Life does not always give you what you expect, but we have come to trust that we are always where we are meant to be and with faith, hope, and love we can conquer anything. Most importantly, it really is all about the journey...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Happy 5th Birthday, Bennett!

I do not know where the time has gone, but here we are.....

(Extra large birthday cake was due to a rained out final tee ball game that we had hoped would end with a birthday celebration.... Best laid plans!)

Monday, July 10, 2017

Poop-tastic Party

When trying to decide on a party theme for his 5th birthday, Bennett struggled to narrow it down to just one. Eventually I gave up making an issue of it and accepted that we would make it a celebration of all of Bennett's favorite things. And so we sat down to compile a list.

Ninjago Legos
Lloyd the green ninja
Nexo Knights Legos
Aaron the green knight
   (Are you noticing a theme?)
Miles From Tomorrowland
Curious George

It was getting a little out of hand and so I joked that we should add 'poop' to the list. It was a joke. A joke that received rave reviews and became our sole theme. I should have known better.

So, we went with it and threw an epic poop themed 5th birthday party for our fun-loving, sweet, awesome little guy. The entire day I couldn't shake the thought that we were either the most amazing parents in the world or the absolute worst. The jury is still out on that one.

 Ice cream cone cupcakes - a Bennett favorite - poop style 

 Sprinkles, the color green, and poop - a favorite trifecta

 Vince's epic birthday banner creation

Not to take attention away from the amazing poop glasses, but check out his birthday party menu - chocolate chip pancakes, stinky cheese bagels, and crunchy cheetos....

 Wyatt the Amazing Magician wowed the crowd in his first ever party demonstration

 Pin the Poop on the Potty
.....of course

 TP wrapping contest - crazy fun :-)

 Emanuel volunteered to be the toilet seat water balloon toss victim

 Poop party pinata success


 His pooping face...

 the princess and the poop

the big boy buddies

the sweetest little birthday boy ever 💚💚

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

It's Bennett's Turn

After three years of watching from the sidelines, it is Bennett's turn to play. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Charlie's Photo Shoot

To avoid any undue stress when Charlie makes his First Communion we decided to do our own private photo shoot a couple weeks beforehand. 

Best. Decision. Ever. 

We had so much fun with no rushing or multiple cameras to look at or other people in the way. It was a beautiful sunny day, so we were able to go down to the grotto and take some pictures there as well. And we got some great shots. I am so glad we made time to do this. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017


We spent our Easter weekend in Saratoga visiting with Nana/GG and Poppop. It was our first trip with Rosabel and she handled it like a champ - aside from puking all over the backseat 5 minutes before we made it to the hotel, despite the $50 I spent on medication for her before we left. (FYI: Nature's Miracle really is a miracle worker if you have stinky messes to clean up!) It was a nice trip with very special memories created.

Handsome boys

They really are the cutest things ever, right?? :-)


 Love these two!!

Rosie is helping the boys find Easter eggs

Easter bunny knew that his newest pet obsession is "mices"

Such a big boy!

Traditional post-egg hunt picture on the stairs

How blessed we are

Monday, February 9, 2015

We have a SIX year old!!!

Hard to believe its been SIX years since this amazing guy came into our lives. He sure has made for a wild ride though! We of course celebrated on his special day with a Cam's Pizza outing with Eman and Noah and then cookie cake at home - his favorites! And then had a epic Mario Bros themed birthday party this weekend.  

Cookie cake and singing...
(Can't you tell he just hates the attention?? :-) )

Vince's creation... He can be pretty darn crafty!

cupcake table spread

presents and games

Ben really thinks he is playing Mario Kart 
with the big kids, but note where his controller plug is...

My little Mario!

group effort candle blowing...

This makes me giggle... :-)