May 16, 2010

Wonderful News!!!

We found out that we're having a girl & we're so excited!
Pink, pink, pink... & camo of course. LOL!!!
We can't wait to meet our sweet little
Magdalena Isabella Donkin!
We know it's a long name, but we love it.
"Maggie or Bella" might be her nicknames. We'll see.

May 10, 2010

Max's 1st Birthday Party

Max had his 1st Birthday Party at Grandma's on Mother's Day. He loved the cake and the presents. I tried to make a video, but messed it up. These pictures came out great though. He doesn't take a bad picture.

He took my spoon from me. I guess he just wasn't getting the cake fast enough with his hands. What a handsome boy! Even under all that frosting!!! ;0)

Thank you for all the awesome presents. He of course didn't know what all the fuss was about, but enjoyed every minute of it.

May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day!!!

May 7, 2010

Max's First Birthday

Max turned 1 yesterday. Can you even believe it?! It all goes by so fast!!! We picked his cousin Sam up from School so she could help pick out his present with Aunt Errinne and I. He loves Finding Nemo and as you can see, he totally loves this thing!!! So cute! I just loved seeing his first reactions to it. He even started jabbering away to Nemo. I wonder what he was saying.

We didn't do the Birthday cake today because his party is on Mothers Day. Yep, there's a drawback to being born so close to Mothers Day. I think it's pretty wonderful though. I got my first baby for Mothers Day. That's pretty awesome!!!

Instead of cake, Max got his first McDonald's Happy Meal. Thank you to Grandma and Grandpa Hatch. He didn't care too much for the chicken nuggets, but he loved the fries and toy.

Thank you for all the Birthday wishes and gifts. Max had a fun and eventful day. I'll post pictures next week of the 'Cake Attack' that will happen on Sunday.

We love you so much Max! You make our lives so much sweeter!!!


You might have read this before because it's from a chain email. I wanted to share it because it made me smile when my sweet husband forwarded it to me and I hope it does the same for you!

Happy Mothers Day to all of you
wonderful Mom's out there!!!



Real Mothers don't eat quiche;
they don't have time to make it.

Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils
are probably in the sand box.

Real Mothers often have sticky floors,
filthy ovens and happy kids.

Real Mothers know that dried play dough
doesn't come out of carpets.

Real Mothers don't want to know what
the vacuum just sucked up...

Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?'
and get their answer when a little
voice says, 'Because I love you best.'

Real Mothers know that a child's growth
is not measured by height or years or grade...
It's marked by the progression of Mommy to
Mom to Mother...


The Images of Mother

4 Years of Age - My Mommy can do anything!

8 Years of Age - My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!

12 Years of Age - My Mother doesn't know everything!

14 Years of Age - My Mother? She wouldn't have a clue.

16 Years of Age - Mother? She's so five minutes ago.

18 Years of Age - That old woman? She's way out of date!

25 Years of Age - Well, she might know a little bit about it!

35 Years of Age - Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion.

45 Years of Age - Wonder what Mom would have
thought about it.

65 Years of Age - Wish I could talk it over with Mom.


The beauty of a woman is not int he clothes she wears,
the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes,
because that is the doorway to her heart,
the place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.

It is caring that she lovingly gives,
the passion that she shows, and the beauty
of a woman with passing years only grows.