Sunday, July 19, 2009

An Amazing Weekend...

Isabella with her big sister (Leo's older daughter) and cousin

Such a happy little girl!

Her cousin, Mateo, JUST dumped water on her...can you tell she didn't like it? Ha!

Isabella and Mateo

The one I would do anything for...I love her so much

This past weekend was amazing! Some of Leo's family came and stayed with us...some of which was part of a grand scheme to surprise me...(which they did--more on that later).
We went out to a nice dinner, hung around together, went to the park and let the kids swim in the backyard. It was fun, relaxing and I didn't feel left out of anything (which is really nice--I feel left out of so much at this stage of my pregnancy...).

On Saturday Leo rushed me out of the house. We went and saw The Hangover...hilarious! Seriously one of the funniest movies that I've seen in a looong time! I was laughing so hard I started having strong contractions--haha!

It was our first date since Isabella was born. Almost 2 We were definitely in need of a date--we even sat in the back row! But only because all of the other good seats were taken...seriously!

After the movie Leo told me his sister had called him (she was at home with Bella and everyone else) and that Isabella was crying and missing us. It broke my heart! So we rushed home where I saw a lot of unfamiliar cars in our driveway...and when I asked Leo what was going on all he told me was that it was all for me...from the people who love me.

Of course I started crying! Crazy pregnant hormones. But they were tears of happiness. I walked in and was greeted with pink and green baby decorations, family members, co-workers of Leo's and lots of hugs. Isabella came running out wearing her Big Sister t-shirt and gave me a huge hug. It was amazing. I think sometimes I just feel so alone down here and to see that this was done for me...I was floored. We had such a nice time and I can't believe that this was all done for me.

Leo's daughter, Ashley, is staying with us until after Madelyn is born. She is such a sweetheart (almost 12 years old! Wow!) and we absolutely adore her. Isabella loves having Ashley around and it melts my heart to see how Isabella looks up to her. I'm really hoping to get some cute sister pictures taken before Madelyn arrives...and after she arrives!


Summer said...

I left something for you on my blog!

Jill and Rick said...

I'm so happy that you had a wonderful weekend, hon. Wish we could have been there (but of course we're waiting so we can see Madelyn too!) We love you!

a H.I.T. said...

That is just the sweetest thing ever!

Dee said...

AND you got some GREAT pictures!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

How sweet! I am so glad that you had such a special weekend with family and friends.

Anonymous said...

awww such a wonderful time you had!! Such a wonderful thing for Leo to do!! Bella is so cute in those pictures!!

Formerly Gracie said...

Since we just moved and barely know anyone here, I knew we wouldn't get a baby shower. It's probably seems silly, but it still make me sad sometimes. So I know how much the surprise party must have meant to you.

That is so sweet of everyone to come together like that to celebrate Madelyn... and you, of course!

amanda said...

yay for surprises!! sounds like a wonderful party :)

Elaine A. said...

What a wonderful surprise! That is SO special!

And that pic of Isabella after getting water dumped on her head is TOO good!

great gma said...

Chelle! didn't know you had been posting on your blog with all that's been going on! What a wonderful week-end and great pics etc. So happy for you that you had the shower. Leo and his family did so good!
Yes, you are loved, can see that!
love you too, gma