Wednesday, March 28, 2012

poppi's birthday

here is my dad. our poppi.

it was his birthday. we love an excuse for cupcakes in our house. we also love an excuse to celebrate poppi. harper LOVES her poppi. there is something about watching your parents love your kids that is so sweet. and then obviously watching your kids love them back.

here are our top 5 reasons we love poppi:
1-he is a great babysitter (and FREE). he plays playdough, plays hide and seek, does airplane, hangs the kids by their feet. you name it, poppi will do it. ALL day. he does not tire of playing.
2-he is our free financial advisor.
3-he loves the lord. i saw him live this out every hour as we waited on the lord to answer with my mom at vanderbilt. he has amazing faith.
4-he loves us. he is always trying to do stuff for us or give us stuff (i think that is his love language). my house is always cleaner when he leaves. my belly is always more full after spending time with him. he normally has a new plan for what to do in a room in my house. i was just enjoying play time out on our deck with my kids in the beautiful weather thanks to the gate he built for us. he just wants the best for us, always no matter what the cost or effort on his part.
5-he loves our mimi. he is by her side always. he takes care of her. he serves her. lord, let us not take for granted your miracles. your answering of prayers. your community of believers that surrounded us in prayer. thank you for giving her back to us. i mean, look how stunning his bride is...

don't tell him that he didn't get a cupcake. he probably assumed everyone was eating animal crackers.

Friday, March 9, 2012

cousin benjamin comes to visit

sooooo uncle daniel, aunt abby and cousin benjamin came last week. and i realized that i didn't take really any pictures, but had to document the fun times it was. especially since i always look back at my blog to remember what was going on in life. we did lots of fun things, but it was really the most fun to watch our kids play together. it's only gonna get more fun with ben's brother due in june. sooooo fun. anywho - fun times in nashville last week. thanks for making the trip with a sick kid. love you guys.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

hanging with uncle andy

we got to spend some good time with my brother when he was in town. he is currently on route to orlando, fl which will be his new home. but it was really fun to be with him. we hope that he finds us a disney hook up! and glad that he still lives in a southwest airline city.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

huck's birthday party

we had a simple little 1st birthday party at our house yesterday for huck. it was a fun afternoon. what an amazing little community we have. thanks for singing, having cake and praying with us for our sweet little boy.

i made a picture banner with a photo from every month of his first year.

excuse the over excited cheerleader face i'm making, i was hoping that he would get excited everyone was singing to him. instead he just looked at david in confusion for the whole song.

harper was so excited all morning to help huck blow out his candle ('he is too wittle, momma' she kept saying until her big moment).

he didn't know he was supposed to eat it.

doubling fisting his cake

the after math!

PS - a little tip if you are having a birthday party soon. do a quick clean before, and do the GOOD clean after...NOT before. it made this one so much easier. after our 40 friends left, the wreckage wasn't as hard to swallow because i hadn't spent a ton of time cleaning. ;-) happy happy huck.
i'll be that mom and post this video for our families that couldn't be here: