Sunday, June 7, 2015

E is 3!!!

We started off Easton's 3rd birthday celebration with our annual March for Babies.  It was a beautiful morning, we had our new team shirts on, and we were ready to stroll!








 After the walk we made a quick change into our Royals gear.  Easton was SO excited to head out to the K to celebrate his big day!  He even got to wear his new "Cosmer" jersey.
 This face right here sums it up!!  He could not contain his excitement!  He just kept telling everyone in the car, "Look!  It's Kauffmic stadium!"
 We had a BBQ and brownies tailgate with Grandma B., Gramma Jan, Uncle John, Jenny, and our family before heading into the game.





 Eventually we headed over to the kids' K and played ball.  Grandma B. even managed to score autographs from Slugger!




 The Royals didn't get the W Easton had hoped for but we still had a great day celebrating our little slugger!
 On Easton's actual birthday we set up a neighborhood party at the "little park" by our house.  We invited the neighborhood crew, Miss Tracy and her family, and the Burkins.  Easton was pumped to finally break out his decorations and balloons!

 We set up a little baseball field for the kids to play at.  E told me that was his favorite part, "hittin' the ball."




 We enjoyed hot dogs, nachos, applesauce, and peanuts!

 Everyone was having a great time...UNTIL...the sky went dark!  I procrastinated as long as I could as our guests schlepped everything back to our house.  Then, the sky opened up, and DRENCHED our little party!
 E was so sad.  He just kept crying "My balloons!  My letters!"  Luckily, we have the best friends and family around and they managed to save his balloons and his party!
 After he realized that his party was not totally ruined we broke out the cupcakes.


 He was very excited about opening his gifts!

 He got a singing card from the Criger dudes that made his day!
 Mommy and daddy bought him a baseball blanket for his big boy bed.  His number one goal for this summer is to get it ordered!   Too bad that the rails have been back ordered for months!
 This little man is a laugh-a-minute!  He is ALL BOY.  He loves burps, "toots," and sports.  His big brother is his best buddy.  He loves to watch baseball on youtube, play the Wii with Logan, and is constantly wielding a bat.  He has an imaginary friend named Stinky Bob that is often up to no good. Easton is the life of the party, the last dude to pass out, and even when he is being VERY 3, he can still bring a smile to your face.

E loves BIG.  He loves baseball, his family, and mac-n-cheesey.  Before he goes to bed he often rattles off the list of all the people he loves.  We are so very blessed to have him in our family.  It is so hard to believe that our journey to bring him into this world was so long ago and now he is a happy, healthy, 3-year-old!!


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Disney World!!!


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It (was) the Holiday Season!

Christmas 2014 did not disappoint!  Santa Elf once again showed up to watch over the boys.  He had a bit of a spill but Logan ensured that Santa fixed his magic!
We *may* have put our tree up before Thanksgiving this year!  We were just so excited!!

 I told Easton that this was his 1st Christmas ornament and he told me "That not fit me!  That for baby!"


We made our annual visit to see Santa at Bass Pro Shop with our good friends the Burkins.

Logan performed in the church musical and was absolutely adorable!



Sunflower Elementary hosted the first annual Polar Express day.  It was a huge hit for kids and grown ups alike!



As soon as we dismissed for Winter Break we loaded up the car and headed for Illinois to visit my family.
My good friend Amy knitted the boys and I matching scarves for the trip.  Easton LOVED his!  If he didn't have it on he would yell for his "vef!"


We surprised the boys with a trip to Legoland!


I had to take this picture of me being SUPER!!!






That night we crashed at a hotel so that we could meet up with some of my friends for a morning play date.  I just love watching these two sleep!!
After visiting with friends we decided to head into the city for a surprise for the little one!  You should have seen his face light up when we drove by WRIGLEY FIELD!!


He has been asking to go there "sometime" since we left.  It has officially made it onto our summer bucket list!
We got to spend some time at my sister's new home with her sweet little crew.  Logan loved helping make cookies.
I enjoyed making some lovely little ladies' toes sparkle!!!



After a great visit we were on our way back to see if Santa would be visiting us the next morning.
Logan was up and at 'em bright and early (I am pretty sure you can see the sun rising through our window!).  They were definitely excited that Santa had come with loads of other gifts from mommy & daddy and other family.

 Easton had a very baseball Christmas!

 Logan had a very Lego Christmas!
 Logan shopped at school for the perfect gifts for our family.  He picked out some splash balls for E which he loved of course!



 Daddy was especially excited to give this gift to Easton.  He remembers wanting one when he was little.

 As soon as the last package had been opened the boys got busy playing with their new toys.

 We called Poppi to wish him a Merry Christmas.



 Then it was off to B's for Christmas #3!




 We had a great time being able to visit with Uncle Jamie and Grace at Grandma B's house!
 Our big gift from B was this envelope!!!  We kept it a BIG secret until we left in February.
 No Christmas would be complete without singing happy birthday to Jesus!
Just a few days later we rang in the New Year with Jamie and Dana again!!  We are looking forward to a great 2015!