Big Long Busy Weekend!

It was my baby sister Emily’s “makeshift” bachelorette party yesterday. Emily, Sarah, our Mom and myself created some masterpieces at the Mad Potter, got pedicures at Mitchell’s, had a brief shopping interlude, and then dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. One sister (Sarah) is carting around a Zofran pump to ease her extreme nausea gravidarum (morning? sickness) – and the other sister (me) has been mentally weatherbeaten over the past year. You should have gotten married when you were 21, Emily. Your sisters were a lot more “fun” back then!

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Sarah's bachelorette party 2004

Not to say we didn’t have fun yesterday!! I had an awesome time, and I hope you did too, Femily!

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Meanwhile, William and Nora were holding down the fort.


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I'll just hold down the milkies. That's it.

Papa came over for a little bit and then took the big kids swimming.

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Gavin rock climbing

Today was equally as busy! We celebrated Oma’s birthday with brunch this morning. Happy Birthday, Oma! We love you!

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The birthday girl


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Nora cuddling with Aunt Sarah


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Keira, Greta, Gavin, Gracie


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Pretty girl!


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I can be a flower girl too! See?

We came back home, and hung out for a little while.

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And then I took Gavin and Greta to the swim club for a late afternoon swim and pizza. I LOVE that Gavin placed our pizza order under the name of “Batman”. When it was ready they called over the loud speaker, “Batman? Your order is ready.” We couldn’t stop laughing!! We shared our pizza crust with THREE sparrows!

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Once back home Nora and I went on an evening walk. We did almost 2 miles until Nora put in an urgent request to come home. Daddy had to come get us in the car as we were a little over a mile away from home. She wanted the rest of her order that I forgot to bring with me.

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You wait just a minute, Mommy!!! I'm BUSY!!!

The big long busy weekend continues on into tomorrow – William and Sophie are taking Gavin and Greta to King’s Island!! Nora and I wish we could come! 🙂

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. (Jude 1:2)

12 thoughts on “Big Long Busy Weekend!

  1. OH I ABSOLUTELY LOVE, LOVE, LOVE ALL THE PICTURES!!!! I COULD NOT BELIEVE GAVIN WAS ROCK CLIMBING BARE FOOT. DON’T THINK I COULD DO THAT WITH SHOES ON. WAY TO GO GAVIN. GRETA LOOK SO SWEET AND BEAUTIFUL HOLDING HER BABY SISTER NORA. YOU ARE SUCH A GOOD BIG SISTER GRETA. NORA LOOKS SO PRETTY IN HER LITTLE OUTFIT, AND THAT IS TRUE SHE COULD BE A BEAUTIFUL FLOWER GIRL, AND SHE IS!!!!! YOU LOOK SO HAPPY AND RESTED ALEISA. I AM SO HAPPY THAT YOU ARE GETTING MORE SLEEP THAN YOU WERE THERE FOR AWHILE. THAT WAS SO NICE OF YOUR DAD TO TAKE THE BIG KIDS SWIMMING. HE IS A GOOD GRANDPA. SO EXCITED THAT THE 3 SPARROWS HAD LUNCH WITH YOU GUYS. A SIGN “EVERYTHING’S GOING TO BE ALRIGHT.” I REALLY ENJOYED YOUR BLOG TONIGHT, AND NOW I AM READY TO GO NIGHT, NIGHT. LOVE YOU ALL. GOOD NIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

  2. That should be the title of a children’s book.. “The big long busy weekend”. Wish I were up there to partake in Nora lovin’ (or KI with Wm and Sophie). Glad everyone is groovy. XOXOXOXO!

  3. Beautiful pictures! It is so obvious how much Gavin and Greta love their baby sister! And what a darling little baby sister in her pretty dress!
    It looks like even though busy, it was a wonderful weekend. Loved the Batman story. That’s great!!
    Enjoy your day with Nora!
    God is so good!!

  4. Okay. Have I lost it? The picture with Nora and her Papa, I hear “Nora’s Voice,” “I am not little! See how big I am!”
    And Gavin’s humor slays me.

  5. Greetings to Nora from my little 13-month-old Jean-Paul who couldn’t stop waving to her and cooing at her this morning. He thinks she is a mighty pretty gal.

  6. What an exciting fun week-end for the family. Glad Momma got to get out and have some girl time with her sisters and Mom – time to laugh, relax, and get away for a short while!! Does every Momma good! Gavin’s humor keeps the family laughing, while Greta looks comfortable with baby sister in her arms. My how she has grown into such the Big sister helper since Nora arrived. And Miss Nora in her pretty dress, bow in her hair, and her newest trick with her finger pointing – adorable 😉

  7. Love the pics. she’s so cute.. Ok I have to say & you may think this Is crazy but I have been seeing 3 birds together recently.Maybe that is God’s way of showing me that he is hearing my prayers for you. Just thought I would share I thought it has pretty cool 😉

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