Wednesday, August 27, 2014

We like, we like to party

Does anyone have a song stuck in their head now? No? Then we can no longer be friends. Sorry! 

Over the summer, we have had several friends turn another year old.

In June, Audrey turned 15. FIFTEEN! I remember when she was just a tiny little thing. She looked a porcelain doll. Now, she is a beautiful young woman. Her and Dom have been like brother and sister for as long as I can remember. They lean on each other when they need to. Talk about how crazy their parents are together, or so I assume. Heh. We celebrated her big day on her real birthday during Amy's ice cream social party.

Ethan turned 4 years old in June. He had an awesome TMNT party that the kids loved. They got to make nun-chucks. They got to smash open a pinata. Play at the park and have some yummy food.

Next up, we celebrated Lily's 4th birthday. She had a strawberry party and it was adorable. Yummy food, great decorations and fun people! The pinks, greens and reds were perfect and I loved all the polka dots. Steph always makes a home made cake and her strawberry cake was delish!

Finally, we celebrated Liam's 1st birthday and his big sister Lily's 3rd birthday. They had a combined Super hero and Frozen party. Everything was split down the middle and was decorated perfectly.
We had a yummy dinner and snacks. I had unfortunately hurt my neck the day before so was on muscle relaxers and pain medicine, very unlike myself. Liam used the wooden high chair that a lof of our kiddos have used. Steph bought it at a church and used it with Lily when she turned one then we have each used it and signed our names on the bottom of it. Such a great tradition!

It was a great summer of celebrating all these kids that we adore and love.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Pool Parties

This summer we started up our swim parties again! Our good friend, Amber, invites us to dinner and swimming one night a week at her Moms house. It has been one of my favorite memories from 2 summers ago and is from this summer too. Charlie was just a over a year old when we started and loved splashing. Logan was 2.5 and also loved the pool. Dominic has loved swimming since he was their age as well.

This year Audrey also got a new trampoline, it sits right beside the pool. The kids have fun going from the pool to the trampoline and back to the pool.

Our kids love spending time with their friends. They pretty much ask daily what we are doing and if they get to see their friends. It is adorable how much they love them.

The babies get in on the action in the pool too. Dom loves holding Liam and swimming around. Violet always looks adorable when she gets to the pool! She is such a pretty girl.

I am going to miss our swimming fun nights now that school starts in 2 days and summer has come to an end. I hope we continue this fun tradition next year!