And we have a SIX year old. It seems like just yesterday we met Lily.
We had a fun day celebrating her birthday. We opened present first (it was very early), while the monkey bread was baking. The Golden Books, that I snagged for $.50 each at the Salvation Army, were a HUGE hit!
Lily requested monkey bread for her birthday breakfast.
And yes, the bottom of the candles melted in the hot monkey bread.
Note to self, don't put wax candles into HOT monkey bread.
Some friends came over to play in the morning. We did a mini water day with our plastic pool and the new sprinkler. That evening we met Daddy at Island's (Lily's favorite) for dinner. Then we dropped Lily & Ella off at VBS. The girls love Vacation Bible School! After we picked them up, we came home for ice cream sandwiches.
Lily's description: "it's not a sandwich with bread, it's cookie, ice cream, cookie then rolled in sprinkles. If only you could see her face & the hand motions as she explained this.
Lily helped mix up & bake the cookies & then assemble the sandwiches the end of last week.
Like I just said....and we're back from a crazy week....Aunt Bekah flew in Sunday 5/29 and Aunt Anna flew in Tuesday morning 5/31, just in time to celebrate Ella's birthday. Thursday morning we had court for #babyB and #babyS, which ended up being an all day affair. Then Thursday evening was Lily's k5 graduation, but we snuck a beach trip in before graduation. Friday, the last day of school, etc...Here are some highlights:
And we're back from a crazy week....Aunt Bekah flew in Sunday 5/29 and Aunt Anna flew in Tuesday morning 5/31, just in time to celebrate Ella's birthday. Thursday morning we had court for #babyB and #babyS, which ended up being an all day affair. Then Thursday evening was Lily's k5 graduation. Friday, the last day of school, etc... Tuesday, May 31 our sweet & hilariously animated Ella turned FOUR. The birthday girl requested waffles, with sprinkles in the batter, for her birthday.
After breakfast Lily was off to school, Daddy off to work, and the rest of us off to the airport to pick up Aunt Anna.
It was a cloudy day, but the sun was trying to peak through, so we headed to the beach. Ella even got to sit on the lifeguard's 4 wheeler. Fun stuff!
That evening, we continued celebrating with Dominoes pizza, popcorn & watermelon, per the birthday girl's request. We had even had surprise party guests - more family that was in town! Adam & Chrissy, and their 4 kids, were in town for a quick trip and it was so fun catching up with them. The kids had a blast! Of course, I forgot to take a picture.
After lots of eating, talking, playing, and laughing we had Ella's birthday cake - pink ice cream cake with oreos & sprinkles. I see a SPRINKLES theme.
Back on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in April, April 3 to be exact, Nicole from Colie Photos came to our home to shoot a family adventure session. We planned to do some things that our family loves to do: play games, read books, play outside, hunt for rolly-pollies and lizards, swing, mix up cookies, sing, and just hang out all together. Nicole captured some great pictures of our family doing those things. Although we LOVE them all, here are a fewof our favorites. (Okay, maybe more than a few. It's so hard to limit since this blog is also our family photo album.)
I would highly recommend a family adventure session if you are a family with lots of littles. This was THE PERFECT shoot for us. It is nearly impossible to have all 4 littles (and sometime 2 adults) look at the camera at the same time. This was just perfect, or did I already mention that? It was relaxed, no pressure and fun! Nicole hung out with us for almost 3 hours. She was also patient and gracious with our crazy family.