Monday, June 29, 2009

We have a lot to thank on Father's Day

I am lucky enough to have two wonderful fathers in my life. My Father, Frank, and my father-in-law Joe. Both men have done so much for me over the course of my life. They have worried about me when I was in the hospital and took food requests when I was recuperating at home. Thank you does not seem to be enough. Lately time has seemed like it is flying by and it has been making me appreciate the importance of telling your love ones that you love and need them in your lives.

I would have never got through law school without my Dad. The advice and support he gave me during my trials at the DAs office was priceless. He has a prospective that few can get during a trial. I still think back to how lucky I was to have that. It's been fun to watch him grow into his roll as a grandfather. He is just as silly and scutchy as you would expect. Oliver loves it.

My Father-in-law has giving me a lot of support, but has helped Tony in so many ways. I know that Tony wouldn't have the career he has today without all that Joe did for Tony when he was younger. He took him to wonderful places and he showed him how to do all kinds of things. Joe has been a grandfather for a while, but he has not lost his sense of wonder and excitement when he plays with Oliver. Oliver loves the vast array of animal noises Joe can make and it seems that he never gets tried of making them for him. Joe never triers of feeding Ollie or of any of us for that matter.

The final Father I want to thank is Tony. I could not be the mother I am without him. He gives me so much help. I love watching how patient and calm he can be even though he is reading the same book to Ollie for the 15th time. His silliness is unparalleled. He'll do anything with Ollie. The goofier the better.

Thankfully he shares his wisdom with me. It is unbelievable how much he knows about babies and kids. I always knew he grew up around a lot of children, but still all the knowledge he took from it is incredible. Oliver and I have already learned so much from Tony and we will continue to do so.

It brings happy tears to my eyes that Oliver will gain so much from these amazing men.

What else can I say except life is good. I love you all. We have such fun!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I don't know where the time has gone

I seriously can't believe it has been over a month since the last time I posted on the blog. Very bad. We had a busy month, but nothing crazy. We have seen a lot of friends and family over the last couple of weeks. It seems like once the weather gets nice everyone wants to hang out. It's been fun and Oliver has been loving it. Our nieces, Andrea and Erin, came for a visit this weekend. Besides being our family they are such great people. They love Oliver and showered him with attention. We had a great time.

Saturday we went into New York City. We spent a lot of time in Chinatown. We ate, shopped, walked, and ate some more. I love all of the produce in Chinatown. The girls weren't so into all of the fish markets. Still nothing compared to Hanoi.