Thursday, July 12, 2012

Coming to Theater's....

Erin's big debut in Willy Wonka starts tomorrow night. She is SO excited! Check out the preview here:
Willy Wonka Trailer

Hope to see you all there!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Everyone Loves Ethan

Spring babies must have sweetness in common because Ethan is also very sweet and loves his family very much. As he gets older he has us all laughing with his sense of humor and the dry wit that he has. He would do anything for you and has more determination than anyone I know. I have learned so much from Ethan over the last couple of years and I am so proud of all he has accomplished.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Erin Love

Erin is one of the sweetest girls I know (there are two more who rank pretty high also!). She is such a ray of sunshine everywhere she goes. Her friends love to be around her, her siblings love to spoil her, and her mom and dad are crazy about her.
I always say that everyone needs an Erin in their family. She is always happy, smiling, goes with the flow, rarely gets upset, always wants to have fun, is polite, sweet, and she has dimples that are amazing!
So at her birthday celebration everyone needs a little bit of Erin time....

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Spring Babies

Only 11 days apart, Ethan and Erin are my spring babies. I have never had to combine their family party since that is often the only party they have. Erin's friend parties are new to just last year and this year. But this year was beyond crazy! Erin's schedule with dance competitions made a party impossible near her actual birthday. Ironic the dance lover has her birthday at the peak of dance season!
Ethan graciously let Erin choose the cake at the store, he's an awesome big brother! We had a great time with all of our family coming over for the evening.

Love my #3 calendar. It was on Kyle's cake when we turned 3 and it has been on everyone's cake since then. Looks like its going to melt away.

Monday, April 30, 2012


During Erin's birthday dinner Omelet arrived (Lindy's).  Just like a normal day in our house, multiple things going on at once! We had to take breaks from dinner to see how Omelet was progressing on getting out of his shell. Our neighbor friends had to stop in and watch too! Finally, after about 90 minutes Omelet joined the other chicks bring Erin's birthday chick count to 3!
This was such a cool spring science project and it was literally a party when they arrived.

I love the excitement and joy everyone had looking into the incubator.

Our dinner was on the table while we were watching Omelet hatch!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Chickies!

We came home from co-op on Erin's birthday to find 2 freshly hatched chicks! Literally just hatched, wet fur and stumbling around in the incubator.
I so hoped when we counted out the 21 day incubation period that we would have at least one hatch on Erin's birthday. Welcome Cutie Pie (Erin's),  and Freckles (Paige's). More to follow..

Saturday, April 28, 2012


For months Erin has been asking for a new bike. She has a bike but apparently when you are the baby of the family you just want something to be new every once in a while. She rarely complains about hand me downs, actually she likes having a huge wardrobe, but sometimes she needs spoiled!
Paige helped me pick out a new bike and helmet. That was fun in itself since Paige rode it through the store to check out, very convenient!
The girls set their alarm to go off at 7:23 since that is when Erin was born. She was squealing when she saw her bike and took off riding through the house. So sweet and we all had such a great time watching her excitement.

Card compliments of Daddy!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Birthday Hair

I am determined to get my pictures caught up! As I am scrapbooking pictures over the last two years and I refer to my blog for lots of journaling, I need to get my current pictures updated..somewhere!
Erin HAD to have her hair braided the night before her birthday so she would have kinked hair for her big day, which also happened to be the last day of co-op.
She gave specific instructions to her big sisters. Her hair turned out great and she looked adorable. Her personal stylists were very happy to help her with her special day.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Erin is 7!

Such a sweet little girl my Erin. Everyone needs an Erin in their family. She is just a little ray of sunshine, always happy and smiling. So easy to get along with and has a true joy for life. There is nothing she will not try except for some foods! She puts her heart into everything she does and she creates so much joy around her.
We all love you so much Erin and hope you have a wonderful year being 7!

Can you tell she loves Oreos?!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Puppy Camp Out

A couple of weeks ago Ethan wanted to sleep outside in his tent. It was a perfect night to do a camp out and he wanted Quincy to spend it with him. They sleep together every night so it was expected they would camp together too. Quincy was so excited. He loves to go outside so this was super fun for him. He had treats and his sleeping blanket to snuggle into and they had a great night. So cute but poor little Oliver was watching from the window and had to have a sleepover with mommy!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Love it!

A day after the library this is what I came upstairs to. So much fun to snuggle with my girls at bedtime reading.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Fertility Testing

Day 14 of chick incubation was testing all the eggs to see if they were fertile or not. The girls were so excited to see if we had any chicks and I was afraid that we would have no chicks at all! A simple test with a shoebox and a small hole and setting the egg in the box then illuminating it with a flashlight gave us the answer. As neat as it looks to see light in the egg, that is not what you want! The dark eggs can't pass light because something is growing.  Fortunately, out of 12 eggs we had 6 that looked like a chick was growing!
We still had a week to go but now excitement was even higher because the kids could see their work on maintaining the incubator and turning the eggs was working. More to come when hatching begins!

Pretty, but no chick. 

Someone is in there!