Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Birthday Ellison!

Ellison celebrated his 3rd birthday last week and he invited Luke and Madison to his fun party!!

 Happy Birthday Ellison!!

 The boys going to jump on the jump jump

 I don't see how they were not about to fall on their face but they kept going!!! Kids!

 Do I need to tell you that Luke enjoyed the cupcake??

Boys on the jump jump!

Happy Birthday Ellison!
Thanks for having us!

Strawberry Picking

Last weekend we took the kids to Sandy Flats to pick strawberries.  We had a great time!!  It was a perfect, beautiful day!!  I think we officially wore the kids out!  We picked strawberries, ate lunch with Nana and Papa, went to the Greer Family Festival, then we had a birthday party :)

 Luke and Daddy with their shades on

 Showing them how to find perfect, ripe strawberries!

 Nana came along for the fun!!

 Madison trying a few :)

 That's a good one!

 I think she would have eaten 100 of them but we had to make her stop!!

 Luke and Nana found a funny, bumpy one!

 Checking out his basket

 A series of Luke faces
#1 Seriously examining

 #2 No Words

 #3 Looks pretty scrumptious!

 This is our new silly face!!!  When you can't get them to both look and smile, just go with it!

 One of my FAVORITE pictures EVER of them!

 Luke and Madison with Nana


 Walking through the tall grass

 What a perfect morning!!!

I love sweet strawberries and my sweet family too!!!

Let the Fun Begin

About a week ago we had several HOT days!  Luke and Madison cooled off by playing outside in the water!  It was also our first time wearing bathing suits without swimmy diapers!!!  Whoohoo for that!

Luke kept dipping his head in the water and letting it roll down his face

Madison just walked around with the hose

Watering the flowers

Pure cuteness!

This picture was taken in slow motion as I said, "Madison, don't!!"  Is there really anything worse than freezing cold water being poured on your lower back??  Luke did not love it!

And then we added bubbles!

 Bath time :)

Luke washing his hair

 "Mom, HELP!"

Happy warm weather!!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Play Date Birthday Party

Luke and Madison's official birthday was on Monday, April 30th!  We had a play date at Heritage Park in Simpsonville.  It was a perfect morning for a party!  The kids were able to play on the playground, ride a train, and enjoy some yummy cupcakes!  We are so grateful for so many wonderful friends who were able to come out and celebrate with us!

 Madison and Dylan

 Madison and Hannah in their tutus!

 Zeke and Austin

 Nana with the birthday kids

 Lynn, Anna, Betty Kate
Lauren and Parker (and baby #2 due this month)

 Our precious neighbors!!!
Andrea, Julia, Joseph, William, Annie (and baby #5)

 Ginnie and Luke
Christi, Eli, and Katie

 Dawn and Owen

 Brenna, Quinn, and Riley
Troopers for coming because she has a 3 week old new baby boy, Grayson!!!

 Gabby and Jennifer with Parker and Dylan

 Luke, Austin, Zeke, and Hannah

 Nancy, Madison, Danielle, and Eva

 All aboard the choo choo train!!!

 The kids LOVED the train ride!  We even went over a bridge and through a tunnel!  Fun ride!

 Jennifer and her boys :)

 The conductor gave Luke and Madison these great whistles!

 The birthday girl

 The birthday boy

 Fun treat bags

 Our table set up minus a few eaten cupcakes

 A perfect early lunch...cupcakes and Cheetos

 Jonathan was able to get off work for a couple hours to join in on the fun!

 Dress up clothes and tractors!  Someone knows them well!

 Lots of new toys to play with!

 Watch out Tiger Woods!

 Our smallest guest....Grayson

 Thank you all for coming!!!  Luke and Madison have the BEST friends!!!

 Monday night my dad came over to give Luke and Madison their presents....NEW BIKES!

 Luke got a Cars bike and Madison got a princes bike!

 Taking her baby for a ride

 They did great riding them!

 Thank you Papa Don for our new bikes!!

Papa Don also brought his 'silly, silly van' as Luke and Madison call it

What a great day!  These little guys are SO worth celebrating.  We can't finish our day without thanking God for allowing us to raise them.  We continue to pray for their future and what He has planned for them!!!

Happy 3rd Birthday Luke and Madison!!
We love you to the moon and back!
Mommy and Daddy