Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween- Part 1

We love Halloween 'round here. What can we say? I strive to be like Claire Dunphey from the hit TV show Modern Family, but I don't decorate that extensively, although I love when other people do.

We started our festivities early. Baker and I made a Halloween old-school link chain. You know, where you tear off a link everyday until its Halloween! It was fun to tear the last one off this morning. Baker might have been in the middle of the meltdown of this century this am, but by golly, he tore it off with gusto.

 We actually made "cool" pumkins this year! This was mine and Brent did a Ninja Turtle.

 Today at work.
 The Little Friends kids come up to our offices to trick or treat. So fun!
 Baker came to school as a pirate but will go to the fall festival and trick or treating as a scarecrow. Brent will be a lion. Get it?

 More festivities to come!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Our precious Baker Man turned 3 and we celebrated with a Dinosaur Party on Saturday. I have to say, after much planning and prep, it was a success!

Addie got to come!

A shot of "dinosaurs in a blanket" and "dinosaur toenails". Not pictured is the prehistoric dip and in the back you can see "hot lava rocks" or cake pops that I attempted. They tasted better than they looked, ok?
 My sweet birthday boy!

 It's always a party when Mr. Ish comes! Baker wasn't even sure what to do when he saw him, so he made him a burger from his grill.
Digging for fossils. Let me tell you, the sandbox at this party was a HIT. I only wish I had bought a bigger one.

Abbie is one of Baker's very best friends. These two are hilarious together.

These two are also best friends!

 We even had a dinosaur egg hunt. Each egg had a tiny dinosaur inside. The kids got to keep the ones they found.

 Silly Mr. Ish.
Amber and Ish
 Hayesie looking for her eggs.
 Katherine lived in the sandbox.

 "I'm a ninja turtle"!

 Sweet cousins. So rare to have them all looking forward and with decent facial expressions.

I was so pleased with how it all turned out. We were blessed with great weather again this year and thank goodness, because all that dinosaur fun could not have been had in our garage.

I am thankful for a healthy, hilarious, smart and precious boy. I am more than greatful to be his mom. He makes life so so sweet.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Surprise Party

As you know, Brent and Baker share the same birthday which happens to be October 21st. Since Baker's birth, poor Brent's b-day has been somewhat overshadowed. I am guilty of being preoccupied with planning a little boy party and not a big boy party. So this year I decided to throw him off with an early surprise celebration with our friends at the perfect place. He loves football and wings, so I had friends meet us at Wings U.

I was worried because a few couples backed out the day of, several people are in rehearsals, ect. and I was scared the crowd would be small, but it was perfect and everyone was on time!

 The early birthday boy!

Fun times on a Monday night!

Monday, October 8, 2012


Busy, busy weekend with 2 birthday parties, company, a baby shower and a wedding. All fun though.
I only took pictures at Lexi's birthday party on Sunday. What a cute lil pumpkin party!

The birthday girl with her aunt Izabelle!

 Waiting to paint his pumpkin

I'm loving this weather!
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3: 12-14