Sunday, October 2, 2016

3 x 3

It's official, we now have three three year olds!  Happy birthday Isaiah, Avery & Ellie!  It's both hard to believe they're already three and also incredible that it was only three years ago that we were anxiously waiting to meet our Babies A, B & C!  We are all very lucky to have our good friends from PA visiting to help the kiddos celebrate their third birthday this weekend!  Heather takes great pics and I'm sure she will have more pics to share with us so I'll post more later, but here are a few birthday pics!
birthday breakfast with their best buds

birthday pancakes w/ whipped cream AND ice cream!

evil cheese
goofball birthday girl

princess Ellie in her new bday dress & tiara

Avery's new baby
Isaiah in his new firefighter costume
 After breakfast we took our friends up to the neighborhood park to burn off some of that sugar!

 Avery & Ellie refused to nap so the afternoon was a little tough, but Heather got them all painting while I finished the sandbox and Michelle made dinner...
 And then finally the sandbox was ready to be unveiled!

this kept all six kids entertained for quite a while...more pics soon!

Then we Facetimed with Grandma Rae & Grandpa Mark while opening gifts from them..
Then is was time for mac & cheese dinner (after cleaning up the sauce bomb from the kitchen floor!) followed by angel food cake with strawberries & whipped cream
more sugar!  cake time!

Since we moved to Florida we have been busy busy working on the house and getting settled so I haven't done any update posts and I want to capture a few things that Michelle and I want to remember about these three little people at age three (since we both know that unless we write them down, we will forget!) BUT I'm WAY too tired to do that tonight!  So I'll post more pics and try to write little "snapshots" of our kids at three sometime this week!


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Seattle Wedding Fun!

We are back in Seattle this weekend for our dear friends' wedding.  It's a great opportunity for us to come back and see all our friends!  And everyone had a part in the wedding so that was fun too.  The kiddos were part of a "kiddos parade" and all three were very excited to wear their "wedding dresses."  (Isaiah was not having the idea of wearing a bow tie and vest when his sisters were getting fancy dresses and sunflower crowns.)  Michelle was a bridesmaid and I did a reading so it was a full family affair!

It was fun to meet a few family members and friends who said "we feel like we know your kids because we read your blog."  It was good inspiration for me to try to get a couple of blog posts up after a long hiatus!

Anyway, here are some highlight pics from the wedding!

picture with the bride!

 sidewalk chalk and other activities for the kids was a brilliant plan!

only family pic!  the sunset decided to cooperate at the last minute!
 Of course, being near the water led to the inevitable dipping their toes in...which led to...
the greatest series of photos ever! =)  (can't wait to see if the official wedding photographer got any good shots of this!)

and then, of course, someone had to dive in the sand!

 which then led to this....

 then it was time for dancing...

and someone was sad that he didn't have his dress for dancing...

so Mommy improvised =)