Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Weekend Review: Four Days of Celebrating

Our weekend was full of reasons to celebrate.

First was Friday when we celebrated the fact that two new baby boys will soon be making their way into this world.


And here are the two lovely ladies who are carrying them.


A fun afternoon with good friends, an adorable little baby that is moving too soon (sweet Charli and her family are moving to the East Coast in three days!), super cute baby gifts, and a few momma gifts too!


Saturday started with t-ball.

Aren’t these two just too cute?

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This was the bottom of the last (3rd) inning after 2 1/2 innings of doing a great job!

After lunch it was time more celebrating.

This time is was for the birthdays of two of our favorite little guys.


Cullen and Bennett – we sure are going to miss you (and your Mommy and Daddy) when you move in a few weeks!

On to Mother’s Day.

Gosh, I love these two.  Even when they happen to be cranky.

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The kids did great in church, and then we were off to brunch at From Scratch in Carmel.  This was Trenton’s pick; they have Mickey Mouse shaped pancakes.  They also have oodles of other tasty food, so everyone was happy!

The kids gave me the Mother’s Day gifts that they made in preschool while we were at brunch.  Charlotte made me a cute little tulip brooch and a handprint poem.  From Trenton, I got a picture that he drew of me along with three Hershey kisses.  Perfect, he told me, for himself, Charlotte, and me to share before our food came out!  Such a thoughtful kid!

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Speaking of Mother’s Day gifts, the kids (including the dog) made cards for their grandmothers last week.  Trenton insisted on making one for Nanny too and sending it to Heaven.  I told him that we couldn’t send mail to Heaven, but we could send it to Mimi instead, and she would put it at Nanny’s grave for us.


Sunday afternoon, we all donned boots (except for Trenton – boots make him cranky) and headed down to Carmel Valley to meet some friends at the new Cowgirl Winery.

Cowgirl Winery

The kids get just as excited as Mommy about visiting wineries.  And it’s easy to see why.


In addition to all of this fun, the kids also checked out the winery’s resident chickens and tried to catch tadpoles in the fountain using glasses. 

You would think after all that fun, they would have been beat.

But no.  This was 45 minutes past bedtime.

past bedtime

They finally fell asleep and my fourth Mother’s Day as a mommy came to a close.

Now, Monday isn’t part of the weekend, but I’m throwing it in this week because – you guessed it – more celebrating!

Today was the little miss Alivia’s second birthday.


Cupcakes and cookies – can a Monday get any better?


The cutest three princess cookie decorators around!


And with that, our celebration “weekend” came to a close.  Another good one down in the books!


Kate @ Daffodils said...

It was quite the party weekend. I love the pic of Charlotte and Soph!

Shannon said...

I swear I get tired looking at how busy you and Kate keep your weekends. But it looks like SOMUCHFUN too!

Mrs.B said...

What a fun time! Love all the pictures especially the black and white one of the girls!

Hilary @ Peanut Butter Spoonfuls said...

Wow! I don't think I've done that much celebrating in this past year. Looks like fun though! I love the 3 princesses covered with frosting :)

I'll Love You Forever said...

Sounds like a wonderful fun busy weekend! Love all the pictures. The kiddos are so darling. You are beautiful, love that dress on you!!

Jen said...

What a wonderful weekend! :) You guys are always doing such fun stuff together.

AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

Love these pictures. Looks like a blast.

Traci@TheHallway said...

It was such a great weekend!! Love Charlotte's dress and boots! I can't wait to get Charli some boots of her own! :)

Jamie Sefcik || Hello Little Scout said...

Love this! Looks like you guys had a great time :)