And Then There Were Four

We're creating this blog because it's the cool thing to do when people are having a baby. Just kidding, really we already have a hard enough time keeping up with everyone we want to, and our lives are about to get even more wonderfully busy. We can't wait - and we want you guys to be able to share in it too, so we both plan on reporting on it. Read at your own risk, and hopefully you'll enjoy it!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful day yesterday!

This year I got to buy 6 cards- 4 grandmothers, 1 mother in law, 1 mom. All of them have profoundly influenced my life, Brian's life and now Benjamin's life as well. So thank you to each of you for the amazing examples you have set for us and for the wonderful upbringing and instruction in the faith. What a blessing you have been- we praise God for you!

Our little family had a nice day together yesterday. It seems like we very rarely get to actually spend much time together with the 3 of us. It's ironic because Brian and I spend a lot more time together now than before Benjamin was born. Our lives have calmed down and we spend most evenings together. But yesterday we had a lovely day. It was nice to celebrate Mother's Day at church with our friends and family there, then we spent a bit of time together at the National Zoo before I headed off to play piano for an evening service. In all reality we were only at the zoo for about 35-40 minutes because that's how long Ben lasted before going into meltdown mode. He was totally ambivalent about the zoo and the animals, but at least it was nice for the parents to get out. We got to see several animals and exhibits before booking it out of the zoo and down Connecticut Ave to our car with a screaming baby thrashing around in the jogger and people staring at us like "what is wrong with that poor child????"

Having a child can be somewhat isolating at's hard to take a baby to a group setting where there are no other children around. I feel bad when Ben starts shrieking or when we have a massive "code brown" situation that needs tending to in somebody's living room. Ben is not a great addition to adult social engagements....that's why the zoo was a perfect outing. I don't think I've ever seen that many strollers in such a small area of land. Everyone is shrieking, pointing, crying and yelling.

So we had a nice Mother's Day. Thanks to a wonderful husband who made a nice breakfast, bought me awesome new running clothes and spent the day hanging out with us despite the presentation he had to work on for today. Hope you all had a wonderful day too!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, Katie, Brian and Benjamin,

I really enjoy reading your blog! Great-Grandma M.