Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Ella turns 1

We also recently celebrated another birthday.  Our friend, Ella, turned 1.  And her mom and my sweet friend, Allison, threw her the sweetest, most magical tea party.  You all know I love a good party and honestly believe it's all about the details.  Well, Allison didn't miss one.  Seriously, everything was so adorable and w had the best time helping celebrate Ella's first year!

Not going to lie...I was a little nervous about my wild boys around the china.  Thankfully the only thing they broke was a bubble wand.

Ella's dad, Jacob, said the most meaning, heartfelt blessing before we ate.  It might have been my favorite part of the whole morning!

This was attempt number 1 at a pic with my boys.  And we can't go anywhere without taking at least a few cars along.

Ella was a little slow digging into her cake but it didn't take her long. She loved her it and was so cute!

Checking out some of the decor...

With my little loves!

My sweet friend!

And of course we were sent home with the cutest most delicious cookies!

It was such a fun morning and we were so glad we were able to celebrate with our friends!!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Celebrating our 2 year old..

We have a big birthday party planned for Graham for this weekend.  So, we kept it low key on his actual birthday last week.  We started with a family breakfast at Waffle House.  Then just Graham and I spent the whole day together.  It was really nice to spend some one on one time with him, especially on his special day.  Then we ended the night with pizza and cupcakes at home with our little family.  It was a great day!

He was so excited about his cupcakes and presents.  He kept saying "up akes, up akes".  It was the cutest!

Aren't big brothers the best?!  hahahaha
Graham really does think so even if his face doesn't look like it. ;)

This pic is so pitiful (but also a tad funny).  Saw was pretty bummed out that it wasn't his birthday and he wasn't getting any presents.  We told him he needed sit and watch Graham open his presents and be happy for his brother.  So he sat there and tried his best, but couldn't quite hold back his tears.  But don't feel too bad for him, we had a little tiny surprise for him too.

It was just a great day spent together celebrating our baby turning 2!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Summer list: catching lightening bugs....

We are still busy checking things off our summer list.  We headed outside the other night just in time to catch a few lightening bugs.  The boys loved it and were so excited to use their bug catchers that Nonnie and Popsy sent them.

They were so funny running all around the yard pointing them out for Keith and I to catch.  Graham wanted to take his to bed with him.  Sawyer....not so much.  So typical of these boys.  Ha.

We only have a few more things on our list and hopefully we can get them all checked off in the next couple of weeks.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Graham || 2 years

Some more pictures of my 2 year old baby....

Monday, August 19, 2013

Back to school....

So, today was the "first day of school" for the boys.  They both moved into new classrooms at school today and are back on their regular curriculum.  They've been on a more relaxed summer curriculum.  They were both pretty excited about their new going to their new classes.

I love watching them learn and grow and thrive. 
We are so blessed!! 
And they are pretty darn cute!!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Enjoying lately...

We've been soaking up summer time.  And we've had really mild temps this year so it's been bearable...actually enjoyable.

We still spend most of our time outside.  These boys are happiest outdoors and that in turn makes everyone happier!

So just some pics of what's been going on....nothing too exciting...just enjoying life!

We are looking forward to a nice weekend!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

July phone pics

Welp, another month has come and gone.  I can't say I'm that sad...since we are closing in on fall and I love me some fall!!

Below is the monthly round up of July pics via Instagram

1. sleepy heads 2. enjoying a cookie 3. soaking everything...including himself 4. SURPRISE visit from mom, Jon and Sarah 5. fireworks 6. sparklers 7. beep beep 8. firework fun with Unclud JonJon 9. My birthday celebration 10. zoo crew 11. love these peeps 12. dirty feet = signs of a good summer day

 1. snuggles and books with BeLLa 2. birthday wishes with my buddies 3. shaved ice with Nonnie & Popsy 4. Chuck E Cheese fun 5. more fun at Chuck E Cheese 6. water and trampoline fun 7. Happy Birthday to Popsy 8. iHop breakfast 10. bowling fun 11. grocery shopping date 12. summer snacking

1. At the Movies Series at church 2. Sweet sleeping Sawyer 3. Daddy's helper 4. Worship night at church 5. He insisted on the boots and monkey hat 6. heading to the park 7. little brother problems 8. so proud of his frog hat