Sunday, November 15, 2015

Grandparent's Day (and a pseudo Aunt's Day)

I'm not sure if the kids or the grandparent's enjoy Grandparent day at school most! Either way, there are smiles all around! 

Grandparent day at Belle's school was in September and Grammy came down to visit. 

Jack's was in October was it was a little easier for more sets of grandparents to come! How fun are these pics?!?

Jack with his cousin Gabe, Grandpa Forrest, and Great Grandpa!

My sister, Laura, has voiced her complaint about the discrimination of special days for aunts. So, she tagged along as a helper for Belle's class when they visited the pumpkin patch. Again, I'm not sure which one had more fun! :)

We're so fortunate to have so many loved ones close by! 


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Jack and Caroline's birthday party

Oh, hi there! I have been MIA for far too long and I have a lot of blogging to do to catch up! Since my last post-- we've had a birthday party, Jack finished a marathon, we took a trip to Texas, Jack turned 7, and we cheered the Royals on throughout the postseason and celebrated their World Series win. And that's on top of the normal day to day homework, packing lunches, parent teacher conferences, working, and of course, --- laundry. Ugh. Laundry! Also, I've snuggled, carried, and rocked Caroline in my arms about 78% of the time in between. This very post took an accumulation of the free time of three days to get out, but I'm determined to make it happen. I just love this space too much to hang up my hat. 

Hat. Ha. Get it? 

I left off right when Caroline turned 1. We had a joint birthday party for Jackson and Caroline in between their birthdays. It was a perfect set-up and we went to a park that accommodated both the big kids and toddlers alike! 

Caroline could feel the vibe that it was her special day.

She walked around like she owned the place. :)

She LOVED this slide. 

It's a steep hill to carry a baby up a million times in a row. Glad Grammy was there! :)

She had fun spending time with all the people who love her! :)

Caroline and her bestie, Yoona. Aren't they adorable? 

She was a bit timid with her cake at first, but was really into it once she got started.

While we did Caroline's celebration, Jackson and his friends were having a ton of fun climbing and playing on the playground.

I ordered Frisbees for the big kids and they each decorated their own with sharpies. 

They were a big hit!

Jackson and his friends! We are so blessed to be surrounded with great people in our lives. :)

Caroline's super loved coming home and finding all the tissue paper. Of course! 

The kids loved the park and the party pretty much threw itself! The kids climbed, ran around, zip-lined, and got out a ton of energy. The weather was BEAUTIFUL! I really enjoyed visiting everyone. I call it a combined birthday party success! 



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