Monday, August 29, 2011

John's 1st Birthday Party

John's first birthday party was wonderful and relatively low key. It was so nice to live around family, so Justin's family came over to celebrate.

Here is the invitation:

We have soooo much stuff. I tried to deter receiving so many gifts, but only one family member took our suggestion.

Here are some pictures from his special day.

My mom came in town and we went to the zoo on his actual birthday. We also got a call on this day from our realtor telling us our house sold!

At the Zoo:

I am glad we got some pictures with him on his actual birthday because I did not get one with him at his birthday party.

We live in Arkansas now so a John Deere theme seemed appropriate. (Justin picked it out.)

The cake we had made.
 John's personal cake that I made him. They made fun of it the entire day! I obviously do not have a future in cake decorating!

He is not sure about his hat.

Our first baby... who is getting too big!

Of course he had to get his own John Deere from his aunt Beth.

 Justin and I bought him a basket ball goal.
 Paw-paw gave him is first tractor.
Cake time!!

I think I tried to take a bite of his cake... bad idea.
YAY!! His birthday was a success and alot of fun!

Better late than never... Happy 1st birthday to my precious baby boy! Mommy loves you!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Getting Caught Up

It has been over four months since I have posted on this blog. That is pathetic! I am going to try to get caught up for my own bad memory.

I am going to post weekly on this blog. For my me, my family and friends who do not live near us.

John promoted out of the baby area in church today. Tears (from me) immediately followed. (I know I have issues.)

Time has flown by and I don't want to forget about anything that happens during these crazy, but precious years of their young lives.

I am so blessed to be a mommy, I just wish I was better at keeping up with it all!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Photo of the Week: 1st Birthday Party Invitation Picture

One week from today John turns one year old.

The phrase "John is turning one" is surreal to me. It kills me how much he has grown up this past month.

I took some pictures for his birthday party invitation. I promise, I was trying to not be like this.

Here is the one I decided on. It is in color on his invitation, but I love it in black in white.

Oh my word, John is turning one.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Photos of the Week: Hair, Tradition, Bible Study & Missing Daddy

John woke up from his nap looking like this:

What makes this so funny is the fact that twenty years ago...I used to have bangs that looked almost identical. (Does anyone remember the poof?)

Kate loves hot chocolate with "mallow marshes" and whipped cream. I think she especially loves it because we do this:

Kate brought all her Bibles into her bed and proceeded to do her "Bible Study". What makes this so funny is Justin does the same thing when he studies and prepares lessons. He has all his books around him (He does it at the dining room table though, not in our bed).

Justin was out of town and I took this picture of the kids to send to him. If you want to read the entire story and experience my "issues" you can check it out here.

I hope you all had a great week!

Have a great Saturday!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Shhhh...Kate has Bieber Fever

Kate has been so sick this week, but last night she ran a new fever...

Justin was watching the Celebrity All-Star Basketball game. Kate was in the room with him. When they introduced Justin Bieber she was beside herself and kept chanting his name.

It was so funny. Even this morning she asked her daddy to see Justin Bieber on the TV. (Sports Center was playing highlights of the game).

Here is a little video of Kate from last night... see her eyes light up when she says his name... she kills me. (You have to turn up the volume to hear her... she is whispering).

Justin Bieber really does something to little girls... Oh and adults... Justin (my Justin) actually voted for him to be MVP last night.

Excuse me, I now have to go download Baby, Baby, Baby Ohhh.

Have a great Saturday!