Sunday, September 20, 2009

Super Second Birthday Party!

Today we celebrated Caroline's second birthday with a fabulous gathering of family and friends! The first few pictures are actually from the night of her "real" birthdate. She got the adorable Baby Stella baby and stroller from mommy, daddy, and Daniel. Aunt Lawrinda, Aunt Missy, Uncle Steve and Sarah gave her the accessories. I actually picked all of these cute things up at a little boutique in North Carolina when we went up this summer, and have been waiting patiently to give them to her for her birthday!

The Seattle in Birmingham weather that we having did not stop our fun today! We played in the big blow up princess castle jumper during the dry spells and just moved the fun into the garage during the rain showers! The kids never missed a beat! Thanks so much to everyone who braved the weather and helped make Caroline's second birthday party a blast!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Happy Second Birthday Sweet Caroline!

And then we were four...

Precious from the beginning

Such a proud moment!

Sleeping Beauty heading home...

The most amazing little miracle joined us here on Earth. From God's arms to mine...I am so completely blessed, and so thankful. Caroline is our little ray of sunshine. She is sweet, affectionate, smart, beautiful, EVERYTHING we could ever hope for in a child.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Labor Day Trip to PCB

We had such a great time with the Jowers family over the long weekend! Matt was able to take Friday off. Sweet Mrs. Wilson came over at 6:45 that morning to stay with Caroline so he could take D and me to school. Then he finished up the packing, got the oil changed, the tires rotated, the car cleaned up, and all of our gear loaded. Matt and Caroline picked D and me up from VHECH at 3:15 and we were off! The traffic was pretty slow until we got past the Shelby County airport, but then it was smooth sailing! The kids snacked and watch the DVD player most of the way. They both fell sound asleep just before we got to Amanda and Jason's and we were able to just transfer them into their beds. BIG thanks to Will and Kate for giving up their rooms!! :) We did all kinds of fun things!! The guys played golf (ofcourse) and Amanda and I shopped 'til we dropped! Being the amazing bargain shoppers that we are, we found some great deals on some super cute things!! Dillards had their shoes 70% off and a local children's boutique had everything 50% off. DANGEROUS!!! We also had a blast at the pool, riding bikes, cruising on the boat, grilling out, and just playing around. I wish that I had taken more pictures, but we were just too busy!! Hope everyone else had as great of a 3 day weekend as we did. We wouldn't want to spend it any other way! Thanks Jowers!!! :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

VHECH Fun Run!

Today was the much anticipated Fun Run at D's and my school. It was everything we thought it would be--sooo much fun! We enjoyed awesome music, excited kids and parents, great weather, and popsicles when it was all over! I was sooo proud of Daniel for the great running he did. My fifth graders couldn't believe how fast and far he ran! He ran a total of 36 laps (16 is a mile)!!! To be honest, I was really just hoping he would be able to make the 16 since he had run 1- 1 1/2 miles during our practice, but I guess all of the upbeat music and cheering parents and fellow students sent him over the top! Thanks so much to all of our friends and family members who pledged to support D and his school. He (we) truly appreciated each and every contribution.