Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

TWO birthdays, ONE party

Since Ella & Lily's birthdays are less than 2 weeks apart we decided to do ONE BIG party. I am thinking we will be doing many combined birthday parties in the future.

Jake had this picture of the girls printed off.  Staples will do a blueprint size for only $3!

We did a dessert bar with double chocolate cake, angel food cake & pound cake.  Cakes could be topped with whipped cream, blueberries, strawberries, chocolate sauce & sprinkles.

We had a small gift for all our little friends who came to celebrate with us.

 The gift included: a note pad, stickers, crayons & smarties.

I am loving having this chalkboard to change out for different occasions.

The birthday girls all ready for their party.

The party was a drop in from 3-5 pm on Saturday.  I got my camera out to take pictures of the kids playing & doing bubbles in the backyard.  I took one picture, set the camera on the grill & then totally forgot about it.  Ugh...I wanted a picture of all the kids & our sweet friends who came to celebrate.

Auntie Em was able to come up for the party.  She was a HUGE help.  She washed & cut all the berries for the party - thank you, Emily!

Father's Day

Father's Day 2010

Father's Day 2011

Father's Day 2012

Father's Day 2013

Father's Day 2014
Our Sunday afternoon tradition - popcorn after nap!

According to Lily:
Daddy is funny when he TICKLES US.
Daddy loves to eat MEATBALLS.
Daddy is 7 YEARS OLD.
Daddy's favorite thing to do is to EAT DONUTS.
I love Daddy because I LOVE HIM.

I think Lily was a little confused if this was about her or Daddy.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Let Them EAT cake

Lily - ONE
one of my favorite pics..."please Lord, don't let them take the cake away"

Ella - ONE

Lily - TWO

 Ella - TWO

Lily - THREE

Lily - FOUR
This was breakfast...I forgot to pull out the camera when we did her birthday cookie.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Lily is FOUR

Happy FOURTH Birthday to our crazy Lily Anne!

At the hospital

ONE year

TWO years

THREE years

FOUR years

You are loved, Lily Anne.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

old friends are the best friends

My sweet friend Jocelyn, & her family, came to visit this past Thursday - Saturday.  I met Jocelyn when I was in 5th grade & she was in 6th grade. We have kept in contact over the many years. We hadn't seen each other since my wedding (almost 6 years ago!).  It was so great to catch up with her & Alan & meet their two girls.
We had so much fun with their girls.  

A man downtown played a song for Lily & Abigail. They loved it.

These girls had a blast playing. 
In fact, Lily & Abigail are two peas in a pod. Seriously.
1. They LOVE to sing.
2. They love to sing FROZEN.
3. They love to sing LOUD!

Mommas & their girls

Sunday, June 1, 2014

celebrating TWO

We had a busy, but fun day on Saturday celebrating Ella turning TWO.

We started off the morning with a yard sale (it was the only weekend that would work for us & some friends to do a combined yard sale).  Jake ran out & grabbed Dunkin Donuts - our girls LOVE donuts & they don't get them very often. 

After naps we headed to Ruby Tuesday (with a gift card + coupons) for an early dinner.  They even gave Ella a red velvet cupcake.

This girls knows the proper way to eat a cupcake.

We left the restaurant & headed to the beach for a while.  I didn't lug the camera out to the beach with me, but Jake took a really cute video of Ella.  It's posted on Instagram.
When we got home Ella opened presents.

 We sang "Happy Birthday" & she blew out TWO candles.