This past weekend was full. Full of things to do. Full of family and friends. Full of laughter and fun.
Our weekend started Friday night when we met some of our "old neighbors" out for dinner. Jonathan and Emirie came to our house prior to dinner to hang out with Travis and MK. The wives were running errands and such. Our girls picked up with one another like it had just been yesterday. So precious. We then headed out to one of our mutual favorites - Mexicano. Delish!
Saturday morning Raven and I threw a baby shower for Melissa. Melissa is expecting #2 - baby boy William - in the next two weeks or so. Everyone gathered at my house for all things blue. We got to visit with family and friends we hadn't seen in quite some time. One special visit was from Julie and her precious little girl, Hannah. Another special visitor was Mrs. Kathy. Growing up, Mrs. Kathy lived next next door to us. Her youngest and my baby brother are the same age. I always had the best time talking with her and visiting at her house. She and my mom were dear, dear friends. She later moved and started teaching at the same school and in the same grade as Melissa. Small world. My mom and Mama Jean also came up for the shower and it was so nice to spend some time with them too. My mom is ALWAYS giving parties for other people or helping people with parties, always. She had asked earlier in the week if I needed help getting ready for Melissa's shower. While I don't usually turn down her help, I did this time. It wasn't because I couldn't have used her help, but I just wanted her to be able to come and enjoy a party and not feel like she was the one doing or giving. I just wanted her to be able to be a guest and relax. I hope that she did.
After the shower, I joked with Raven about quitting our jobs and becoming party planners. We always have so much fun planning and doing and it's always so easy when the two of us work together.Saturday night after our full morning, my little family of three had the pleasure of keeping Loitton while Owens and Trenholm had a little night out. We were so excited! I looked forward to this all week long.
We were all in heaven. He is THE sweetest and cutest thing.
Morgan Kate is head over heels about this little fella. She prays every single day and night for God to send her a baby sister. She's prayed for this for a solid year or more (no exaggeration) and when I mention that sometimes God sends brothers or sometimes God doesn't send babies at all, he sometimes sends new pets, she has stuck to her guns and only prayed for a sister. Well, after baby Loitton's arrival and her Uncle Owens convincing her that Loitton needs a buddy, she has changed her tune and now she prays for a brother instead of a sister.
I must admit, I grew up with two younger brothers, but I'm still not really sure about what you do with boys. I'm in total girl mode - all day long. However, it didn't take very long, maybe five minutes, before I figured it all out. Or at least most of it.
Loitton was so easy. He ate, smiled a little, slept a little, burped a little, ate some more and went back to sleep.
And he smelled so good. Oh.My.Goodness.
We were so lucky because not only did we get to keep Loitton for several hours, but they all - Owens, Trenholm and Loitton - spent Saturday night with us. Loitton slept from 9:30 - 5:30. First time ever! Must be something about Aunt Heather's house. We woke up Sunday morning and had a big breakfast. We laughed, we visited, and I loved on that sweet baby boy even more.
Sunday night we went over to a friend's house for the Super Bowl. We had the yummiest of foods and MK had such a good time playing with all of her little friends. We had a great time there, even if the Broncos lost the game.
Needless to say, our weekend was full. And we wouldn't have it any other way. It was a weekend that leaves your heart feeling like it might burst.
On a side note, at one point this weekend, Miss Priss had to spend some time in timeout. Our timeout "spot" happens to be in our hallway, in a corner. Well, while she was supposed to be sitting, I walked by and found her doing a little gymnastics. Never a dull moment around here!