Monday, September 26, 2011

Oh poo - I mean Pooh!


I can't believe my little sweetheart is 1!!!!  He was so tiny just a year ago.  I love you my sweet little William. 

On William's Birthday he was outside playing on the playground with the kids. I went inside to get the camera and when I came back out William had a mouth full of dirt! When I grabbed his hand to get the dirt out of his hand he did the death grip (if you are a mom you know what I'm talking about). Then I tried to wipe the dirt out of his mouth and he did lock jaw. I know I should have taken a picture at this point, but I was a little freaked out when at that moment I realized he was eating rabbit POO!!!!! Yum what a tasty Birthday treat.

William turned 1 on the 21st and we had his Birthday party last night.  I made a Winnie the Pooh cake for him.  He wasn't excited about it until he was able to really dig in.  It was fun having family over to celebrate William's Birthday.  At his Dr. appointment last week William was in the 10th percentile for height and the 75th percentile for weight.  He started walking at 11 months and gets going so fast that I think he is almost running.   



Friday, June 10, 2011

Dancing Queen(s)

Ella and Elysee had their dance performance and they were SO cute! They were so excited about it and even more excited to wear makeup. I definitely have some girly girls. They danced to the song "Sugar Sugar"

Here is the before...... and the after!
Striking a pose

Getting butterflies in the tummy

Practicing their favorite expression in the performance



They wished the big lollipops were real

Ella had a rough time when I had to leave to find my seat

but did just fine when she got out there

Ella is the 2nd from the left and Elysee is the 3rd from the left

Monday, June 6, 2011

Quick Catch Up

I have a bunch of pictures, and my sweet sisters and friends keep asking to see updated pictures, so here they are:

This is for sure my favorite picture! It's crazy having all 4 kids in the bath, but it's even crazier trying to get them out, get them to stop running around, put lotion on, get them to stop running around, get underwear/diapers on, get them to stop running around, and then get jammies on. They were cute and sweet enough to hold still so I could snap this priceless photo.

I had a great mothers day. All of the kids gave me bouquets of fun colorful daisy's. I am so grateful that I am a mom to 4 fun beautiful kids.

We love to have movie nights with homemade caramel popcorn. Even William likes to get in on the fun.

Our kids sure love their Grandma, Grandpa, Nonna, and Papa.

William sure likes to help around the house. He helps me empty the dishwasher just like the big kids!

My cute boys

Oh NO! Dean got into the lip gloss AGAIN!!!

Ella's 1st year of preschool is over! She is so big, I can't believe it :)

Ella painted her own fingernails and toenails - so pretty!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Happy Birthday to Ella

Better late than never right? My sweet Ella turned 4 last month. I can't believe how big she is. She is a smart little thing and is always saying the funniest things. She has started to get her own little sense of humor and she tries to make up jokes (they don't always make the most sense but they're funny). Ella is such a great helper. She is always wanting to help with William. She loves to play house, play pretend, she likes to play outside, ride her bike and play with her barbies. Ella loves her dance class and has recently figured out how to do cartwheels (she has also tried to teach me - to no avail).

We had Ella's Birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese and had the whole family there (with the exception of my sisters in Alaska - we miss you!) We told Ella she could go to a movie for her birthday. We asked if she wanted a date with mom or dad. She said she wanted a date with the whole family! We took all of the kids and went to "Gnomeo and Juliet". Ella wanted a ladybug Birthday cake. I wanted to do a homemade birthday cake for her, like my mom always did. But my planning on time wasn't the greatest! When we got home from the movie, we had 1 hour before we had to leave. Luckily I made the fondant before hand, but boy was that a crazy hour! Ella had such a great birthday and we all had lots of fun at Chuck E. Cheese. Happy Birthday my Ella Bella! We love you.