Sunday, April 13, 2008

How much happiness can one mother take?

Today was an absolutely wonderful day for my children; all three of them and of course for their parents as well.

Today was Katie Starr's 3rd birthday. It started out really cute when Justin wished Katie a happy birthday; how old are you Katie?...and she responded "I am 3 today; mommy told me so!

It was a wonderful day spent with family and friends at a party in the park. After the party we went home with Marc's folks and after the dynamic duo's nap my folks as well as Justin's girlfriend, Judy and her family joined us at the house. We sat around and opened Katie's gifts, ate dinner and then served birthday cake. Here is where the story gets even better.....

Justin took the opportunity to have his whole family together as well as Judy's family to pop the question right after we sang to Katie!! I knew it was coming as he had asked me to accompany him almost a month ago to pick out the ring but today was not planned so it was all very exciting!! He capitalized on a wonderful opportunity to be surrounded by his loved ones. We all celebrated with cake, champagne and lots of excited conversation. Katie even yelled Cheers!! once we told her what had happened..LOL

One funny moment following the proposal was that after about 5-10 minutes of excitement after the proposal we all looked over at Katie and Ethan who were still waiting for their birthday cake. Katie looked completely dismayed as she held her cake plate in her hand...too funny!!

Here are a few pictures and I will post a few more tomorrow as I am worn out from all of the excitement :)

Ethan hanging out by the chip bowl

Having fun in the toddler bounce house (Justin got in with her as she was hesitant at first)
having a ball!
Mia and Katie doing spin art together

Relay race
wowee mom; look at all of this!
Katie's new camera (future blogger)
Newly engaged!!


Judy's folks and our future in-laws

young love


Candy said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited, I've got goosebumps. What a special day it was.

Diana said...

How exciting!!
They look so happy:-)
Happy Birthday to Katie Starr!!
Congratulations to ALL of you.

Tammie said...

Mazal tov!!!!

You know me. I'm crying - tears of joy of course. Everyone should know such joy in their lives.

Happy Birthday to Katie Starr!

Happy Engagement & Congratulations to Justin & Judy!

tumbleintodreams said...

What an amazing day!!!!! Congratulations to Justin and all the rest of the family. PS. Katie sure had alot of presents! I'm going to let you throw ME a party. LOL. sherri

Jane said...

Mazel Tov to Mr. J and the soon to be Mrs. J. I only wish I could have been there, but thanks for calling to let me know. I love and miss you guys much, much!

Angel said...

Congratulations! It looks like you had a wonderful day all around.

Happy Birthday Katie! What a great day for a party. :)

Vivian M said...

Mazel Tov!
OK, I got goosebumps.
But I refuse to cry.
Happy birthday Katie and congratulations to the whole family on the engagement!
I am NOT crying, really!
(fingers crossed).

We5Chois said...

What an awesome day yesterday was. We are so happy to be able to share at least some of it with you. Katie is such a sweetheart and oh so grown up at 3 years old.
Give Justin and Judy big hugs from me. I am so happy for them both. They are such a cute couple. I love the 'young love' photo. Isn't that what it is all about?
You are a wonderfully blessed Mama. Enjoy this time, you all deserve it.

Anna said...

Happy Birthday to Katie and congratulations to Justin!

Beverly said...

Happy Birthday!! 3 is a fun age!!


Tanta said...

Lori & Marc,
Happy Birthday to Katie, and Mazeltov to Justin & Judy on their engagement, may they have many happy years together.
Nice to hear happy news, glad the party was a big success, everyone looks so happy.
Katie must have had a ball opening her presents.
We will see you all very soon!
Aunt Shirley

Kathryn said...

What a beautiful day you all had. That's what makes life great, love and family what more could you ask for. Congratulations to all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

OM gosh. Congratulations.
You just can't beat young love...sigh.

Katies party looks like alot of fun.