Sunday, May 10, 2015

Another Year!

Styling her own hair. Choosing her own outfits. Creating her own art. Choosing her accessories (oh wait, she's been doing that since 15 months)! 
Deciding a party theme. Decorating for the party. Planning all the games. Making a guest list and learning the painful task of taking the guest list from 26 down to 12!  And for the grand FINALE decorating her own cake!

 Isn't it great?!

Her party theme was "Starbursts".  So, the colors and goodie bags centered around starburst candy.  But really, it was filled with one party game after another.  We had 12 games and the girls got to rummage through the treasure chest when their team won.  I think it was a hit!

I loved how all her girlfriends gathered around our table and sang her happy birthday.  After she blew out the candles, I said, "I hope you didn't wish for a dog."  She looked up shocked and said, "I did!" and then we all had a wonderful giggle together!

And the party is over, so it's time for one last photo!

CC, you are an amazing gal!  You are cheery, friendly and inclusive.  You are full of life and ideas!  Your energy abounds!  I love watching you play with and coach your little sisters, they are so lucky to have you go ahead of them... Best Biggest Sister ever!  If anything has taken your full attention the last month it's been that cartwheel (I see you sneaking them in whenever you can)!  Remember when you cartwheeled like a frog?  :)  Look at you now!!!  Determination, hard work and practice! practice! practice!  You've mastered it!  We love you oh so dearly!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

O My Gracious!

While an unnamed sister excused herself to the bathroom.  

Fresh Strawberry Syrup No More!
I love her "Who could have possibly done this?!" stance!  :)

Slightly more angelic!

Friday, January 16, 2015

A Whole Year Behind Us!

Today was a mix of happy-sad for me. M is one. Wow! It's gone too fast.  A year ago, within 40 minutes of her arrival, I said to Ben, "She is going to be such a good baby!"  Wow!  Was I right!!!  Rock Star Baby, Folks!  The unknown: walk at 8 months, run at 9.  Did not see that coming!  Whew! I'm exhausted at bedtime EVERY night, but wouldn't have it any other way!


I'm pretty sure M's favorite part was her cake.  She was so excited when we sat it in front of her... she squealed and oooo'd and ahh'd!  So funny!  She took her own jolly time, savoring each bite while everyone else partied on!

Balloon Games...

Ice Dancing...

A more serious side.

G made some snow scenes to make our "winter" party complete.

M, you have filled our days with joy and laughter.  Your never ending energy keeps us running.  Your expressions tell all.  Your giggles are silly and infective.  Your determination does not waiver.  How are you so sweet and mischievous all wrapped in one small package???  We all love you like only G can say, "I love you 'til the world ends and back again.  Plus any extras I can have."

Thursday, January 1, 2015


Happy New Year!
From the four of us and...

A Wee Mischievous One!