Sunday, May 24, 2015

Almost Too Much Fun

We were able to celebrate sweet Lilian's birthday doing two of her favorite things-attending Frozen and Chuck E Cheese!  (All in one day!!)  We just happened to arrive at the BJCC at the same time as Lindsey and Josh, and they parked right behind us!  Perfect timing!  Lillian has been super excited about her birthday.  She has been telling people all month that it's her birthday!  Please don't tell her that her actual birthday is not until the 31st!!  Because we all know that once you blow out the candles and open the presents, it's official!!


Lindsey and her super organized self had a picnic ready for the babies to enjoy on the streets of Birmingham before went in to the show.



There was also time for a little snuggling and a little exploring on the sidewalk!  Baby Reed was sporting some new shoes that he wasn't too sure about at first. 



And then just like magic, Princess Anna and Princess Elsa appeared and we headed into the show!


Uncle C and Aunt Tay joined us for the show!


Disney does know how to put on a show!!

 


We were all excited to have our pictures made with the princesses afterward.  However, Princess Anna quickly tired of it!!




Uncle C and Aunt Tay headed south for the weekend, and the rest of the gang headed across town to Chuck E. Cheese.



Happy Birthday to you, sweet girl!!



See if you can tell which one loved the cupcakes and which one didn't!!


Time for presents!!  And for the record, she got her 2 dinosaurs and some balls!!



This angel got to be friends with Bob the Builder!

 
 
Games, rides, Chuck E. himself, and lots and lots of tickets!  What more could you ask for??


Simply a perfect day, and perfect birthday!!  We love you sweet girl!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sweet Summertime

I know it's not officially summer yet, but when the babies jump in and start swimming-it's close enough for me!!  The memories of all the hard work on putting in the new liner faded away with their sweet smiles!!  (At least for me- Pop might feel a little different!!)

Maddie didn't miss a beat!  She took up right where she left off last summer.  Little Bit warmed up to it slowly, and really improved in just a short amount of time!


Popsicles are the perfect snack after a fun time swimming!


This sweet thing enjoyed himself!!  Papa's lap was a perfect place for a nap!


Best Big Sister Ever!!

The box was once again a huge hit!!  I think in the future we're just going to give them big cardboard boxes for presents.  And on that note, Lillian's birthday is coming up.  When I asked her what she wanted Nana and Pop to give her, she thought for a moment and then said, "Chicken nuggets, 2 dinosaurs and some balls."  I think we can handle that!


Lillian accidentally got  still and took quite a long nap on the swing.  Fun times in the box continued for the other two!


Hi there Maybelle, you beautiful dog!!



Pop and Maddie wanted to practice T-ball, so the little ones and I hung out at the park for a while!  (Hairstyle courtesy of pool water and Nana forgetting to comb it!  Details!!)


No smiles, but I think he liked it!!



There was a lot of serious practicing going on at the field!!  Look out all-stars-here we come!!


While at the park, Uncle C and Aunt Taylor arrive, so we hurry home to see them!


So much fun!!


This little man just goes with the flow!!  I was talking to his mom on the phone as the girls were swimming.  About 35 seconds after I told her that we weren't going to put him the pool, Pop decided that Reed needed to try it out.


Clothes and all!  First, he put him in the girls pink boat.  Pop said that just wouldn't do!!


We are gradually adding more blue to our pink collection!! Reed didn't dislike the pool, but he didn't seem too thrilled, either!


Lots and lots of fun!








It's going to be a great summer!!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mudbugs

Following the games, we all headed back to Josh and Lindsey's for the night.  Reed cooked crawfish and that was followed by smores over a bonfire!!  What fun!  Now, I don't want to sound snooty, but I just have a hard time eating anything that's looking at me with little beady eyes!!  The rest of the family seems to love them though!


Pop and Reed took time for a little "selfie"!



And this big girl lost her first tooth.  That sweet tooth fairy showed up with a big $5.00!!  Woo Hoo!!



Lillian is like Nana-She's just not too sure about this!!  Maddie held one the last time we did this.  This time she just watched them closely.




As we waited on the little critters to cook, Maddie challenged everyone to corn hole.  And Levi discovered the donkey's water trough.  It was not pretty!  He got a little pre-supper bath!


Touchdown!!  


Still cook and playing!


Lots of yummy goodness!!!



Every pictures tells a story, and I truly hope the story of how much we love and enjoy being together comes through in every picture!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Double Header

Maddie had what we thought was a season ending double header this past weekend.  However, they lost one game, so now they have to play a tie breaker this week.  I for one believe that when you get your trophy the season is officially over!  We braved the 90 degree heat during the middle of the day, and cheered loudly for our sweet girl!!  She has had such a great season, and we really hate to see it come to an end.



Lots of fun in the cheering section!!


This sweet thing was his usual precious self!!





And so was this little one!!  They have both been quite the troopers this season!


I think he's taken a little nap at every game.  Nana loves holding him while he naps!  He's quite the snuggler!



World's Greatest Dug-Out Mom!!


Josh and Lillian are checking out his sweet nephew, Sage.


The may be little, but they are mighty!!


Checking out the priceless trophies after the game.  Trust me, this is what Maddie played for all season!!


Good Job, Sweetie!!





Lots of fun and lots of great memories!!  Next year, we will have two playing.  That should be really fun!!