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 💚💚

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tee Ball Time!

It has been a very rainy, unpredictable spring and summer. Many of our tee ball games were rained out but we made the most of the games we did have and had a great time with new and old friends on the tee ball field. ⚾💙

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

St Joe's Preschool Finale

 Front and center 💚

 Mr Chimpanzee, swinging from a tree, 
you look so free to me 'cause you're a chimpanzee

 Party time! 🎉🎂🎓

 Too excited to smile without silliness

 He will so miss Mrs. Corbin 💜

One last hug for the road with Mrs Beyer 💛

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

It's Bennett's Turn

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

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Charlie's First Communion

Charlie was a ball of nerves. Our party venue needed to be changed very last minute. The weather was not very May-like. But it was a beautiful, blessed day with our friends and family.

Charlie and his classmates listening to Father Jason's homily

Bringing up the gifts

Scannell cousins :-)

Handsome guy with Nana and Poppop