Thursday, May 24, 2012


 Here's a catch up of pictures... It seems like this is how I have to post lately, instead of keeping up to date on events.  Oh well.  Better late and all chunked together than never!

Our happy, happy little man.  Wow, Smith is just full of joy and is good at going along with all of our outings...

 We have been having lot's of backyard picnics...

 This is Zane trying to play outside right after being super sick all night with the stomach flu.
 Emmy was actually rolling her eyes at me. HAHAHA

 This picture REALLY reminds me of Zane at his age!

 Emmy was tickling Smith on his belly with her head
 Eating a cracker
 We got to go to the zoo the other day with my mom and sister.  Having two extra adults there was fantastic, and Smith slept through about half of it, which was nice too. 
 Emmy checking out the bears with her girls. 
Zane and me

 Jordan is expecting a sweet little girl in August - she's a cute preggers!  My kids are so excited to have a cousin soon.  They already have two cousins who live in Ohio and miss them so much so it will be fun to have one living close by.

 Flamingo imitation

 When you're with Grandma, you get ice cream.  That's that.

My favorite picture of that day.  
 Smith with Grandma - they're buddies.
 We have been starting to give Smith some finger foods.  He's just now getting the hang of it a little better, but still prefers pureed foods.
 This day, Zane and Emmy were being best friends all day.  They were playing with each other so well and just hanging out. Here, they were just sitting and having a hilarious, serious, conversation.
 Then they brought all the trains up from the basement to build a huge track with all their little toys lining it.  It took a while to make all the trips up and down.  They were so entertained for hours.

Last week, we went to Zane's end of the year park party.  I can't believe that tomorrow is Zane's last day of preschool!  He will go to Kindergarten in the fall.  Woah.

Zack and Emmy swinging.

Here's Zane with his good friend Skylar.

 Here are just a few random pics of Emmy.  She is such a big 3-year old now and just seems so old all of a sudden.

 Emmy and I took some silly pics together on the computer - I chopped all my hair off.  Feels so good!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Emmy Turned 3!!

Our little Emmy turned 3 a couple of weeks ago! She is such a beautiful mix of sweet and sassy. One minute she's dressed from head to toe in pink princess clothes and the next she's tackling Zane or playing in the sand. Her quirky and silly personality makes us laugh every single day. Did I mention she drives us a little crazy on occasion? ;) We love our blue-eyed girl more than life and can't believe she's a big 3 year old!
Here she is a few weeks after she was born... Time flies!!

We had two separate days to celebrate Emerson.  The first day was her real birthday.  This day, we spent as a family - and it included a lot of pink!

We started the night before her day with pink pancakes and purple eggs for dinner. LOL.

The next morning for breakfast we had pink oatmeal...
And pink doughnuts...

Big girl helping feed her brother.
On that day, we got Emmy a couple of gifts.
One was a new cardboard castle. First the kids got to color it (with a lot of help from Zack).

Can't have a birthday without a trip to a fun park...

After going out for pizza for lunch, we had strawberry cake.

THEN... a week later we had her birthday party.  We scheduled it at our park nearby, but when we woke up that morning, it was raining and pouring outside so we ended up having it at our house.  It was fun cramming family and friends in to celebrate Emmy!

Here are some kids helping her finish coloring her castle.
She of course wanted a "pink" themed party, so again we went for pink everything.

These silly girls were screaming and running from the gorilla monster (Grandpa Dave) and hiding in the castle.

Here's a quick pick of loving, cuddly, mellow Smith amidst the chaos.
Pink lemonade cake.  Not a big smile, but she loved the cake.  Having everyone sing can be overwhelming - and Emmy has been acting shy around crowds these days.

Smith with Grandpa Jack.
I had to wear my pink striped shirt too, of course.  After every present that she opened, she whispered to me, "Let's open another one!"

Smith had his buddy Miller and they sat together for a while and played.

She was exhausted by the end of the day!

I noticed that I didn't get any pics of Zane the during the whole party - because he was so busy playing with his buddies. :)

Later that day, she and Zane got to spend the night with Grandma Jodi and Grandpa Dave and then she got pick out a brand new Bitty Baby from American Girl store.  Can you say SPOILED?

We met them the next day in Highlands Ranch for Mother's Day. One of her gifts was a new bike to help her balance and glide along.  So we had to go on a bike ride that day.  She loves that it's pink! (Thanks Judi and Bob)

My favorite gift that we got for her was her new super hero cape to match Zane's.  Zane has had a "Super Z" cape for a while and now Emmy has her very own "Super E" cape so that she can really join in on the super hero missions.