Friday, November 9, 2012

I'm back!

It's been a while but I'm back for a bit.  We've had a couple birthdays and some happenings around here.  Joey turned a whopping 2 years old!  Holy cow, the time flies fast.  Joey is a sweet as pie little boy who loves hugs and kisses and snuggles and all things mommies love.  He is a bit (okay, a huge) "getter-in-to-things" boy.  That can make life hard.  He sees his older siblings do things and he thinks he can do them too.  Then I see him standing on the kitchen counter Playing in my melted Scentsy wax and I wish he would just knock it off!
 Tyler is getting to be quite the young man.  He has been begging for a suit for a long time (whaaaaaa?)  I have resisted since he complains enough as it is about putting on khakis and a button up shirt.  But I finally gave in, and lo and behold here he was dressed and ready for church an hour early!  Who is this kid?!
 Halloween was fun as always.  Jacob the vampire....
 Tyler the lion tamer...
 Joey as Scooby Doo and Maggie as Belle.
 Hail hail the gang's all here.  It was night full of candy, fun, friends and good times.
 Now it's my little Maggie Moo's turn to have a birthday.  Okay, her birthday really isn't for 2 more days but we had her party today.  It was a princess party with a My Little Pony cake, per her request.
Making beautiful bracelets and crowns...

Princess dance party!
Oooooooohhhhhh, aaaaahhhhhhh.........   Lots of girly gifts.
Blow Maggie blow!
We love Maggie so much--she definitely completes the family with her "feminine touch."  She is a girl who knows what she wants.  Loves all things girly but holds her own with her brothers.  I told her to stop growing but she shrugged and said, "I can't help it!" Maggie loves to play with hair, although I wish she'd do it a little more softly!  She loves to dance--I will find her in her room playing music on my iphone and having a personal dance party.  She changes her clothes at least 3 times a day.  For all her sweetness and spunk we are so glad she is part of our family.  I always sneak a peek at her after she has fallen asleep--somehow, in the time between tucking her in and when I check in on her later, she has piles of books on her bed, a new pair of pajamas on and a cup from her toy kitchen full of water by the bed.  I look at her while she is sleeping, and I have a moment of quiet to realize how lucky we are to have her.  We love you Maggie, happy birthday!