Sunday, August 19, 2012

Will's 3rd Birthday

It's so hard to believe that it's been 3 years since Will made his early arrival. We were all a little scared and worried since he was born over a month before his due date on July 2, 2009, but 3 years later, you would never know that our little Will was a premie. He is so handsome and so smart and brings a smile to everybody's face. He loves music and will turn any toy he can find into a guitar or a drum. He's our little rock star and when him and Bryson get together, they always give us a little mini concert (usually with Fresh Beat Band songs).
For Will's 3rd birthday theme, Martha wanted to have an art party! She was so excited that her and Robbie had just bought a house with a huge backyard so having an art party was the perfect idea and they had the perfect space for it. She found the idea on Pinterest (which we are obsessed with). We were able to get most of the supplies from Robert's sister Lisa since she's an art teacher. She gave Martha some wood boards to hang on the fence, poster board to hang on the boards and paint. One of the parent's from Martha's class at school works at Starbucks, so she got Martha some Starbucks cups with lids to hold the paint. For party favors, Martha ordered art smocks for the kids and wrote their names on them. She also made edible paintbrushes from Rice Krispie Treats for the kids to take home. Everybody had so much fun! He got a ton of fun gifts! It was so nice to have all of our family there and a friend from school. Bryson and Will love Miss Adelyn so we were so happy that she could make it and have fun with the boys. Happy 3rd Birthday Will!

 Will's cake for our mini family celebration.
 He got embarrassed when we sang Happy Birthday to him.
 Bryson and Will putting on a concert.
 Will's "3" cupcake cake.
 Cupcake set up with edible paintbrush favors.
 All the kids painting.

 Will didn't want to blow out the candles, so everybody helped.
 Bryson chowing down.

 More art fun!

 Time for presents!

 While Will was opening his presents, Bryson got some alone time with Granny Goose!

 This really made her day because Bryson will never sit still in anybody's lap, especially for a picture.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

4th of July 2012

This year we decided to stay pretty low key with our 4th of July plans. Robert and Bryson spent the morning swimming. They had so much fun. Bryson is such a water baby. I think he would live in the pool if we would let him. After they were done swimming, I met them over at Steven and Jessica's for a little 4th of July cookout. Bryson enjoyed hanging out with Coby. They always have so much fun together. Steven just got a job working at a great butcher shop so he grilled us all kinds of yummy meat (of course I only tried the hamburgers because I'm way too picky). We debated on going downtown to watch the fireworks but since we were having so much fun there, and the traffic after the fireworks is a nightmare, we decided not to go. I had to work the next day and didn't really feel like getting home super late then having to wake up early the next day. Not only that, but Bryson was so scared of the fireworks last year. I hated to drive all the way down there and him still hate it. Fox 6 does broadcast the fireworks show on t.v so we watched them there. After seeing this years show and how it was set to horrible music, I'm glad we decided to not go. It looks like it would have been a total disappointment in person because we were not impressed with them at all on the t.v. Maybe next year we will do something big for the 4th but it was nice to sleep in and get to be lazy on my off day. Here's a few pictures from our fun, low key day.