Saturday, May 1, 2010

~Graduation Dinner~

It is really hard to believe that dental school is done...D-O-N-E, DONE! To celebrate and to honor our wonderful, hardworking dental students, my beautiful friend, Brinn, and I planned a dinner. We had it last Thursday, the 29th, and it turned out so great. A big THANK YOU to everyone for coming, participating and contributing to our meal and fabulous evening.
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Here are the hard workers!
And their trusty sidekicks!
(They couldn't have done it without us!!!) :-)
My man!!
Kevin, I am so proud of you and all your hard work. What an accomplishment!
I love you so much and look forward to this next chapter in our life!
And here are a few pics from our evening, enjoying our yummy dinner!
Thank you again to our wonderful friends who we've had the privilege of knowing these past 4 years. We wish you each the best of luck in all your new endeavors and hope to keep in touch!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Payton's Birthday Bash

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY PAYTON!!
We had a little party at the park this morning for Payton's big day!
It was beautiful outside, the perfect day for a spring birthday celebration!
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We sure love our sweet little birthday girl!
Alexa had a blast playing with all her friends...here she is with Nathan, another friend we're going to really miss (and his mama too!).
Payton sure enjoyed being outside and she LOVES to swing!
Bring on the cake!
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Mmmmmm....!!
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After getting all cleaned up, she just wanted to explore.
And hang out with her friend, Katelyn!
(Aren't they so cute together??!!)

Daddy and his girls!
Thank you to all my wonderful friends, and their sweet kids, for coming out to celebrate
Miss Payton's birthday!
We love you all!!
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After dinner tonight, we let Payton have her own cupcake...
...I think she enjoyed it!
Alexa even sang Happy Birthday to her all on her own and then helped Payton unwrap her present. What a good big sister!
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Thursday, April 29, 2010

..::Happy 1st Birthday::..

One year ago TODAY, little sweet pea joined our family!
She weighed just a couple ounces more than her big sister and she sure looked a lot like her!
We were so excited to welcome Payton into the world and have loved having Payton be a part of our family...we really can't imagine life without her!
It has been a very fun year with both our girls...one that seems to have flown by!
It seems like just yesterday she was tiny and brand new!
And before we knew it, she's this spunky little toddler who isn't afraid to let you know what she's thinking, even if she can't verbalize it in English just yet. :-)
We don't have her one year check up until Monday, so for now...here's a bit of what this last month has entailed (will provide stats after her appt):
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*Took her FIRST STEP (today, ON her birthday!!!)

*She points to everything
*She transitioned to the forward-facing car seat and LOVES it!
*She became a screamer/yeller! Doesn't matter what kind of mood she's in...she screams!
*She cruises everywhere
*She climbs onto/into anything and everything
*She likes to hold your fingers and "walk" all the time
*She says "ssk, ssk, ssk" for shake, shake, shake when I take her out of her highchair
*She says "tss" (this)
*She practically jumps out of your arms when music comes on
*She LOVES to dance with her daddy
*She loves to just be with her daddy and can't wait to have him hold her after he's been gone
*She can hold her own against her big sister
*She loves to taunt and tease Alexa (especially with anything that's JUST Alexa's ie: her loveys)
*She finally became attached to a "lovey", her two little stuffed animals that we keep in her crib, Stitch and Wilbur
*She is working on cutting her upper canines which will bring the uppers to 6
*She still only has 2 bottom teeth
*She folds her arms for prayers....soooooo cute!!
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What a fun first year this has been. Payton Jae, we love you way too much!
HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY sweet girl!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Getting so big...

...and ALMOST walking!!!

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{Friends}

Karter & Alexa
Karter's sweet mama, Amanda, and I have been friends the entire 5 years we've lived in Louisville. Today we were able to have Karter come play while Amanda had an appointment to go to. We had lots of fun...until Alexa put herself down for a nap at noon while he was still here (but buh-lieve me, she needed it!!!). Thankfully though, little Jonny wanted to play outside so Karter still had someone to play with after lunch.
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Thanks for coming to share the day with us, Karter!
We're going to miss you, your sweet mama and your adorable baby sister!