Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Hi, Everyone! We had a great weekend . . . I hope ya'll did, too. We spent our weekend partying it up for Brianna and Brenson's birthdays! Since they are both February babies (born on the 10th and 18th), I decided to do a joint birthday party for them this year. While the weekend of the 16th would have been ideal (since it's right between their birthdays), I thought I needed a little more time to get everything together after our Disney trip. This past weekend worked out great!

I'll for sure do an entire blog on the party, but for now here are a few of my favorite photos from the day.

The party kids (minus one who hadn't gotten here yet):

Brianna bashing the pinata:

Without a doubt, one of my favorite photos from the day! It's so so bad of me, but HILARIOUS of Chris! He was actually only hit twice during the pinata bashing, which isn't too bad considering there were a dozen kids hitting at the thing :-).

I asked my sister to man the camera for me (so I wouldn't have to worry about it), and she did a GREAT job! I think she just found herself a permanent job at my parties :-). Just look at this photo of our birthday boy!

I love our little family and celebrating our February babies! It was such a good day!

In other happenings, we've had snow twice in the past two weeks. That's pretty unusual for our little part of the world. I LOVE snow, so I'm thrilled that we've had a bit. Of course, I took the kids out to play in it . . . they both love it, too!

Brenson loved the snow so much that he cried and cried when we came inside. I was afraid that his little hands were getting too cold, so we warmed up for a few hours then went back out!

When we went out the second time, Brianna and I built a snowperson and named her Delilah. It was perfect snowman building snow!

Brenson hated Delilah for some reason? We discovered at Disney World that he loved the big characters, but if something was his size, he acted really afraid. I'm not sure what that's about, but he for sure was not thrilled to be standing by Delilah for a photo!

All the snow melted off very quickly (last week and today), but we sure enjoyed it while it was here!

Brianna was scheduled for her three year well check today, but I postponed it to next week due to the weather. I'm having a little bit of trouble wrapping my mind around the fact that I'm taking her for her three year well check. I officially have a one year old and a three year old! The baby stage goes waaaaay too fast.

Brenson is speaking more and more each day. His latest "thing" is saying, "I did it!" He must say this fifty times a day, and it's so cute! But really, a whole sentence? He's supposed to be my baby :-(.

Last week, I went to my first MEND (Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death) meeting. My friend invited me, and although I didn't really want to go, I did. And I'm glad I did. And I'll probably go back. I can't believe that I belong in a group like MEND now. It's interesting how life takes paths sometimes that you would never expect. There will be more posts to come on this whole grief process. Also not what I expected.

I did a lot of crafting for the birthday party, and am so thrilled with how things turned out. Here is a {pinterest inspired} wreath I made:
Love it!

I know this post is all over the place. That is totally my brain lately, ha!


Jessica Schmitz said...

Love that you looks so happy when you're with your kids. Hugs.

Heather said...

So precious!!! Adorable photos, & happy birthday to your sweet babes!! <3