Monday, May 31, 2010

Birthday recap

What a fantastic day we had for Evan's 1st birthday celebration. We had a huge bbq with family and friends (40 adults and 30 kids) was such a fun, crazy day!  The day started at 6 am with me making 100 rainbow/colored cupcakes...I think I iced the last one about 15 minutes before our 1st guests arrived. :) The weather was gorgeous, the kids had a bounce house and tons of outdoor games to play with and we had some great bbq from my dad. My parents worked SO hard getting the house ready and I'm so thankful for them. It was a great celebration and I still can't believe that we now officially have a 1 year old. In some of the pictures you'll see his red, swollen eyes...poor guy. He's now a regular zyrtec user...allergies just like his momma and dada. Enjoy the pics!

So thankful the Indy Laughlins and Grandpa and Grandma Laughlin came to celebrate the day :)'re 1 :)

Thank you so much Grandpa and Grandma for letting us have the party at your house!!!! We love you!

Friday, May 28, 2010

birth day

We had a great day yesterday for Evan's birthday. We made cupcakes, went to visit the doctor that delivered Evan, played at the library, and then had dinner with Lynne, Harold, Dave and Sarah to celebrate Evan's bday. He loved his cupcake!

Excited to have his 1st bday party tomorrow at my parent's house...still can't believe he's 1. :)
We spent the morning licking the cupcake beaters...

Visiting Dr. him!


Cupcake time...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

1 year

This time last year...

My last belly picture before the arrival of Evan Samuel...

And then again on 5.27.09 about 57 minutes before he was born...

And finally as a family of three...

It's amazing how much this one little boy changed our world for the better. We are truly truly blessed...

What a year we've had!
Happy 1st birthday sweet boy! We love you so much...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Recording my youth...

I've decided to record my learn, to record, to remember, and to share.
Mommy's Piggy TALES has all the details and I'm excited to record and remember stories, pictures, my life...want to join in???
If so, head to the website and email Janna...It starts June 10th! :)

Each week, for 15 weeks we are going to write about our age/'s the schedule.

June 10:
Details about your birth/How you got your name
June 17:
Preschool-Kindergarten years
June 24:
Age 6 or First Grade
July 1:
Age 7 or Second Grade
July 8:
Age 8 or Third Grade
July 15:
Age 9 or Fourth Grade
July 22:
Age 10 or Fifth Grade
July 29:
Age 11 or Sixth Grade
August 5:
Age 12 or Seventh Grade
August 12:
Age 13 or Eighth Grade
August 19:
Age 14 or Ninth Grade
August 26:
Age 15 or Tenth Grade
Sept. 2:
Age 16 or Eleventh Grade
September 9:
Age 17 or Twelfth Grade
Sept. 16:
Post High School


This past Sunday, my mom and her siblings got together to plant a couple of Red bud trees at my grandma's house and at the house Mark and Barb stayed at while they were living in St. Louis. Here are a couple of pictures from the tree planting...

I can't believe that it has been 8 days. We miss you so much aunt you forever...

Wordless Wednesday

New Cops and Robbers bike helmet :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

thank you charlie...

Evan got his first birthday gift in the mail from his friend Charlie....a vtech learning helicopter and a Richard Scarry, Things that Move book. Evan loves them!

Learning that he can pull the string to make it go...

He loves it! :)
Thank you Charlie, Ken and Laura!