Sunday, May 24, 2009

Birthday festivities!

So since last Wednesday was Emery-Claire's birthday, it's been nonstop around here! Wednesday was more low key, with just a few fun family celebrations. Then on Saturday we had a party, with family. So here go the pictures.....

Waking up to eat her birthday muffin from Panera, she loves a blueberry muffin!

We went to eat at Chick-Fil-A and for dessert (since the cake wasn't til Saturday's party) she got some ice cream, and loved it! Of course unlike Reed, she has already tasted sweets, oh well, that's just how it is for #2!

Saturday's party.......

I decided I'd do cupcakes--pink and green themed, since I had no desire to make 2 cakes and when you make them a cake you end up throwing so much of it away. So she loved devouring her own cupcake!

Blowing out the candle

Reading with Grandma
Having fun with Uncle Rusty
I made an apron to go with the kitchen Grandpa and Grandma got here in the next few months she's all ready to be a little chef in her kitchen!

About over the party now as she was off to bed after posing with Pops and Gigi
We were excited to see Casey's brother, Chad, who was passing through town and was able to stop by for a little while. Reed loves Uncle Chad, as he has a big semi he drives towing cars---which Reed thinks is the greatest thing ever!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday sweet girl!!

One year ago, sweet little Emery-Claire entered into this world, at 8:21 a.m.! We certaintly can't imagine our family without her, she has been so full of joy and life! We are so thankful for her and so grateful to the Lord for entrusting her sweet little life into our hands. Above is a little slide show I attempted to make to capture her first year. It's a little long, so sit back and enjoy if you have the time to see the many pictures

Saturday, May 16, 2009

We're back!

Well, you may think we're crazy as we attempted our first beach trip with women and children only! This past week my mom and sisters and 3 children headed down for a 5 day trip to Destin. We had fun and beautiful weather everyday, but long car rides with 3 little ones, and out of routines, well, can be alot at times. I think our kids had a great time! Reed definitely enjoyed the pool and beach and sand so much more than last year, as he was slightly timid at first but quickly warmed up and seemed to have a blast!

At Seaside.....the night we went of course was the only time we saw rain. So needless to say I had planned on more pictures there but didn't quite get to make very many there.

Loving the pool! He even made his mark as one day, oh yes, as we were in the baby pool I saw the floating up of, well, you know! Quickly we grabbed him and Emery-Claire out of the pool and went to inform the staff. They had it taped closed and had to shock it to clean it out! Only my child would be the one to shut down the pool---at least it was only the baby pool! I didn't have my camera with me for that one, but we will definitely not forget leaving our mark!
Our attempted evening photos on the beach. I seemed to get cuter ones of them individually more than a together one, so below is the best of the bunch! Our little finger sucker below had few pictures made that she wasn't sucking them! And Reed was having so much fun rolling around in the sand and having it all over himself. So this is the best for this year and it will do!

The 3 cousins playing behind the condo we stayed at.....having so much fun!

Since we stayed at the Sandestin, we went over to the Baytown Wharf Village one evening. The boys loved the playground and walking around with so much to see!
Emery-Claire had fun with Aunt Sarah (or Nee-Nee).....they became big buddies during our time together!
Thank you so much Mom/Gigi for a wonderful trip! Even amoungst the up and downs we had a great time with you! We are so thankful for your generosity and making the trip special for us all! We love you and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Nee-Nee!!

Happy birthday Nee-Nee (my youngest sister, Sarah), we hope you have a wonderful day! We miss you and are so excited to see you next week!! We are so thankful for you, and we love you soooo much!