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Archive for 04/01/2009 - 05/01/2009

4 Years and Counting

Thursday, April 30, 2009

It seems unreal to think that four years have passed since we said "I do". Four years seems like just yesterday and at the same time seems like forever ago. We have changed jobs, bought a house, had a baby, and so many other great memories along the way. I hope that the next four are just as great as these past four have been. With our growing family our relationship has strengthened and grown. I could never have imagined that I would be able to share my life with someone who gets me so well. Even when I don't get myself you always seem to understand! Even if you are really just do a great job! Thank you for being such a great husband and wonderful father!

Where has the time gone?

Friday, April 24, 2009

I can't believe that April is almost over! Work has been very busy and our weekends seem to just fly by with ball games, weddings, and social activities. I am longing for the days when we can just relax and barbecue in the backyard. I love summer nights of conversations, food, and friends. Well we are almost done with getting everything together for Riley's birthday...I never knew just how much was going to go into this day, but it is SO worth it! Here is a sneak peek at the birthday decor...
This weather is making me so ready for the summer. I can't wait to take Riley to the pool and let him swim around and play in the water. Last year he was so little that the pool was not really an option, this year I know he will be a little fish. He is almost walking, I think it could be any day now. He has gotten to the point that he will pull himself up and cruise around the house by holding onto the couch, coffee table, or chairs. Only a few times has he completely let go and just stood there. He did surprise us the other night though. I was downstairs and went to go get some of his toys out of the other room and when I came back he had learned how to climb the stairs! He was almost half way up the stairs when I came around the corner. It definitely scared me....but I was silent and just followed him up the stairs. He did great until he reached the top and hit the baby gate. He just didn't know how to get back down. Just one more thing that we are going to have to be extra careful about. He is growing so fast and learning new things before we can even catch up. Time is just flying by and before I know it Hannah will be here and will have such a busy house. I can't wait for all of the fun family times to start!

Monkey Business

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

I can't believe that Riley will be a year old next month! We have been busy getting things ready for the big celebration. I finally finished his invitations last night. I keep asking myself why I insist on making everything myself. When I think of ideas it never seems to be as complicated. Once I start them though it always takes longer than I thought. So, at 11:00 last night I was still up sewing the cards together with Danny in the other room asking, "Aren't you done yet?" Because that phrase always makes things go that much faster! I am really excited with how they turned out though and I will know that no one else will have invitations like his. We found some really cute teal and yellow monkey plates and napkins. The next phase is to tackle the "jungle tree"! I sure hope that it turns out the way I envision it....but I am sure it will take a lot longer than I think.

All things girl

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

I can't help but admit that I am starting to get excited at the thought of having a little girl. Don't get me wrong having a little boy has been more fun than I would have ever thought. But I have to admit that there are just way more cute things on the market for little girls than there ever will be for little boys. Bows, tights, dresses, babies, etc. the list could go on forever. I was surfing the internet the other night and came across the most ingenious idea I have seen in a really long time. This gal took an old cabinet and made a play kitchen out of it. You heard me kitchen! Here are some of the pictures, I am still amazed at what she did.

I am hoping that some members of my family will be able to help do something very similar for baby Hannah. This little kitchen will be a source of entertainment that I am sure she will love, and I think Riley will like it as well. He has a passion for a certain set of bowls in my kitchen already!