Sunday, June 19, 2011

Hawaii 2011

We are in Hawaii! It is a 10th wedding anniversary trip for Collin & I, and we brought the boys along with Auntie Delta to celebrate with us (plus Auntie Delta's help gives Collin & I the opportunity to have some dates!).

Delta has started a blog about our trip, so if you are interested in daily updates, please visit:

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Ronan's 5th Birthday!

Ronan turned 5 on Tuesday (!!!), and the day before we had a birthday party for him. We had had his family party before Daddy left for Argentina, so the second party was for his friends.

He requested a Wild Kratts-themed party (Wild Kratts is currently his favorite TV show), but since the show is so new, there is no retail merchandise for it yet, and I had to create my own party supplies.

When asked what he wanted for his birthday, Ronan replied "a pretend creature power suit"; I made him one by modifying a few t-shirts.

I also designed the "creature power discs" using a label making program on the computer. The children earned these for participating in the games I had planned.

A candid picture of the group - 10 adults, 16 children, and 6 babies!

Opening presents - by far the most favorite part of any children's birthday party!

All the children were excited to have Ronan open theirs next.

The birthday boy!

The favors doubled as the table centerpiece.

Ronan with his friend from preschool, Carter.


I also made these cupcake picks - they read "Happy 5th Birthday Ronan!" on one side, and had a picture of the show's characters on the other. When I found myself gluing little papers to toothpicks, I officially declared myself crazy. Latham, please pick a party theme that I can purchase supplies for!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

OK, Finnian...your turn!

As promised, here is a post dedicated to Finnian. At four and a half months old, he definitely has a personality all his own.

Lucky for me, he is a wonderful sleeper, and more nights than not he sleeps through the night until around 8am.

His giggles are so precious.

Can't wait to hear all about what's going on in that little head of yours... but don't grow up too fast!

Monday, June 6, 2011

A little early but...

The last weekend in May we had Ronan's family birthday party. It was two weeks early - Ronan's birthday is actually June 14th - but we needed to have it that day since Collin was going to be out of town and you can't have a family birthday party without Daddy! The next time we see him is when we meet up with him in Hawaii on the 15th!

Ronan blowing out the candles on the cupcakes.

Opening presents while Mommy and Latham look on.

Ronan got baseball equipment from Nana and Bubba, including a matching hat for little brother Latham!

Finnian showing off his special skill - barfing up lunch. What a pudge!

After appetizers, lunch and opening presents, Ronan and Latham went for a ride up and down the driveway with Papa.

Stay tuned for a post on Ronan's friend birthday party next week!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

10 years ago today...

...I married the love of my life!

Happy Anniversary my Mister!