Monday, September 21, 2009

Gracie's 5th B-Day

Blowing out her candles.

Don't worry, I called Walmart and told them to fire their cake decorator. Really?...Gracie could have done a better job than this! Never again.

New Barbie bike

Another can never have enough!

Anxiously waiting...

My little Gracie, love her smile!

Gracie is finally 5! I think she has been waiting for this day forever...I've had to tell her every day for the last 3 months how many more days 'til her birthday. (Glad that's come to an end). Gracie is my girly girl and asked for all things "girly". So there were Barbie's , dolls, a Barbie bike, and a Barbie cake....let's not forget the Barbie movie. Although the pink was overwhelming, the day was good.

It's hard to believe Gracie is old enough to be in school. She loves to learn and is excited about everything she does. I know this little girl has a lot to offer, I just probably need to be a little more patient with her...she is a perfectionist and it often makes some days very hard. But I can always count on her to have a clean room, her clothes folded and put away and her toys picked up and accounted for. (I think she takes inventory every day). I am grateful for Gracie and everything she adds to our family.

Jake is 3!

My favorite "funny man"

Jake loves SpongeBob. I let him help decorate the cake.

Another favorite....Diego.

Jake on his brand new bike.

Cheesy...I know

All my favorite guys...

My little guy is 3 years old...not sure how I feel about that. I love watching him grow up, but it's a little depressing to know that in a few short years he will feel the same way about me that the rest of the kids do...not always a positive thing. But I will enjoy this time where Jake believes I can do no wrong and he will love me no matter what. He is so much fun to be with. Jake has a wonderful attitude, can make all of us laugh and helps us to remember the important things. He was the easiest to bring into this world, but I am sure that he may be the hardest to let go of when it's time for him to be on his own. I am so lucky to know this little person and look forward to what is still to come.

First day of school

Gracie, 1st day of pre-school




The kids and I share a very different feeling when it comes to going back to school. Mine of course is one of relief and motivation. The kids on the other hand, DREAD this day...which I can only understand very little. I honestly remember only looking forward to school starting when I was younger. Oh well, it seems as though there are several areas in which my characteristics and opinions have NOT been passed down to my children, this being one of them.