Wednesday, February 19, 2014

luscious lips turns four

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and basically had four (maybe five) parties to prove it
morning presents and breakfast with our family

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where much four year old goodness was to be had

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then off to chuck e cheese that night

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siblings only
it's a rather exclusive club

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the first ride...naturally

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the birthday boy fled at the mere sight of this creature
but big brother could not pass up the celebrity sighting opportunity
especially since they had matching shoes

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the best part
prize picking

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and the cousins party

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and auntie ;)

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the special trip to build-a-bear for his birthday bear
don't miss kennedy helping with the foot pedal
and stealing stuffed animals

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and finally
the friend party

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in other words
the chaos --> the best part

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atticus had a bounce house for his fourth birthday party
and this little luscious lips of a boy held onto the information for two solid years
(which, i might point out, is half his life)
all the while believing that fourth birthday = bounce house
and thus his birthday wish was granted

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attempting to jump over steam rolling dad

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and kennedy sharing the birthday love with big brother

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what would our lives be like without beckett?
far less luscious, that's for sure

happy fourth year baby boy
may your wishes always come true

Friday, February 14, 2014

the littlest loves in my life

so i am fully aware of the ridiculousness of
a) taking pictures of this little display, and even moreso
b) posting said pictures here

but whateves

my mom has always been great at creating childhood magic by giving and/or sending a little somethin for each holiday.
so as this is reminiscent of my own childhood, and something i want to always do for my kids, i'm recording my efforts here.
 my mom also sent fun holiday care packages to us kids when we were out of the country serving as missionaries for the LDS church.
and even now she sends custom made cards to each of the grandkids every holiday
and to all of us for each birthday with money inside. i mean, snail mail!?!?
now that's childhood magic, people!

so although darek laughed at me,
i shopped and then displayed the goods on the eve of valentine's whilst my kids slumbered
so that the wee cheribs would awake and feel the love all the live long day

oh and also in regards to ridiculousness
c) i didn't even get pics of my kids with the goods
just the goods
mom fail

moving on
the goods
ps ~ my mom's snail mail cards are included

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oh wait!
my favorite part is that time when i forgot to include a few things in the kids' stockings at christmas
so i included them here. haha!

oh and speaking of all the live long day
lil kennedy wore her new lovey dove kitty jammies all the  live long day
and then thru the night
and perhaps another live long day after that
but then she had a bath
so it was all good

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i love you, you sweet tiny souls
thank you for bringing more love to our lives then we could ever imagine

Friday, February 07, 2014

yeah so then i was checking out at the self-checkout at walmart
when an employee close by noticed this little thief opening and eating this little snickers bar

just barely in time for me to pay for it

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so that's one way to get what you want