Tuesday, January 31, 2012


We are still doing less of the birthday party thing around here and more of small family celebrations with the kids getting a more adventerous 1:1 outing with a parent.  Luke wanted another Ranger baseball game and hotel stay in Dallas again this year. 

Everyone in on the "opening" act.

A new bounce back ball net.

Some Tony Hawk mini ramps.  I've had these in my attic for years!

Being led to his big surprise.

He just got his new bike!!

Anysa's expression is too funny!

He requested a cookie cake, but Gigi couldn't resist trying something fun too.  Luke didn't mind the extra sugar!

All the kids in their "Gigi" shirts with Gigi.

Luke~ you are always full of ideas, continually keep me on my toes, and have a precious heart.  You are still very much in training, but I know God has great plans for you!  Mommy


Monday, January 30, 2012


Our little man turned 2-TWO- back in May.  He is such a blessing to our family!

Since we were about to surprise the kids with our Disney trip and Brax loves baseball, I did a Mickey Mouse baseball themed party.  We enjoyed having all the grandparents, as well as my sister and cousins, here to help us celebrate.

Brax and Lylleigh, aka "WillWee" (9 months apart).

Our birthday boy with his special shirt.

He is ready for action!  I picked up this cute easel at a resale shop.

We loved seeing him so enjoying his party.

A perfect little chair for watching Luke's baseball games.

Checking out his new tree swing!

Bet you can't guess what he loves to do!

My right-hand man!

Goody bags for everyone!

The girls...Hannah, Anysa (3 months apart), & Lylleigh.

Testing his new cup.

Brax and my mom share a birthday, so the kids decorated a cake for her too.  They did a great job!  Thanks to my sister for bringing all her cake decorating goodies with her.

Hanging with his posse!

The boys...Brax, Landon, Luke (1 month apart).


Anysa's teacher made this cake for Brax.

What's not to love about this face?!!!

Seeing him wear his cap like this always reminds me of my grandpa.

Good manners babe!

This seals it...I'm keeping him!

Going for it in his new swing!


Oh those dimples!

The kids heading to the pasture.  Micki and Buck joining them...we miss you Buck!

Ending the party with a round of hoops!

Brax, you are pure joy for us and we love watching you grow!  Mommy