Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Few More Pics...

Brooke, the fabulous photographer and friend:o)

Ella blowing out her candle...
Eating her parfait...

Opening her Fancy Nancy doll from Granny...


Weston enjoyed the party just as much as Ella! I think we might do a dress-up fancy party for his 6th birthday:o) hahahaha!

A Few Pics From Ella's Fancy Nancy Party-April 25th

On Saturday, the 25th, we had Ella's 3rd birthday party here at the house (my favorite parties). She had a Fancy Nancy party and all the girls dressed up. We made posh purses (idea courtesy of Martha Stewart http://www.marthastewart.com/article/no-sew-fancy-kids-pocketbook) and parfaits (that's a fancy word for ice cream sundae:o). The girls had so much fun playing together and being fancy. Ironically enough, my little Ella, who wears tutus to the gym or to roll around in the dirt, refused to wear anything fancy at her party! The only thing she kept on the entire time was her dress! She was the only girl at the party not wearing her fancy accessories that i got all the girls! It just figures...Thank you, Brooke for taking such great pictures of Ella's special day!! Here is a link to view all of the pictures taken from the party: Some of the girls enjoying their party food.




Ella was tired during her party and kept going back to her "night-night" (which we cut in half on her birthday).

Brooke mangaged to capture the 5 seconds Ella actually wore her fancy attire!

Already undressing...



Cupcake bites (courtesy of Bakerella http://bakerella.blogspot.com/2008/05/cupcake-bites-made-easy.html .)

Ella's vanilla cupcakes...

All of the girls went home with a tutu, wand, wings, and a boa (not pictured). I found them all at http://www.haloheaven.com/ for an unbelievable deal!The party room...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ella Dancing at the Wedding

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Andrea's Wedding in Emporia- April 18th

This past weekend after Weston's first t-ball game (scroll down to next post for pics of that:o), we packed up the car and headed south to Emporia for Chad's cousin, Andrea's wedding. It was the most gorgeous day! The got married in a church and had their reception on the lawn of this really cool super old house that they opened up and let people tour all night. I didn't get an "official" tour, so i'm not sure why it's special, but i did take ella around it for a looksy. Chad's uncle Bobby's band played at the reception and did a great job. However, the only people that danced most of the night were all of the kids! Our kids danced the entire night until Ella danced herself to sleep! She, of course, perked right up as soon as we got back to the hotel:o) It was a fun night for all of us and the band told us at the end of the night that they really loved watching our kids dance. I'll try and post a video.

Ella's scraped up elbow. Read on to find out how it happened...
Ella breaking out some moves that Daddy taught her...

Weston gets nose bleeds about once a week when the weather is dry. Well, for whatever reason he got 1 on the way to the hotel, and 3 at the wedding!! So much for looking cute! He sported blood down the front of his shirt for half the night!


Ella all pooped out!

When we first got to the reception...
So, i wanted to get a good picture of the kids in their cute outfits before they got all sweaty and dropped food all over themselves...so i tell them to go over to this concrete bench and sit down. Ella walks over, climbs up on the bench and sits down, falls backward off the bench and scrapes her elbow! After i got her to calm down, this is her showing Weston her elbow.


Weston trying to make ella feel better with a flower he picked for her...

A little smile...

and then she remembered her elbow again:o)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Weston's First T-Ball Game!! April 18th

Coach Patrick giving them the big pep talk...
Ella wishing her Bubby good luck...

Weston's first big hit! Go Weston!


Weston played catcher first after having never practiced in this position. He had no clue what to do! On the last play of the inning when the runner was headed towards home, the coach yelled to Weston (who was holding the ball), "Tag the runner with the ball!" So, Weston, not having any idea what this means, totally chucks the ball at the runner! It was so hilarious! Everyone in the stands was dying laughing!

The wind-up...

Running to field a ball from right field...


Good game!

Coach Patrick and Coach Ashley are so great with the kids! The kids did great and even though our team is the youngest in the league (made up of all 5 year olds who have never played before), the pirates won their first game!! Go Pirates!!!

Kamryn, Weston, and Jack congratulate each other on the big win:o)


Best buds!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

This is how they cuddled up to watch Curious George after lunch today. I thought it was so cute:o) They have a really sweet relationship that I hope lasts them through adulthood.
A random picture from Thursday...

A Nice Sunny Day...

Weston was supposed to have his very first T-ball game today, but despite all of the bright shiny sun this morning, the fields were still too wet to play on. So, since we were up and dressed anyway, the kids and I headed outside to enjoy the sunshine. Weston's still wearing his T-ball hat. His team is called the Pirates! Can you believe it?? His most favorite thing!


My little monkey...

Safety first!
Ella is finally tall enough to reach the pedals on her tricycle! I think she might get a "big girl" princess bike for her birthday:o) She's dying to be able to ride a bike like Bubby's!

Pictures Ella will kill me for later in life...

She thinks she's so funny:o)
So attractive!