Thursday, April 19, 2012


Claire turned TWO on Monday! We had a low key celebration on Monday night with Grandma and Grandpa. We had dinner, cupcakes and ice cream, and of course opened presents. I also took cupcakes to her class at school yesterday to celebrate. I can't believe that Claire is two now! We are officially out of the baby stage, well maybe once we get her potty trained and out of her crib. But those two things will probably happen in the next couple of months.

The thing I hear about Claire the most is that she is TALL and she has the most beautiful, BIG, blue eyes! She is a girly girl and loves to have her bow in her hair and wear jewelry. She says, "So pretty" when I put her bow in.

She is going to school four mornings a week and loves it! She has a class full of girls and she loves playing with her friends. She loves her brothers as well. They are sweet to her most of the time, but if for some reason they aren't she screams at the top of her lungs as her defense. She hates taking naps and going to bed because she would rather be with the boys. As we are getting everyone ready for bed each night, she lays in bed with Cooper and then throws a huge fit when we take her to her room.

We love our little Clarabelle so much! She is sweet and sassy and full of spunk and definitely has us all wrapped around her little finger, especially Daddy!

Friday, April 06, 2012

Happy Birthday, Tyler!

Yes, I'm finally blogging again. Life has just been a little busy since Christmas and I just haven't had the time or energy to blog. But I wanted to document Tyler's birthday.

Tyler turns 6 on Sunday, so we decided to have his party today since all the kids were out of school. We decided to make it easy on ourselves and have it at The Bass Pro Shop Fish Bowl. The kids bowled, ate pizza and cupcakes, and all around had a great time! The bowling alley is decked out with fish everywhere. It's really a cool bowling alley and fun atmosphere. Tyler was just a little excited this morning about his party.

The birthday boy!

The ball return on our lanes was a big shark!

The cupcakes I made. I thought they turned out cute!

This little girl was loving the food!

Lighting the candles

Singing Happy Birthday

Blowing out the candles!

Notice Claire clapping for her brother

Everyone loved the cupcakes!

Sugar high!

Opening Presents

And the goodie bags!

Tyler really wanted dog cupcakes for his party, but I told him it would be more fun to have the fish cupcakes for the party and that I would try and make dog cupcakes to bring to school. He picked out some off the internet and I think they turned out pretty cute. Obviously not professional, but still cute. He loved them and his class did too! Their school only allows cupcakes at 3:00 so he had to wait all day for me to come to his class. When I saw him that afternoon the first thing he said to me was, "Mom, I've been looking at the clock all day waiting for it to be 3:00!" I'm sure it was a LONG day for him! He loved helping me pass out juice boxes and taking cupcakes to all of his teachers (they rotate classes during the day and each teacher has an assistant). We love you, buddy! Happy 6th birthday!!!


It's time for our recap of 2012!  This year has brought some major answer to prayers and we have seen the hand of God move in incredible...