Wednesday, May 26

Surprise Baby Shower!

On Monday I was given a great surprise! Here's how it happened-
About a week ago Joe left his cell phone at home when he went out to work. At one point during the day it alarmed me that he had received a text message. When I looked at who it was from it said Beverly (my great friend and his boss's wife). I was not only curious but also worried that maybe Jason (his boss and friend) was trying to get an important message to I looked at the text. It said "Monday the 24th works great for the surprise date for Ashley". OOPS! I suppose I shouldn't have looked at that. When Joe got home I told him what happened...he was not happy!
Anyways, Monday came and Joe still never really mentioned the date again. When he walked in the door from work at 5:30, he says to me "You need to take a shower and get ready for our date, we leave right at 6pm". So I rushed to get ready while he entertained Owen.
I walk out of the bedroom dressed and ready right at 6 when I hear the doorbell. Joe looked through the peep hole and says "It's for you". Hmmmm... I was really confused...I thought maybe he was making this a seriously fancy date by having flowers delivered or something like that! But when I opened the door, it was my friend Beverly (taking a picture of me) and my other friend/neighbor Jen. What??? At that point Beverly told me I wasn't going on a date with Joe, cause I was going with her!

I suppose you can see where this is going now! We picked up another friend, Meg, and went to one of my favorite restaurants, Urban Flats, where several other friends were waiting to surprise me! It was such a fun and special evening. It was great just spending time with friends...and of course having them shower me with gifts was great too!
Thank you so much Beverly for making me and Mason feel so special and loved!

Yummy cupcakes!

Me and Beverly!

So many great practical and adorable gifts! Thank you all so much!!

All of these gifts are from a great internet based shop, "Sew Thoughtful"-by Beverly!

This is my favorite shirt ever! Owen Is going to LOVE his Car shirt!

Monday, May 17


My New Favorite Picture!

This is Roxy's little kennel she stays in when we leave the house...I think Owen likes it a lot more than she does!

Owen recently received this hand held football video game in the mail from his Pops...he really likes all the buttons and noise!

Here he is trying to show the sign for touchdown, while not letting go of the game!

Yummy sucker! He picked it out at the doctor since he ws such a champ getting his shots!

Learning to eat yogurt all by himself! We've gotta ways to go!

All Done!

Beach Day!

Driving a car on Dada's back! Owen loves it and Dada loves it!!

I think he's starting to outgrow his crib!

Owen and His Ya-ya

In case you're wondering who Ya-ya is, well that's me...Ashley. I don't exactly know why but Owen has given me the name Ya-ya and has no interest in calling me Mama. In some ways it makes me sad because I've always looked forward to hearing my child call me Mama...not Ya-ya!! But in another way I think it's kinda sweet that he's chosen to give me his own name! So here are of few pics of Owen and his Ya-ya!
Story time!

He gives the best kisses (sorry Joe!)

My Second Mother's Day...I really never thought I would be 30weeks prego by this point!

Playing Peek-a-boo!

Another kiss...but this time through the beach chair!

And here's a pic of me and my other not-so-little baby boy! (31 weeks) I'm measuring 4 weeks ahead! Yes, that's one month!! I honestly don't think the reality has set in yet that we will soon have two little boys!! Please pray for us! :)

Tampa Zoo

On Mother's Day weekend we decided to take Owen to the Tampa Zoo. After researching the Tampa Zoo we found out that is was rated the #1 zoo by Parent's magazine--kinda nice to have that zoo so close by! :-) At the last minute we decided to go ahead and get season passes-one pass is specifically for me and the other is a "guest" pass that anyone can Joe, Beverly, my sister, anyone who wants to tag along with me and Owen to the zoo!

Owen was so brave...he touched the Sting Ray!

We normally only allow "monkey" at home and in the car, but we figured a monkey belonged at the zoo!

Owen's favorite animals at the zoo this time were the birds!

The best part of the zoo might be the 2 mini water parks! Owen LOVED playing in the fountains!

My two boys...they'll have to make room for Mason pretty soon!

Owen was so tired after a fun day at the zoo! He was asleep before I even buckled him in!