Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day and Ryan's Dedication

What a great weekend! I couldn’t have asked for a better Mother’s Day weekend (although it would have been nice if it were about 10 degrees warmer, but that’s a minor detail).

Saturday my sisters and I headed out to get my parents their present (this weekend we are also celebrating my dad’s birthday (it’s the start of the birthday week – his birthday is today, the 11th, and Kylie’s is next Monday, the 18th, so ever since she was born he has coined it “the birthday week”)). We ordered them a kitchen table for their new house (the one that is next door to us, that they only spend the weekends in, so there is not much furniture in it). We had a great time and found a table that we LOVED!

My sister Suzie with Ryan:

My sister Cindy with Ryan:

Suzie hanging out on the hammock with Kylie and Josh:

Saturday night we made my dad his requested dinner: Spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, salad from Olive Garden, Fettucini alfredo and then a Heath Bar cake. It was so awesome! After dinner we played outside and just hung out.

Sunday morning Ryan was dedicated at church. So both of my sisters and my sister’s boyfriend and my parents came and celebrated with us! This was a very special dedication because Ryan was dedicated by a pastor that knew him. A pastor that had held him and played with him. A pastor that visited us in the hospital when he was born. This meant so much because for Kylie and Josh’s dedications we were just a number. One family in a sea of new babies. This was a special dedication.

After church we headed back to the house and John grilled out for us. We had a great lunch and tried to relax outside, but it was a little chilly because there was a strong wind. But it was very sunny! I gave my mom the photo book that I had made her along with the card I made her (I’m now into card making…I love it!). John and the kids got me a slushie maker! It’s the coolest thing! And they got me an extra cup and flavored syrups for my slushies!

My one sister left to go to her boyfriend’s family’s house to see his mom, and then later on my dad and other sister left to head home. Josh was so beat from the day that he went to bed at the same time as Ryan (7:00!), which happens so rarely! So my mom stayed with them while John, Kylie and I headed out on a bike ride to the park. It was so nice getting some one-on-one time with her!

I was so exhausted at the end of the day (and still really tired today!), but it was such a fun weekend! Kylie’s party is this coming weekend, so I’m excited that I get to do it all again and see everyone again soon!

My mom with Ryan:


Anonymous said...

I know I say this all the time, but seriously? Could your family be any more gorgeous?! Your sisters, like you, are beauitful!!

Ryan is such an adorable baby!! Sounds and looks like a great weekend!!

radioactive girl said...

I am catching up and you all look so beautiful and happy! For our last baby we had a priest who knew us and I agree it was so much better than the others where the priest didn't know us and it seemed more formal.

Jillian, Inc said...

Congratulations on the dedication...that's so neat that it was more personal this time. Little Ryan is ADORABLE! Could eat him with a spoon. Happy (belated) Mother's Day!

Sherry said...

catching up after my sisters visit. Family is sooooooooo important and girl, your family has it all!! AWESOME Pictures are worth a thousand words aren't they? Now get some rest after your awesome week end!!!