks cuter than ever!

Anonymous said...

That sounds like a fabulous trip you have coming up. The idea of a "sip and see" sounds so cute. Have a great time!

Kappa Prep said...

I am so sad to hear about your sister's friend. I will keep your family as well as the friends family in my prayers. It is wonderful you get to be with your sister during this hard time. Help her hang in there. I hope you had a great flight and that Baby J is enjoyed it too!

Kristen said...

Just found your adorable blog and wanted to say hello! I am so sorry for your sister and everyone, that is such a horrible tragedy.

Happy anniversary and have fun on the 4th!

The Reality of Happily Ever After said...

GORGEOUS baby!! Sounds like Father's Day was wonderful for you all --

I'm so sorry about your sister's friend... I'll be thinking of you this weekend as she was to be with you --

I'd been following you on Twitter and saw you were celebrating your anniversary! CONGRATS!!

Thought you might like to know I'm holding a FABULOUSSummer Giveaway if you're interested!!

Preppy Lizard said...

I am so sorry to hear of your sister's friend and I send big hugs and prayers to your fmaily and hers.

Hope you are having a fabulous 4th! Baby J looks so cute in those pictures!!

Midwest Nest said...

So sorry about your sister's friend. Hope all is well with you and hope you had a good time with family ... as best as you can have under these circumstances.

Miss hearing from your blog. Hope you are back soon.

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