Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday, Sawyer

Yesterday my daughter turned 13 and today my baby boy turns 5!! I think it is equally as crazy...I seems like I just had him and now I am waiting for his little sister to arrive!

Happy Birthday to my sweet little guy and stop growing for a awhile!! Hope you have a great day swimming at your pool party and have an awesome 5th year! Love you.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Happy 13th Birthday, Alaina

It's happened and it's hard to believe....my girl has turned into a teenager!!!

Happy Birthday to my sweet, awesome, beautiful, strong, funny, sassy daughter! We love you so much and we will not take personally what you say and do these next couple years-hahaha! Have a great day and an awesome year!!

Monday, June 13, 2011


We finally made it up to Duluth after trying to plan it since March. We were only up there for two days and one night since I was over 35 weeks and it made me nervous to be away from home too long-you never know! Even though it was a short trip, we had a lot of fun with my sister and her family. As soon as we got there, we took the kids to canal park. It was fun to see the cousins run around together and Liam just basically run in the opposite direction of wherever we were going! I felt bad as I was no help at all in trying to catch him. My sister sure got her workout (: It was so fun just being around that little boy-he is adorable! Here is Danielle and Liam in front of the lift bridge.

All the cousins together.

My sister Danielle and I. Not too fond of this picture, mostly because of my belly button poking out ):

The kids climbed on everything they could...

Watching a sail boat come in and go under the lift bridge.

Liam falling asleep eating his ice cream cone-so cute!

We spent a couple hours on Sunday on Lake Superior. Another beautiful day! The kids skipped rocks, looked for treasures, and made a sand castle. This is as close to the ocean as you can get around here (:

Nothing cuter than a naked boy on the beach wearing his cousins shoes (:

We had a great time and next time I will plan to stay longer as there is so much to see and do-thanks again Gorts!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Ella Grayce

My new niece, Ella Grayce, came to visit Grandma. She is so cuddly and cute and I didn't want to let her go! Here her big sister Katelyn is holding her and showing her off to her cousins.

Yay, I finally got to hold her! I could have taken her home with me. Such a doll.

Jonnie can't wait for his little sister (:

Friday, June 3, 2011

School's Out

Hard to believe school is over for another year! I am thrilled it is finally summer, though and that much closer to meeting our little girl. I am carrying so low that it is starting to be really uncomfortable and I am just tired of being pregnant. Anyway, here are a few events from the last couple weeks of school I hadn't put on here. Some of the events were Jonnie's play day that I forgot my camera for and also Sawyer's last day of preschool.

One event was Jonnie's All-Star afternoon for his class. I think every teacher should do this and it was a great way for the kids to show off their writing and reading skills. They read us poetry and reenacted a play. They also presented us with a folder and book with all their poetry and stories they had been working on. I was very impressed! Jonnie had a pretty tough teacher this year, but he said she was one of his favorites-she really pushed them to do their best! Also, they presented the class helpers with a certificate and a plant, so I was pleasantly surprised to receive one (:

I was so, so proud when Jonnie walked up with a little boy with special needs who can't talk. Jonnie helped him push the buttons on his machine to read his poem he picked out. I was trying so hard to hold back my tears, especially at the end when all the parents were applauding and looking at Jon and I proudly. The Special Ed. teacher later told us that it was Jonnie's voice on the machine and he had worked with her on recording it. She also said we have a very special boy. I agree! He has such a big heart (:

Showing his dad his poetry and writing book. It was so sweet in the beginning of the book it said, "This book is dedicated to my dad and brother." Jon was pretty proud (:

Another event was Jonnie's spring songfest. The orchestra played for everyone their songs from the concert and since Jon wasn't able to make it to the concert, it was nice for him to hear Jonnie play at the songfest. He did a great job and he also held up a flag during one of the songs.

And we can't forget Alaina's concert. She played beautifully once again and once again I didn't get any good pictures. I'll just have to walk up near the stage and get one next time.

So now I officially have an 8th grader, a 5th grader, a preschooler, and an infant on the way! Sounds strange to me...(: Let the summer begin!