Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Another Year Down & the Next One is Going to be CRAZY!!! Today our sweet Dealey turns 2! It's hard to believe it's been two years. He such a boy now not a baby anymore that's for sure. We have full on conversations sometimes about very weird things and he is constantly amazing us with how much he's learned. He can count to 13 really well and 15 on a good day. I hope that we can continue to enjoy every day with our little guy as we prepare to welcome another Maples into our family! So far Dealey doesn't seem to care too much but he likes to point at my stomach and say baby so I'm working with him when he does that to encourage him to kiss the baby and hug the baby. He's a very tender child and if he loves his little brother or sister as much as he loves on his cars and his bear then we'll be in good shape. I know it's going to be a big year in our house and I hope that Dealey will continue to feel loved and inspired as we welcome baby #2.

We had a party on Sunday for the D man and it was a blast it was so overwhelming and encouraging to see so many people gather to celebrate his life and say we love you. So a huge thanks to everyone for making time for our family. We had several people who traveled hours to spend time with us and we hope they know how loved that makes us feel and how much we appreciate them. I've never seen so many cars in my life. The original plan was to have a "Cars" party but when we were at the store Dealey wanted the Mickey stuff so it became a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse party instead. He loved his presents and so far at each holiday he's seemed to have a favorite. Last year it was a walk and ride McQueen car and this year it was Mater the tow truck from the movie "Cars" it's all I can do to pry it away from him at night!

It's been a crazy month so far and I have so many post I need to write. Our Boston trip was amazing and of course Matt took some 500 pictures. So I promise to write soon about our trip and share a small sampling of what he took. Now if I can get through my birthday Saturday, yikes I'm turning 30, then I think we might make it through June! More baby post to come as well!


Jennifer and Michael said...

Congratulations on ALL fronts!!!! You will be in our prayers as your family expands once again.

Shealynn Benner said...

Congratulations!!!! That is so fantastic that you are expecting! I can not believe D is already 2! That is crazy. They grow incredibly fast!

How far along are you?

Oh, and Happy 30th!!



David, Amelia & Jacob said...

WOW! We really need to have lunch soon. There's so much we need to catch up on. I hope you are feeling well and that you can enjoy being pregnant!! I loved having people open doors for me and treat me extra special :) I sure do miss you... Hugs, Amelia
P.S. I'm on a seriously part-time schedule so call me and we can do lunch anyday

kSk said...

Congratulations on baby #2!! Dealey is too cute!

Aron & Suz said...

woo-hoo for baby #2!! xoxo

Chad and Megan said...

ahh Ella saw these pics and said "Hi Dealey I miss you!" We can't wait to see you this weekend!!