Friday, April 29, 2011

easter 2011...

we had a wonderful easter with our best friends [aka family].  we woke up early sunday morning to see what EB left for ava and preston!

mr. p l-o-v-e-d the sunglasses he found in big cousin's basket :)

then we headed outside to find goodies!  i think preston was just happy to be outside [little man loves it outside!]. ava took the egg hunting seriously!  she was sure to tell me that it didn't matter what egg preston picked up, because her aunt sarah told her they were really all for her! ha!  and let me just say, EB [aka aunt sarah] knew what she was doing when she left the root beer for the princess!

after too much candy for ava and a little nap for preston, we all got cleaned up so that we could head to lunch at sissy & greg's house!

we had a great lunch, and another egg hunt for ava and uncle brad!

i hope your easter was as hoppy as ours!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

take me out to the ball game...

or over to preston's house for his first birthday bash!  i had so much fun helping sarah with the details of this little boy's birthday extravaganza!  we made a 'wishes' board for guests to sign, wreath for the front door, and birthday banners! 

traditional ballpark food -- hot dogs, popcorn, nachos and baseball cupcakes-- awaited the guests!

sweet little boy just enjoying being one!

miss ava lost her front tooth during the party!

but not before we snapped a cute photo of the kids!

then it was time for the birthday boy to open presents and eat his birthday [cup] cake!

preston and his awesome parents!

of course, i had to have some lovin' too!

and just for fun, a little comparison of the kiddos as they celebrated turning 1!

Happy Birthday Preston Robert!!!!!  We love you!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

easter [sneak peak]...

a little glimpse of easter....details and photos galore to come :)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

It's fun to be ONE....

Oh my goodness! Sweet Preston, how is it already time to celebrate your first birthday? It feels like just yesterday I was at the hospital meeting you for the first time!

This last year has been amazing! Watching you grow & learn is so fun! You have the funniest little personality! You sweet, and sometimes sassy! I love your laugh, that big goofy grin and the way your baby blues shine!

Happy first birthday, little boy! We LOVE you!!!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011


a summer look for the little shoppe :)

making memories...

ava and emmy met at the peanut gallery when we moved to richardson three years ago.  even though the girls don't go to school together anymore, we still make sure to get them together.  they have a love/hate relationship---but always manage to work it out. 

emily came saturday morning to play for a few hours, and then we took them to see rio before ava headed to her house for a sleepover ;)  i love listening to their conversations when they think no one is listening :)

emmy and ava :)

laughter and donuts = perfect breakfast :)

"they didn't realize they were making memories, they just knew they were having fun."

Monday, April 11, 2011


how is it possible that another week & weekend has already come and gone?  it seems as though this year is flying by in a blur!  we managed to have a pretty quiet and productive weekend!  my recap starts on thursday, because on thursday my sister welcomed the 7th grandchild on my side of the family, the 2nd baby girl.  Avery Lynn was born weighing 7 lbs. 10 oz, and was 19 1/2 inches long.  she has the chubbiest little cheekers!

on friday, the hubs went to the races, so ava and i were left to our own devices.  we settled for dinner at texas roadhouse with sissy.  ava met a little boy at the restaurant, and was totally flirting with him!  her winking looks a little questionable, and i warned her that i wouldn't be doing that in few years! ha!  lord help me when she is a teenager!

saturday morning, ava and i headed to see hop.  it was a little slow, but overall, a pretty cute movie :)  its fun getting a little one-on-one time with her.  the rest of saturday was spent lounging around and working on laundry.

sunday, i was ridiculously productive! ha!  i cleaned house, worked on more laundry [never.freaking.ending],  and groceried [thanks for this fabulous word Jax !!].  then i headed home to bake cupcakes for the hubs [it was his 29th yesterday!], work on a front door wreath for preston's big bash, and make dinner:  pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, & corn per the birthday boy!

i thought preston's wreath turned out so cute!

justin requested no big celebration, so we had a great dinner and then sang happy birthday. ava worked really hard on making him a homemade card.  she was so proud to give it to him, and take him his cupcake! ha!

hope y'all had a wonderful weekend too!