Wednesday May 12, 2010

Five years ago (to the day) I became a mother for the first time.

.:Jude Eli:.

When I was a preschool teacher, and newly engaged, we used to sing a song to the children as they napped.  The words were~

“Well I love my baby sweet and fair.  He’s got the sky in his eyes; the sun in his hair.  I rock him to sleep most every night, I sing him this song as I hold him tight…”

I would daydream about a baby boy “with the sky in his eyes; the sun in his hair”, and that is exactly what I got.  I remember taking him home that fine spring day.   To our little house in the peach orchard.  It took both of us just to change his little diaper.  We just couldn’t take our eyes off of him!

We celebrated Jude’s Birthday on Friday.  He wanted an “Army Man” birthday, so I did my best.

The party favors Jude and Grammy painted together.  He really wanted to be apart every aspect of the party planning.

I told my mom “I think I’m just going to make some cupcakes and put some plastic army men on the tops, maybe some green sprinkles”  She said she would take care of the cupcakes and this is what she brought!

Jude was impressed

Eliza girl; helping herself to everyone’s left-overs

Aren’t those pig-tails great!!

Lots and LOTS of happy children on the trampoline!

Uncle Rex trying to convince Regan that the chair was okay to sit on for picture taking.

I once again insisted on a group photo and everyone politely obliged me

I love this picture. 

Daddy got the tractor ready for a hay ride around the property.

Looking lovely while they wait!

Uncle Elliot made sure she didn’t get left behind and she was very grateful.

Pretending to blow out the candles.  It was so windy we just couldn’t keep the candles lit.

This picture pretty much sums up what Jude was like the entire week prior to his party.

This is the last picture I got of the night.  It got so dark my camera wasn’t wanting to take anymore pictures.

After a very long tiring day of party prep, and then party clean up; we got the children tucked into bed and this is what Jude said~

“That was just my pretend party right Mom?  My REAL birthday is on May 11th.  Right?”  That’s my boy!

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