Monday, October 13, 2008

Getting Some Practice

This adorable duo is Fr. Matkin (my husband) and his godson George (9 months old). My husband is singing "Itsy Bitsy Spider," and George is positively fascinated. We had the privilege of babysitting him while his parents closed on their new home. George is at that age where he is really connecting with people and learning so much. We just love him to pieces.

The picture above and below is my husband and I with one-month-old Bennett. I had the honor of babysitting while his mommy was busy. Oh what a sweet little lamb! We got to have breakfast, some stories, and then we went outside and enjoyed the trees and soft breeze. In no time, he was snoozing. Just holding this little angel in my arms felt wonderful. My mommy hormones were in high gear and it was amazing.
So thanks to our friends' children, we are getting some much-needed practice under our belts before our daughter Maddy is born. Thank goodness, because I've never been around children before. So any experience is deeply appreciated. I mean there is only so much one can learn from reading books about parenting.

I am 33 weeks pregnant in this picture. My big belly was perfect for Bennett to rest on.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

The baby shower for Madeline was this afternoon. I snapped the picture above AFTER I started unloading the car. Thank you to everyone who came and to all of you who have given us gifts. Your generosity is so appreciated. A special thanks to the Kresowatys for hosting the event in their home and a special shout-out to the kind ladies who hosted the party: Lynn Kresowaty, Sharon Fielder, Pat Sparks, Anna Sparkman, Becky Brown, Jody Gittiban, Rita Thornton, Keith Allen, and Hilde Williams.