Monday, February 14, 2011

Brady Turns FOUR!!!

Holy cow! Where does the time go? I cannot believe my sweet boy is already 4 (actual birthday was Feb 5)! He is so much fun (most of the time) and so, so eager to learn....anything and everthing!! He is constantly asking me to spell words and asking me what words mean. The kid is a sponge!! And he is SUCH an awesome big brother!! He really looks after Emily and takes care of her. He loves her so much and I love it!! When they are away from each other for long periods of time, he always says, "I miss Em-i-we"!!! We are so happy and proud to have Brady and be able to call him our son!! We love you, Brady!!!

To celebrate his Birthday we had his party at a bounce place and it was a blast!! There were only 10 kids, but it was nice having the whole place to ourselves!! It was such a stress free party too, I LOVED it!! They took care of EVERYTHING and it was so nice!!! From a parking space, to a cupcake "tree" to writing down who gave Brady which presents, it was AWESOME!!! This might just be the place to have every Birthday!!! LOL

Nyah running around having fun!

Blake at the bottom of the slide

Billy and Emily

Kayla climbing up!

Kyle coming through the maze

Brady and Ewan at the bottom of the maze


I know it's not clear, but it's a face of pure joy!!

Billy having some fun!!

Paul and David

Me and Emily

The brothers jousting!!

Nyah and Peyton battling it out!

Ewan and Kyle

Brady and Kayla

The whole gang!! (Kyle, Kayla, Nyah, Ewan Ty, Blake, Peyton, Emily and Brady)

Brady waiting to blow out his candle

The whole group before opening presents

Peyton with purple icing lips

Emily and Blake....Emily's face cracks me up!! LOL

Present time!!! :-) LOTS of legos....which will make Brady AND Alan happy!! LOL

Thanks to all who helped Brady celebrate his birthday!!! We all had a great time!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Florida Vacation

We just returned from a week vacation in Florida and while we had a nice time I've come to the conclusion that January vacations are not for us! We pretty much go to Florida every year in January too, so this is sort of a problem!! LOL. Let me explain: In 2009 we were supposed to go home for G@sparilla but had to cancel our trip because Brady came down with the Roto Virus a day or two before we were to leave; in 2010, we had to take Emily to the hospital 3 different times and she only got to spend one day at Disney and THEN we got stuck there for an extra 3 days because there was about 20+ inches of snow on the ground in VA; this year I came down with the flu and felt so bad that we called and changed my flight to the next day, but quickly reconsider that b/c of the impending snow and called and changed back to my regularly scheduled flight (to the tune of $200 I might add), so I ended up flying to Florida with a 101.9 fever! And of course, by the end of the week both kids had gotten the flu as well!!! AI YI YI!!! We're all on the mend now, and as I said, we did end up having a really good time, so I guess we'll continue going to Florida in January!!!

Thanks to my parents, Alan and I got 3 nights to ourselves, which was very nice and much needed!!! We spent the first weekend at Gasparilla with all of our friends from Alan's Krewe, which was really tons of fun!! And then we got to spend Monday night at a Spa, complete with massages the following morning!!! AHHHHHHHHHH. The kids had a great time with my parents and hardly missed us, but Brady definitely noticed we weren't around much b/c he told one of the ladies at my parents office, "my parents aren't around much, they come and go"!!!!

OMG the sunshine was SO SO nice!!! I don't mind the cold weather, but I DEFINITELY miss the sunshine during the winter. Here are a few pictures of the kids from an afternoon we spent at the park!!

I"m SO thrilled to FINALLY get some pictures of Emily smiling!!!