Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cooking Fun

The kids love to help in the kitchen. We baked cookies for the teachers at preschool. Here they are watching them bake.

Making Daddy a special meal.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy Birthday, Sophie Rose!

Sophie's actual birthday was a preschool day. I took cupcakes and sprinkles for her class friends. I also had canvas bags that the kiddos painted to look like books. These became their goodie bags and everyone got to pick a book to take home.

The birthday princess!

This is the dollhouse we gave her. She loved it.

Ice cream birthday cake after dinner.

This is where I found Sophie the day after her birthday. She played in her room for almost an hour by herself.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Happy Anniversary, Mommy and Daddy

Some may recall that I started a tradition of dressing Sophie in my wedding dress each year around our anniversary. It took me longer this year to find the time to get both kids dressed for the pictures but we did get some shots.

Logan is wearing Paul's button-up dress shirt and Sophie has on my dress. I have gotten prints made in black and white to put above the mantel along with our framed marriage license. Logan was actually the better sport this time. Sophie typically wakes from her nap all smiles but not this day...

Instead we spent several minutes trying to work with this...

Logan being silly!

Sophie did eventually calm down enough (with a little help from marshmallows and lollipop).

For comparison, here is last year at 1 year old...

and the year before that at 4 days old.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Party Day and Presents

It's party day! We got Sophie this easel (which is, of course, double-sided).

I decided to not open presents at the party (it gave the kids more time to play). So, we opened them after naptime.

What's in the bag?

Reading the cards.

One of the great things about opening the gifts at home is that we could immediately take them out of the packaging and Sophie could start playing with them.

Taking a break outside at the table Maw Susan and Paw Briggs gave her.

The balloon had $2 dollars inside it. What a cool tradition that Ms. Veronica and her family do to celebrate birthdays.

Logan tries out one of the gifts. Say cheese!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Backyard Fun

The weather has been amazing, although way too early for it to already be this hot. We've spent almost everyday outside thanks to Grandma Noi. She bought the kids a trampoline (yes, I finally gave in and agreed to this). We also broke out the sprinklers one day. The kids love water so I knew they would have a great time.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Post Party Dinner

We have started a tradition of having dinner at Joe's Crab Shack after Sophie's birthday party. Last year we were accompanied by friends and family, this year it was just us.

I like Joe's because it's loud (so it doesn't matter how loud my kids get) and it's casual enough that they can get up and wander around. Oh, yeah, and they have a playground.

Watching the waitstaff dance.

Turtle balloon bracelet (which popped just after this picture was taken).

Father and Son

And now for the CUTEST boy ever!!!!