Yesterday Uncle Andrew bought himself a brand new bike. Maria brought his old bike and they headed over to our house to get some pointers from two bike-riding pros.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Friday marked the 101st day of school. I'm pretty sure that this is for all elementary school kids, but Jackson's pre-K class got to celebrate nonetheless. They went all out with the 101 Dalmations theme,
painting t-shirts, making dog ears and collars,
|and even painting their faces!|
|The kids loved it and had a really great Friday:)|
Friday, February 24, 2012
Lila and I started attending a Mommy & Me class at gymnastics a few weeks ago. Since brother's birthday was last Friday, I just got so busy that I flat forgot about her class. So she had to wait a whole two weeks to return. I felt terrible! She was so excited that all I heard from her this morning was, "me gym class!"
|She really came out of her shell today and enjoyed almost everything in the gym. She had fun walking on the colorful beams...|
|loved hanging from the bars like a little monkey...|
|had fun swinging from the rings with her feet up in the air...|
|and even crawled through the tunnel during the warm-up.|
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
It's February 22 and 78 degrees outside. It doesn't really get much nicer than that!
|Lila Lou and I just had to hang out in our backyard today. She asked if she could pour me some iced tea. She did a great job getting it into the cup...|
|and was so happy when I told her it was perfect. We love this weather. Please stay this way all spring!!|
and almost as big as one, too! We went for Jackson's 5 year check-up at the doctor this week and he got a glowing report. His favorite part was when the doctor told him that he didn't need any more vaccines until he turns 11. Woo hoo!!
Monday, February 20, 2012
We put out the word that all superheroes would be needed at our house this past Saturday.
|We were all so excited to be able to celebrate Jackson's (I mean, Batman's) birthday!|
|I made a sign for our front door letting everyone know that this was party headquarters.|
|By 2:00 Spidergirl, Batman and Wonder Woman were ready to roll!|
|Spidergirl and Batman were even flexing their muscles in preparation for the upcoming obstacle course.|
|Jared and I got into the theme, too, with our Superwoman and Justice League t-shirts...|
|and Boom came as Superman as well!|
|We had lots of yummy snacks for our guests to enjoy.|
|After that, it was time to hit the Batman pinata out on our back patio. |
Batman went first and did a good job--he even knocked a small hole in the pinata so I had to tape it up in order to let the rest of the kids have a chance to hit it!
|Spidergirl did good as well, although she wasn't nearly as rough as Batman. |
Almost everyone got a turn before all the candy began spilling out.
|Then it was like a gold rush! Get the candy, get the candy, get the candy!!|
|Little Wonder Woman wouldn't have gotten any, but her mama swooped in and scooped up two pieces. She was so excited about her Kit Kat.|
|After we came back inside it was time to sing to the birthday boy.|
|He was very concerned about Madison not helping him blow out any of his 5 candles. |
Thank goodness she complied!
|All the kids enjoyed their cupcakes...|
|and ice cream...|
|while the adults got to savor the oh-so-delicious mexican chocolate cake.|
|Thanks, everyone for getting into the theme so much. Sarah Ruth even wore her cape!|
|We loved seeing our littlest friends...|
|as well as our cool older friends!|
|This kid is still working on getting to all of his new toys. He is so pumped about all of them that it would be silly for me to try and name his favorites.|
|We hope that y'all had fun and enjoyed your Jackson M&Ms.|
|Thanks again for making his party really great! Y'all rock!|
Sunday, February 19, 2012
After school on Friday, we all went to Chuck E Cheese to begin Jackson's birthday celebrations. It was so nice since we got there before the masses. We stayed for a few hours and the kids had a blast.
|They hopped in the monster truck right away. Lila liked it until it started moving up and down. |
She made a very quick exit after that happened!
|It was the same way with horseback riding. "Get me off, now!!"|
|The stationary bike was much more suitable for little Miss Priss.|
|Meanwhile, big brother was off playing football...|
|while Maddie was showing Lila that the toddler slide was really fun. She still wanted no part of it though. Go figure.|
|We finally convinced her to sit on the Barney Train, but she hopped off before he had a chance to start talking to her.|
|After toddler area play-fail, we went to look for Memaw and Jackson. |
They were rocking out to Guitar Hero. Just look at Memaw's concentration!
|After pretending that we were real firefighters, we set off to try our hand at racecar driving. Let's just say that neither of us will probably ever be recruited for Nascar racing.|
|Two hours later we were on our way out of Chuck E Cheese. Jackson's Gigi bought him a birthday crown to wear and he loved it. |
Time spent playing: 2 hours
No one fighting or crying!!: Priceless
|That evening we went to Napoli's for Jackson's family birthday dinner. Afterwards, we came home and let him open his presents. He got so many cool toys--like this transformer and his hot wheels track.|
Friday, February 17, 2012
Five years ago to the day, almost to the hour, this is what I was doing.
|Holding our precious baby boy who had been born that morning.|
|I was convinced that he was perfection and he immediately stole my heart. Forever.|
|Fast forward 5 years and that sweet little baby will be starting Kindergarten soon. Whoa!|
|We love you, J man! Hope you had a great first day being 5!!|
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