Saturday, June 27, 2015

Celebrate A.J.

I am a bit late with my post about A.J.'s Birthday. We had a great day on his actual birthday. He started with cupcake galore and Happy Birthday songs over and over from his siblings. A.J. loves when you sing to him. 

Facts about our A.J. 
He was our first child to be born in Tennessee! His birth was quick and easy, which was no indication of what he would be like as a baby. He was very colicky and had acid reflux so pretty much his first 6 month of life, he was miserable. 

Because of AJ we now own a minivan:). He was so unhappy in his car seat that we had to stop all the time and take breaks. The minivan is so roomy and helped us out quiet a bit. 

He is so blond like his daddy was and his beautiful blue eyes get him anything he wants:). 

He is very passionate, gets excited more that others and just loves life. He does not get hung up on little things. 

AJ comes up with the funniest moves and songs, and when he is a Grown up he wants to be a Country-Sinner (Singer):) 

He is a snuggle bug. 

on Saturday we finally had his party and he had such a great time. The best part of his day was that all these kids came for him to celebrate with him. It made him feel so special and that feeling lasted all day. 
We had lots of water fun, a squirter standoff, little tsunami like water battles and grown ups that got in the way were considered collateral damage:) 

When we came around to do the Pinata we ended up with a decapitated spiderman, not sure how appropriate its is for a 3 year old birthday party but it really did happen. 
Candy and more candy was collected from the ground:) 

AJ loved his superhero birthday cake and enjoyed the Happy Birthday Hymn. He is still smiling when we talk about it. At the end we opened some very nice presents and enjoyed his little eyes getting wider and wider with each awesome present reveal. 

Brother got a little upset (and what 5 year old does not). AJ was so sweet and offred to share his toys which put a big smile on Brothers face. The party was fun and we were still sliding into sunset. 


Monday, June 1, 2015

Rainy Day Monkey Love

All my three monkeys are napping and I am sipping on a grande coffee.....yummy! The house is clean, laundry is all done and dinner for tonight is ready to go. WAIT that is just happening in my make believe world.
This is what my reality looks like. House is pretty messy, counters are sticky, dishes are scattered in the sink. Laundry made it out of the dryer and folded but for some reason can't make it into the many many closets in my house. and for dinner, well the chicken is defrosting in a water bath for tonight's dinner. 
This doesen't stop me from sitting down though and capturing some amazing memories that were made today....and I am quiet at peace with my mess. 

Todays weather was not in the forecast at all and it threw me for a loop. See I knew I should have gone to bed earlier than I did but I had the day planned for tomorrow. Splash pad in the morning and errands in the afternoon. Mother nature said no no not today. 
So we had some really special fun this morning. The kids are all at very different stages right now and it becomes challenging for mr to keep them all engaged at the same time and be involved in everyones play. 
First thing in the morning we had some music fun, I wish I could say we played the flute, played the violin and composed a masterpiece on a piano. Our orchestra was made of a half broken flute, a miniture xylophon with notes dangeling of to the side. The fun though that was our masterpiece. All three added their talents. Julia is a great shaker, Zachy is a multitalent on the drums and the flute at the same time and A.J. on the guitiar while holding the mic. 
After some arts and crafts we went for the shortest walk yet, rain poured on our parade but we got to jump a few puddles before running back home. 
I was resting for a minute on Julia's bed while calming her down from her mean teething pain when the boys came in and asked to join us which turned into a cuddle session. 

And we finished our morning of with meeting daddy at work for lunch, while packing our "work bags" since we had importatnt meetings to attend.