Our Five Ring Circus: Mother's Day weekend with a few MoM's

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mother's Day weekend with a few MoM's

On Mother's Day weekend, I had the opportunity to go visit my friend, Jen, in Eastern PA. I met Jen on a private, mom message board, and after about 2 years of talking, we went to meet them in November. I was so excited to see Jen, Mike, Gage, and Lila again.

Two other MoM members, Annie and Heather, who are from Minnesota and Wisconsin, flew in to stay with Jen, so I got to meet them!

It was so wonderful to meet my fellow MoM's. They were every bit as amazing in real life, as they are on the message board. I really wish we could have spent more time together. One day was not enough!!!

Dylan and Lexie came along to play with Gage and Lila. I would have loved to meet Annie and Heather's adorable children, but it was a child-free weekend for them. Dylan was not acting like his normal self. I know the long drive and the lack of sleep contributed to his behavior, but he was driving me crazy. He did show a bit of his sweet personality by declaring Jen, Heather, and Annie his best friends, and giving them plenty of smooches and hugs. What can I say? He's a ladies man.

That picture above sums up his attitude that weekend...he's subconsciously giving me the middle finger, I'm sure. ;)

We got a very nice break from Lexie's non-stop talking. She clammed up in front of all the new people, only talking a bit here and there. Grant and I kept commenting on how nice it was that she was quiet for once. Her non-stop chatter and singing resumed the second we pulled away from the curb on Sunday. *sigh*

We arrived on Friday night, and after checking into our hotel, we went over to Jen's. It was very surreal to see Annie and Heather, who I only knew by pictures, sitting in Jen's backyard. We chatted for a few hours, while Grant and Mike kept the kids busy. On Saturday, we had a picnic at Jen's. Several other MoM's were supposed to come by, but they were unable to. We had a great time talking all day.

Annie spent the day with her camera by her side. Check out her blog-she takes some beautiful pictures!

I had my camera with me, but didn't take too many photos. Here are a few from our weekend. Gage and Lila are so adorable!

Jen is pregnant with her third child. Isn't her belly adorable?!?
Annie and Heather had to leave way too soon. I was so sad to see them go! After they left, we had dinner with Jen and her family, and then we were able to get all the kids to bed early! We spent the evening talking, laughing, and playing Quiddler. They are very serious about this game! Jen, if you find a patch of my hair in your tent, don't worry. It's just acting qua your tent zipper. (Yeah, not so sure I used that right, but I had to try!) I wish we lived closer to Jen and Mike, because we love spending time with them.

Thanks for letting us stay with you, Jen! We can't wait to see you again!

I had a great Mother's Day weekend. I got to spend it with some wonderful moms! I feel so lucky to have been able to meet Annie and Heather and to see Jen and her family again!

When we got home, we stopped by my sister's house for dinner so I could see my wonderful mom. The turkey dinner was so good, and I got an unexpected gift. It was a poem I wrote for my Grandma when I was 12, for Mother's Day. She had it framed, and sitting in her room. I forgot all about it, until I saw it, and memories came flooding back with the tears. She meant the world to me, and I really miss her.

Lexie with my mom. Her beloved Nana.
My sister with my oh-so-adorable great niece, Aubrey.
And here is me with the best thing that ever came into my life:

I love Dylan and Lexie more than anything, and feel so blessed to be their mom.

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  1. My sons talks non-stop too! In the car, I tune him out sometimes because he never stops! I was on the phone with my dad and he cut it short because he couldn't take it. I tried to explain that Nate wasn't talking to me, but he wasn't hearing it!

    It looks like you had a lovely weekend! I love making friends from my blogging. You never know what wonderful people you'll meet!

  2. I'm glad you got to meet Heather and Annie! Isn't Heather great? I'd love to meet Annie some day and you, of course!! I love the last 2 pictures, you have beautiful children Stef. Big hugs!

  3. Yay! Mike and I had such a great time during Annie, Heather & your visit.

    I laughed at the part about your hair in the zipper - that's totally fuggy. Yes, I said fuggy. Mike and I are eager to come out your way this summer! We love spending time w/ you & Grant, and of course the kids. Our four play together so well - they're like old friends. :)

  4. I have a non stop talker too. He makes us proud around strangers though, and acts like a dog. Nice.
    What a fun looking weekend. It is the perfect spring getaway, isn't it?


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