Friday, March 2, 2012

Gracie's Third Birthday!

For Grace's 3rd Birthday, we thought it would be fun to do something pink and girlie, and here's what she and I came up with. As usual, I may have gone a tiny bit overboard in the "theme" department, but you be the judge...

even the pizza place got into it for us!

the gagarazzi came!

Nana and Sarah-related much?

opening squinkies for "Uncle" Eddie

the boys with their awesome handmade blankets from Aunt Ali!

 Cake Time!

I made sure to get a group shot...but OOPS! Forgot to make sure you could see the birthday girl...DUH!

She got several costumes for her birthday, but this was definitely one of my faves...

Take a deep breath, Mark!
Pop-pop's turn!
Pinata chaos!

Happy Third Birthday and Good Night, sweet girl. 
 Wishing you the happiness you have brought to all of us,
 every day of your life....OXOXOX

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Christmas Visit

We got a special gift this Christmas season.
Chelsey came for a visit!

Chelsey was the boys' babysitter when they were little, 
around 3 and 1.

Then she left for Penn State, and after that, Hawaii, where she has been stationed for almost 2 years, as an ensign in the US Navy.

We haven't really replaced her since she left.

She has a certain something that you just can't put your finger on.

Maybe it's because she knows what she's getting into....

Or maybe she just knows how to deal with it...

Either way, we were so glad to see her.
Thanks for the gift of your time this Christmas, Chelsey.
We love you and appreciate it very much!