While I was running errands, Emily picked these "flowers", wrapped them in foil to make them fancy, put them in water, and taped on a homemade bracelet so I could have a nice surprise when I got home. I loved them, and she's just too cute for words!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Once again, we have 3 kids the same age. For a month or so, at least. Marq chose to get spend more money on gifts and skip a party this year. He wanted music! He's especially into Michael Jackson at the moment, and now has the girls singing along to Thriller too! For his birthday picks he chose: Lucky Charms cereal, taquitos and refried beans for dinner, and chocolate cake. He's such a sweetie and we love him so much. Happy Birthday sweetie!
We had beautiful weather for the 4th of July this year, thank heavens! After the rain and cold last year, the sun was very welcome. We just hung around during the day (I cleaned, of course!) and then had our usual BBQ and fireworks in the evening. It was different this year because the 3 older kids had their own things going with friends so it was just Tim and I and the 5 younger kids. 5 kids feels like nothing! I missed the older kids, but was glad they could have fun with their friends. I hope we're all together next year though!
Our membership to the Pacific Science Center was about to expire, so we decided we'd get in one last trip. As usual, everyone had a great time. Even Ellie and her boyfriend joined us. The Butterfly House was a favorite. Emily was so tired that she fell asleep on the way home. I love living in an area with so many great museums!
I remember Annie when she came home to us as an adorable 2 1/2 year old who had no idea who we were. She was such a spunky darling little one, and we quickly fell in love. She's still spunky and darling, and we still love her! For her birthday pics she chose: Lucky Charms cereal, hotdogs for dinner, and chocolate cake. Happy Birthday honey!