Friday, July 27, 2012

another soccer season down

It was a great season! We had a great team and everyone really learned and grew this season.  Alex had a blast and the game clicked this time! He turned into a little soccer star and scored a total of 9 goals in the last two games (among other goals in previous games)! We couldn't be more proud and excited for him, and the rest of the team! 

 the cheerleader entertained the crowd
 me go too?!
 Everybody in....Gooooooo Blasters!!

the sad "professional" pictures

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Jacob's Baptisim

It was a wonderful day and we were blessed to have so much family there to witness. It was a beautiful blessing that brought tears to my eyes.
Jacob wore the same little outfit that Alex wore for his Dedication when he was about 4 months old. It was a little big but it still looked adorable. I think its sweet that they can share such a special outfit. 

 these family shots were asking a lot
 don't ask me why we let the other two up there with us...we put on a good show
Jacob did amazingly well! not a peep or a wimper outta was a miracle 

he's got the joy joy joy down in his heart ;)
 be blessed little lamb, the Lord is your Shepherd, he will guide your steps today and forever

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Alex turned 4!

I am way late on this one and totally skipped it when blogging but I still love you little one!! and as always I will break this down a bit and do his party and then post on his birthday and a little about him at this age.

Well, in my haste of planning his party while in my last few weeks of being pregnant/having a newborn, I planned it at a place I had never even been to. Great idea, right?!  We went to check it out the week of the party because I was getting nervous and that only made me even more nervous because it was GHE-TTO. But Alex insisted that it looked super fun and he wanted his party there...that's all that matters, right?! So, Kiddie Acres it was!

and you know what?! it was the best party place ever! The kids had an absolute blast! and it was so easy for me as the hostess and reasonable in price! We got super lucky with an overcast windy day to keep it cool and dodged the rain. I decided to keep it small and do boys only and during afternoon nap time so there was no meal to serve. It was a great party!! You can tell by all the BIG smiles! I had a hard time narrowing down all the super cute pictures of all the fun!

 you should see all the others taken in this series...silly boys!!
 It HAD to be Cars2 theme...and the easiest way for me to do that was with these cupcakes. Printed the cars and poked em in. My "grass" didn't really turn out but the boys didn't seem to notice. ;) And I was kinda proud of my racetrack idea on the bottom level of the stand.

 The actual party was too windy for me to set the cupcakes out but you get the idea.

 My sweet big boy....soooo excited to be sung to! And you might notice his shirt of choice- blue, fav color, and Cars.

this girl was a HOOT! probably had the most fun of anyone! 
 what a good sport and momma Kelly is!

 trouble at the back of the train



Ellie's new friend that she rode several rides with :)
 Travis and I got a huge kick out of watching the video of this ride. Ellie cuts around the ticket girl and b-lines straight for the purple car. She knows what she wants. Poor Connor wanted to ride with Alex but instead got a date :)
 She could stay here all day!

 It's just so sad that he didn't have any fun...

What?! I slept through the whole thing?!