Sunday, April 29, 2012


We've been busy around our house over the past month getting the outside of our house transformed from a muddy mess after our contruction this fall to a house with landscaping and grass.  Owen has been busy helping me unload the mulch.

A Pizza Picnic on the Porch

One evening a few weeks ago, we at our dinner out on the front porch.  With several laughing attempts we finally got the kinks worked out, we think.  We started like this...with a towel to catch crumbs (Jimmy's touch), Owen using a "big boy" cup, and in the sunny sun. 

But, after 2 cups of milk spilled within 2 minutes of eachother due to the wobbly table and naturally wiggly kiddos, complaints of the sun in their eyes--we removed the towel, moved the table to a shady spot, and switched to a sippy for the evening. At least we had a good laugh and enjoyed some yummy pizza :).

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Be checking....

I am sitting down and catching up on this good ol' blog that I've neglected for several weeks.  So here watching for posts to catch up on what we've been up to lately :)

We have a THREE year old on our hands!

We hosted a dinosaur themed birthday party for Owen this year.  We had 14 of his kid-friends plus their families, and his grandparents come to help celebrate. We had games, lunch, more games, cake, and presents.  I think fun was had by all!

Here they are digging for dinosaurs in a tub full of sand. (The weather didn't cooperate to let us be outside, so we improvised :) )

We played dino-toss (bean bag toss into "volcanoes")

We broke open dinosaur eggs.

Here's Owen soaking up everyone singing "Happy Birthday!"

Enjoying his cupcake!

Opening presents

Playing with one of his birthday toys...Lilly is wearing one of the dinosaur tails--She loves running around and roaring like a dinosaur--so cute!  (Everyone was able to take home one of the tails, too.)
 Owen driving Lilly around in his gift from Mommy and Daddy after the party--A motorized police car, as Owen says "go-peece car".  He was pretty excited about it--I forsee lots of fun this summer in it!

Happy Birthday, Owen!  We are blessed beyond measure by the joy your life brings us!