Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cherish these Moments

A recent conversation between MJ and me:
MJ: "Mommy's belly is getting BIG. There's a baby in there."
Me: "Yes, MJ, there is."
MJ: "I want to hold it."
Me: "Well, we can't hold it yet, peanut. We have about a month to go before you can hold the baby."
MJ: "I want to give it a hug and a kiss." (as he proceeds to wrap his arms around my belly and give it a kiss.)
Moments like this I will cherish forever.

We had sad news in my family this past week. My Uncle Bill (my mom's brother) passed away suddenly. As we all struggle with the news, we turn to fond memories of this wonderful man. A man who worked hard, put family first, and had the most infectious laugh I have ever heard. A man who I will always remember as truly happy.

Please keep the Brown family in your thoughts and prayers as we try to cope with the loss of this wonderful man, Uncle Bill.

When something this tragic happens, it reminds all of us to cherish every moment we have with those we love. It is easy to get so busy that we start taking things for granted. As we begin to get ready for the new baby to arrive, I remind myself to enjoy this time. I want MJ to know how very much we have loved this time together, just the three of us, and that the new baby will only add to our joy.

Here are a few pictures of special moments from the past week:

MJ "driving" the Bud bus at the Georgia Tech (vs. NC State) tailgate

I'm so cool, I can drive this thing with one hand

That was a tough loss this week, and I am exhausted!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Weekend fun

On Labor Day weekend, we took MJ to the first Georgia Tech home game vs. SC State (Tech won 41-10). I was surprised at how well he did at the game in spite of it being in the middle of his nap time. He saw Buzz across the football field and kept saying "Mommy, I want to hold Buzz!" I told him maybe next time. :)
Here are a few pictures from the game...

I can't believe MJ fits into that jersy now. He got it as a newborn, and I remember thinking that it would be a LONG time before he could wear it!

My dear friend and roommate from college, Carrie, with MJ (look for pics of us at her wedding a few months from now)!

Well...we tried to get him to look at the camera, but this is the best we got.

MJ continues to love preschool, and Grandma Economos took him there one day last week. Here they are getting ready to leave!
Grandma Eco and MJ

The rest of the week was filled with going to birthday parties for family (Steve's brother, Nick, turned 30 this week!) and MJ's friends who turned TWO! It's hard to believe that they are toddlers now.

This weekend has been pretty low key...except that I thought I was going to go into early labor when Tech lost to Kansas on Saturday! What a disappointing loss (to say the least). Well, hopefully we will get our heads back in the game for UNC next week!!