Thursday, March 31, 2011

Surprise Visitor

Aunt Gina lives about 5 hours from us so we were so excited for her crew to come visit for Kaitlin’s Birthday. We were so surprised when KIKI showed up with them! She flew to Texas and showed up to help celebrate Kaitlin’s birthday! The girls helped follow Kaitlin around at her party and were such a big help! It was so fun having them ALL here and we are so blessed to have them with us!


I think Kaitlin would have stayed in Kiki’s lap ALL day!


Some tent time with Kiki!


Two happy readers!


Kaitlin was so happy that you all came!!


So wonderful having our family here!


Cute cousins! Come back soon!


Kaitlin misses you guys! And your DS!


We are so thankful that you guys came. Can’t wait to see you all soon! We were so excited to have our surprise guest, Kiki! It was so special to have you celebrate with us!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Party Time!

Kaitlin just loves to go to Gymboree every week.  Kory & I decided months ago that instead of having a bunch of 2 year olds invade our house that this would be the perfect place to have Kaitlin’s 2nd birthday party.  She had a great time!


We were able to take some good pictures and spend time with everyone since Kaitlin had so many family members to watch her!  Kiki and her cousins Hayleigh and Hannah did a great job playing with her before everyone arrived.


Kaitlin loves the slide at Gymboree so much that we had to buy a play structure for her at home.  Kory had to give her the occasional direction at times too - I think he secretly had a lot of fun!


We’re starting Kaitlin’s recruitment video for Pat Summitt early …

Slam dunk!

Kaitlin missed a beat here on the “freeze dance” because she was so excited …


Kaitlin loves to play with the parachute.  She also likes to be the center of attention even more.  Her Daddy couldn’t quite stop her and I must admit the party leader improvised pretty well …

Center of Attention

She loves to dance with Gymbo the Clown.  She couldn’t wait to give him a hug.  She didn’t want the dancing to end!


Here, Kaitlin waits “patiently” for her birthday cupcake …


Her friends Neely & Ella Kate had to blow out the candle for her.  Unfortunately, all she wanted to do was grab the lit candle!


My friend Robin made these BEAUTIFUL cookies for Kaitlin’s party.  She does such an awesome job!  Her blog is linked in the right column:  “All About the Cookies”.


We couldn’t have asked for the party to go any better.  Thanks to all our family & friends for coming to celebrate with us.  Kaitlin had such a great day!


Happy birthday little girl!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Grandparent Week

My parents spent their Spring Break in Northwest Arkansas last week. They helped me so much with everything from spring cleaning, decorating, party planning, and errand running. They watched Kaitlin on Tuesday for me to get some things done. I got my entire week’s worth of errands done in 3 hours. It is amazing what I was able to accomplish without getting a 2 year old in and out of her car seat 100 times. They also let Kory and I go out on DATES while they were here!

Gigi and Kaitlin were best buddies this week!


Dad taught Kaitlin a new fun game! Look how happy she is playing with Didi!


They got Kaitlin the Calico Critter house for Christmas but it didn’t fit in our car then so they brought it to us! She LOVES the house and they logged many many hours playing with the sweet dollhouse.


They got her the cutest wagon for her birthday and she has a blast testing out her new ride!


Gigi always has a few surprises for Kaitlin!


We did A LOT of hand washing! Gotta stay well for our birthday!


Kaitlin had been sick for 2 weeks prior and had not been very happy. This week made up for those sick weeks. She was so happy all week and loved every second of her grandparents. It melts my heart to see Kaitlin loving our family and it is such a neat bond seeing your parents love your children!

Thanks for a great week! You guys deserve a vacation from your vacation to see us! Come back soon! We love you!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Birthday Day

Kaitlin had a great birthday on Friday! We had a great day celebrating our little girl!


She was so excited to wake up to her Happy Birthday banner and a Mickey Mouse balloon! Kaitlin had her favorite breakfast,  Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and she was a happy girl!


She opened some dress up clothes from Gigi and Didi and they even got her the cutest Mrs. Potato Head Easter Bunny! They know what she loves!



The Happy Birthday Girl!


Aunt Rachel sent her gift ALL the way from Nashville and it matched all the decorations I had for her celebration! Rachel is the birthday queen!


So excited to open the present!


Aunt Rachel got her the cutest Easter bunny and an amazing book about Smokey and his SEC friends! She gives the BEST presents! Thanks Aunt Rachel we missed you so much this weekend and can’t wait to see you soon!


Kaitlin is so blessed to have so many people who love her so much! She had so much fun opening the sweetest cards and gifts. Thank you so much for making her 2nd birthday so special!


Kaitlin finished her day with a Chick Fila dinner! It was a wonderful day!

Friday, March 25, 2011

2 years old!!!

I can not believe that Kaitlin Grace is 2 years old! I feel like it was just the other day that she was born!

March 25 2009


Kory and I have been thinking about the day we brought our sweet baby home from the hospital. We were first time parents and we were so naïve! We also had no idea we were in for the best 2 years of our lives!

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March 25 2010

One year old! I thought she was so big ! Now she looks so small here.


Two years has flown by in the blink of an eye!


(We are still working on getting her to hold up 2 fingers!)

Kaitlin has been strong willed from the day she was born. She is free spirited and full of energy. I would not have it any other way. We are so blessed to be her parents!

Kaitlin has changed so much in the last few months. She is no longer a baby and is now my big girl. Kaitlin LOVES to play outside and would stay outside ALL day if she didn’t have to nap! Kaitlin loves her blanket and it is a constant companion. She is an artist and loves to be busy! We are so thankful for Kaitlin and how she has been such a blessing in our life.

We have family in town this week and more are coming today. Kaitlin is ready to celebrate all weekend!

Happy Birthday Kaitlin Grace!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lucky Girl

I am a lucky girl to have this little leprechaun to play with everyday! We have had a fun day wearing green and learning about this fun day!


After we colored shamrocks we talked a little about Ireland! I think she learned something because she was playing with an Irish potato !


We played at Jump Zone with all and friends this morning and we were more than tired after all that jumping! Maybe we will get lucky and take an extra long St. Patrick day nap!


Hope you have a lucky day!