Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me


Here is Thomas singing Happy Birthday to Mommy and Sam looking pretty. The other day he was signing this song in his bedroom and it went something like this "Happy, happy. Happy birday. Cake. Happy. Cake. mmm mmmm."
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Friday, May 18, 2007

Something to add to the list of things to do...

Instill in my children (and in myself) the importance of this quote:

"Be who you are and you will set the world on fire." St. Catherine of Siena

I pilfered this from a dear friend's blog (Happy Catholic). It will be my reminder that we are a gift from God to each other and to ourselves. We all have special gifts, purposes, and destinies -- all of which given to us whether we like them or not. All of which are given to us for a reason -- His reason. It will also be my reminder to live this for Thomas and Samantha.

I want my kids to know that they are perfect just as they are. I don't want them wearing someone else's shoes, so to speak. As they grow I'll get to pick their shoes, but there will come a day that I can no longer do that. Hopefully, Tom and I will have instilled the importance of being true to themselves and they will be able to choose wisely.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mothers Day

Tom and his Mommy

Thomas and Sam with their Mommy and Daddy

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Sam with her Mommy and her Mommy!

I'm liking this food thing!

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My Goddaughter

Here is my newest Godchild, Isabella and her mommy, Jolene. I am so excited about being her Godmother. What a great honor.
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Saturday, May 05, 2007

Dueling Pianos

My musical kiddos!

The Bates Women




A night out with the girls. All the Bates Women were present and accounted for (except Samantha, but she's a little too young for margaritas!) at the 1st Annual BB Bash!