Friday, May 27, 2011

So, Brody is obsessed with sports. I think I've said that ;) SO, I felt it would be appropriate to throw him a Boston Red Sox birthday party!

I'd say it turned out pretty cute :)

So first the invitations... They turned out cute........ I thought.



So why am I telling you this? Well my sweet neighbor, who moved into the area not too long ago, showed up to the party at 3 while we were cleaning up. She informed me that she has been driving around looking for Fenway Park for the last 3 hours.....OOOOOPS! She must not watch baseball, right??? I felt horrible!


(You'll have to excuse the balloons. They were tortured by the wind the entire day ;)

The entry...




a ball game wouldn't be complete with out the concessions ;)







The birthday boy himself....



And his little cheerleader, of course....


Welcome to FENWAY PARK!




Boston Red SOX!








AND the Pinata of course.... So NOT last year!



And lastly, the cupcake cake!




A great Birthday for a GREAT little boy!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

the best two years

oh where to begin.....

May 21, 2008 changed my life forever. I have always dreamed of being a mommy, but never knew how much it would change my life. I am grateful for my husband for making this dream come true for me, and I am thankful for such a sweet little boy to influence my life forever. Brody has taught me the very best example of humility, patience and love.

I was in love with this little boy from day one...


Brody has always been full of personality and spunk and leaves us with a laugh :) 6 months..



And your so full of love ..... 1 year old...




and 2 years old....



And my 3 year old little sports star...




Brody, thank you for letting me be your mommy. Thank you for saying when your tired or just want me, "Mommy, will you snuggle me?" And still saying that at 3 years old. I hope it lasts forever. Thank you for being such a great big brother to Braylee. She is so lucky. Thank you for showing me what faith really is. I love you big boy and I cant wait to watch you grow!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hello, my name is Sarah and I get the worst mom of the year award!

Yep, that's me!! I guess we were just so super excited about one of the warmest days of the year that we forgot sunscreen.... Ouch! I totally didn't even think about it, didn't even cross my mind! Sorry babies! Braylee had a sunburn line from her headband and Brody's cute little ears looked like they were on fire!


Check out Braylee's mark from her headband! (Needless to say, after a few tears from me, I am not proud :( )



We had such a wonderful Easter this year...I tell you what.... Holidays are such much better with kiddos... Brody was stoked to find those eggs.... We went to the mall to see the Easter Bunny and he just had to take some candy to give to that Bunny. He was convinced that we give the Easter Bunny candy so that the Easter Bunny can hide it, and then we can go find it! It was fun to share the real meaning of this Holiday with Brody as well.


Derek has been working quite a bit this time of year, so we ended up coloring the eggs without him, but he was secretly thrilled, I think, to not see the mess we made!

Easter morning was h-i-l-ar-ious..... Brody just was so excited to find those eggs!



We have been trying to take some long walks to encourage this spring weather and help that winter weight drift away ;)


hmmmm.... do you think they care about taking a picture with me?

and I cant believe I'm saying this but Braylee girl is 6 months old today! Time flies when you are having fun!!

Braylee Girl~

Since you have been brought into our home you have shown us the ultimate prototype of perfection! You are the sweetest little girl alive! You are now six months old and loving life....not an hour goes by that you are not smiling ear to ear at someone.....


You aren't quite sleeping through the night, you cant seem to give up that midnight snack or two.... These fluffy little legs prove it.....


You have the LONGEST dark eyelashes and not a day goes by that someone isn't mentioning your eyes! You have lots of dark hair that tempts me everyday to give it a little trim... but your daddy says NO!
You love your feet and love to chew on them....wait.... you LOVE to chew on anything...Whatever is placed in your hands, goes straight to your mouth!


You are the cutest rolliest polliest girl I know!

You are eating rice cereal once a day now and your brother LOVES to feed you!


Other than being the happiest baby alive, you love toys, Brody, chewing on stuff, and Mommy and Daddy. Braylee, you are such a blessing in our lives. We don't know what we would do without you. I am so excited to be your mommy and see who you become...!

Love Mommy and Daddy!