Saturday, May 8, 2010

"Weekend in Review"

Sweet Molly prepares a "Week in Review" for her in-laws to see what the Chesterton Sabourins have been up to. Following her example, I've decided to post a little "weekend in review" for my family that's away.

Early Friday morning Bobby left for Guatemala. Although I haven't been able to talk to him by phone, we have emailed and he sent a couple of pictures:

Bobby at Vespers

Bobby with a resident of the Orphanage

I am so interested to hear details. From what he says, the orphanage is actually located in a violent section of Guatemala City and is surrounded by huge gates. The generous women of my book club here in Chesterton donated spiral notebooks, clothes, seeds for planting, and more for Bobby to take. We're so grateful for their help!

In his absence, the girls and I were faced with the choice of sitting around the house bickering or finding an adventure. We chose the later and decided on a children's museum in St. Joseph's, MI (about 30 miles up the lake Michigan coast):

Isabelle wants a rock climbing wall in our new house.

They both loved face painting!

Jane loved the water exhibit.

All in all it was a successful trip - complete only by the huge carousel ride!

Coming home is a different thing, though. It makes me realize just how much Bobby does with the girls! Thank goodness for our local library's plentiful supply of princess movies.

Oh - some other very good news: We found out Friday evening that Isabelle is accepted into Discovery Charter School. Check out the school's website - I think it looks really great.

I did want to include this, too:

Although a less than flattering shot, I had to include something that documented this pregnancy. I mean, I've reached the 6 month mark - Yea!!

Anyway - it's been a full weekend and we're only at Saturday night. Tomorrow Molly is having us over for Mother's Day. And while I would love to be celebrating your birthday with you tomorrow, Dad, and Mother's Day with you, Mom, I'm grateful that Tonya and Molly are just around the corner - especially with Bobby out of the country!

We love you all!


Kris Livovich said...

What a lovely adventure! We are looking forward to hearing all about Bobby's experience.

And holy cow! 6 months? You are not huge AT ALL - Cutest pregnant lady around.

Michelle said...

great pictures Paige! Your girls are just gorgeous! Can't wait to see the newest Maddex. :)

ps - I agree with Kris - cutest pregnant lady around! Well, my friend Dawn is pretty cute too, but she is here in Wauconda. So, you are the cutest pregnant lady I know in Chesterton IN! ;)

Happy Mother's Day!

Molly Sabourin said...

Those are very fun photos, Paige! Even though we're together all the time, I STILL enjoyed, very much, your weekend in review. I really appreciate seeing little scenes from my loved ones' every day lives.

Beth said...

That is a beautiful picture of you! Love the pictures and your weekend update. And I had no idea Bobby was out of the country. Cannot wait to hear about his trip. Happy Mother's Day. Love to you.

Sarah said...

I'm far behind in congratulating you, but better late than never. You look fantastic and I hope you've been feeling physically well this pregnancy.

It sounds like you've had a lovely weekend, despite Bobby's absence. What a cool opportunity for him.

Happy Mother's Day!

Jenn said...

Love it! You look beautiful, Paige! I am so happy that you are doing so well :) Many congrats to Isabelle, I love that she got into the Charter School. You are inspiring taking your precious girls to the museum. The only thing that is missing is a picture of you climbing:)

Lots of love,

elizabeth said...

Found your blog via Molly's :)


The orphanage and monastery in Guatemala is really wonderful; I have not been myself but have had various friends go over the years. One year we even had a fund-raiser for the orphanage while one of them was there; we managed to have a live tour via the Internet - was really beautiful.