Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Happy 3rd Birthday David!

We had Davey's 3rd birthday party September 19th (pictures HERE), then the next day was his actual birthday! Grandma and Grandpa Ellingson stayed over the night of his party and spent his birthday with us. We had a relaxing morning then headed to the Country Apple Orchard for Apple Festival at noon. Apple Festival is a favorite tradition of ours and we had a great time with our birthday boy. Grandma and Grandpa stayed in a hotel that night so we got to take the kids swimming and Grandma got everyone pizza. It was a great day!

There are so many things I love about David and not a day goes by that I don't have a moment where I'm just so in awe and grateful that he is my son and I get to be his mama. Davey is super sweet, so funny and silly, and all boy! He is constantly climbing and being adventurous. He super snuggly and gives the best kisses. He loves playing outside, playing baseball, reading books, and playing with his superheroes and Hot Wheels. He adores Clara and calls her "sissy" or "sis" 99.9% of the time. He loves being rough and wrestling with Daddy. Most of the time he thinks he's really big. I called him "sweet baby" recently and he responded, "Mama, I'm not a baby anymore, I'm a big boy." But then if he's tired or doesn't want to do something he'll tell me he's "still little." ;) If he's "reading" a book by himself or to us he says "and then..." as he turns each page. He often starts his sentences with "well..." And I think my favorite thing he says is he calls cookies "tookies." Oh, I love this sweet boy!

I interviewed him on his birthday and here are his responses:

How old are you? holds up 3 fingers
What is your favorite color? "red and blue and white"
What is your favorite animal? "zebra, giraffe, lion, grasshopper, frog"
What is your favorite book? "Hulk books"
What is your favorite tv show? "Team Umizoomi"
What is your favorite movie? "Cars"
What is your favorite song? "Jesus Loves Me"
What is your favorite food? "cheeseburgers, hamburgers, broccoli, carrots"
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? "donuts"
What is your favorite drink? "water and orange juice"
What is your favorite game? "monsters, chutes and ladders, hungry, hungry hippos"
What is your favorite toy? "race cars, Mack, Lightning, Iron Man, Hulk, monster trucks"
Who is your best friend? Kellen (6-year-old neighbor) and Sissy
What is your favorite thing to do? "color ABCs and numbers, play outside at the park"
What is your favorite holiday? "Christmas"
What do you sleep with? "monkey and bear"
Where is your favorite place to go? "the forest (camping), tractor pull (Apple Orchard), to the park"
What do you want to be when you grow up? "play baseball with Dada at a baseball field, drive a dump truck"

My sweet birthday boy with his birthday donut.


We brought his racetrack that Michael and I built him for his birthday inside and it's been hours of fun.

Apple Festival 2015

This picture is a bit blurry, but how sweet is his little wave?!

We ran into my old friend Sondra!  We grew up together.

riding the ponies

David and Clara love getting to climb the apple trees and pick apples, not to mention eat them right off the tree!


And for fun...



Davey was born about this time in 2012 and we were living 3 hours away.


swimming at the hotel
Davey has no fear and jumped off the side over and over to Daddy and Grandpa.

These two were bouncing around having fun!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Family Pictures 2015

I got ahead of myself, but the weekend before Davey's birthday party we had our annual family pictures taken.  The kids did SO GOOD and definitely earned their toy they got to pick out afterwards that we bribed them with. ;)  Thanks to our wonderful friend and photographer Ciji!  She is so patient, great with our littles, and takes beautiful pictures.

Crazy to think the next time we do this there will be 5 of us!  I was 9 weeks pregnant here.

I was jumping up and down inside when I realized they were both cooperating for our professional family pictures.  There's a first time for everything! ;)

This one is my favorite!

Right before our photo session I had the idea of doing an announcement photo so Ciji was kind enough to have this chalkboard ready for us.  We are so grateful and excited to meet baby #3 in April!

I mean... how cute is my little guy?!  He looks so big and so little at the same time.  I love him more than words can say.


my one

I love my sweet girl and I'm so thankful to be her mama.

Davey gives the best kisses.

my beautiful girl