Friday, April 20, 2012

10 Days

10 Days until my precious little Princess turns a year old. Where has the past year gone? I cannot believe we are at such a major milestone in her life already when it seems like she was just born yesterday.

Next weekend we will have her Minnie Mouse birthday party, and I am sure I will cry a little... or a lot.

It is hard knowing your last little baby is no longer a baby!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Beach Boys

Today we headed out to the beach for a picnic with Grandma. After collecting and throwing some rocks into the water we headed to our favorite playground and ran out some of our energy.
We had a great time!

Nothing too fancy, just some boys playing on the beach. Also today Addison got to play on the playground for the first time. She wasn't too amused by the wood chips. I am sure she would rather be sitting in the sand.

Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Easter Dinner

Like always we had Easter Dinner at my parents house. Joining us was Will's Dad Bill, my ex-brother-in-law Frank and my nephew Dylan. It is in moments like Easter dinner that I miss my sister so much. There was just someone missing from the day. And it was her.

First I took a ton of pictures of Addison in her Easter dress. Of course boys are cute in their Easter outfits, but there is something about a little girl in their fluffy dresses for the holiday. I had to make sure I documented it!

Over all she loved her dress and didn't really fight it too much. I think she is kind of used to everything that I put her in. I have played dress up with her since she was born. Poor kid probably thinks to herself every morning - LADY! I am NOT a DOLL!

These pictures were the best I could get with the boys in them. They just wanted to run and play all day. Which is totally fine with me because they sleep wonderfully at night. Oh and the one with Addison was my attempt at getting all three children to sit together for a nice picture. She didn't get the memo about photos at holidays yet. I am sure one day she will get used to it!

Then we started all the candid pictures!

Then I made it a point to try and get some posed pictures. HA! What a nightmare that was, but we got a couple.
This was the best picture we got of us as a family. Yeah... I don't think any of the kids are actually looking at the camera. Whatever right?

This was the second attempt. Not much better than the first, and man do I look pissed! Also, never give your expensive SLR camera to your Dad who has broken the point and shoot Kodak you got him for Christmas two years ago... oh say... four times already!

I wanted to try and get a couple pictures of all the children with me... yeah this is how well that worked. Camden ran as soon as Will grabbed the camera. Oh well!

And last I wanted a picture with my mom. We rarely do "family" pictures and even after this we were yelling for my Dad to come join us. He completely ignored us. I cherish the time I get with her, and the moments we have as mothers together.

It is really a special bond you have with your own mother once you become a mother yourself. It is something words really cannot describe!

I know it is late, but I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!

Where Does Time Go?

I guess I really have been neglecting our family blog. Between writing on two sections of Babble and keeping up my own website I realize this one really has fallen behind. I apologize to our family for being lazy with pictures!

I promise over the next couple months I will update far more than I have! I am going to start with pictures from our Easter!

The Easter Bunny left the kids baskets on the back deck after hiding all the eggs around our back yard for them to find. A grand total of 17. The boys broke one in the dying phase. Addison sat that one out... she was sleepy.

Addie with her copy of Runaway Bunny which she absolutely loves. Looks like we are going to have a third reader on our hands which is not a bad thing at all!!!!

Ben was so cute finding all the eggs in the back yard. He needed a little help, so mommy joined his team to help beat his brother. In the end Camden still ended up with one more egg than us! at least they were a little more fair though!

Camden found an egg in his "tree house" as he calls the top of the swing set.

I just loved snapping this one because this kind of wrapped up the mood of the whole day. Most of it with them doing their own thing. It is so interesting to see as they grow how different they are becoming and how some days they just want to be left alone from the other.

It was like pulling teeth to get them to sit for a couple minutes and try to take a couple pictures of them with their eggs. This was the best out of a half dozen pictures I took in this pose. I guess I have to just cut my losses sometimes and make the best with the pictures I get of them.

By the time we got back inside... Addie had successfully emptied her entire basket and was playing. She loves her My Little Pony Baby she got from the Easter Bunny.

I will put a separate post up with pictures from Mom & Dad's house for Easter dinner. I took a lot of pictures since I have been using my camera way more.