Friday, July 17, 2009

Mikah's 5th B-day party

We asked Mikah what he wanted to do for his 5th birthday and he said, "I want to go bowling with my friends!" Our first thought was, "Ugh a smoky rundown bowling alley", but then Chris had the idea of looking up RedPin (www.bowlredpin.com) a fairly new bowling alley/restuarant that opened in Bricktown. We had never been there before, but heard good things about it. So we booked 2 lanes and started planning.
We decided on cupcakes instead of cake, to make things easier. Chris made the cupcakes and they were delicious! Everyone raved about them...he looked up some cupcake hints online and found some from the owner of the cupcake place Sprinkles (www.sprinkles.com). Anyway - they were GOOD! We placed mini M&M's in the shape of 5's on each cupcake and then placed them as displayed below!
Here's the birthday boy bowling....good thing he's had lots of practice with Wii bowling! :)

For some reason we didn't get any pictures of his friends who came to the party, except this one of Grant who is behind Mikah and he is the older brother of a boy in Mikah's class at StaffKIDS.

Bowling at Redpin was so fun and it has a really cool atmosphere. We will definitly be going back again, but this time without the kids. I'm thinking date night, just need to find some coupons and it would be perfect!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Isaiah

Last year on this day, I was delivering Isaiah at 20 weeks. I think about it and still am amazed that I was able to survive the situation. I still get upset/sad/mad at times, but this morning as I was driving to work, crying I prayed "Thank you that I was able to “know” Isaiah as much as I did. I could have miscarried earlier and not ever have been able to feel him move or kick inside me. To me that's the best part of being pregnant is feeling the baby move around. I look back and unfortunately feel like I didn’t marvel at them like I should have, was too busy with life and work. And I'm so thankful that I got to hold him in my arms and that Chris got to hold him, my mom and in-laws. He was perfect in everyway, had all of his fingers and toes, arms and legs, fully formed little baby. To see firsthand the miracle that babies are leaves me speechless and I will never forget. He was one loved little boy that never took a breathe here on earth. But in Heaven he is complete and whole and in Jesus' arms." That is what I hold onto that I will one day hold him again. I have a reminder of that on my foot and everytime I look at my tattoo, that's what I think of. I know when I get pregnant again, I will treasure every moment, movement, hiccup and God-willing a full term baby. Please pray for us as we are hoping/praying that God would bless us with more kids and soon! :)