Saturday, January 29, 2011

If You Give a Baby a Balloon...

If you give a baby a balloon, it can provide hours of entertainment and she'll probably take it with her everywhere,
for several days,
maybe even 8 to be exact.
Thank you Uncle Mitchie and Toys-R-Us for entertaining our little girl for over a week now. It has been great!

One Heck of a Party

On Sunday the 23rd we had a wonderful birthday party for Makenna. Her birthday wasn't until the 25th but we did the party early to make sure all of our family could be there to celebrate her special day.
Nick's family spent most of the day with us before the party. Makenna had so much fun playing with everyone!
I made 90+ cupcakes for the 30+ guests we were expecting for her party. I am not a professional cupcake decorator by any means but I think they turned out cute and they tasted great!
Makenna was in such a great mood and loved seeing more and more people come through the door.
She of course loved that the night was all about her and she got all of the attention!
Happy birthday to you....
Mom, would you give me that cupcake already?
Finally, I get the cupcake!
And it was delicious!
One huge mess later...
She got so many presents! These are only a few of the pictures of her opening presents.
This was her big present from Nick and I. She loves it!
Of course at the end of opening gifts she had to play with the mess.
A big thank you to everyone who came to celebrate Makenna's birthday with us. We love you Makenna. Happy birthday baby!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

1 year ago...

One year ago today, I held my tiny 7#2 oz baby girl for the very first time. I couldn't believe she was finally here and how tiny and beautiful she was. Now I can't believe a year has already gone by and how big and beautiful she is. Happy Birthday Kenna Bug! We love you so much!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Just a Couple of Friends

You know those friends that everyone wishes they had? The kind of friends you see in the movies and on Sex and the City? Well, I happen to be lucky enough to have those kind of friends in real life. Not the best picture of us but here these wonderful ladies are, Kristl (top right), Sara (bottom right), and Alice (middle). I have known Kristl my whole life, and about five years ago she introduced me to Sara and Alice while we played on a softball team together. Over the last five years we have gone through so many things together and I couldn't ask for a better bunch of ladies to confide in. It is so fun when we can all get together and it definitely doesn't get to happen enough. It has been especially difficult to get together now that we all have kiddo's, jobs and Kristl lives on the other side of the country. Alice so kindly invited us over for dinner while Kristl was here visiting for the Holiday's. So good to have all of us back together again!
This is Sara's daughter sweet little Avery. The oldest of our brood of children. She just turned two in December. She is so petite, girlie and so full of life and energy. Avery is so sweet with the younger kids, she is going to be an amazing big sister in April to another little girl.
This is Kristl's son, sweet little Finn. He is already 7 months old. Its been fun seeing him do so many fun things the last couple of weeks. The last time we saw him he was only 3 months old. So he looks so big to us!
This is Alice's son Casen. He is almost 20 months old and is ALL boy! Casen loves dirt, trucks, and cars. I love listening to him run around making car noises. He is so fun!
This cutie pie is Casen's twin sister Libby. She likes to pretend she is shy but it doesn't take long for her to warm up and be her spunky little self. I just love her! These sweet little babies share their birthday with me.
This pretty girl of course belongs to me!
The night ended with three dirty bugs in the tub. Super cute!
Thank you Alice and Brian for inviting us over so dinner. We had a wonderful time! I hope these kiddo's grow up to be great friends, just like their mommy's! I love you girls and I don't know what I would do with out you! XOXO

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Pretty Girl

I took some pictures of my beautiful girl the other day just because she's cute. I'm having fun learning how to edit my photo's that we take with our fancy camera. I hope you like them!