Thursday, November 3, 2011

He's 2!

my baby boy is 2 today!  i'm not sure how i feel about this?!?!  i just had him last tuesday!!!  i just love this boy with all my heart.  he has completed our family and has definitely made his mark!

he is witty and silly and dirty and loves to be in control.  i mean LOVES it.  he is demanding and dramatic, but is cuddly and snuggly and sweet.  he loves his momma and thinks his daddy is the funniest.  his bubba (aidan) is an idol and his brother (ryan) hung the moon.  he calls aidan bubba and ryan brother - and i love it.  and we all know him as DEET!

cole frances - i love you more than words.  you are so special to me and just my little angel baby.  i might or might not have spoiled you rotten since you are the first one i've been able to stay home with ;)  i'm sure you'll grow out of it one day...  i love how much you love to snuggle and kiss.  you are so sweet and affectionate, but you can hold your own too.  you are controlling and demanding and only your way is the acceptable way.  we are working on this...  i wouldn't change you for the world.  i love you sweet boy.

we celebrated cole's birthday at a jumping place and it was so fun!  our family and friends came to celebrate with us and cole loved every minute of it - unless i was pulling him away to take pictures!

the theme for his party was - of course - dinosaurs!  he LOVES dinosaurs and was so excited to see his cake!

i love the look on his face in this picture with mimi!  can we say attitude?!?!

our little family of 5 :)

isn't his birthday shirt the cutest?!?!  i got it from here!

we loved celebrating cole's 2nd birthday!  i think he loved it too!!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy #12, Aidan!

happy 12th birthday to our first born!!!  wow!  12 years...where has the time gone???  i know this sounds cliche - but it really does go fast.  i remember like it was yesterday walking back to my apartment from the pool and feeling my water break - that was an experience!  good thing i was already wet ;)

how could i have ever known how much my life was about to change.  the overwhelming feeling of hearing that first cry and seeing that baby for the first time still makes my heart skip a beat as i think about it now.  i was instantly in love.

aidan - you are my one and only.  my first true love.  i had no idea what was in store and man has it been a ride!  i love every aspect of your being - even the smart mouth ;)  you are inspiring and an absolute joy in my life.  i love you so, so much!

we surprised aidan this year with a trip to arlington for his first RANGERS game!  they played on his actual birthday and we had a blast!  it was just me, roy, and aidan and i must admit - it was fun to just be the 3 of us :)

we took him to lunch first at his favorite - the cheesecake factory - YUM! 

 they spelled his name wrong - but it's chocolate - so you can't really complain ;)

and then we headed to the ball park.  we LOVE our RANGERS and had an absolute blast!  i made aidan a sign to hold up during the game - heehee!

i love this picture of him looking up and taking in the view for the first time as we walked in.  makes me have tears...

july in texas - it's hot!

i think it's safe to say - he had fun!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Day At The Ballpark...

Aidan had a baseball game last night against the #1 team in his division.  In the 4th inning they were losing 8-2, but managed to come back and WIN 15-8!!!  We were all excited!

Ryan and his BFF Frankie!

Aidan hauling butt to first base!


Baseball games are such a HUGE part of our life!  My little boys just make themselves at home out there.  Ryan has his routine of snacks from the consession stand - 2 ring pops (one for him and one for Cole), a bag of "circle chips" (Funyuns!), and popcorn!  HA!

Just wanted to share a "normal" evening for us :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

I had a nice Mother's Day today with my boys.  Roy let me sleep in this morning and the boys woke me up with beautiful flowers, a HUGE balloon, and cards.  It was so sweet!  At first I thought maybe the balloon was so big so it would carry me off and we would all have a nice day... ;)  Just kidding!

We all got ready and they took me to lunch. 
My in-laws and brother-in-law and nephew ended up meeting us there.

I attempted to take some pictures of the boys together...

but that didn't work out as planned...

The boys and their cousin with Roy's mom

Me and my boys :)

All 4 of my boys...

I love this one!

I have to share this...I saw it on Katie's blog and it just spoke to me so deeply...

"If you know someone who has lost a child...and you're afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died, they didn't forget they died. You're not reminding them. What you're reminding them of is that you remember that they lived, and that's a great, great gift."
~ Elizabeth Edwards

I hope you all had a great Mother's Day!

Friday, April 1, 2011


Last Saturday we celebrated Ryan's birthday at Jump-N-Place

We had such a fun did the kids!  Ha!

That place is GREAT too because they do ALL the work!  They set up the party room for me while all the kids were playing and jumping.  All I did was give the thumbs up! 
It was so laid back and easy!

The Birthday Boy!

Aidan had baseball pictures before the party!

Cole was all smiles :)

Cole's friend he found - he liked talking to this guy!

Going in...

Aidan and Cousin Bella (both had games after - it was also Opening Day for baseball!  We had a busy day!)

Ryan and Landon

Cousin Robert

Uncle Raymond and Cole

Fatty Maddy!  Love those thighs Maddox!

Roy was trapped with all the boys jumping on him!

Making our way to the party room...

This is the new way Ryan takes pictures...

A little shy while being sung too :)

You're busted, Cole!  It's not your birthday!!!

Thank you to all who came and celebrated with us!!!