Monday, September 29, 2014

Carsyn is 4


My sweet, darling girl.  I cannot believe you are four.

Where has the time gone?

How did you become such a big girl?

You love being a big girl.  Its so sweet but it breaks momma's heart at the same time.

I've been trying to get rid of your paci for a while but you kept telling me you needed it to sleep and would get rid of it when you're four.

Sure enough you proclaimed the morning of your birthday you were giving it to your little cousin Emersyn and you haven't looked back.

You love to pretend and have the most vivid imagination. You pretend you have friends and you're all going to a ball.  You pretend a silver box is your phone and text and take pictures.

You love lip gloss and just being a girl.

You love your barbies and dolls and love playing dress up with them.

You love your baby brother and almost always give in to him to make him happy (or avoid being tackled or choked).

You love to snuggle.

You love to be read to.

All in all you are just the sweetest little girl and we felt you deserved the best birthday ever.

We started the day in Cincinatti shopping with Rosie and Hank.

We hit up Tiffany's and Saks..

I think you love to shop more than Rosie!

Of course you had to stop to reapply your lipstick several times.

We had lunch at Rock Bottom and you and Hank played around the fountain some.

We spent the rest of the day celebrating at Chuck E Cheese with Maddox and his family.

You had cake..

Played games..

And even tried your luck at the ticket blaster..

It was truly a great day.

Love you Carsyn! Please stay momma and daddy's sweet girl forever!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

summer fun

Let's wrap up this summer in pictures, shall we?

We visited Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge per Maddox's request like always..

We played a lot of putt putt.
And Rosie completely clobbered us all.


We visited Dollywood and rode our favorites..

We then celebrated Maddox's birthday with a pirate party complete with plank walks and buried treasure.

Then it was time for the hubby's birthday..

We celebrated in blue for his and then Carsyn and I started mine off with mani/pedis.

Then we had dinner at Palmer's with the family.


Then we wrapped up summer with a visit to Wild Dunes.

And while I'm sure you can tell the kids and I had a blast everyday I'm sure happy Rosie was with us.
It was also quite nice to sneak away to the pool for alone time every day during nap time.(thanks sista for the tote!)

The view wasn't quite bad either.


Perhaps the funnest thing on the trip was meeting up with the adorable "Sweet Peas Momma" and her beautiful family!

Peace out summer, peace out beach, and peace out humidity!
I'm so ready for fall and pumpkin spice lattes, and football, and pumpkins and lots of fun things in store!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Surfs Up Hank

We celebrated sweet Hank's second birthday with a Surf's Up Party at my inlaws home on a hot July day.

He had such a fun day celebrating with friends, playing in his new slide, and opening some birthday presents.

We had surf themed food and even had a limbo contest for the kids.


My MIL and SIL helped so much with the decor and ideas.  I think my favorite thing was the monogrammed beach towels we gave to all of the kids.


Thank you to all that came!