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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Busy Weekend ...

What a beautiful weekend it was here!! We had a really fun filled weekend. Saturday we went to the Philadelphia Zoo and met up with some mommies from the Twinstuff. It was such a gorgeous day, and the kids really enjoyed it! They especially loved the monkeys and the duck pond and the petting zoo. Here's a big gorilla that Boots liked.
Big Gorilla

Here's a cute pic of the Boots staring into the camera.
Lady Boots

And my handsome dude!
Mr Dude

The kids were really good at the zoo, but passed out as soon as we got in the car. Unfortunately now that the car seats are facing forward and not as reclined, the nap didn't last very long. So they had like a total of 30 minute nap. By the time we got home, it was too late to put them down. We even tried, but they wouldn't fall asleep. But they handled it well, but passed out quickly at bedtime.

Then on Sunday we went pumpkin picking with my friend Michele, her husband, and her son Michael, who is a month younger than the twins. It was fun. The kids loved seeing all the pumpkins, and kept yelling "Whoa!" every time they saw a bunch of pumpkins. We picked some little pumpkins, spent some time at the petting zoo, and conked out again on the ride home.

Here's Boots picking her pumpkin out of the patch.
Little pumpkin picker

And Mr Moop checking a pumpkin out.
Little Pumpkin Inspector

Here's a cute one of me and kids. Boots' face is just precious! It's her "Are you kidding me??" look ...
Mommy and the kids

And here she is, showing her cute smile!
Mommy and Boots

And here she is again, with Daddy.
Daddy and Boots

Later Sunday night we went to my parents for dinner. I got this great picture of my sister, her husband and the Moop cuddling.
Chris, Ant, Moop

So, I know I mentioned about my sister's cancer diagnosis. She has finished with her lumpectomy and is going to be starting her follow up treatment in the upcoming months. She will have to do radiation and medication, but we aren't sure about chemo yet.

But more excitingly, I might be lucky enough to give her and her husband a very very special gift. Because her cancer was estrogen driven, she can't ever get pregnant. But I can. For her. With her genetic child and me as the gestational carrier. I'm so excited I can't even talk about it.

But I had to share.



Aimee said...

Great pix of your precious little pumpkins at the punkin patch! ;o) Sounds like you all had a wonderful weekend!

Intending To Be Parents said...

The pics are so cute! Philadelphia is actually very close to where I grew up and where my family lives so I know that zoo! :) I'm so sorry about what your sister has to go through :( But speaking as someone who is on the receiving end of the amazing gift of gestational surrogacy - I think you rank up there with greatest people ever for thinking about giving her a gift like that :)

Anonymous said...

what an amazing gift for your sister.

We are holding off on our philadelphia zoo trip until the spring. Too much going on right now.

you have the cutest pumpkins!!