Sunday, April 30, 2017

Daddy's 32!

How is it already the last day of April?! These days, weeks and months have been flying right on by! Yikes!

Mason continues to be growing like a weed and is happy, all smiles, giggles and chatter when he's awake.  Last night he went to bed at 6pm and didn't wake up 3am!!! Rockstar

First time rocking short-sleeves! Hopefully after this crazy cold weather and SNOW FLURRIES, we'll be back to short-sleeves in no time!

[VIDEO] Libby did the recording for me

 Mom, take a picture of me and Mason! Always knows where he is and what he's up to. Can my give him a kiss? Can my see him? Can my hold him? Can my bless him? These two will make quite the pair
 Sally's lego goodness, she asked me to take a picture of
 C-Mile Sisters, so fresh and so clean clean
 Daddy turned 32 on Friday! We had fun having him home from work.  We sprinkled his day with a few of his favorites, but he mostly just wanted low-key and to have family time.

Morning giggles

We joked...32, geez, you're getting old, you better start having kids ;)
 This picture cracks me up.  All we need is Mason hanging out at the bottom of the sign.  I've passed on my love of birthdays, Sally and Libby couldn't wait to sneak downstairs once daddy got in the shower, so we could get to decorating!
 May all your wishes come true, BP, we love you!
 Saturday morning at Fleet in their Jammies and flip flops
 Reid bought and built a new gun for his birthday.  I arranged for he and two of his friends to go to the range to shoot it.  I thought it best if he shoot it with other people who would care about the "coolness" of it :)
 Thanks Todd and Ryan for going with Reid!
 My Boys!


Tummy time...not impressed :)
 Full on Giggles before heading to bed

It was nice to get back to our routine 830am Sunday Mass.  3 Sundays of extra dress up and plan ahead nursing got to be a lot (Baptism, Easter, 1st Communion).  Sally was invited home with a friend after Mass, so daddy did fun crafts with the girls while I fed and put Mason down

A few more 1st Communion pictures from friends and family.  Sally is still so excited about receiving Communion, she got to do so at school Mass on Wednesday and then again this morning.  Hope she always stays that excited. What a blessing!

These 2 or so sweet and something special

 This 1st Communion was Daddy's when he was little!
 Her special plate!
 Emma & Madden
 Sally and Reice
 Cannon & Emma
 Opening gifts
 Gramps and Mason
 Sally and Libby snapping pictures of Daddy and Grandpa planting grass


Happy last day of April! Looking forward to some warmer weather and celebrating Sally's GOLDEN birthday!!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Sally's 1st Communion

We had a wonderful weekend celebrating many things.  Thank you to my mom for coming down to hang for the weekend so she could babysit our kiddos and help prep for Sally's 1st Communion celebrations.

These celebrations have gone really, very well, but Mama's ready for a nice easy Sunday Mass.  Baptism, Easter and 1st Communion!  2 Birthdays to go!

1.  The weather this weekend was Gorgeous, I may or may not have gotten my suit on and caught some rays!

2. Mason is THE BEST BABY EVER!! Even if he wasn't, we would obviously still love him.  But boy oh boy do I love him so!  He is so chill, demands very little of me and is just so happy and smiling and chatting and patient.  He was a ROCKSTAR sleeper, I don't know if he's going through a growth spurt or just getting in a groove.  Both Mom and Dad left him for the first time this weekend.  He basically slept the whole time too. Grandma Babysat from 6-11:30pm and Mason slept from 5:15-11pm!! and continued to sleep the rest of the night.

3.Sally Ann is just the sweetest.  She's on her way to sainthood.  She is on fire for her faith and I just love it.  She has such passion, it's contagious! She was the sweetest most appreciative little lady and it was a joy to witness.  If you know a little about the Catholic Faith, you'll understand how beautiful it is that Sally received her 1st Holy Communion on Divine Mercy Sunday.  You'll also understand how special that is to Sally since she chose to research and represent Saint Faustina earlier this year.
After we got back to our pew from her receiving Communion for the first time, she whispered to me, "Mom, I DO feel different, I felt Jesus go right into my heart." Proud parent moment.  Love our little community, she gets the importance of Faith at home, but also at school and all of her great friends. So very grateful!

 There are 6 dates you can choose from to receive this sacrament.  So wonderful that two of her great friends got to share this special day together

 Moms and Daughters.  I have a feeling this will pop up on their High School Graduation slideshow and they'll still be the best of friends! Such sweet innocence!
 Dads and Daughters! So grateful for these wonderful families

 We're so proud of you sweet Sally Ann!
 Sweet Libby is so selfless is days like these, letting Sally be the star and not getting jealous or disappointed that she doesn't have gifts to open or a new fancy dress.  Libby is always so darn proud and excited for her sister, it's so great to witness
 Sally's Godparents.  Appreciative of the sacrifices they made to come and celebrate this day with her!
 Sweet Nana!
 Wish I had snapped more of other Grandparents and family members, but we're trying to enjoy more moments instead of always being behind the camera.

The girls getting to send snapchats to Mom from Nana's phone.  Sally with some peanuts stuck in her teeth
 and more filters and captions all on her own
 Friday night we attended the Gala for the kids' school.  Thank you to the Peytons for inviting us to their table again this year.  It was a great kick-off to being back out without kiddos.  Mason made it easy by sleeping the whole time.  And Grandma made it easy by being here for the first one.  It's not easy to think about a sitter coming to take on our 4 kiddos!

More fun and wonderful families part of our great community...are you sensing a theme and how much I love our church and school community? :)
 The girls quick pic in the slideshow
 Besties, two-peas-in-a-pod Love what they are for each other!
 The Ladies!
 and a random picture of my favorite little man, sporting my favorite little pants!
 Strollin' around the 'hood with Emma.  Miss Chatterbox rockin' her sunnies.  She's such a hoot
 aaaaaaaaaaaand my bestie had her baby last week, a GIRL!!! Welcome to the world Miss Mia, we are so very glad you're here! We love you sweet girl! I have a feeling Mr. Mason & Miss Mia are going to have some fun memories!