Aug 26, 2017

Cousin Lovin'

Apparently at Lily's birthday party I neglected to take any photos of the birthday child, and instead ended up with these super cute pictures of our new baby twin cousins!  
Thanks, Aunt 'Laina, for conveniently bibbing the girls so it is easy to tell them apart...
Corinne really wanted to hold the babies, even though she IS a baby to us...

Look how excited the big girls are!  Poor Riley looks a little nervous...




Damon's photobomb is epic...


This man just loves babies...

Aug 19, 2017

A Very Special Birthday

It's not everyday that one of the all-time greats turns 85, so we decided a celebration was in order for Great-Grandpa Crane...



We did not do a great job of planning in advance, but we still had a pretty good group on short notice.  If we had actually been able to host all the folks that love this man, we would have had to rent the convention center...
The two youngest great-grands really enjoyed themselves...
We, of course, had to find places for the kids to burn off some energy prior to the party, which was a more sedate affair.  These two really enjoyed the hotel pool...
And the new Kids' Village at Sci-Port...




Future plumber!
Happy Birthday, Grandpa!  We love you very much and can't wait to do it up big for #90!


Aug 12, 2017

Watts' 5th Birthday Party

These girls were super excited to celebrate Watts' 5th birthday at the pool...
These balloons look great, don't they?  They are actually the second batch of birthday balloons we purchased that day.  The first ones weren't tied down properly and floated off while I was setting up something else.  Thank goodness Pawpaw was able to get replacements!

Watts' favorite food was on the menu: chicken strips...
Let's get things adjusted before we take off...
He started the summer in his puddle jumper but was a swimmer by his birthday!


Corinne loves to show off her yellow polka-dot bikini...
See the shark fins?  Watts and Cille basically had the same cake with different colored icing and different printables on top.  Very easy and cost-effective...
These two have been classmates and friends since they were still drinking baby bottles...


The wind was not my friend that day...




They're neighbors, identical neighbors all the way...
Cake and ice cream are a great way to end a long day in the pool...
Happy Birthday to our favorite boy!  We love you, Watts!

Aug 11, 2017

Watts' First Day of TK

Who is really excited about the first day of TK?  THIS GUY....
My sweet Watts looks so handsome in his big boy uniform...
We now have three little Eagles in our nest!  Congrats, Watts!

Aug 9, 2017

First Day of School

It seems like summer gets shorter every year, so before we knew it, the first day of school had arrived!  Cille was super excited to start 2nd grade.  She is our 2nd second grader...
I had a hard time choosing just one photo...
Curious about how much Cille has grown since the first day of 1st grade? Click here.  Kindergarten? Click here. 
And Stella was bronzed, bleached, and ready to start her last year in elementary school...
You can compare Stella's first day of 3rd grade here.
And her first day of 2nd grade here.
And her first day of 1st grade here.
And her first day of Kindergarten here.

I can't believe that the time has passed so quickly!  Have a great year at school, big girls!