Monday, September 12, 2011

Shopping with Grandma!

My mom is the cutest little nugget you have ever seen.  She really really wanted to buy Zoey’s coming home dress.  This was a huge deal for her.  I didn’t realize until the morning of that it was huge for me as well.  To be doing something so traditional, yet something that so many people take for granted, as shopping for your child’s homecoming dress with your mom… man, I tell you.  Here is the proud grandmother with the dress and hat we chose. 

Tony and I are definitely in trouble!  When I went to pick up my mom for our shopping adventure she pulled out the “odds and ends” she has picked up for Zoey.  Odds and ends?  So after the forklift dropped off the CRATE of stuff, I realized that Zoey has an entire wardrobe for both next spring and next summer.  Not to mention lamps and teddy bears and a BIG red dog named Clifford!  Man she isn’t even here yet and she has Grandma and Grandpa WRAPPED up!  The truth is I cannot wait to see them with her. 

In other news Megan’s birthday was YESTERDAY!  She is currently on a trip, so we didn’t get to see her and had to make sure she had her gift prior to leaving (okay, truth is I am HORRIBLE at waiting till the actual day to give presents).  Here is further proof of the AMAZING person our surrogate is, as if “surrogate” didn’t already say it enough.  I was teasing her a few weeks ago about buying an acre of rain forest on her name.  And she says to me that she has always thought it would be cool if someone bought a goat for a family in Africa, so they can have milk, and start a herd and take care of their family.  At this point she has to know that she could basically have asked us for anything and we would find a way to get it for her.  So we bought a goat for a family in her name.  And you would have thought we had bought her a Prada purse!  THAT’S who she is and a quality that I pray Zoey inherits.

We’re at 28 weeks.  Wow.  That is well over 2/3 of the way done.  I can’t believe how close we are, yet still so far away.


  1. Ahhhhh, that is the sweetest thing ever!

  2. I'm so excited for you! The goat idea made my eyes tear up, that is so incredibly thoughtful, not to mention practical!