Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Big 6

Today is Max's 6th birthday. It's amazing to me that this little man has been in my life for 6 years...and he has matured so much in the past year that it sometimes takes my breathe away... 

Like when he reads me a book he made at school. 
Or he helps me with his baby sister. 
When he dresses himself in the morning for school and ties his own shoes. 
And when I suggested a party for some of his closest friends and he started making a guest list on his own...with party activities listed, too:)! 

Last weekend we had a party for Max complete with Max & 5 buddies, pizza, cake, pinata, play dough for the boys to take home, a fire to make smores, and lots of rough outdoor playtime:) It was perfect for Max and by the end of the night he was tired, but not ready to admit it! He received some great gifts from his friends and everyone had a great time - with only a little mischief here and there! Here are some photos I took that night. 

                                Goofing off...silly boys!

Getting ready for pinata fun:)!!

                               The aftermath of the pinata...

                              Campfire for a chilly night!
  Everyone playing on Max's birthday present...a new swingset!!

After 3 hours of playing army and tackle football...eating until they couldn't eat anymore...and running their little legs off, it was time for everyone to go home and it was BEDTIME for us:)!! But Max had the time of his life!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Catching up...

I've got some catching up to do...there have been some major events happening around here and I wanted to blog about some of them...
Last month Gabe's sister, Alicia had a sweet baby girl! We were so excited to welcome AunaRay into the family - she is a sweetheart and Mommy and Daddy are so proud (as they should be!!)

Callie and AunaRay...can you tell their hair is almost identical? Sweet cousins!

 Last weekend we had a baby shower for my cousin Chasity, who is expecting a little girl in early December...we are anxiously anticipating baby Gracie's arrival!! All of these little girls joining the family - wow!! It's completely crazy and we love every minute of it!! Yay for baby girls!

We had some super sweet trick-or-treaters on Halloween night - we just stayed home and passed out candy!
Two super-sweet ladybugs...

And an M&M (posing with Zoomie, our cat)...

We have had a busy month - and tomorrow Max is having several of his little buddies over for his birthday baby turns 6 in just a few days!! He's extremely excited about his party and we have some fun things planned - I will blog about it in a few days:)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sandy Clarke Photography

Please go to Sandy's Blog to find out all about the awesome giveaway she is hosting!! She is an amazing photographer with so much talent- check her out and like her page on Facebook, too! Thanks everyone!