Monday, November 9, 2009

Viva La Follies

This was our opening costumes. I was involved in 3 different numbers (not including the opening number and finale). I was disappointed that I didn't grab my camera in between acts. The costumes were amazing and some have even been seen on Broadway.
The last month has been filled with ups and downs. October 5th we went in for an ultrasound and was told that the pregnancy had become a miscarriage. The news was hard at first, but as the week unfolded I quickly realized that I have a wonderful blessing already. I am enjoying every moment with Hunter and know that no matter what I am lucky to have such a wonderful son.
Prior to that week I had joined the Junior League of Bristol, (A blessing in disguise) I joined this amazing group of women in order to get involved with the community and meet new people. Every 3 years the JL puts on a Follies show. This year the theme was Las Vegas. They fly a director down from NY to produce the show. We had 3 and 1/2 weeks of grueling practice every morning (splits and cart wheels included). We went from clueless to dance stars. I had a blast getting to know everyone and making a fool of myself with everyone. In the end, the show was a huge success. The money that we raised will go back to the community in several forms. One of the projects is Backpack for Kids - Every other week selected kids from several schools go home with 2 weekends worth of food). Although these women don't know much about my personal life, they helped me through this tough time. I walked away with some bruises, creaking bones, sore muscles, and a lot of memories!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hunter's 3rd Birthday with Boyd Family

Hunter is always surrounded by people that love him.

Chucky Cheese's with the Boyd family.
I can't believe that 3 years have past. It is amazing how time flies when you are having the time of your life. Hunter continues to amaze me daily with everything that he has learned over the small period of time he has been with us.
This year we have been blessed with being able to celebrate Hunter's birthday with the Boyd family. I love living so close to everyone! Annmother and Pops where able to join us for birthday dinner and a little birthday party Sunday night. The theme of Hunter's presents were mainly McQueen and Mater from the movie Cars. He had a great time opening his gifts. The evening was filled with dinner, cake, sparklers, gifts, and lots of love from the grandparents. The day of Hunter's birthday we took the Boyds to see The Old Farm Golf Course and Chucky Cheese. Hunter is still hesitant to ride on anything, but enjoyed pushing buttons on games and ski ball. That night we curled up to watch a movie and Hunter fell asleep within 30 minutes. It was a great birthday!

Monday, November 2, 2009

The "Fix It Man"

Being in our new home has brought some new experiences for us all. One of those experiences is washing the dishes by hand. As long as I can remember I have had a dishwasher. I had bought a drying rack a long time ago. Every time I would go through a "cleaning out" frenzy I would consider tossing it in the donation pile. However, I hung onto it thinking I might use it in the future. Well, the future is here now and I'm using it and discovering that it is a little temper mental. Anyhow...the other day it fell in the kitchen. Hunter said, "Mommy I'll fix it." He ran to get his electric screw driver and began working. It was so cute! He was so proud to discover that he had fixed it. Little did he know that I had fixed it while he was off looking for his tools.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!

"What can Brown do for you?"

This is our 2nd year of dressing up as a UPS man. Thank you Aunt Wendy for the costume. When trying out ideas for a costume this year, I was really surprised when he didn't want to choose either Thomas the Train or Lightening McQueen. He chose to be the UPS man. Everyone loved it! We went trick-or-treating in a community nearby. At first Hunter was really hesitant about ringing the doorbell and saying "Trick or Treat". The more doorbells we rung the more comfortable he became. He didn't ring any doorbells, but he did whisper "Trick or Treat" and "Thank you" the last few homes we visited. I have a feeling that we will see him open up more next year and see more of the UPS man in the future.