Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Liza 7 months

I've been trying to get all the pictures of Miss Aliza that I can since this may be the last week for quite awhile that she will sit still and be somewhat cooperative for pictures. She is on the brink of mobility and then it's all downhill from there.

This is the view I get at least half the time right now... I think it's going to be the dominate view from now on :)

She is turning into such a happy baby!! Especially when her brother and sister are around. 

Her poor old man hair...

My grass eater.

Love this picture of Liza and Phoebe. I think I have a very similar one of Oliver and Phoebe at about the same age. 

She is showing more and more personality. I adore this picture because she it captures her goofy spirit.


This picture speaks a thousand words. It is so Abriella. She is our girly girl who hates creepy crawlers and flying bugs, but loves to get dirty. She's the kid who won't use silverware, can roll around in mud, paint herself and seems to get her clothes stained with nothing but water. Oliver is the complete opposite. He will only use silverware. Won't touch paint, cries when he is the least bit muddy, wet, dirty. Their differences are so interesting to see and I love the uniqueness of each of them. Can't wait to see where Aliza falls.

Couldn't help snapping a few of my sweet big girl. We're still hoping to get some "official" 6 year pictures. 

 This picture makes me so sad. She had just found out that the fairy dust on her necklace had fallen off while she was out playing. We looked for it but their was a lot of ground to cover. I guess she won't be flying any time soon :(

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Lake Erie

A few weeks ago we went north to visit our families. When we were up visiting Eric's family we enjoyed eating at a restaurant right across from the lake. After a wonderful lunch we took the kids over to see Lake Erie. It was so windy and cold that we only stayed a few minutes, quite a change from the 82 degree day we are having today!

The kids found sticks to use as swords, of course.

Then took to attempting to throw them into the lake.

Then started climbing on things!!

And racing of course.

This little girl graced my camera with a few cooperative shots. 

Then got silly.

Back at the house the kids took to more climbing... the tree this time. 

Liza and I stayed and played inside. 
She is sooo close to crawling. 

She has been fascinated with her fingers lately. 

She wore herself out. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Abriella's 6th Birthday

*This is a picture heavy post. I apologize if it takes forever to load. 

Abriella turned 6. I don't know quite how it happened, but the girl who made me a mommy is now 6. I now have a 6 year old, a 3.5 year old and a 6 month old. Wow!! I'm still not sure how I feel about all that. 

Abriella was so excited to have her enchanted princess tea party birthday party. It was her first big girl, school friends party and she couldn't wait. Several of her friends didn't show up so that was a bit disappointing but it was a nice little group and they really got doted upon. 

They were gearing up for the fun. 

 To start the party they entered Narnia. They met Aslan and got their pictures taken all dolled up in white boas on the sleigh.

We then entered the fairies world and Abriella was presented several gifts. The first was a beautiful fairy ballerina jewelry box.

And then the crown.

And finally the key that opened the secret door upstairs. 

This magic key opened the door to the princess tea party with all of their little friends. 

Oliver wasn't a huge fan of the party, but did participate in the tea party a bit. 

She then used her magic key to open up another room. 

The dress up room!!

They got lip gloss. 


And hats. 

Someone likes to pose. 

They spent awhile dressing up and doing a fashion parade. 

Got pixie dusted.

 And then opened the door to the final room.

 The fairies cookie decorating room (Oliver liked this room too!)

Birthday cupcake time.

She told her friends that they could help her blow out the candles. 

Her friends got a little excited and blew the candles out first... we relit them. 

Happy birthday, baby girl. You are such a sweet, smart young lady and I am so proud to be your mommy. What a year it has been, starting kindergarten, growing in independence. I can't wait to see what the next year brings.