Weston’s 6th Birthday Party!

Happy 6th Birthday, Weston James!!

On Friday, March 27th, Weston’s actual birthday, we celebrated our six year old!!!!  Our baby turned six!  I realize I already blogged about this party, but I am doing it again to keep things in order.

Here’s the birthday boy so excited about his shark party!

Grandie got him his shirt.IMG_8923 IMG_8924 IMG_8925 IMG_8926 IMG_8927 IMG_8928 It was so fun doing a shark theme!IMG_8929 IMG_8930 IMG_8922 IMG_8931 IMG_8934 IMG_8936 IMG_8937 Party favors….shark gummies!IMG_8938 IMG_8939 IMG_8940 This party was definitely a labor of love, but I loved every minute of preparing for it!IMG_8942 IMG_8946 The kids dug right in!IMG_8950 Sand pudding cake!IMG_8952 Doesn’t it really look like sand??IMG_8954 I apologize I caught everyone with their mouth full!!IMG_8955 IMG_8956 Brandt and Judy couldn’t come due to sickness.IMG_8957 Present time!IMG_8959 IMG_8960 IMG_8962 IMG_8963 IMG_8965 IMG_8966 IMG_8967 IMG_8970 IMG_8971 IMG_8972 He was so excited about his archery gear!  IMG_8975 We have a crazy bunch!  They loved this box.IMG_8976 IMG_8977 Dessert time!IMG_8979 IMG_8980 IMG_8985 Mom insisted on having me pose for this picture.  😉IMG_8987 IMG_8989 IMG_8990 IMG_8992 Me and my baby!  Sigh.IMG_8993 Ava got her first ever party favor!!IMG_8994 IMG_8995 IMG_8996 Daddy and Weston got right to work on the archery after everyone left.IMG_8999 IMG_9001 Birthday spankings!IMG_9003We had a great night celebrating our Weston.  We are so thankful for him!  He came into our family just when we needed him and he has been such a blessing to our family.  He has brought us so many smiles and laughter just when we needed it.  He has a very sweet heart and I just love him to pieces!!!!

Happy Birthday, Weston James!!  We love you so much!!

One Sunday in March

Sunday afternoon, March 22nd, we celebrated Mackenzie’s birthday at Mimi’s.IMG_8898 IMG_8900 Love this picture of our girls with Mimi.IMG_8901 The temps were rising and our snow couple was (or were?? I thought “was” because the “couple” was one unit.  I don’t know. Basically at this point of our homeschooling life, Ethan teaches us all Grammar, so I guess I should ask him.) shrinking and leaning further and further away from each other!  Haha!IMG_8902 The snows-a-melting!!!!!!!IMG_8904

Snowy Saturday!

Saturday, March 21st, brought more snow!

Here is Ethan heading out for morning chores in the snow.IMG_8867 IMG_8870 Then he came in to warm up and read by the woodstove.IMG_8876 The snow stopped about mid-day and the three younger ones headed out to build a snowman.  IMG_8877 Sam had gotten called in to work so he was just getting home.IMG_8879 Weston was trying so hard to roll the head of the snowman.IMG_8880 It was so heavy!IMG_8881 But look at her!  Isn’t she cute?!  I loved her hair!IMG_8883 IMG_8885 IMG_8887 I loved looking at her from the back with the hair coming out of her hat.  😉IMG_8888 IMG_8889 Her profile.  Am I the only one who takes profile pictures of snowmen?  Someone help me.IMG_8892 IMG_8893 Her pipe kept falling out.  She probably thought smoking a pipe was gross.IMG_8894 After they finished her, they decided she needed a husband.  Notice, he is smaller and shorter.   And meanwhile, she started leaning a little.  Haha!IMG_8896And there is our Saturday Snow Couple.

Ice Skating!!

Friday, March 20th, the kids and I headed back to the ice rink where the girls had their friend’s birthday party the Sunday before.  We had the whole place to ourselves……at first!IMG_8822 IMG_8823 IMG_8824 IMG_8825 Everyone stuck close to the sides at first…..including me.  IMG_8826 IMG_8827 As time went on a few more people showed up, but it wasn’t bad at all.  IMG_8829 IMG_8830 And the kids felt comfortable venturing out towards the middle.IMG_8838 IMG_8839 We tried to get a selfie, but the first time, I cut Weston out of it……IMG_8846 The second time, I cut Ethan out of it and part of Lyvie…….IMG_8847 So Grace took one of us……IMG_8848 IMG_8850 IMG_8851 IMG_8852 It was forecasted for snow that afternoon and as we left the rink, the first snowflakes were starting to fall.

So we came home and had hot chocolate……..IMG_8854 IMG_8857 And watched an I Love Lucy episode before chores!IMG_8858 IMG_8859 IMG_8862 IMG_8863 IMG_8864

Wednesday Prep and Dinner

Wednesday, March 18th, we spent over at the church prepping for Wed night fellowship dinner.  While I worked in the kitchen, the kids did school at the table and Uncle Brian joined them with his work.  IMG_8800 Oh, lovely.  Chopping broccoli!IMG_8801 Quinn is looking on as his Mom picks up all the pretzels he just dumped.  I don’t think Shelly thought it was as funny as Hudson and Grace did.IMG_8802 IMG_8804 We had so many people that night, the overflow sat in the other room.  We prefer everyone to sit together if possible, but this night was an exception.IMG_8805 IMG_8807 IMG_8808 It was fun having Brooke, Brian, and Bailey here for dinner!IMG_8809

Bailey Grace Visits!

Monday, March 16th, Bailey arrived in town!  Oh, and Uncle Brian and Aunt Brooke too, of course!  😉

But this little cutie was definitely the highlight of the night!IMG_8772 Just look at her.  IMG_8773 IMG_8775 IMG_8776 IMG_8778 IMG_8781 IMG_8783 IMG_8785 IMG_8786 Ethan showing everyone something on his computer.IMG_8787 IMG_8788 Peek-a-boo!IMG_8792 I love this one of Ethan holding her.IMG_8793 IMG_8795 IMG_8798 IMG_8799Such a fun night!!

Throwback Thursday!

In honor of our girls returning back home today (They have been gone for a month! More on that to come!), this Throwback Thursday is for them!  This was 5 years ago this coming week.  Grandie took them to Ocean City!!!!

Here they are the morning they headed out!IMG_0008 As you can see from the pictures, they had a blast!!!!

Scooter ride!IMG_0016 IMG_0034 IMG_0035 Burying Yaya!IMG_0044 Morning coffee on the deck.IMG_0059 Heading to the beach!IMG_0063 Celebrating Yaya’s birthday!IMG_0065 IMG_0072 Scooter and Lyvie.IMG_0073 Grilling!IMG_0118 Beach before bed.IMG_0127 IMG_0138 Assateague ponies!IMG_0151 IMG_0156 IMG_0157 IMG_0158 IMG_0170 IMG_0173 IMG_0174 IMG_0178 IMG_0228 IMG_0255 IMG_0286 IMG_0288 IMG_0308 IMG_0311 IMG_0315 IMG_0319 IMG_0324 IMG_0326 IMG_0333 IMG_0367What great memories they made!  So thankful for the pictures to remember this special time!