Friday, January 28, 2011

The Big Birthday Party!

The big 2 year old girl in our home had her big 2 year old girl birthday party tonight! It was a great night!

We love you Makayla! You are definitely our little princess!
ps...the princess play high heels I got for Makayla didn't quite fit right. So she decided she needs different ones. How can I resist??? So tomorrow I'm taking her shopping for some heels to go with her new princess dress...Target here we come!

Birthday Girl!

Happy Birthday to my sweet Makayla! She came out of her room this morning (after a 20 minute absence) and declared she was "All Pretty Now!" She then told me she needed to call Mamaw and tell her it was her birthday and she had presents. And also needed to tell her she had put all her hair bows on all by herself. Of course I could not resist but taking a picture of the birthday girl all prettied up on her birthday.

Stay tuned for pics of the big birthday bash tonight. Time for me to get busy....

Friday, January 21, 2011

Creating Monsters

So prior to Aiden's birthday party we were trying to keep the house clean and picked up before all the guests arrived. So the result was 3 children on the couch all playing iPhones! Yep that's right...iPhones. The boys can play unassisted...Makayla still needs a little help or she may end up making unwanted purchases on Pawpaw's phone. Makayla will also at random state emphatically to just about anyone..."I want an iPhone." And because of her amazing capability at annunciating there is absolutely no mistaking what she is saying.
So I pose the question....are we creating monsters?

I dare say we are!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Aiden's 4th Birthday

I never intended to just skip over Christmas in my blog posts but that is what has seemed to happen. One day I will get around to the Christmas pics, but not today because today is all about Aiden! My cute little boy turned 4 years old last Friday. Hard for me to believe he is already 4. After he turned 3 he immediately started looking forward to his 4th birthday. And now that he's 4 he is already talking about next year when he turns 5. My little guy just loves his birthday (I think he gets that from me) so I tried to make it as special for him as possible. The hard part was that its hard for a 4 year old to grasp that your birthday is on a Friday but your party is not til Saturday when everyone is off work. That was a tough one to explain. His big day arrived and we didn't have much planned because I was busy getting the house clean for the 30 people coming on Saturday. But with a quick and secret phone call to my mom we improvised. She met us in a little town about 15 minutes south of our farm at McDonald's and we had a "surprise" birthday lunch with mamaw! That was a big blessing. Aiden loved it. Mom brought balloons and cookies (complete with a lighter a #4 candle so we could even sing to him). And she gave him 3 of his birthday presents early. Thank you mom! Then I let him help me decorate his birthday cupcakes after his "quiet time" Friday. (Quiet time is now in place of nap time because he doesn't always need a nap. But everyday I get an hour to myself while he either sleeps or plays with a basket of toys on the guest bed) And when Kreg got home that evening we took Aiden out for ice cream. At the end of the day he told me he had 3 birthday parties and his big one was still to come! I was soo soo glad he felt that way. And his big birthday party on Saturday went great. He had his cousins there and lots of wonderful family. His big gift from us was a new bike but he's going to have to wait a bit before riding it with snow on the way.
So here are a few pics...
The improvised special McDonald's birthday lunch:

Cupcake making (or eating as Makayla thought):

And the Big Saturday Birthday Bash:

And this is what happens when I ask my hilarious brother to take some pictures at the party for me: