Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sarah Kathryn and her big girl bed!

Sarah Kathryn is such a big girl!  We moved her to her big girl bed the week after she turned 3.  She wasn't climbing out of her crib or anything, we just thought it was time since she is potty trained and had no way to get to the bathroom.  The furniture she got was the girls room furniture from Neil's grandmother's house.  Neil's aunts used to sleep on this furniture when they were growing up!  I love it!

Richard drove over to help take down the crib and set-up the new furniture.

We moved everything around about 6 times until we got it just right.

It's a little cramped, but we for sure wanted both beds in there.

After we got it all set-up she climbed up in her bed and fell asleep!  In the middle of the day!  Wow!

Sweet baby girl!

I love how it turned out!
Trying out Sister's Bed!

We had a baby doll blanket made out of scraps from her quilt.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Dine in the Pines and Tech Baseball

When Rebecca told me she was planning Dine in the Pines, I knew we had to be there.  We were going to be able to dine in the middle of Park Ave, but rain made us take the party to the Argent pavilion at Tech.  It was a great event! They had tables all set-up with flowers that were arranged by the local garden society.  The whole event benefited Piney Hills Advocacy Center.  I was so proud of Rebecca and her efforts!  She did a great job!

One our way to the event, we stopped by the Sigma Kappa lodge so I could see my brick on the new walkway!

Rebecca was responsible for getting lots of the sponsors including Smart Plumbing!

Also, Richard and Janine Lewis. We used their tickets while they kept the kids.

Here's the program! YAY Boodle!

She even serves desserts!

Photo booth!
 We got home and found out that Tech's baseball game was still playing so we all loaded up and went to the game at 9pm!  Such a great idea!
They love concessions!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Gateway Field Trip

We had a great morning at Gators and Friends for the gateway field trip!  I am so glad I got to attend and be with my biggest boy!

Brayden and Bennett

Pearce and Bennett

How cute!!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Annual Father/Son Canoe Trip

The boys went on their 3rd father/son canoe trip with about 25 people from Shreveport and Denver and about 250 other people from Ruston.  This was Henry's first year to go and he was THRILLED!  They had a so much fun even though they couldn't canoe.  The weather was too bad and it rained so much that they closed the river.  I am so glad they didn't canoe...a man who didn't heed the warnings ended losing his life on the river.

They ended up having a blast with hikes, nerf gun wars, wiffle ball games, and general mischief!  Sounds like it was nothing but a boy-filled weekend!  

When the dates came out Neil was originally going to not go because it was on Sarah Kathryn's actual birthday.  I said he had to go and that we would make sure she felt SK felt extra special.

Neil works so hard for this trip.  He works with "The Founder," the founder of this 20 year old trip, schedules the cabin, and organizes all the meals. He is one go-getter!  Janine shops for all the food to get everyone all ready!

I have to rely on Neil for pictures so here's what you get!

Sweet things!

The Motley crew! Henry and Granddad stayed back at the warm cabin during this hike.

The Lewis fellas!

Pops gave them watch $20 to buy something while on the trip and they chose sling shots and raccoon hats.

Mason (our friend we met at Gymboree as infants), Cox, William, Neil, Henry, Richard, and Bennett

These cuties!  All born in 2011.  Henry, William, and Jake

How cute!

They shots guns off the porch!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Birthday day!

We found out a few months before her birthday that the annual father/son canoe trip was going to be SK's birthday weekend.  Neil was all ready to not go on the trip because of it.  NO WAY!  We were going to make sure Beauty Queen felt extra special on her birthday no matter what!

All the girls and Daniel came out to celebrate our favorite girl.  We began with mani/pedis at the new nail place with the cute little girl chairs!  

We started off birthday #3 with birthday pancakes and gifts.  She LOVED her Princess Poppy nightgown, Dora toys, and color changing nail polish!

We all met up at the nail place after breakfast.

Love her so much!

Her first pedicure and she is hooked!

picking out alllllllllllll the colors.

We were so glad Ella joined us while her Shep was on the canoe trip.

Walking over to dry those beautiful 5 colored nails.

Daniel even enjoyed a mani/pedi!

Daniel offered to get his toes painted, but SK said he shouldn't.


They even have suckers at our new nail spot.
After nails it was time for lunch at the Tea Room!  YESSSSS!  Girl Day perfection!
Sweetest thing.

Her cake was so cute and perfect for little slices.  They misspelled her name on the card. :(

The crew!  So glad everyone joined us.  Dad would have joined us if he wouldn't have been in the hospital with pneumonia.

Nana and SK
Her favorite people.

Lastly, we went to El Cabo Verde for her birthday dinner.  I was worn out and so was she!  She had a very special fruit plate for dinner with candles and singing!
So sweet and timid during this moment!

Our sweet neighbors, the Halls brought over a big bucket of fun for sister,

We hope you had a wonderful 3rd birthday where you felt special and loved, Beauty Queen!  We love you sooooooooooooo much!!!
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