Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Birthday Girls at Castle Park

Happy Birthday Sydney and Macey!!
We had our first combined birthday party for the girls!  The girls (mostly Macey) wanted another princess party of course, where they could dress up and run around as princesses.  So, we decided to have a party at castle park where they would have plenty of space.  The girls decorated crowns and had wands, while the boys (and many girls) decorated shields and were given swords to go and rescue the princesses hiding in the park.  

We had a great turn out.  About 24 kids!  EEK!  The kids had a lot of fun, and it was a beautiful sunny April day to celebrate.  one of my most favorite things is seeing my kids play with thier friends.  I love hearing thier conversations, and seeing them run hand in hand with eath other.  It is darling.  I can only imagine it gets more fun as they age.
Casey was the dragon of the party...but I think it got a tad too hot to wear. Best bud cousins.
The boys found a real dragon/lizard!
 The Cake:
 Sydney and Talia are two peas in a pod. Talia is Syds best friend from school.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Robots in Las Vegas

Robotics season is here!  For Christmas Auntie Em and Uncle Amir bought my parents a trip to come out watch the regional competition in Las Vegas.  We as kids decided to make a family trip out of it and come together to support Amir, to meet Achille (Lindsay's new beau) and meet the new babies.  The whole fam-damly came!  I actually was able to surprise them all which was fun. I didn't decide to get a ticket until the week before (when one of cams clients got me on a buddy pass).  It was great, and nobody suspected that I was coming.  It was great to have all of the kids together.  That is such a rare occurrence these days.
 The D'Penguineers ended up winning the entire competition!  It was so exciting and so fun to experience such a great win with everyone.  They get to go to St Louis now for the World Championships in less than a month.

The siblings were able to take a little bit of fun time together.  I don't know the last time that that has happened! It was sad Emily couldn't be there, but we still had a great time all catching up.  We went out to the strip together till about 2 am.  It was fun, especially for me when you throw in the time change...I didn't get to bed until about 4:30 my time.  Sheesh...that is amazing for a mom of 3!
Fremont Street.  First time I have ever been!

The babies: Luke, and Madison!

Lounging at Tim's new pad.  Gorgeous home, and gorgeous yard.  
 It was the first time that many of us met Lindsay's new guy, Achille.   He is every bit as great as Lindsay had told us.  He is a keeper and one that has been so good for Lindsay in giving her all that she deserves.  It's about time!  :)  We loved him and most of all, we loved seeing Linds light up when he was around.  

It was on this trip that I mentioned to my bro that I possibly could be pregnant...who knows...

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Happy Happy Birthday Children Dear...

Macey turned 3 and Sydney turned 5!!
I still can't believe how old they are getting!  
We had a little birthday party for the girls at home with the Mount clan.  This is what you do with left over Easter candy:
Grandma and Grandpa Mount gave these girls a trip to Build a Bear!  The girls ate it up. Syds bear is named  Lucy, and Macey's pony is named Belle. 
Grandma also gave them some fairy costumes.  
The hippo chair was the hit of the year.  Syd sleeps with it every night, and sits on it every morning for breakfast.  See the lamb in her hand?  That is Madison and Alis gift with them siging Sydney a goodnight lullaby.  She LOVES it!  At night she will listen to it and say, "I love you too Ali".  It is super sweet.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Easter 2013

Easter Egg Decorating with the Curtis's and Mounts
Tanner Easter Egg hunt with the Curtis's:
Happy Easter!  The Easter Bunny came!
 Love the early morning pics with my kids in their under clothing. 
 Grandmalaine once again, overdid herself with these gorgeous dresses!  
Don't forget the matching bitty babies!
 Hunting for the real eggs at home
Hunting for the candy eggs and Grandmas
 Dinner with all the Mounts!  Yes, it was as crazy as you can imagine