Saturday, July 4, 2015

4th of July - 2015

We started the morning off with a bike parade in Mimi and Papa's new neighborhood. 

Whew it was hot, hot, hot. So we were thankful their pool is finally finished!

Then we headed home for a delicious dinner. Caroline's favorite: steak and mashed potatoes. 

Then we headed to the Walmart Amp for the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas and fireworks!

And now we are home, tucked in for the night and exhausted from a fabulous, fun Fourth!

Oh and here's a throwback to last year: 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Last night in Mexico

We had the girls wear their white dresses and took some pics on the beach on our last night.  Dale took some too and I'm sure his are much better than these;)

Fun fact: Lucy is wearing the same dress Caroline wore on her first trip to the beach. (That's Caroline!)

I even let them swim in them but only Margaret took me up on it. 

I love these girls with all my heart. Every day is an adventure and I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings. 

My Dad's 70th birthday

My Dad's birthday is next Monday but since we were all going to be in Mexico we decided to celebrate there. 
For he's a jolly good fellow!

Best attempt at a matching dresses pic I could get. 

We love our Dad!

Cookies I had made for the party and brought all the way to Mexico in my suitcase!!

Beach part 2

Dancing queens. 

Sweet baby girl on the beach. (Notice her shoes!)

Mexico night!

Biggest, prettiest rainbow ever! (Except for the first one, probably!)

Pirate night! 

Happy girl. 5 seconds later she shattered a plate on the floor. ��

Fruit face she made at the kids club. 

Back from the beach!

We got home yesterday from a week in Mexico. It was such a nice week. The weather was perfect, the food was great, the girls had so much fun swimming and playing with cousins. A fun time was had by all!! 
Before we left, I took these 2 for pedicures. 

At the airport, ready to board that plane!

Getting up at 5:30am and napping around 8:00 is practically her regular schedule. We timed this flight just right!

After dinner walk back to our room on the 1st night. We did a lot of walking- which was good because we did a lot of eating too!!

Sleeping babe. 

This girl is a guacamole lover like her mama now!

My little water baby. 

Not sure about this sand yet. 

 The fruit was her favorite part of the trip I think. 

Margaret had a bad cough while we were there and it was keeping us all awake one night. So Mark took her out to the bed on the balcony (and sister followed) to see if the warm air would help. And it did!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Lucy's 1st birthday party

I still have a couple more days before I have to face the reality that she's 1. But we celebrated her today. The party was at my parent's new house which was supposed to have a finished pool. But with the million buckets of rain we have been getting daily, they didn't quite make the Memorial Day deadline. It was a fun time nonetheless. 

I'm just going to post the details for my in laws and my future reference.  I can't tell you how many things I've forgotten and had to look up on this old blog. 

This was her smash cake. 

This was the real cake. The best. Everyone's favorite strawberry creme cake from Briar Rose. Appropriate for Miss Lucy because strawberries are about her favorite thing to eat these days. 

The cookies were fabulous. A friend makes them and she is so talented!!

A sign I painted that says "Lucy Kate is ONE". 

Custom made flamingo dress just for the occasion. (It's currently soaking to get out strawberries and pink icing ��)

And I just love this picture of her with my daddy. He wore pink for the flamingo party. 
Sister was not shy about eating that smash cake!!

And that's the end. I cannot that God enough for this little blessing. She is just the sweetest little addition to our family! 

Monday, May 4, 2015

A day at the Ballpark!

Yesterday we decided to go to a NWA Natural's baseball game. It was a gorgeous day and we had a lot of fun. 

We weren't sure how Lucy would do. But as usual, she was a trooper. 

Sinker, Strike and no tears from anyone!  Shocking!!

This is about 3.5 hours past her nap time and she's still going strong!
And now she's out. 

We will go back in a few weeks with the girls' school and a few times this summer. Especially now that we know Lucy can handle it!