Jun 23, 2017

Cille's BirthDAY Party

Cille's birthday fell on a Friday and we had an intimate soiree at home that night to celebrate...
Ms. Barbara in the bakery at Alexander's Highland Market did a great job with this aqua blue cake covered in ocean waves.  Madeline and I worked together to make the paper topper...
We were able to use a favorite book and some original artwork from our cousin Anna as party decorations...
It's not a party without balloons!  Or as Watts and Corinne call them, "babloons."
Our other party must-have: the birthday banner...
And you need some cousins to celebrate properly!
Wonder Woman?

Guests came from across the globe, and across the street...


We are so blessed with such sweet friends!
Miles may separate us, but our hearts are together forever!

Two silly two-year-olds...








Mawmaw's baby!

Cille's BirthDAY Present

How can Cille be 7 years old already?!  Time sure does fly when you're having fun!  
She's got a very strong personality, as you can see...
We surprised her with...
...something that really excited her!


This is the face of a kid who is pumped about her birthday present!

Her very own go-kart!

Stella was ready to show her the ropes...




I think she finally realized that she's gonna have to drive it...

Jun 9, 2017

Baseball Photos

Watts had the best time playing T-ball with Istrouma Sports Organization this past spring... 
Since Daddy was his coach, they got to take a photo together...
I love to see that sparkle in his eyes!
I don't love the lightning bolts or the fact that his name is awkwardly emblazoned on the photo, but whatevs.  Can't wait to watch this little slugger become the athlete God wants him to be!

Dance Photos


Stella recently had her 4th dance recital, so of course that means lots of professional photos in dance costumes!  How fun and stress free for mothers...(I hope you got the sarcasm.)
Cille was participating in recital for the second time...
And the blessing of having a sibling is taking a photo together, and your mother forcing you to wear the costumes that coordinate the best...
We love these beautiful little ballerinas!

Jun 3, 2017

More Baseball

As the season wore on, Watts really found his happy place on the baseball field...

The base in the foreground of the picture is third base.  When a player from the other team chased him with the ball, Watts took a trip through the outfield to avoid him before coming back and touching second base and third base...
Coming back to second...
Which explains why he is turning the wrong direction...
Rounding third...
Sooooo happy....
Of course, Watts got lots of pointers from dear old Coach Daddy...
The girls were not as worried about the mechanics of the game as they were about how they looked while cheering for their brother...



This catch was hotly contested...
...but Watts came out with the ball...


Watts was the first kid on his team to ditch the tee and hit the coach's pitch...


He's also a switch hitter and super ambidextrous when it comes to catching and throwing...
Praying after the game...

And celebrating with his friends...
Watts had such a great experience playing baseball for the first time this year with Istrouma Sports Organization.  What a wonderful ministry for young families in our area!