Sunday, March 27, 2011

Happy 6th Ethan!

I can't believe my baby boy is 6 years old! We celebrated all weekend long - trips to favorite restaurants, yogurt places, Monster Jam and a party at The Children's Museum. It was a fun weekend! Nina and friend Maddy before the party starts
Ethan and some of his guests - waiting for everyone else to arrive
Cookie Cake!!!
Yes, there are trick candles!

We love FedEx!
Miss Cathy and the kids - she's always so sweet to come to their parties.

Ethan and his girls
Ethan with sweet friends! The 2 Ethan's
Mark's FedEx winging ceremony

Downtown Memphis with the Birthday Boy
Sunday Brunch at The Majestic
Monster Jam with Daddy!
A football birthday!
Gracie and Sydney came to Ethan's Kindergarten Rocks program and Open House
Can leave Nina out....

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Traditions that will be hard to end...

I know things change constantly in life...but some times those changes are just really hard. There are 2 things that I have a feeling might change for me in 2011 that I will have a hard time stomaching. 4th of July and Santa. My dearest, best friend in the whole wide world is moving across the whole wide world (or just the US) to California. Chris, her husband, is actually already there and Melanie is moving with the girls at the end of January. We've done so much together in the past and 4th of July and our yearly visit with Santa are 2 of those things that I look forward to so much each year. This year they might be different.

Here are some pictures from 2010 4th of July and our Santa visit. Some precious memories!

Getting ready for the parade
The kids having fun playing before the fireworks

Nona with Ethan and Nina
Walk across the golf cart bridge
All 5 kiddos

Ethan and Nina talking with SC
This year we were able to get all the kids with Santa and I love it! Ashton was NOT happy - but that's what makes it even better!
I love Santa!

Melanie and I always stop in the main area of Phipps to get pics of the kids - usually hoping to get our xmas card pic - it's generally the most chaotic time I've ever experience and I love every second of it. We usually end up breaking a sweat before it's all said and done. I think this picture is hilarious because of Nina, Avery and Ashton...hilarious! And then there's sweet and somewhat grown up Allie and Ethan who are FINALLY doing what they are told to do - look at the camera and smile!

Sweet life long friends!!!
Standing in line to ride The Pink Pig

Riding The Pink Pig!
2011 will be an interesting year - maybe the 4th of July and Santa tradition will be able to continue...but if not, we've had the best time in the past years doing this together and I will never forget these memories we made!!!