Monthly Archives: May 2009

our baby bumblebee

last night was leslie’s debut as a dancer and she did such a great job!  she was completely taken with all the lights and people, and she is definitely a performer.  i am proud to admit that i had tears streaming down my cheeks the entire time she was on stage.  before leslie i had no idea that my heart could love anybody as much as i love her.  she fills me with such joy and i am so proud of the sweet girl that she is becoming!  here are a few pictures.  i’ll work on getting the video up this week.



today, leslie & lucy’s uncle erin turns 30, and we think that’s pretty great.  leslie is one of erin’s biggest fans, which speaks volumes to what an awesome person erin is.  leslie has only met erin once, but she still asks about her all the time.  when i told her that today was uncle erin’s birthday she shrieked, demanded that we get her a card (making a card simply will not do…uncle erin *needs* a sparkly princess card), and asked if we could send her a birthday message.  so, here’s your happy birthday from leslie.  we wish we could be there to celebrate with you!

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in case you missed the last post with the photographic evidence, we’ve had a LOT of birthday cake around here lately.  so much that i made michael take some of the leftovers to work with him.  one morning leslie slept past her normal wake-up time of 7:00, so michael cut her a small piece of cake for an after lunch treat and took the rest to work.  upon waking, i asked leslie what she wanted to have for breakfast.

her:  nothing.

me:  well, you need to eat something.  how about a cereal bar and some yogurt?

her:  (spying the cake)  how about birthday cake?

me:  no.  that’s for after lunch.

her:  okay, i’ll have lunch for breakfast then.



life has been so busy!  since last i wrote, leslie has turned 3, lucy has started crawling and standing, michael has assembled a gigantic playhouse/swing set in our backyard, and i’ve just been struggling to keep up with them all!  here are a few pictures of what we’ve been up to:

IMG_4038leslie hearts worms.

IMG_4069she also hearts kayla.

IMG_4071michael had a birthday…complete with funfetti cake.

IMG_4081and cookie cake.

IMG_4093and cupcakes.

IMG_4110and his mom’s famous chocolate pound cake with caramel icing.  i’m gaining weight just thinking about it.

IMG_4111leslie also had a birthday…with a strawberry princess cake.  yum!

IMG_4118she loves her mommy.IMG_4126nate was there.IMG_4136he and lexie helped leslie open her presents.

IMG_4140it was a full house.  more like a bursting house actually.

IMG_4153lucy enjoyed some snuggle time with her granny.

IMG_4159leslie and ma blew out the candles.

IMG_4162and leslie showed off her fancy new age.  ma is impressed.

IMG_4165nanny ate cake…

IMG_4168…and she might have shared some with lucy.

IMG_4181the morning of her actual birthday she got a chocolate donut with a birthday candle.

IMG_4197lucy continues to be the world’s happiest baby.  someday she’ll hate her daddy for popping her collar and then taking pictures of it, but for now she doesn’t know any better.

IMG_4202this is lucy with her friend paislee.  paislee’s parents are in our small group at church.  i think there are only 3 weeks between these girls, and i think they’ll be great friends!  they certainly enjoyed their first playdate!


so, life has been nuts and i just haven’t had time to update for a while.  i have a million pictures on our camera that i’ll try to go through this week.  lucy’s had an ear infection and hasn’t been sleeping well, which has translated into lots of naps for this mommy.  my thyroid has also gone nuts, but i’m seeing an endocrinologist to get that worked out.  hopefully i’ll start to feel better soon.  leslie’s first dance recital is this weekend.  dress rehearsal tomorrow.  i’m nervous for her.  i just envision her being “that kid” at the recital.  i’m sure we’ll have lots of pictures next week…and maybe even a video if i can get that figured out between now and then!