Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Birthdays and Blogs

I spent way too much time planning AnnaKate's Cupcake Birthday party. I searched blog after blog after blog looking for inspiration. These two blogs are great party planning blogs and they both happened to feature our sweet cupcake party. If you are planning a party or just want to drool...check them out!

What are your favorite inspiration blogs?

Friday, April 23, 2010


A true love story...
AnnaKate and her great grandfather "Kinney"

My grandaddy is sick with lung cancer. It is such a horrible thing, but that precious man continues to amaze us with his strength and positive attitude. He has been through 3 rounds of chemo and is doing great. I think today's visit did all of our hearts good.

Kinney still has the strength to jump with AnnaKate...

to play...

and to explore.

As we were leaving AnnaKate put on Wilma's sweater to walk to the car...*funny girl*...

I had hoped to get the best picture of the three of them with the azaleas, but the neighbors had an inflatable jump house in their backyard and AnnaKate could not keep her eyes off it.

But to me the picture still speaks a thousand words.

Love you Kinney and Wilma!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring Princess

Spring in the south is just beautiful and so is our spring princess.

Ohhhh....stop me now...so precious!

Love, love, love you baby girl!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Domestic Diva

AnnaKate is a real domestic diva! I mean can you believe this get-up???

Yes, that is a toy Dyson vacuum. AnnaKate's ever-so generous Aunt "B" gave it to her for her birthday. She absolutely loves it and it is the highlight of her day to vacuum with her daddy and his Dyson. (Yes, Billy does most of the vacuuming... *delightful*)

Using some of the attachments. Notice that this cute toy has a wand just like the big one.

Dyson really has something with this vacuum...I wish it would really vacuum!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Cupcake!

Happy Birthday AnnaKate!

We had a beautiful day yesterday for AnnaKate's fourth birthday party. Lots of friends and family came and celebrated with us. AnnaKate's cupcake party was truly one of my most favorite birthday parties yet! I just loved all the details!!

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Happy birthday dear sweet AnnaKate!
We love you so much!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter 2010

We had such a wonderful Easter! The week before was spring break so we were able to get things done around the house and yard. That always makes me feel good.

On Saturday we went to an Easter Egg hunt at church. AnnaKate enjoyed coloring with sidewalk chalk with her cousin, Elise.

AnnaKate with her other cousin Ben and my cousin Margaret. They were ready to hunt!!!

I love that we live so close to our church that we were able to walk up to the egg hunt.

Easter morning

Could she get any cuter...?

After Easter lunch we had another egg hunt. She was really into it this time.

Sweet cousin Eli helping her find eggs.

My favorite picture of the day!

I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Horse Love

What an amazing day we had! AnnaKate had her first horseback riding therapy session. I was really unsure about how AnnaKate would do today. She can be very hesitant and unsure with new things. But today our little angel proved that she is truly amazing! She took right to being on the horse.

No tears...

This is after one minute of being on the horse...so confident!
Doesn't she look so big with that helmet!!

They began waking her around the ring. They would stop the horse and then say "Walk Hannah" and the horse would begin to walk again. AnnaKate picked right up on that and began vocalizing to make Hannah walk. That is huge speech progress for her!!

To help AnnaKate with strength and stability they had her put rings on posts. She loved it and clapped for herself after everyone!
They took her for a "mini" trail ride to get used to hills.

While we stayed behind we checked out the beautiful scenery. Gorgeous...

What a big...big girl!!!

After riding AnnaKate got to groom Hannah and give her treats. She loved this part too! She even kissed and hugged Hannah's leg.

Our little AnnaKate always amazes us! She was so confident and attentive during her lesson today. We are so proud of her!!
I can't wait to see what she does next week...