Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"Oh Two-dles!"

We've got ears, say cheers!  Meeska Mouska... okay, I'll stop now.  We just had Will's 2nd birthday party, and by now, you've guessed the theme.  We invited some friends over for a cookout (hot dogs, of course), and played outside.  Will has loved Mickey Mouse Clubhouse for a while, so I thought he would enjoy it... that is until...
I brought home this fun Mickey Mouse balloon.  He was terrified of it, and wouldn't go near it.  In fact, the day of his party, he went around the house saying, "Mickey Mouse hurt you."  I couldn't even get a picture of him next to it.
 Brett's grandmother was in town for the party, and tried to warm him up to Mickey.
So the rest of the kids loved Mickey and took him outside to play... after a few too many jumps in the air, Mickey went bye-bye for good, and Will couldn't have been happier.  So long!
At least he waved goodbye...
Will had fun for the rest of the party... and Taylor and I had fun decorating for it.
 Mickey/Minnie ears for everyone...

 Will can always count on some help from his sister... 
God has blessed us with such a special little boy... we love you Will!

Friday, August 17, 2012


We've been on-the-go this summer!  Here's some pics from the past month that haven't already been posted.  On Taylor's actual birthday, we took her to New Hampshire to Storyland.  We stayed in North Conway for the weekend and had the BEST time.  For my Southern friends, this is similar to a Gatlingburg area with lots of shopping, restaurants, etc, and is a ski resort in the winter.  I had no idea that New Hampshire was so beautiful... lakes and mountains everywhere!  So Storyland is a theme park devoted to younger kids and everything centers around classic stories.  We spent 2 days there and still didn't see everything.  We will definitely go back next year. 

Meeting Cinderella!

Outside Cinderella's castle...
Taylor is fearless when it comes to most things, so I guess it shouldn't have surprised me that she loved the roller coasters!  Now Will on the other hand... not so much. 
This was more Will's style...
And of course, he loved driving a car. 
Meeting Max from Max and Ruby...
Riding the Choo Choo Train...
Birthday dinner

We stayed in a Hampton Inn that randomly had a mini water park inside.  It was perfect for our last rainy morning.
Here we are at Shelburne Farms... every time we go, the kids love it more and more.  This time, we took Mimi and Grandaddy.  Taylor just finished a camp there, and was obsessed with it.
It took me forever to finally catch this silly chicken.
"Playing Cars."  That's pretty much all Will wants to do these days.  "I play cars."
And of course he loves trucks too...
Swimming in Aunt Brooke's new pool...
Lobster Night!
We have had so much fun gardening this summer... the kids love to go out on their own and pick what they can find.  It's always surprising what Will brings back, but he's learning!  :)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Mr. Will!

My sweet Will is 2 today!  He is such a big boy now... I can't believe it.  Happy birthday Will!  We love you so much!