|The bee hive pinata we made, with pipe cleaner bees on it|
|We had a weenie roast|
|I made the rock garden area (an old well that I cover up with rocks and flowers) into a drink station area!|
|Charlotte made Baby Bee this party hat|
Beatrice likes to clap when she's happy, shakes her head to say no, she loves the guinea pigs and LOVES when her siblings takes her to see them. She loves all animals and grunts, squeals and is excited when she sees them. We go around visiting the goats and chickens daily and her little face just lights up. Beatrice loves her siblings and watches them intently. Through the good and the bad. I swear she is taking notes! Beatrice loves hanging out with everyone. She has started to try and bite when she's mad. She has two top teeth and two and a half on bottom. She stands up but doesn't walk yet. She moves around holding onto furniture only a little bit. We are totally content with that. She can wait to walk...we like her like this! But, walking will be exciting and sooo cute, and I just know her siblings will melt with cuteness when she does start to walk. Even though she's been clapping and standing for a while now, Penelope (7) and Sebastian (5) still have to holler nearly every time she does it. "Mom, MOM, MOOOOM! LOOK she is standing!!" It's cute how excited they get. Penelope and Layla haul her around a lot and are a tremendous help. It's very cute. The teens hold her several times a day while I get stuff done around the house. It's so cute seeing teenage boys try and throw their hip out to hold a baby. They love her and they light up when they see her. It's really special. The kids will take her to the trampoline (like a giant play pen!) to watch her sometimes. Beatrice often asks to go to Charlotte and sometimes will holler up the stairs for her. She loves Charlotte. Charlotte is very close to Beatrice and those two are really sweet together. The kids take really good care of her. The teens even remember to give her sips of water when they are watching her. They are great caregivers.
|Picture of Sage (14) listening to his ipod, finishing folding laundry, and blowing up balloons for his baby sister's party. I love seeing little things like this.|
Father's Day... was the Sunday after the party.
We were beat and didn't do much. I had to pry myself out of bed so he could sleep in. :) I made and helped the kids deliver breakfast in bed to their dad around 9 am. I made him walnut banana pancakes, eggs, hash browns and sausage. And then we pretty much just hung out and cleaned up decorations.We got him a used mini fridge for the basement. He also finally got a recliner for the basement. He's been wanting that for a while. He's excited to keep beer in the mini fridge. :)
Ricky's such an amazing husband and father. He was raised by amazing parents to be an amazing man. And his children and I reap the reward.
|Three year old Penelope|
|Preschooler Layla, toddler Penelope|
|2005 Baby Layla|
|Toddler Penelope 2008|
|Newborn Sebastian 2008|
|Father's Day 2013|
|Baby Everett 2011|
|Birthday Party Fun|
|Playing poker with the kids...a summer tradition with the cousins!|
|Baby Beatrice 2014|
|The life I live ...the love I have...my dreams coming true... I owe to you. I love you Ricky, Happy Father's Day.|