Saturday, March 27, 2010

Lane is 6!

Lane's 6th birthday started off with cupcakes at lunch with her classmates (and brother)....her favorite cupcakes, the rainbow ones from Naifeh's!

On her birthday morning, she got up extra early and came and got in bed with us. A few minutes later, Bo came down and he said, "Momma, can I get in the middle over there by Lane because she is 6 today." So, he did, then he said, "Lane let me see your hands (he took her hand in his, examined it) and said ...."yep, the grew, they look like six year old hands now!" She opened her presents from us, which included a jewelry box and this locket (she has always wanted a locket that she could actually put things inside). I found this one that opens like an evelope and has little sterling hearts that you can engrave and keep inside.

The outfit that she picked out in a catalog for Ellie to give her ....all dressed up to to go eat Mexican for dinner (with her post braided wavy hair, which she loves!) Bo asked her if she was wearing a d"Twig"? (wig!)

A special Mexican birthday dinner compliments of Boo and Ellie.....

Here are the pictures from her party at Rivercity Gymnastics.....Icarly theme, complete with many friends who helped make her day extra special......

She doesn't look so happy while they are singing to her....after they stopped I heard her whisper...that was the worst part! (a little shy!)

I have been thinking a lot lately about how quickly you are growing up. I don't know if it' s because you are turning 6 years old, or I am thinking about the arrival of baby Kate and it brings back memories of you and Bo as babies. I keep thinking about rocking you in your nursery at our old house on Drummonds Rd. when I would sit and rock and think about you growing up (or not wanting you to grow up!). I know that having a little brother 15 months later likely made you grow up too fast, but I really think you were the kind of child that was born a little beyond her years anyway. You have always been very independent, determined, ready to move forward. I love so many things about you.....maybe that's why I love your daddy so are kind of like a little clone of him. You are a rule do everything by the book, careful to follow all instructions, you like a clean room/house/car, you love to play by yourself, you love art and reading, and most of love to be with me! You make me feel so loved with all the things you make for me and the way you want to be with me all the time (I will have to admit, that comes from me and not your daddy)! You are always thinking of other people and what you can do to make others happy. You are so pretty, your daddy's eyes, little freckles on your nose and long shape and maybe my hair and nose/mouth. Right now, you could not be more excited about your baby sister's anticipated arrival. You count down each day maybe she will know how much you loved her before she was born. The inscription on the locket that we gave you today is most fitting, "You are so special to our family....Love, Mom and Dad"
Happy 6th Birthday! I love you, Momma

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sprinkle Baby Shower for Kate

Baby Kate and I were honored with a "sprinkle"baby shower this weekend. (A shower for moms who already have children more to honor and "sprinkle" them with gifts, instead of showering them with car seats, high know the necessities!) It was so enjoyable; not like wedding showers or even first baby showers when you leave sweating from opening gifts and saying thank was just relaxing and fun! We had a great lunch, Ms. Baughes cake, and sweet sensations cookies. The girls below (including Amanda, who had to leave early and missed the picture) were hostesses and are great friends! I am lucky to have them. They gave me this Maclaren umbrella stroller, which is like a dream come true for me....I have had multiple strollers between Lane and Bo (several doubles, big Graco, jogging, cheap umbrella) but have never been satisfied....and to me a stroller is important, something you use a lot! I read review after review and even went and pushed them around and this was my favorite!

Gigi was headed to see Uncle Hunter play ball when she left!

Sweet little girls and Big sister Lane!

Here is a glimpse of the gifts.....Lots of pink made specially for Kate!

The most special gift was from my is the letter that went with it and a picture of the table and inscription on the bottom....she is so sentimental and thoughtful!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde....

Bo got his first sad face at school this year the other day......I don't know how it was his first, but anyway.....he was standing in his seat on the bus (they had a subsitute driver and he thought he would test her). This is his apology note (that his teacher had him write, thankfully!)
But here are some sweet stories on him from the last few weeks.....

I got him out of the bathtub and he looked down and pointed to his forearm and said, "momma, why is it growin'?" And I said "why is what growing?" (I thought he meant a freckle)...then he said "No, right here", still pointing to his arm. So I said, "You mean why is your arm growing?". He said, "No, see, my fur. Why is my fur growing?" (the hair on his arms!)

He was riding in the truck with Rob the other day and they passed a cemetary. Bo said, "Daddy, I want to die" Rob said, "Why Bo?" He said, "So I can go to heaven". Rob said, "Well, Bo, we want you to stay here with us for now, but you will go to heaven one day." Bo said, "Okay................Daddy, can we go huntin' in heaven?" Rob said he said ,"We will see when we get there!"

When he wants to get up from the table at a meal he says, "Can I be may excused please?"

He came down and got in the bed with us in the middle of the night and he said, "Momma, my foot is crooked." I said,"What do you mean?" He said, "It's crooked." I reached down and felt of it and said, "It's okay, just go back to sleep" He woke up the next morning and the first thing he said was,"Momma, my foot is not crooked anymore." (I wonder if it was a dream or his foot was numb or what!)

Another funny thing is the way he thinks about the baby, he thinks she lives in there like a little house or something. He thinks she wears clothes and uses a spoon to eat. He thinks she has toys in there to play with or something......he has no idea she lives in water! I get these red spots on me when I am pregnant (what joy!) and he asked me "whats that?" (pointing to a red spot on my arm) the other day....I said "well, it's kind of from baby Kate, just something that can happen when you have a baby in your belly." He said, "She bit you on your arm?"

Saturday, March 6, 2010

What's wrong with this picture?

Girls night!

Here are some pictures from a little mini concert I took Lane to (she was invited by a "first grader" at her school....she thinks it is pretty cool to know a first grader...she spends a lot of time in Ms. Georgia's room afterschool because her daddy is usually tied up)....this little 12 year old "Brittany Russell" can sing! I just enjoyed a few hours of no boys!
mani's and pedi's

Lane much preferred to take pictures over dancing!