Wednesday, March 20, 2013


HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADELINE!!! Our firstborn is ELEVEN years old today!!! 
Oh, my! Where has the time gone?!?!?

Weren't we just bringing her home from the hospital? The years have flown by.  Here's a quick stroll down memory lane.

Happy girl....6 months old

Our 'lil Tarheel....Raising her right!!!!

The Paci Princess!  Oh, how she loved that paci!  This picture captures her infamous "serious" look.

First day of Kindergarten, Fall 2007

Summer 2010
We are so proud of the young lady Madeline is becoming. I could go on and on about how responsible she is and how much she helps me out.   She really is my number one helper (especially with Lydia & Margo).  I cannot believe she is in her last year of elementary school!  I hope she has a great day.  I'll be making a visit to school to take her lunch and a birthday snack (cookies) to share with her class.  She requested an Oreo cake and that has been made and we will have a small family celebration tonight.  She is excited about having a sleepover on Friday night.  
Happy Birthday to our first baby girl!!!!
Stay tuned for more pictures!  

Friday, March 15, 2013


Happy 9th Birthday, Lydia!  Here is the birthday girl posing before her party tonight.  It was a Red Carpet Hollywood party and she had a blast!  I will have to post those pictures later.  It's been a long day.  I've been meaning to blog all day and am just now getting around to it (at least I started this post last night, so that helps)!
Here's a quick stroll down memory lane of our Lydi-Bug!

Sweet, happy baby...5 months old

All dressed up!!!

Sketti face

Princess riding her tricycle.

In Daddy's boots


Pensive with a little attitude.  
Yep, that's our girl! She's got PERSONALITY and we love her!

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Chillin' & iPhone picture dump

Just posting some pics from my phone.  Margo played stylist to Annie today.  Annie didn't seem to mind. 
Margo's gangsta, hip-hop look!

Another pic of Annie wearing a hat.  Margo loves to dress Annie up.

Margo tried on this cute little hat at Party City when we went to get birthday decorations for Lydia's upcoming party.  It's hard to believe that March is already here.  March is a busy birthday month for our family!

Margo got to ride a pony a few weeks ago with some sweet friends.

Our Girl Scout troop went to visit the Titanic Exhibit on Sunday.  We also went to Krispy Kreme doughnuts!

Here they are doing their "King of the World" pose.

A couple weeks ago, I got to spend some time with Brayden and Connor.  I loved getting some snuggles with Connor.

Madeline brought home this big Pooh bear from her classroom at school.  Her teacher asked her if she could sew him up! (Madeline had already stitched up another stuffed animal a few days prior).
She set up a hospital in her room.

Here is Pooh's bag of IV fluids!

And his ID bracelet.  I love Madeline's creativity and attention to detail.  The surgery was a success and he returned to school the next day.  Who knows....maybe she will be a nurse like her mama?!?!