Friday, April 25, 2008

Parker's Big Boy Room

This past weekend Bart and I worked really hard to complete Parker's big boy room. Thanks to Monya for keeping Parker so that we could get it all done. We also got Spencer's room ready as well.

We made Parker's room a sports room. He absolutely loved it! We were so happy. Bart mounted a basketball goal to the wall. However, Parker's favorite thing was the lamp. Ha! It has a whistle that you pull to turn it on and off. So, he informed me that I could blow the whistle and be the referee while he and daddy played ball.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Preschool Trike-A-Thon

I just wanted to post a few pictures from Parker's Preschool Trike-A-Thon. They do it to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. I stayed to help out with the event. It was so cute. He really had a lot of fun doing it. Of course, the best part was the popsicle after they were finished riding.

Friday, April 04, 2008

My 30th Birthday!

Yes, yesterday on April 3rd, I turned 30! It hasn't been bad at all thanks to my wonderful husband! Bart is a great husband to me. He gives me the best surprises and is very sweet to take care of everything. I know that I am very blessed to have Bart as my husband.

Well, it all started on Saturday morning. My friend Theresa wanted a girlfriend day. (Or so I thought.) We went out together, but then she needed to take something by church, which was fine. She told me that she needed to leave something in a particular room - The Fireplace Room. She told me to go on in, but I said no that there were people in there. She gently nudged me in the room. Yes, there were people in there. My family and friends for a surprise 30th girlfriend birthday party! I was so surprised and very excited to see everyone. Bart had planned everything from the cute invitations to the lunch menu!

Bart was there as well (only to see my reaction and to give me his present.) He handed me bag with a box in it.

The cover of the box said - Your birthday present is being presented as a Mastercard commercial. I open the box and it said -

A surprise 30th birthday party - memorable

Babysitting for Parker - free

Two nights in a Chicago hotel - $400

Seeing a taping of the Oprah show on March 31st - Priceless!
Double surprise!

The party was fabulous and I think everyone had a great time! We left the next day for Chicago. On Monday morning we woke very early to go get in line at Harpo studios! They were very polite especially since I am 24 weeks pregnant. Normally after the security check, everyone goes upstairs to a holding area. Well, since I am pregnant they gave us chairs to sit in downstairs near the restrooms. They also gave me snacks and drinks. When they starting letting people in the studio, they let us in earlier since we were downstairs. We were there for the live taping of March 31st. Suze Orman was there as well as Sheg (the contestant that was sent home the night before on the Big Give.) I was glad that it was Suze Orman and not the pregnant man on later in the week. Bart also enjoys Suze Orman. It was really neat to see the behind the scenes action. Afterwards, we went to the Oprah store (of course.) We enjoyed the rest of the day shopping at Magnificent Mile.

Bart enjoying his Giordano's pizza

On my birthday, Parker wanted to plan my day, which I loved. So last night we went to the Incredible Pizza Company (aka Chuck E. Cheese on steroids.) He really thought that is where I wanted to go on my 30th birthday! Too cute!