Monday, March 15, 2010

Kylee's Princess Party

Happy 3rd birthday to Kylee! We had a wonderful time at her party on Saturday! It was at Silverjax, a gym for cheerleading and gymnastics. They had a bouncy house and lots of other fun things to do. Aydan learned how to climb up to the slide all by herself, which is no small feat even for big kids. I was so proud of her! (Although I'm still going to pretend she needs help when we go to Monkey Joe's...I have as much fun as she does!)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Picnic at the Zoo

Yesterday was the PERFECT day for a picnic at the zoo! The weather was gorgeous, and Matt skipped his baseball game to go with us! : ) We had a wonderful day! More I will post more pics from the zoo later this afternoon.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Baby's First...SNOW!!!

Aydan saw her first snow yesterday! We ended up getting 9 inches, which is the most I've ever seen in Columbia. It wasn't slushy or icy, it was nice and powdery! Aydan really loved the snow...especially when she discovered she could eat it! We couldn't play long, but we had great fun!

Monday, February 8, 2010

I've been so bad!

Sorry I have been so neglect in updating our blog! We have been busy busy, but I promise I will do better! For now, here are a few pics from Christmas!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Lil Punkin'

We visited a pumpkin patch yesterday, and Aydan had the best time! She was running all over the place! It was really cute! We bought an enormous pumpkin for our front porch and a little tiny baby pumpkin for Aydan. It was perfect "pumpkin patch" weather...chilly, but very fall-like!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Checking in...

I know it's been a while since our last post, but we have been so busy with school starting, football season, etc. The fall is such a busy time of year. We are loving the cooler fall weather and spending lots of time outside. Aydan loves being outside!

I know this isn't the best picture, but I need to post something and this is all I have right now. We are planning to do another photo shoot soon. This is Aydan "helping" mom fold the towels. She's such a good helper. She is crazy about socks and shoes right now, and she wants to wear them even if she's not wearing anything else! They love the simple things, don't they?

We are just plugging along and doing great! Aydan has surpassed walking and prefers to run most of the time, and she is talking up a storm. I can't believe how big her vocabulary is and how she uses her words in the right context. To mom's dismay, one of her favorite sayings right now is "No way," and she says it all the time. We all have to be very careful what we say now, because she's a little parrot!

I promise we will check in again soon, and in the meantime we will work on taking some new pictures.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Aydan's 1st Birthday

On Saturday, August 22 we celebrated Aydan's first birthday with our family and friends. It was a great day! We ate BBQ, watched Aydan devour her cake, and opened presents. As you can see, Aydan really liked cake! It was the first time she's eaten anything like that, so she couldn't get enough. Everyone was so kind to come to the party, and you should have seen all the gifts! Aydan is so lucky to have so many people that love her!!

She LOVED it when everyone sang Happy Birthday to her! We had to sing twice, to her delight, because mom forgot to video the first time!
The party theme was pink and green ladybugs, and I may have gone a little overboard. There were pink and green polka dots everywhere! We chose ladybugs as the theme for a couple of reasons. First, when I was pregnant I saw ladybugs everywhere (I normally never see them), and for some crazy reason it made me think I was going to have a girl. Then, after Aydan was born and we named her, we started calling her Aydie Bug, so it's just a silly little theme we've had. I chose pink and green to make it more girly. I made her cake in the shape of a ladybug and made the adult cake with green and pink dots. Here's Aydan's cake...
and the adult cake...
I also made her a bib for her cake with white terry cloth and hot pink backing. It had a pink polka dot applique and her name in green. I made her a pillowcase dress with green ribbon and a cupcake applique.

Here are some more pics from the party...