Sunday, March 29, 2009

Daniel's Fifth Birthday Party

WOW! That pretty much sums it up! The jumper arrived at 1:00, and that is when the party began. The neighbors came over and they started jumping and playing and did not stop until about 8:00 last night. There were some of the prettiest princesses and strongest superheroes around celebrating with Big D. It was a great time and I was so glad that so many of our friends and family were able to share the day with us. The Lord answered my prayers and the weather was perfect! The kids loved jumping in the bouncer, playing ball, coloring princess and super hero pictures, playing in the playhouse, dancing, playing games, and having an egg hunt. After the party several people stayed and Matt grilled us some yummy hamburgers. I am sure that everyone slept well last night, and I can't wait to do it again next year!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring Break Fun!

Okay, for some reason I can't move the pics. SOOO, they are first and totally in the wrong chronological order! Sorry!
Paw Paw has the touch!

D loves getting cards with money inside!!

"Baby" Sarah with her mini-cupcake (which, believe it or not, she spit out!)

Blowing out the candle! (see explanation below!)

D's birthday cupcakes

Paw Paw and D just hanging out

How cute is this pic??

Sarah on D's Star Wars cot in Brewton

Enjoying his doughnut (his requested birthday breakfast)

D in the rhino transport at the zoo

Caroline checking out the big spider web at the zoo--she wanted to climb on it sooo badly!

Well, I am finally getting around to posting pics and more details about our Spring Break. The beginning of the week was very laid back. EXCEPT the zoo where we (along with about 1,000 other families) spent about as much time parking and walking in as we did exploring and playing! See, Caroline is no longer content to sit in her stroller and take in the sights. She has got to be down and running! It is very hard when she and Daniel both want to head in opposite directions, and it just about wore me out! Anywho, the weather was beautiful, and I did get a few cute pics so it was not a total waste!
Wednesday my sweet family from North Carolina came in. We had such a great time! Their little girl Sarah is a complete angel. Caroline called her "baby" the whole time, which is funny considering Sarah is a few months older than her. Friday, we all headed to Brewton for a wonderful weekend at my dad and Tammy's. Sadly, Sissy got sick on the way down so she and Matt stayed home and she is not in the pics from there. I have posted the funny pics from D's make-shift birthday party in Brewton. I think we did pretty good!! Notice the Yankee candle he is blowing out since we did not have any little birthday candles. Hey, whatever works! It was fine and dandy with him!! I am excited about his real party this weekend. I hope that the storms will have all passed by 3, but we are ready to party--rain or shine! We have rented a moonwalk that has a cover so they can bounce in mild rain. I think the kids would probably like to jump more in the rain (the superheroes more than the princesses) anyway!
Well, hope you enjoy the pics!! Happy Hump Day!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Daniel is Five!

Yesterday was Daniel's fifth birthday. It is sooo hard to believe! His arrival marked the greatest change of my life, as well as Matt's. Things have been wonderfully challenging, and I know that God has the most amazing plan for his little life. My prayer is that we can be the parents he needs to guide him down the right path. He is a terrific big brother to Caroline. I am so thankful for my family.
At five he can:
count as high as you will let him!
identify numbers through 100
tell you his full name, address, and phone number
add in his head!
use robust vocabulary correctly
identify all letters of the alphabet--upper and lower case
tell you all of the sounds of the letters
read! (Dick and Jane and Dr. Suess)
lead the blessing
make his sister smile like no other
hop on one foot
do a sumersault
do the triangle at the park--back and forth!
bless our day...
LOVE that little guy!

We are in Brewton right now. Last night we celebrated his birthday with some mini cupcakes here, and we will have his party next weekend. We are excited to see many of our friends and family members there. It is going to be a blowout--the party to attend...just ask him! ;)
Caroline got sick on the way to Brewton yesterday, so she and Matt are home. Daniel and I are headed to Pensacola today for a family reunion of sorts. Then, we are headed back to Birmingham after lunch tomorrow.
I can't believe Spring Break is almost over. Seems like it was just beginning yesterday...
Oh, well. Maybe the next two months will go by as quickly as March. This weather is amazing, and they days are brighter and happier. Have a wonderful spring, everyone!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Father's Night and Big Girl Bows

Well, I know it has been a while. We have just been super busy! Most recently, Matt and Daniel attended Father's Night at his preschool. He was so proud and excited! Before the big event, Daniel, Caroline, and I spent a wonderful afternoon at the park. The weather was so nice, we even ate dinner there! Then, we met Matt at the preschool and he and Daniel went through a typical day of preschool. They even got snack and visited his specials classes!
We are now enjoying our Spring Break! This is one of the MAJOR perks of being a teacher! We are just hanging out the first part of the week--the gym, the park, the library, ect. then on Wed. my family is coming in from NC. I rarely get to see them, and they mean so much to me, so I am very excited!
We may try and go to the zoo tomorrow if the weather is nice. What are all of you up to this week?
Oh, and Sissy wore what I consider to be her first big girl bow today! You know, the one that is obnoxiously big, but completely adorable. She looks so grown up!

Matt and Daniel on Father's Night

Caroline in her big girl bow!

Who's the cutest thing in the world? Me?

Monday, March 2, 2009


So I just got home from watching the Bachelor with some girlfriends (thanks Sena for hosting) and I am completely shocked with the results. Even if it was totally scripted, which I am not ruling out, what does that say to America!? Sure, treat a lady like crap, and you still win in the end! I love you, no wait, I don't...I love her. Hmmmmm...
Okay, just had to get that out of my system!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

A Southerner's Kind of Snow...

This morning I woke up to a very excited "Holy Cow, Mom! It's snowing!" You would have thought it was Christmas morning by the way Daniel went racing down the stairs. After getting Caroline up, we headed straight to the back door where we could admire the beautiful white snowflakes that where falling as gracefully as ballerinas. Matt had lit a fire, and I loved the winter scence we had created in our den.

BUT, the best part was, we were able to admire the beauty, play in the snow, and then be done with it a mere 5 hours later. That is gracious plenty for this southern girl! I don't know how people who live up north do it!
We have some friends in Georgia who are from up north, and they have confirmed time and time again that the southern weather is the way to go! Thank you, Lord for placing me in the south!

Our house coated in the white stuff!

D and Dad by the snowman

8:00 this morning...

and 1:00 this afternoon!

Snowball fight!

The Wilsons house... in a Winter Wonderland!