04 June 2009
watched this little guy play soccer. he is probably the slowest kid out there (actually there's no probably about it), but he has soooo much FUN and i LOVE watching him, he's so CUTE.
like i always say, "if you can't play good, you can at least LOOK good while you play" :) . . . here's to my little poser-i love you!
we also celebrated jon turning 32. the man can still blow out all of his candles with one breath, but he can also blow up one of those long skinny balloons that most people need a pump for, you know the ones used to make balloon animals and stuff . . . seriously, am i the only person who can't blow up those balloons?
the next day this little guy turned 3! i included this picture to remind myself how he covered his face when we started singing "happy birthday" to him. shy? embarrassed? i don't know, but it was sooooo cute!
we also went bowling, played at the park, played games, watched movies and worked on landscaping while they were here.
okay, so here is the landscaping we worked on . . . we just did the area around our front walkway- we wanted to hide the hose coming out from our sump pump. i think we did good. we were unsure at the time what we wanted to plant on the corner, but opted after much deliberation and soul-searching (well I did) to put our little weeping crab (red jade?) in there. it's an UGLY little tree, really it is, but i couldn't stand the idea of throwing it away ---we had dug it up from the backyard with the intention of getting rid of the little eyesore, but i just couldn't do it---i know i'm weak, but i always have a little soft spot for the underdog. with some affection we call it our "charlie brown tree" because it reminds us of the pathetic, ugly, little tree in charlie brown's christmas.
we spent the morning outside practicing, and it was done; she was SOOO EXCITED to show daddy when he came home. this is a video i took that morning.
ready for the concert
my little kiddies. lauren and landon were perfect during the entire performance even though i wasn't sitting next to them (i was standing at the back videoing so that daddy would be able to see it too) and jayden slept the whole time (HURRAY!)
jonathan with mrs. patterson, his kindergarten teacher. jonathan LOVES mrs. patterson; i am so grateful for and happy with the wonderful experience she has provided for jonathan this year.
this was the first fawn i've ever seen (except for bambi). i can't believe how tiny it is.
me and my girls
Lauren and Nana
Me and my sweet Jay-Jay
Lauren painting our nails . . . it was her first time
First steps (sorry the camera was turned the wrong way and i can't remember how to fix it :) )
First black-eye (happened on daddy's watch)
first time she ate a flower, yummy tulips
and her first BIRTHDAY!!!
she doesn't like the hat, but landon wants her to wear it anyway
the giant cupcake cake . . . my masterpiece :)the birthday girl getting ready for cake
yeah, that's about it . . . i fed her a couple of bites hoping to tempt her to dig in, but it was a no go . . . all she did was spit and wave her hands trying to get the frosting off her hands when she actually touched the cake. she's always full of surprises.
she loves her little cd player, it's cute to watch her carry it around and she hasn't messed with ours since she got her own
thanks for the swimsuits nana, watch out florida here we come
just enjoying all of the attention
i love her expression in this picture . . . she got tired of opening this one, but once lauren started opening it she got excited again
13 March 2009
A special card fit for a princess
Daddy helped her assemble the crown . . . :) she's daddy's little girl.
And while I missed the girls decorating . . . the aftermath was still waiting for me when they were gone :) Good times!