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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Parents Day!

We are obviously building a family that is full of love, compassion, and undoubtably some neurotic creative disciplinary techniques.  Anyone who knows us, knows this to be true and I have to guess if you are reading this it is because you are excited about us being parents!

This journey has brought new meaning to both of us for Mother's Day and Father's Day.  One day set aside each year to celebrate the people who loved you with their whole being, probably brought you into this world, but if they didn't that minor detail was no consequence to them or you, because they loved you and guided you all the same.

Every day we see the actions of those who are the "Village" that makes up our families and provide for us role models, love, inspiration, wisdom of a hard lived life, advice, and sometimes the tough truth.  But I am especially reminded on days like today when many people, through texts, Facebook posts, etc. end up taking the opportunity to thank those that they felt contributed to their success as a human being, whether biological or not and regardless of whether they are "Father" or "Mother".  Single moms and dads, foster parents, father and mother figures, aunts and uncles, grandparents, it doesn't matter really where you are (or are not) in the blood chain, only that you were there.  You are the ones being thanked.

So whatever we call these days, take them as a moment to thank your family as you have defined it.

And we are using this to celebrate our own wonderful family and the fun we get to have with it!  Starting with our baby book!  We started it over Mother's Day Weekend and I was reminded of it again today and thought it would be a great thing to share.

Now, we couldn't find a baby book we liked that was, well, ready to go for us.  But we used our creativity to make it picture perfect (Devi would be so proud of the scrapbookingesque approach we used)!  How cute is this???

We had to change Grandparents to Parents later
 Who do you think is Mom and who is Mommy?  Will that change when the Sesame Seed actually arrives?
The Monkey is SOO cute
 We also dedicated a page to the Donor (not shown here) because it is important part of how our family was built!
This will probably be one of the favorite "look back at" pages

We can't wait to include items from all of you into our Memories.  

1 comment:

  1. Oh my God, I love this so much!!! What do you guys think now about the Mom and Mommy question? I've been wondering that myself for Jess and I, not just with Sai'j but with future little sesames... I NEED TO MAKE A BABY BOOK!!!! haha Sorry I'm so behind on your posts! I adore them tremendously ;)