So enough of that, about all our partying! Baptism was Sunday and we had a HUGE party at my mom's afterwards! After a little bit of rain (which I firmly believe my Uncle Steve sent to us from the heavens since it was also his birthday and I can't remember a trip or event with him that it didn't rain, it actually became a running joke!) sunshine came through and it was beautiful the rest of the day. Everyone seemed to have fun and we had so many awesome family and friends there. It is always wonderful to see how many family and friends we have to support us and our children! We also had a bunch of other picnics this weekend which has been SUPER exhausting but lots of fun. On top of it all Bella has a little cold and we are all very OVERTIRED! I'm thinking today will be a day of recovery and cleaning the house!
|Us with Fr. Bill and baby Eddie's God Parents!|
We've been watching the Olympics like mad around here and we are totally Team USA in everything but I have to say we have been very Team South Africa this week! There is a runner named Oscar Pistorius the name alone makes him a BAM! For those of you who aren't Dane Cook fans (Bad A** Mother, well usually there's a F at the end but you can use your imagination!) He has done something no one has ever done he ran the 400 in the Olympics as a double amputee! He is a gold medal Paraolympian and not only ran in the Olympics but made it to the semifinals! I posted a video about his story and I encourage you to watch it. He's extremely inspirational no matter who you are. Once Eddie and I heard about him it immediately struck a cord with us. I kept thinking what an amazing mother he must of had that could instill in him the confidence and will power to get up everyday and show the world that everyone is different and that "disabled" doesn't mean "unable"! I posted on Twitter and happened to @ him and within 10 minutes got a direct message from him! Which happened to be in the middle of the night in London! It wasn't a particular personal message just a quick line but Eddie and I were jumping up and down here feeling like tweens getting a message from their favorite boy band! To us Oscar Pistorius is a glimpse of everything our little warrior Eddie can do in the future, ANYTHING! Then I tweeted the picture of the direct message and said that even though he probably sends out 1000's of those same messages it meant so much to us! 10 minutes later ANOTHER message! I felt like such a geek getting so excited, but he is officially a favorite athlete for us (sorry Wes Welker, but I still love you too!). We'll be watching him in the 400 relay also and even though we'll always cheer "Go USA" we'll be cheering "Go South Africa" too!
Here's the link to the video:
|My DM with Oscar Pistorius!|
|Making history at 2012 London Olympics|