Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Celebrating Eden...

Eden's birthday celebration began on Thursday when we received a package from Grandma Kathy and Papa Ron.  Maya and Eden were very excited to open their gifts.

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Fun books and more High School Musical stuff !




On Friday she had five friends come over for a "Beach Party".  Eden came up with the theme.

These were the invitations:

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This was the cake:


These were the crafts:


These were the gifts:


These were the fun water games:

(notice the "lifeguard" in the background)

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These were the cute party friends:


And then.....

On Saturday we celebrated by going out to dinner at Applebee's. 

 When Edee was little she didn't want to eat there because she thought you had to eat apples with bees in them.  Silly Eden...

Maya and Eden had their first taste of mozzarella sticks.

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Eden loved her dessert ... an ice cream sundae. 


Back on Thursday she told us that we had to be nice to her yesterday, today and tomorrow because she was the birthday girl.  Well I think we fulfilled her wishes...

Now it's back to being mean to her again.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Eden is Finally Five!

Eden is the last of her kindergarten buddies to turn five.  She has been obsessed with turning five for the past six months.  She would constantly ask "How many more days?"

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In honor of your birthday I decided to post some of my favorite pictures of you.  Whenever I try to describe you to others I always say "You just have to experience Eden"  I think these pictures capture who you are....

When you were a baby you could always find trouble to get yourself into.  Now that you are a big kid, when you find trouble you always tell me about it.  You are definitely a "tattle tail" but I like that about you.


You are great at making silly faces.  They always make me laugh.

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Your smile is infectious! When you smile, you smile with your whole soul!

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See what I mean....


You definitely have an opinion about your hair and your wardrobe.  Your personality is reflected by your choices.March 07 036 Jan07 004

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Everything is new and exciting to you.  Your enthusiasm is contagious!





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You are so full of life, I can't imagine this world without you.  Everyday I thank Heavenly Father for sending you to me.  You are not only a gift to our family, you are a gift to the world!IMG_0041-1

Happy Birthday Edee Bugs!  I am so happy to be your mommy!



Oh and here's a "shout out"  to my cousin Sam, who so very graciously shares his birthday with Eden.   Happy 13th Birthday Sammy! We love you too!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

It's so hard to say good-bye...

Dear Craft/Sewing Room,
We really had some good times. All of the costumes, the mending, the altering, the quilt finishing and the hemming. Not to mention the little projects like hot gluing, floral arranging, gift wrapping etc... Remember the day I brought home my new sewing machine that I ordered from HSN! That was an awesome day. Those were some great memories, I'm so glad I got to share them with you.
I want you to know that for the time that I had you up until now, you were a dream come true. I never thought I would have my own special room, just for me and my hobbies. But, alas, it's time to move on. I want you to know that you did nothing wrong. You were there for me for every project. Especially those ones that went on forever, you know those ones that kept us up until all hours of the night because my perfectionism would kick in. You would listen to my music for hours and hours and listen to me sing along. I appreciate how you never complained about how messy I left you or gave me a guilt trip when you hadn't seen me for awhile. You totally accepted me for me. I will treasure your memory always, but it's time to let you go.
You see it's time for me to get ready for a baby. He will be joining our family someday hopefully in the near future. And you know how I am about being prepared and organized so I have to get ready now. I know you will love your new look as a nursery. I went to great lengths to find just the right bedding and colors.
I hope you will enjoy your new life as the designated home for our precious little one. I know you will miss the old music but the new stuff is soft and sweet, I know it will grow on you. I know you will feel empty for awhile, but just wait, you will be full of the greatest noises ever known, a baby cooing and yes some crying from time to time, but his giggles will make you all warm and fuzzy. The smell might get kinda nasty but I will do my best to keep a fresh wall flower going and I am really good at getting those stinky diapers out of the house right away.
Here are some pictures to remember you by...
That was then...
This is now.
Remember when I organized all those bins!
And I know how hard it will be to not share the same space with the beloved "Leg Lamp". Don't worry she found a new home in the theater room.
That empty closet will soon be full of baby clothes!
See how darling you are all up close and personal!
So I hope you enjoy this new season of your life. I will miss you, maybe someday our paths will cross again...like in twenty years.
With Much Love,

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Time of my life

No time to blog...

Too busy doing this...

(We are total pool crashers, we are lucky to have people who don't mind us hanging out)

and this...

(We love the SHOCK, I'll wear orange to support the team even though it's not the best color on me)

and this...

(We are getting sooooo close! The beadboard is actually done, now we have to put the room together)

and this...

(Happy Birthday Jess...yes I said Jess and not Jessica because we are tight like that)

With all of the craziness that summer entails, I try really hard not to get overwhelmed by it. My life is too good. I may be busy but I am busy having the time of my life...

(ahhh...David Cook...I've missed him, here's a little reminder of why he won American Idol)

stay tuned for more of my busy-ness...