Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Happy Birthday, Audrey!

Our niece, Audrey, turned 13 on May 26th!  It's so hard to believe that she's a teenager!?!  She is such a talented, sweet, & pretty girl!  She's just a joy to be around--and all of her younger cousins agree. (:
We celebrated her birthday at Grammie & Grandpa's house.  It was nice to be able to play in the backyard, and we all enjoyed a nice barbecue and conversation.
Tate got to try out the fun scooter that Grandpa got at a garage sale!
Emma's turn
Griffin, too.
A roly poly bug (;
Lunch Time
Ice Cream Cake!
Audrey was very excited about the book from the Greens
Playin' croquet

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Griffin's 1/2 B-Day

Griffin turned five and a half on May 26th!  We got him a few summer-type gifts since he doesn't usually get gifts like that for his late fall birthday.
The ant hill was a huge hit!  He was so excited and kept saying things like, "You knew I liked ants!  That's why you gave me an ant hill!" and "I love my ant hill!".
Griffin making a silly face while Daddy helped fill the ant hill.
A cool new basketball shirt (and an Angry Birds kite-not pictured)/
These two are fun to watch interact. (:  In this picture Griffin was playing a game on my phone... and getting frustrated with it.  (Tate really notices when his brothers are hurt or sad, and he likes to comfort them. ) Tate put his arm around him & hugged him & patted his back.  
 They like to snuggle on the couch, too. (:

Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy Birthday, Mom!

On Sunday, May 20th, we hosted my mom's birthday party in our backyard.  We were so thankful that the weather held up!  (We have had a few weeks of wonderful, sunny weather, and then it started raining the next day...on Mom's actual birthday.)
I made lasagna, and everyone brought something to contribute to the meal.  Everything turned out great!
The guys
(Sorry, Aaron, I caught you in mid-bite)
Time for presents!
Gifts from Aunt Carol (above & below)
A ceramic egg crate from us
A Red Sox hat from the Chases (:
Ronan was ready to pose with Memaw
Go, Sheldon Red Sox!
Cake Time!
Papa got the best & most chocolaty cake (:
The kids had fun playing in the foutain. Tate above & Cedar below...there definitely is a family resemblance in these two!
Warming up in the hot tub...
Tate was excited to discover someone's abandoned ice cream.  Yummy!
We spent the rest of the afternoon just hanging out.  It was very relaxing. (:
Happy Birthday, Memaw!!  We are all so thankful to have you in our lives!