Friday, August 1, 2014

VBS 2014!

We just completed an amazing week of Vacation Bible School at our church!! I had the privilege of being a part of the planning committee this year and had a blast volunteering and organizing the week of fun!! Our theme was space and we taught the children the book of Genesis and all about creation!!

The first night we started out with a flash mob, which was hysterical and fun!! The kids loved it!

Ella Grace and Daddy were able to join us Sunday night, but unfortunately they weren't able to make it the rest of the week because of the time. Nana thankfully watched Ella Grace for us each night until Daddy got home from work!!

Although it was a little late for Grayson each night, he had a ton of fun!!

So thankful for this opportunity to pour Jesus into the hearts of so many children!!!! 
And I'm already looking forward to next year!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

First Steps!!

Our sweet girl took her first official steps today and we are so proud of her!!! 
She has been walking holding onto something for quite some time now, but she just walked completely on her own for the first time today!!

Watch out world, here comes Ella Grace!!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Daddy's Birthday!!

Last night we celebrated Lucas' birthday with a cookout at our house with family!!! It's what Daddy wanted and so it's exactly what Daddy got and I couldn't think of a better way to spend a birthday!! My sweet younger husband turns 33 today! 

Grayson was so happy to help Daddy blow out the candles! (And if you're wondering why our son is wearing a Christmas tree shirt it's because he came downstairs and had completely dressed himself for the first time ever and we were just too proud of our sweet boy to make him change :)!!)

Of course my mom needed a birthday hug from her son-in-law!

Me and my favorite guy!!

Pop Pop and sweet baby girl!

Grayson helped Daddy with his gifts as well!!

In the meantime, this little one was sneaking some cake!


Happy girls!

Daddy with our sweet kiddos!!

And with Aunt Amanda and Uncle Dave!

Happy Birthday my love!!! I'm so thankful we get to share this life together and I'm so happy to celebrate you on your special day!!! I love you!!!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Birthday Parties Galore!!

This weekend was full of birthday parties for sweet friends!!

Saturday afternoon was Caedman's 2nd birthday!! Unfortunately the weather was rainy, but that didn't stop these kiddos from having a blast outside!!

The birthday boy!!

He had a "kid wash" birthday party and everyone brought their bicycles to take through the car wash! Such a cute idea!

After that party we were headed to Cole's 1st birthday!! He had a carnival themed party and the sweets were definitely not lacking!! Grayson enjoyed cotton candy for the first time!

The sweet birthday boy with his Momma!!!

This little lady had quite the time as well!!!

Sweet friends!

Then, Sunday afternoon we had Elim's 3rd birthday! Elim is Grayson's best bud from school and had his party at the Bowl and Bounce!! These two had a blast bouncing their hearts out!

And then Grayson got to bowl for the first time ever and had such a "ball"!!

And of course he had to try out the motorcycle before we left! This kid LOVES motorcycles and tells Mommy almost daily that he will have one when he grows up one day!!! 
Not so sure about that kiddo!!

All in all it was a busy, but super fun weekend!!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

13 Months!!

Ella Grace you are now 13 months! 

This past month has been a whirlwind, but you are growing so fast and into everything!!!

-You weigh 20 pounds.
-You are 29 inches long.
-You wear size 12 month clothes and some 12-18 month.
-You wear size 3 diaper.
-We are not sure what size shoe you wear because you don't wear them yet, but we are getting you some very soon!
-You aren't walking on your own yet, but you are walking holding onto things and you can stand up all by yourself for a few seconds at a time before you plop back down.
-You are in love with music and every time you see a radio or the TV you point and grunt for us to turn on the music and as soon as we do you start dancing with your hands up and bouncing up and down. You also like to twist from your waist sometimes and it's so cute!
-You now have 6 teeth, 4 up top and 2 on the bottom.
-Your hair has started to really grow and is getting a lot longer now. You still don't have a lot up top but it's slowly coming in and it's very, very blonde!
-You are off of formula completely now and only drink organic vitamin D whole milk. We gradually switched weaned you by mixing it with formula for a week or so and you did great. We are now working on getting you to only drink from zippy cups instead of your bottle, which you love.
-You eat pretty good and your favorite foods right now are watermelon, cheerios, hot dog, cheese, avocado and anything your brother is eating.
-You are a good sleeper and sleep from about 7pm-7am and still take two naps a day.
-You still only sleep on your stomach and never try to even roll over to sleep!
-You love stuffed animals and sleep with quite a few of them in your bed with you and snuggle up with them all night.
-You are obsessed with dogs and anytime you see a dog on TV or in a book you get so excited and start pointing. You love to give dogs in books kisses and smile really big!
-You are talking a lot, but it's still hard to understand most of your words. You do say ma ma, da da, ba ba (brother), na na and pop pop.
-You had your surgery this past month to take your adenoids out and have tubes put in your ears and seem to be doing great. We're praying you have a lot less illness come this winter.
-You are starting to learn your body parts and know where your hair, mouth and belly are. You always put both hands on your head when we ask where your hair is and then you stick out your tongue and say "ahhh" when we ask where your mouth is and you always lift up your shirt and poke your belly button when we ask where your belly is!
-When we ask you if you want something particular or want to do a certain thing and you're answer is yes, you nod your head and move your whole body front and back.
-You are so sweet and happy and we love you so much baby girl!