Sunday, May 25, 2008

Happy Birthday.......again!

Saturday was the "real" birthday party to celebrate Owen turning one. We had a small family party at home complete with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Here are a few pictures...

Daddy...please don't take it away!

the sisters

Both cakes...compliments of my mom and my sister

Eb decides she needs some help!

Cousins AC and Eb (Emme...asleep in the swing)

Erin and the birthday girl

The Thompsons

Monday, May 19, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Our sweet little Owen turned one yesterday! Unbelievable that a year has passed so quickly. My mom made her a cake to tear into and it was a hit. Steve (Mr. No-Sugar) was cringing but handled it pretty well I thought. We are going to have a small family birthday party for her next weekend when her G.G. can be here.

The birthday girl with her K.K. and Papa (my parents)

She loved her new riding toy!

Happy Birthday, Virginia Owen!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Congrats to the college grad!

My sister graduated from The University of Alabama last weekend. We made the trip to Tuscaloosa to meet Erin, her boyfriend, my parents, my two brothers, and their girlfriends for a family/graduation/Mother's Day weekend. It was great for all of us to get together. I have one brother in Birmingham and one in North Carolina, so it is rare these days for us all to be in the same place at the same time. Perhaps the greatest joy was seeing my dad (being the avid Roll Tide fan that he is) getting to finally witness ONE of his children graduating from "THE" university! My brothers and I both graduated from Auburn (although they remained loyal to the Crimson Tide while there...which I guess makes me the only true black sheep of the family:)

Three Auburn graduates plus one Alabama graduate equals two proud (and broke) parents

My girls and their Aunt Erin
She was not happy about this but did it for her Papa.

The ride home

We had a terrific weekend and I was very thankful to get to spend Mother's Day with my wonderful mother and my family. We are so proud of you, E!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Take Me Back...PLEASE!!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Disney World! We went in October 2006 when AC was three and a half (and I was pregnant with Baby O). It was my first trip back since I was a senior in high school and Steve's second trip ever (the first time was when he was about six.) We had a BLAST! She was a great age. I loved how everyone refered to the little girls as "princess!" I came across our pictures and it gave me quite a case of Disney fever. (Steve says we are not going back until everyone is at least 44 inches tall but I am working on him). She was able to ride most things-she missed Soarin' by a hair...we tried to sneak her in but got busted. So we took turns watching her so the other could ride.

Dinner at Chef Mickey's

She was in awe of Cinderella! What little girl isn't?

Making a wish at breakfast at the Castle


Lunch at Crystal Palace with Pooh, Tigger, and friends

And finally...a complete meltdown at Magic Kingdom (probably because it was close to midnight)
Hopefully I can trick him into taking us back soon!