"Thank heaven there is tomorrow. Because there is tomorrow, all our yesterdays have meaning and all our dreams have hope."

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Visit With The Bailey Family

Last week we spent time with Jason's family in Salt Lake City, UT. We all took off work for a few days and spent time together. We had such a nice time and Jack REALLY enjoyed playing with his cousins. It was so darling to watch him try to keep up with the bigger kids.
Hogle Zoo
I was so excited to take Jack to the zoo. I remember going there as a kid when we would visit family in SLC. Jason and I tried to get him to look at the animals . . . but all he was interested in was the ball in the elephant's area and the carousel.

Cherry Hill
I hadn't ever been to Cherry Hill water park, but Jason's family has lots of memories there. We took the kids there for the day and Jack went down his first water slide.

Thanks to Grandma and Grandpa Bailey for making this get together happen! We really had a fun time!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Good Things to Come

A sweet friend of mine posted this on her blog.

As I watched it I cried.

There are good things to come. . .

Monday, June 28, 2010

Super Jack!

We are back from a visit with family and we are now trying to get life back in order.
I have super fun pictures to post from our last week - but I first need to get back in gear with real life.
However, when Jason sent me this picture today, I HAD to post it.
I just may have the most darling super hero in the world!

Monday, June 21, 2010


Today Jack thought he was hilarious playing peek-a-boo from the inside of a Huggies box. He was belly laughing uncontrollably. I just had to get a few pictures.
And here he is giving me the sign language for "all done."

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Jack's Crocodile Tears

We seriously think that Jack produces the biggest crocodile tears known to man. Look at that sad little face. How can you possibly get mad over a tantrum?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Yee Haw!

Howdy Pard'ner!
Jack has a new favorite accessory . . . his cowboy hat.
The minute he wakes up he puts it on.
So precious.
I wish he would stay like this forever!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

How Jack Watches Hoops

This is how I found Jack watching the Lakers vs. Celtics game with Jason last night.
Literally IN his basketball hoop!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Kinda Crazy About You

Dear Jason,
I love the smile on your face in this picture.
I am so happy you are home with us.
We miss you when you are gone.



Monday, June 14, 2010

To Jason, With Love

Dear Jason,
I was oh so proud of you when you sent this picture to me today.
Looks like quite a catch!
And I am glad your fishing guide posed with you.
He is darling!
I hope you are having a fun time in Montana with my dad and brothers while you stay here at the Old Kirby Place. I hope you have been able to kick back and relax a bit. You have been so busy with work. I don't think we have spent more that three consecutive days in a row together over the past few weeks.
I am just so glad you are getting some time with the boys.
Can't wait to see you tonight!
P.S. While you have been gone, us girls have been doing a little partying of our own!
Eva Longoria's Beso restaurant was AMAZING!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Torture . . . I Mean Swimming Lessons

We have started swim lessons for Jack.
The kid has no fear of my parents' pool. Thus, swim lessons have begun.
Right now Jack is learning to roll to his back and float. The instructor is trying to teach survival in case Jack were to fall into a pool.
Frankly, he hates it.
All the kids do.
In fact, he cried so hard yesterday that he puked in the pool.
Just like all the other kids.

Our instructor is so sweet and patient. Even with kids screaming in her ear for hours a day.
Jack is actually doing very well. I think I have a little fishie on my hands!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Dear Jason

Dear Jason,
This morning when you sent this picture to me from your hotel room in Vancouver I was totally jealous!And I wished I was with you even more when I discovered that our son gagged on chicken nuggets, spit them out and then re-ate them.
Can't wait to see you tonight!
We have missed you!


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memory on Memorial Day

Dear Gavin,

Yesterday was Memorial Day - a day to remember those who have passed on before us. We went to visit with you last night. I decided that I wanted to write to you about one of my favorite memories with you. I hope you remember it as well as I do . . .

Physical therapy was one of my favorite times with you at PCMC. It was the first time I was allowed to pick you up and play with you. You were two months old the first time this happened. Up to that point I had only cradled you in my arms and touched you as you laid in you bed. No doubt those are precious moments too.

This particular day the therapist brought a play mat over to your bedside. We played with you for a bit but you tired quickly. In fact, you fell asleep right in the middle of your therapy session! We decided you looked so comfortable asleep in the boppy on the floor so I just laid beside you and watched you sleep. So precious.

That was the first time I laid by your side. I cherish that memory. It may seem like a small thing so many.
But it made me feel like a "normal" mom . . . almost.

Being your mom and Jack's mom is one of the most precious gifts that God has given to me.
I love you. I miss you. I can't wait to hold you again.

I hope you have good memories of your time here with us. I hope that amidst your pain and suffering that you had moments of happiness, joy and love. I know that some of my greatest moments of happiness were being with you.