Saturday, May 20, 2017

Mother’s Day

Thanks to my very sweet husband and family, I had a very relaxing Mother’s Day weekend, complete with roses and handwritten cards and gifts from both John and HG. On Sunday morning, John let me sleep in and took the baby for a long stroll to give me a quiet house. Then, we met our parents and Bubba at Bosco’s for brunch. They had a great band playing, which Cressey loved, and as long as someone walked her around and let her check out the music, she was mostly happy. After we got home, Cressey hit the hay, and so did mama! HG (and the kitties) later joined me with her iPad (and earphones). John even brought home Swanky’s for dinner- now that’s love!

I am so thankful for all the mamas and grandmas in our lives. What great examples of unconditional love and sacrifice we are surrounded by!

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HGT’s First Communion

Helen Grace celebrated her first communion on our 11th anniversary, May 6th, at St. Louis. She was well prepared by the parish and her school, and she was excited about finally experiencing it and then being able to do it alongside us going forward. She was most excited about wearing a *real* flower crown and having her hair curled.

Opening her gift from us, a silver jewelry box with a cross on it

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Poor Cressey. Sometimes her sissy treats her like a puppy- this time, pulling a belt of mine for her to chase.

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Wearing her SK graduation dress

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She was in love with the flower crown.

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Some quick pics before the ceremony

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Filing in to take a group pic

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Processing in with her group of 88 children

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Her first bread

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And wine!

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Grandparents

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And godparents

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And Monsieur

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Most of the SAA crew (still missing a few)

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Brunch afterward at the Racquet Club and proof that Cress was there (She stayed at home with our babysitter, Corrie, during mass)

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The girls had fun watching a ballet class

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And we spent a lot of time walking with Cressey

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Finally home and out of that stuffy dress

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The Fiks gave the girls a St. Agnes medallion to pin into their dress for their first communion and then wear it again for confirmation and wedding. What a precious gift!

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