Sunday, March 1, 2009

Pretending it's warm...

Although we have had beautiful weather lately as far as lots of sun goes, it hasn't been very warm lately! We are so anxious to really get outside again and enjoy the weather that last weekend, when it was in the upper 50's, we just decided to get outside and enjoy the "sort of" warm weather! Upper 50's is actually pretty good for us! Anyway...we spent some time at Kayak Point and then went to Lake Goodwin with some good friends of ours. We had lots of fun even if it was a bit chilly!

Rylie is 7!!!!!

Once again, I am going to say it...I can't believe my "baby" is 7! Every year is amazing but for some reason "7" sounds really old to me! :) Rylie is growing and learning so much these days and becoming an amazing little young lady. She is filled with love and compassion for others and has such a sensitive little heart. Sometimes I truly am humbled when I watch her and realize that God has given us such an amazing little girl to raise. Don't get me wrong...she has her moments...but they are few and far between! So...happy birthday Rylie! We are so proud of the little lady you are becoming!

On the party front...Rylie chose to have a roller skating party this year! She and her friends had such a good time and we even got some of the mommy's and daddy's to skate too! It was a little difficult to get some good "skating" pictures because they were moving and because of the lighting but here are a few pictures from the day!

Rylie's was so cute and no...I did not make it! :) I wish I was that talented!

Madison's Birthday...the big 4!!!

I know I am so late on getting these posted but...better late than never! :) Believe it or not, Madison turned 4 on January 20th! I know I say this every year, with every birthday but I cannot believe she is already 4...although I have to admit that I am glad "3" is behind us! She decided she wanted a "heart" party which turned out great for me because it was right before Valentine's day so we had lots of things to choose from! Here a few pictures from her party...

The birthday girl with some friends!

We had party hats that the kids decorated with heart stickers.

We also played a game where the kids threw heart "pillows" into a heart bucket.

Some of the adults standing around


Madison and her cake!

Here she is waiting while everyone sings "Happy Birthday" to her. She was anxious to get to the candles!
After the cake had been cut!

Opening presents!

Kathy helping Madison get her new skates on!

This is her "it's been a long day" look!