Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ellie day!

Before my nieces go to school, I like to treat them each to their very own special day! It's fun for them, and it really means a lot to me. On their day, they get to pick out whatever we do, where we eat, etc. So for Ellie day this year, she came to stay with us the night before, and first thing in the morning, she wanted to play dress-up - in my closet! She loves all things girly - especially my "fancy" stuff! Gavin even got in on the fun and put on some of daddy's clothes. Then we went to eat lunch at taco johns and headed to the beach for awhile. We got ice cream and hung out at the park after swimming. Then we headed to the spa for a pedicure. I did learn, that from now on Gavin will not be joining me and the girls at the spa - the spa really is not designed for little 4 year old boys - plus, it's much more fun if I can get a treatment too! I loved that she wanted Ellie day to last longer. My favorite part, besides all the one on one time with one of my favorite girls - was when Ell was running around the park yelling "This is the best Ellie day ever!" I think she enjoyed herself - but i really can't wait to do it again! Ellie celebrated her 6th birthday this month too. Happy Birthday sweet girl - we love you so much!!!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

cool clubs.

for Gavin's birthday this year, Bryan and I got him his very own set of golf clubs! He was so excited, and just like someone else I know ( ahem.... Bryan) Gavin has been obsessing over golf! He had to fill up all the pockets right away with tees, and balls and my old glove. He's so proud of them - and I think him and Bryan are going to have lots of fun next summer!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


We were able to have Gavin's birthday party at the lake again this year - and we had so much fun! Gav choose a pirate theme for his party - we even had a pirate flag, pirate hats, a cool cake and a pirate ship pinate - Gavin used the dock for his plank! He was so spoiled and got all sorts of fun stuff! He still talks about his party and how it was so cool! We were able to spend the rest of the week just relaxing at the lake. Gavin and Owen worked hard on learning how to swim - and they both were doing so good by themselves! Owen even jumped off the dock all by himself - granted there was no one around him at the time, and it scared the living daylights out of us - thank goodness his life jacket worked perfectly! What a little daredevil! It's hard to think that we'll have to wait until next summer to enjoy the lake again - oh please winter - go fast!


Whew - it has been a long time since I have blogged! We had such a busy August - and now it's nearly the end of September - slow down!!! I have a lot to catch up on! We started August by celebrating Owen's 3rd birthday! We had a party at his house and had tons of fun playing in the water and eating cake! That same weekend, Bryan, Gav and I went to Underwater World at the Mall of America and visited Nickolodeon Universe as well - which meant Gavin got to meet Sponge Bob and Patrick! He loved all the animals at the aquariam - especially the jelly fish and the sea horses. He picked out a few rides that he wanted to go on and had an absolute blast! He rode the kids rollarcoaster, the fly boat, bumber cars with dad, and the flume with me - so fun!