Monday, March 25, 2013

Changes: the constancy of life

Our house is just full of growing up and getting old! 

We have a new addition at our house three days of the week.  Handsome Peyton is my brother's baby boy!  Mark and Angie both work and need occasional help watching the little man - yes please!  So the kids and I have a blast keeping our eye on the little man.  Peyton is really a very sweet baby and much more mild-mannered than my two munchkins. 

Peyton is really getting big fast!
 In addition to the addition, Zack has decided eating isn't fun unless he is in control.  I have a hard time watching him spill food all over my (carpeted) dining room floor, but it becomes a starve-off otherwise.  So when yogurt is demanded (really, demanded, I don't volunteer it up with meals anymore because of the carpet) I have to hide while Zack has his way with the thickened dairy product.  The carpet will go eventually, but I do want it presentable for at least another year... *sigh.

Zack and his yogurt.

Delli eating yogurt too.

We are still trying to figure out what fix-up we should do around the house this year: trees, crawl space, flooring, built ins, etc.  We are having difficulty, but we think our crawl space may need the first improvement having been neglected.  We'll see.  

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Three Candles: Three years under the belt

Birthday party fun occupied our thoughts all last week, and the celebration was truly the climax!  Adella turned three this year and she is is well on her way to being a pro.  The morning started out with a little excitement about yellow balloons around the house and a chat on Facetime, where Daddy let the birthday girl open her first gift.

Adella's first gift was this cute outfit and the bracelet she is wearing! 

The birthday girl and her balloons.
Throughout the day Adella watched mommy make two more book birthday cakes (because the cake the night before was a bit disgusting).  Finally, they were finished and the decorations were all set in place.  Daddy then came home and made his girl pizza for dinner.

"Look Who's Turned," & "Three Years Old"

Zane makes the BEST homemade pizza!

Delli wanted a book themed party with yellow and purple as her colors! 
 The birthday girl was so excited for all of her 'friends' to come and play at her party and she was not disappointed.  Anna came over and the two disappeared to play in Delli's room for quite a while.  After singing, cake, and lots of goodies, the presents were opened. Thanks to everyone who brought gifts; Delli is still playing with all of them!
Sunglasses and an elephant backpack from Great Grandma Anne.

Cinderella was the one thing, other than books, Adella wanted for her birthday.

Holly got her a book with suction-cup-princess that can be placed on the pages.
 The night was a blast and Adella was quite exhausted from all the playtime with the Haygen, Kolton, and Anna!

Zack had a great time too!

Looking at photos with Kolton (I think).

Playing with Uncle Shawn!