Tuesday, June 18, 2013

We are FAMILY!

In mid-march we had a sibling sleepover in Midway with Spencer's parents and siblings.  We had a blast going to dinner, staying up playing games and dancing out!  I'm so lucky to have such great inlaws! Especially my sister in laws - I never had any sisters growing up and I am so lucky to have the world's best sister in laws!  I love them all so much!  

Em & I 

Cute Kelli & Lorin 

Sam & the other Katie Taggart 

And the Tag Team!  I love you all!  

St. Patty's Continues...

My mom had us over for a St. Patty's dinner Monday night.  She makes a traditional St. Patty's meal of corn beef and cabbage every year, so it was fun to continue in that tradition.  

Lance & Tallie at their cute little table! 

My brother isn't the biggest "kid person" if you will, but Tallie is quickly getting him wrapped around his finger!  Every time she sees him she screams out his name and delight and jumps into his arms for a big hug!  

Today he even scored a kiss!  I can't wait until my brother becomes a dad one day!  Hoping he gets a little girl!  

One of my dad's patients made him this amazing rocking horse that the kids have loved! 

Hmm, looks likes the little p is a fan of Irish food! 

And since I thought I had fun taking pics of the kids with Mimi & Papa the night before, I thought I would do the same with my parents as well! 

2 of my lovies right there!  

Aah man, it's been a great year with this cutie!  Can't believe she turns 1 in one week!  

Monday, June 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day

We had a super fun St. Patrick's Day this year.  The obligatory picture with the Old Navy St. Patty shirts on!  
(Worn & Taken Saturday since St. Patty's was on a Sunday) 

"Smile Tallie...."  She is such a goof! 

Sunday morning searching for the gold coins and looking for traces that the Leprechaun came.  

Counting up the loot!  And showing off her St. Patty's craft we made - rainbow in a jar!  With skittles and marshmallows on top! 

Finding that the leprechaun left his prints on the milk and dyed it green! 

Tallie getting a kick out of the leprechaun using the facilities! 

The little p enjoying some green milk.... 

... and some green pancakes! 

Don't mind me, but my girls look so cute in their matching St. Patty's pj's! 

Shamrock noodles for lunch!  

After church we headed over to Aunt Kelli's house for a celebration of her birthday (which is on St. Patty's Day) and the other March birthday's! 

My little green munchkin! 

Little p and her Nana! 

I can't get enough of my little peanut!  It has been the best year having her in our family! 

I recently needed a photo with my kids and Spence's parents and realized I had very few options, if any.  So I thought this was the perfect to opportunity to snap a photo with each of my kids and their amazing Mimi & Papa! 

Lance giving Trey Dog our little candy gram for his birthday! 

And can I just mention, my kids have some pretty unbelievably amazing aunts, but I think Aunt Abi takes the cake.  She is just incredible.  She truly loves my kids and she loves spending time with them.  We love her so much and are so excited that she will be a mommy to one very lucky little girl this September!  

Quite an eventful St. Patty's Day, but it definitely made the holiday fun!  

Spring Playdate

Mid March was warm enough to invite some friends over to play.  We had some fun riding around in the jeep!  

I set up the croquet set and the boys had a lot of fun playing!  

One thing about that tramp is that it has been well worth the money!  There is rarely a day that goes by that this tramp doesn't get used!  

The boys making up a game they called "wreck it ralph" which I am sure consisted of them just crashing into each other, lol! 

The girls joined the boys for some fun!  

Crazy haired Ella! 

We love it when the weather is warm enough to spend hours outside!  

Miss Fancy Tallie

What can I say besides this girl has spunk and sass!