Sunday, January 23, 2011
Oh, look at it!!! Isn't it beautiful. Here is the story... Todd had been gone all week for business and just came home yesterday evening around 5pm (the day before my birthday.) While he was gone, I got fed up with our yard and had our palm tree guy come out and tidy up our palms as well as do a big yard clean up. I had been telling Todd when he was gone that I had a surprise waiting for him when he got home... So, Saturday, when Todd got home, he didn't come in, he came around the back and started knocking on the window. We all went out the back door and he briefly mentioned how excited he was about the yard, but quickly told me to stay in back. He took the boys in the front and I waited very impatiently as I wanted to show him all I had done to the yard and it was getting dark... Finally they came back around to get me and Todd tells me that he is ready for me to show him around. So, I start going on and on about everything I had our palm guy do to the yard. We make it around to the front and as I'm gabbing, I notice a nice cruiser bike parked kind of in front of our neighbor's house with a baby seat on the back. I thought to myself, "Hmmm, I wonder who is visiting our neighbor on a bike with a baby?" But, I was way too "into" our yard and kept gabbing away. I didn't even notice the boys were having a hard time keeping straight faces. Again, the bike crossed my path of vision and it dawned on me that Todd got this bike for ME for my birthday. How sweet is that?!!! He had over heard me talking about the 2 bikes I already have and how they kill my back and how I wished I just had a nice cruiser (with gears to get up the hills) that I could ride to Farmers Market, the park, Whole Foods etc., with our baby... So, he went out and got this for me! He got a nice basket too on the front that I can take off and use to put my veggies in when I go to market (it has a handle.) He even had a cute little pink helmet with bunnies on it for our soon to be daughter. How sweet is that? I started crying and was all "girly" on him. With as long as we have waited for our daughter, to see this bike and know that our time is coming very soon, just made it even more special and very emotional - it wasn't just a bike for my birthday - it meant/means so much more! So, today, I was really pathetic and got out our daughter's life size Asian doll (given to her by Elyse and Janell - so sweet) put the helmet on the doll and rode around. I didn't care what the neighbors thought. They all know I'm a little odd I'm sure anyways! At any rate, I am so excited about my new bike. I can't wait to take our little one on bike rides. Now I'm the proud owner of 3 bikes - I guess Todd and I are tied up now. Hee Hee! This bike will bring me a lot of pleasure!!! Thank you honey!
|Trayton and Deklan testing out an umbrella stroller - I guess is works and holds 45 pounds.|
|Deklan using the scanner (better known as the "gun")|
So, today is my birthday and what did I want to do? Go register at Babies R Us! We have been celebrating my birthday for a week and a half and I was ready for something a little more low key. All I wanted to do today was go out to lunch at a vegan restaurant and register at Babies R Us. We took poor Kallen home after lunch because he wasn't feeling well. But, with the help of Deklan and Trayton, we were able to get the job done!
|Clark and Lin|
|Matt, Lilia, and Heather|
|Can you say TIRED? Deklan, Kallen, Logan|
|Logan, Cameron, Braedon, Trayton - TIRED!|
|Trish (turning 40) and Don|
|Trayton, Keely (turning 40) and Todd|
|Deklan signing his passport|
|Trayton signing his passport|
|Kallen signing his passport|
I apologize that I still don't know how to rotate picture... However, OUR BOYS ARE READY FOR CHINA! They got their passports in the mail and are ready to go get their baby sister!!! China, please match us with our baby soon!
|Look at that handsome guy! Now only if I could figure out how to rotate!|
|Kallen waiting tables - he got a $50 tip from one guy!!!!|