Sunday, October 18, 2009

First Birthday Fun!!

I cannot believe that it has been one year since we have had the babies. It seems like yesterday that I was on bed rest waiting impatiently for them to arrive. We celebrated with a huge birthday/thank you party for all those who blessed us (and the babies) during this time. We had a great time visiting with old friends (I'm so glad you (and Derron & DJ)came!!!) and new friends, watching Kourtney "drive" her new pink car and eating yummy snacks and birthday cake. Poor Kamryn had did not feel good - she was running a little fever by the time we finally got home. Overall, we had a great time and enjoyed our chance to say thank you to all of our friends and family. (Special thanks to Mary & Chris for coming back early from their trip and taking pictures for me!!)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Top Secret Personal Beeswax!!!"

Karlee and I discovered Junie B. Jones a little over a year ago and we love her. She is the funniest kindergartner/first grader I know. Sometimes I am laughing so hard when we are reading that I have to stop and catch my breath. Junie B. is always getting into some kind of trouble and it is so fun to find out what happens in the end. Karlee has been asking about a Junie B. movie for months, but I read somewhere that the author, Barbara Park was not interested in making a movie about Junie B. Karlee was very disappointed. When I saw that she was coming to the Classic Center as a children's musical, I think I was more excited than Karlee (but she was pretty pumped too!) It was fall break so Ken and I both got to go and we took Kendall as well as Karlee. We met the Griner boys and some other friends there.

It was a great show. Karlee really liked it. I caught her doing the dance moves and singing along with the theme song at the end. Mary and I loved Camille and Chenille, Lucille's "new" best friends in 1st grade - I think we laughed as hard as the kids!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

GGM's 90th Birthday!!

We have had a lot going on this fall but I wanted to catch you up on my grandmother's fun 90th birthday party we had on Saturday night. GGM's birthday is actually in November but it was hard to find a time when we all could come to NJ to celebrate. So, we decided that everyone would come here and we would all be able to celebrate - even though it is a little early. My aunt Lois and uncle Bob flew in from Indiana and mom hosted a party for GGM. Ken "catered" the event - he grilled chicken, steak, tilapia and veggies. He also fixed twice baked potatoes and apple cinnamon pecan salad with blue cheese vinaigrette. The food was delicious and the company was great. We had a nice time visiting with everyone and looking at old pictures of GGM. The kids had a great time running and playing and the twins enjoyed walking/crawling around.

Happy Birthday Grandmother Mickey! And many, many more!!!