Thursday, February 17, 2011

Abby's Baptism

 What a sweetheart. Abby was so excited about her baptism day.
She decided to wear the same dress I wore when I was baptized almost 30 years ago!!
We bought her a new dress for the occasion, but this is the one she ended up wearing that day. How fun!
After a year or so I'll bundle it up and mail it to Mindy. Maybe her Kaela will want to wear it also when she turns eight.
Abby and Dad had to leave pretty early that morning. Mom was busy making the last batch of cinnamon rolls for afterwards and trying to get the rest of the gang ready and hopoing to leave the house in some sort of order knowing everyone would be over after. Somehow we all managed and even got there on time!
We even got a picture of us all, the family that is. In all the hustle, I didn't even realize our friends were waiting inside the foyer and didn't make the picture. I was so bummed about that. We have such great friends who came out to support Abby and we are so thankful for the family who arranged to be there too!
 We all came home and had cinnamon rolls, muffins, fruit and treats.
I wish I had taken more pictures, but here are a few of the ones that turned out.

Thanks to everyone for their love and for helping to make Abby's baptism a day to remember!
Congratulations girl!
We love you Abby!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's a happy Valentine's Day wish to you!
Paige let me play with her hair this morning (I saw a little girl this weekend with hair like this and thought it was so cute) and this is what we ended up with. Not too bad, ehh?

The girls were SO excited for school today, with all the Valentine's party stuff going on. They had their valentines all made out ready to give to their classmates.
Abby needed a box for her party and after I suggested we just wrap up a shoe box in cute wrapping paper and tie it with cute bows, she came up with this idea. A horse. Glad it came together. She was so happy.

So, here we are, wishing you a Happy Happy Day!
We love you!

Friday, February 11, 2011

August is 3

On the first,
August turned THREE!

He was very excited to have his own birthday (after watching his sister and Dad each have one.)

He knew right what to do. First off, birthday donuts.

He even got to eat off a STEELERS plate his Grammie and Grandpa Weyand had sent from Pennsylvania.

Life was good!

Everyone likes the birthday donuts!
After the girls got off to school, August and I went swimming at the Legacy Center pool. August loved the 15 minutes we had before the Lifeguard turned all the splash park water on. Now I know we need to be done swimming by 11:00am, not just barely arriving.

August was VERY excited about his cake. He kept asking all morning where his Lightening Mcqueen cake was. He stayed by me the whole time the cake was coming together. Paige loved to help taste everything and make sure it was yummy.
August was very patient waiting for the time to open presents, it kind of surprised me. When it was time, he excitedly got right into it. It was so fun to see all his expressions and jumps for joy!
He was very pleased with the turnout...LOTS of cars!

He had been asking for another Steeler shirt since he grew out of the last one Larkin bought for him. So, with lots of help from PA Grandparents, his wishes came true!!!
He L.O.V.E.S. his new Steelers jammies.
(Thanks Mom and Dad for sending those!
We are saving the other shirt for next season, when it will fit a bit better.)

We took everyone to McDonalds for his birthday dinner and got him a happy meal (a treat in itself!) And, you'll never guess that the toy inside was...another car! He was in heaven.

We sang Happy Birthday, ate the cake and ice cream and all went to bed. It was a lovely day. But just before bed, August presented us all with a little dance. He's hysterical when he starts dancing. We always get a good laugh when he turns it on.
Happy Birthday Little Man!
We love you!