Sunday, October 30, 2011

Charlotte Jane

I am one proud Aunt tonight as I introduce my newest niece, Miss Charlotte Jane.
My brother Sam and SIL Jen welcomed little Charley into their family just 1 week ago and we are smitten.  
Welcome Home Charley!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Zoo day with Daddy

I love Zoo days and I love them even more when Daddy is there to lend a helping hand!  We had a great day last week when Chris was able to slip in some time between appointments to join us at the zoo with our play group.  It was a beautiful fall day and we soaked up the sun, cool breezes and animal encounters.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Shayden's 3rd Birthday

*Warning - Construction Site Ahead*

This weekend we celebrated Shayden's 3rd Birthday Construction style.  Yes, that would be two years in a row for the same theme, but what can I say he knows what he likes!
We were super excited that Uncle Tom and Aunt Beth were willing to host us at their farm so we could create a real job site for the party.  It was amazing and Uncle Tom outdid himself with the equipment, rock pile, caution cones and all the tools.  
We let Shayden skip his nap on Sunday so he could help us set up for the party and it was definitely a highlight time for him.  He dug in the rocks for a long time and even helped Uncle Tom drive the bobcat...his favorite part of the whole day!
A cool project, that Uncle Tom came up with, was mixing cement for the kids and letting them make hand prints.  The boys especially were total concentration when the cement mixer fired up and I am pretty sure you could have waved an ice cream cone in front of them and they would not have moved a muscle.
Dinner, for the kids, came in a brown bag complete with Twinkies and chips (I mean come on, have you ever seen a construction worker pull out a caeser salad on the job site, I don't think so).  You should have seen all the kids faces when they opened those up...sheer joy.
The evening topped off with a delicious cake and singing happy birthday to not only Shayden but his GG (Great Grandma Lilian) who turned 92 and his Aunt Nancy who flew all the way from Grand Caymen to celebrate.  All in all it was a great celebration.  We had so many family and friends join us, the weather was a total gift from God (after DAYS of rain and freezing cold) and we are so thankful for the blessing of Shayden that God has given us.
Happy Birthday Shayden - we love you so much, Mommy and Daddy