Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ayla's High Tea 5th birthday

I thought alot about the girl's birthday's while I was pregnant with Abram.  I knew that I would be planning, purchasing, and throwing parties while having a newborn & nursing.  Five seems like such a big age that I decided we should do something special.  

 A tea party for a few special friends.
It was perfect.  Well, except for the fact that I forgot to charge my camera and it was completely dead.  Luckily, one of my best friends daughter was attending (who is also a pro photog).  Big thanks go to Brittany for snapping tons of sweet pics for me.  She is a blessing!
Ayla invited 3 of her closest friends Meredith, Sophia, & Lanie.  Plus, Leah and her friend Ava (Sophia's sister) took part.  The tea party was a hit.  I still hear about it from all her friends and from Ayla.  We served lots of sweets and sampled 2 kinds of "tea" pink tea (pink lemo) and purple tea (sugar free kool aid).  We made sunday hats and each girl had jewelry, lip gloss and a parasol at their seat.

We started the party helping them and discussing proper tea etiquette.  Then we left them alone to sip their tea and talk girl talk :)  Ayla said her favorite part was pouring the tea herself.  My grandmother provided the china and tea pots.  

I love these girls and all the fun times we had.  I hope they truly are friends forever.

(apologize for tiny pics- since my camera was dead these are pulled from my snapfish account from Britt)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Five years ago my water broke unexpectedly 4 weeks early.  After a quick birth our first daughter was brought into this world.  Tiny, but healthy.  Ayla Joy.  She lives up to her name, because she is a total Joy.  She is by far the sweetest, most polite, and most generous little girl I know.  I feel incredibly blessed to be called her mother. 

Happy Birthday to our firstborn. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Abram: 2 Months

How has 2 months gone by so quickly?

We took your first road trip.  Spring break 2012 to St Louis Zoo & the Magic House.  You traveled well and it was great to get away.

You are wearing size 0-3/3 month clothes, size 1 diapers (almost out).

Eating every 2-3 hrs during the day and 5-8 hrs at night.  You have slept all through the night a couple times and it was wonderful. Mama would be super happy if this continued- ha

You went through a growth spurt recently (you tanked up) wore this mama out- I resorted to eating alot of cookies and being grumpy.  Sorry! 

Your alert times are growing longer.  You swat at your toys.  Track sounds.  Rolled from belly to back at 7 wks.  Giggle.  Smile alot.  You mimic sounds and seem to want to "talk" alot.

Your personality is pretty laid back.  It is pretty clear when you are upset bc you have a super fiery cry! 

We love you to pieces lil man and couldn't be more happy!