Monday, October 31, 2011

Allie is 1!

I can't believe my baby girl is one!! It just blows my mind how fast this last year has gone.  It really feels like I just got home from the hospital with her....

For this child I have prayed, and the Lord has granted the desires of my heart.  1 Samuel 1:27 

As we finish this first year of life I have so many prayers for Allie:

Thank you God for my beautiful daughter and the wonderful first year of life you have given her.  I thank you for her health and happiness.  She is perfectly and wonderfully made by you and I pray she always knows that.  I pray that you will guide her father and I to teach her to love you and seek you above anything else.  I thank you for the special relationship she has in her brothers and I pray they are always close and take care of each other.  She was the most perfect addition to our family and I pray for many, many more wonderful years together!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Party Time!

Although Allie's actual birthday is this coming up Saturday, we celebrated a little early with a party this past weekend. I honestly went to bed Saturday night feeling overwhelmingly happy and blessed. Saturday really could not have been a more perfect day...  the weather was beautiful (not a cloud in the sky!!), we had most of our family and close friends by our side, there was lots of laughter and a beautiful daughter who is just growing up so quickly! I am just so thankful that my children are happy and healthy and that we could all spend a great day together!

My wild and crazy kiddos!! :)

the birthday girl!!

we are working on walking...but I am definitely not rushing this baby to grow up!! :(

One of her very favorite things to do....she cries when she has to come in!

Some of the boys in the backyard playing football!!

"Happy Birthday to You!!"

My wonderful family!

She LOVED her cake!!!  She ate almost half of it and cried when we took it away!

Precious Girl!

Checking out one of her new toys!

All the kids!

Another new, fun toy!

On Allie's actual bday we have a home GT game so we will be celebrating her big day again at the tailgate this Saturday! You can't ever have to many bday only turn 1 once!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Cupcake Fun

We are...I am knee deep in preparing for Allie's birthday party and family coming to stay at my house so things have been a little crazy around here!  Today we went to McEntyre's Bakery to order Allie's bday cake and they have an entire case of goodies to look at and get your mouth watering for!!  So......we decided to get a little treat and enjoy it when we got home!  We took a little break from the chaos and enjoyed the beautiful weather and our delicious halloween cupcakes!!! 

Can you believe he let that icing fall to the ground...what a tragedy to let that go to waste!

I'm not sure what this face is about! :)

Finger-lickin' good!! :)

I was just going to get cupcakes for the boys....seriously...what was I thinking!! There was no way I could resist the deliciousness!!

The boys captured me enjoying my treat!!

I tried to get Luke with an icing kiss! ;)

The cupcakes really were sooooo good!!! We enjoyed our time playing outside and eating a treat!! BTW - Poor Allie was napping during this time and missed out on all this fun! I really was going to share some of mine with her.....

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mr. Handsome

So this past weekend the boys got the opportunity to be in my aunt's wedding.  I of course was super excited to see them all decked out in tuxes looking like little men and they were excited to be wearing "shiny black shoes!!"  I have a ton of pictures of Cade because this event was straight up his alley.  He got to be all dressed up with everyone looking at him and oooohhing and aaaahhhing over how cute he was.....he likes to be the center of attention!!  Luke on the other hand does not!  I don't have very many pics of him because he was not in the mood on Saturday!  Then when the doors opened for him to walk down the aisle he freaked seeing all the people and refused to do it!!  We were not surprised at all and really had expected it.  Thank goodness my aunt had at least one ring bearer on stage and to escort the flower girl!!!  Cade did great during the wedding and did exactly what he was suppose to!!  Luke looked great sitting on the back pew with his sister and dad during the wedding!! :)  They did thoroughly enjoy the cake and bubbles after the wedding though! :)

Aren't they handsome!!

The only way Luke agreed to be in the picture was to sit on the bench....whatever!! :)

This is what our pictures of Luke looked like....him running from the camera!

He did so good during the wedding!

The beautiful Bride and Groom

Cade escorting the flower girl, his cousin Matty Beth, off the stage.

Luke's favorite part, BuBbLeS!!!

I really am glad the boys got this opportunity!!  It was fun to dress them all up and be a part of such a special day in Laressa's life!  As disappointed as I was that Luke didn't actually participate in the is really cool to just see their night and day personalities and how they respond to different situations.  Them having different strengths and weaknesses is what makes them so special and is just the way God made them!  I love my somewhat shy and reserved Luke (except when he is at home where he is loud and dominant...) and I love my silly, center of attention Cade!!  They make life fun and interesting!