The last few weeks have been very busy for us. Tuesday night was Leo's Birthday, check out the great photos from that in his birthday post. Last Friday was Raqs Awns Little Hafla of Horror show at the Benson Pizza shop. We did a fundraiser for the Open Door Mission here in Omaha. We collected a ton of hats, mittens, and scarfs. We also were able to donate around $200 to them. I have to say this was the best show I've been apart of in the 6 years I've been dancing. I think we all had a blast. We had bellydancing chickens, a pirate song, Bollywood dancing skeletons and ended the night with Thiller. We really packed the Pizza shop, it might be time for us to find a bigger venue. If anyone knows of a place with a stage that serves food here in Omaha drop me a line. We like that people can have supper while we perform.
Saturday our niece Jet was Baptized. She turned eight in May and has been patiently waiting for her Dad to get back from training in Texas so she could be baptized. She had such a cute expression on her face as she told me that 6 months is a long time to wait Aunt Becky. And she just glowed with Happiness the whole day. After the Baptism we went over to Darin's house for a Birthday Party for Sky, and took along Leo's extra cake from his Birthday party. We spent the whole day there so that Leo could go trick or treating with his cousins. Leo had so much fun on his first Halloween out and about. When his pumpkin was half full, David and I thought Leo should be done and tried to take him home. Leo had very different plans. I was carrying him as went went past the first house with lights on after this decision, and all of a sudden I have a kicking wiggling mess on my hands. So I put Leo down and he walks right up to the house. We never did teach him to say trick or treat, but he asked for M an M at every stop. I just have to laugh, I swear David and I don't give him M&M's all the time and its a total coincidence that his favorite candy was on our wedding gift registry.
Thursday I took some time off of work, kind of a mental health day you might say. I spent the afternoon holding Leo close and just enjoying who he is growning into. I took him down to the Douglas county health clinic for the H1N1 vaccine. Leo was a real trooper. I let him walk back to the car. He loves being outside and on the go. Leo was amazed by all the leaves blowing around and loved to chase after one and then step on it. When he did he'd look up at me and just giggle with delight. My heart was just overwhelmed with loved for this happy happy boy. I find it so hard to believe how far he has come in the last two years. When we were sitting by his side praying in the NICU I never imagined the joy and happiness and love that I feel when spending time with him now. David and I are so blessed.
Last night was David's Bagpipe Band Mess. We dropped Leo off at our friends' house. (thank-you Lori and Kelly) and headed to the Upstream in west Omaha. Parking still sucked butwe didn't end up walking 6 blocks this year only three. The food was good and the entertainment a blast as always. It was great to hang out with other couples and enjoy an evening of being a couple again. And of course there is nothing like ending an evening with a dozen pipers and half a dozen drummers playing their hearts out.
I really wanted to put this at the bottom of Leo's birthday post but didn't want to upset everyone. But I've decide that this is my blog and I'm just going to do it. Happy Birthday Piper and Kevin! Mommy and Daddy Love and miss you very much.