Sunday, May 18, 2008

17th: Here and Gone

It didn't happen. I had my hopes set on the 17th. I woke up feeling awesome, not a good sign for someone hoping to go into labor any minute. But the day was fabulous anyway and I still feel awesome and I think I can hold out another week or longer.

The best days for me are usually unplanned and end up in unexpected water fun. The other day I was watching water run down the gutter and remembered a great day from my childhood. We had just driven home from a violin performance so our hair was done but the gutters were overflowing after a summer rain. We ended up having a huge water fight with my mom--just plastic cups and a gutter full of water. Totally gross but it was a great memory and I'd do it again.

Yesterday the fountains were on unexpectedly at the park. I can't think of anything better than a bunch of kids splashing around in their clothes or better yet, just undies and diapers.
Then I went out to eat with my favorite people here for my 'baby shower'. I felt silly having a full blown shower because this is my second and I really have most the things I need. So I loved taking the afternoon off and just spending it with some great company.
There just is no good way to take a picture of people at a table. My big half head is covering up Lisa and McKayla. McKayla is my one and only beehive and I was so excited to see she was there. Although, I think she'd had it when we started in on the nursing and labor stories :)

That evening we walked. And walked and walked. You know, one last ditch effort to make it by the 17th. But it was a beautiful evening so not a total loss. I'll keep you updated...

7 comments:

Jill said...

I stole your day of going into labor, sorry about that :) I can't wait to see your little one! What a fun shower, and I am glad you had a great day

Katherine said...

You have such an amazing attitude. Love that picture of Abbey in the water fountain. Is it just me, or does that guy in the background look like a mix between Kevin and Andy from the Office? Is it sad that I already missing that show and the season just ended?

Ashley said...

Seriously. Jill. Seriously? I just read on the SAA website that you weren't kidding! All right, that just made today a tad bit unbearable :) But he is a doll!

Danette said...

I keep checking back wondering when that little bundle of joy will arive. I'm hoping that you haven't posted because you are busy having the baby!!

Katherine said...

Where's some pictures of that cute baby already? :) Hurry up!

Barbara said...

Ok you had the baby?! Come on' Ash this is my only connection with you lately so lets see her(; Hope all went well with the delivery, and you are adjusting to being a new mommy of two.

Natalie and Dave Shaw said...

Ashely,
I saw your comment on Katie's blog! Your family and blog are adorable! I loved reading about your life and seeing all your cute pictures! You are so great wtih words..it was really fun to read some of your posts! Sounds like you are doings so great! Keep in touch!!
-natalie (keyes)