Monday, August 20, 2012

catherine turns 4!

sweet catherine girl-

we had your 4th birthday party this weekend and it was tons of fun! you got a new bike and helmet from me and daddy, new art supplies and pre-school learning things, and so much brave/merida stuff i can't even remember it all! here are some birthday party pictures....

wearing your merida wig and a blue tongue courtesy of the icing on your cake...this picture reminds me of the band kiss=)

seeing your new bike for the first time!

daddy had the job of getting "an official 4 year old picture" with his new camera. he got some pretty funny shots=)

my favorite=)

he took pictures of you dancing around for about 10 minutes=)

riding your new horse "angus" (merida has a horse named angus. so of course, so do you.)

you and cousin jackson

harper and knox!

catherine and grandypa

opening your merida wig!!! (look at that face. is there any question how happy you were to get this?)

aunt nikki rockin' the merida wig

grandypa is a goof=)

our little merida=)

another cake creation by aunt nikki=)

i love him.

sweet miley girl

the big boys had way more fun than the kids in the pool (daddy kicking the ball mid-air)

rolling down the grassy hill=)

uncle keith head-butting the ball

little addy=)

addy, catherine and gigi riding on angus

catherine, aunt nikki and aunt elaine playing with all the new toys after we got home saturday night

the after-party consisted of our poor family members coming over to put primer on our basement walls...this is a picture that i took from outside looking in one of our basement windows...i think grandaddy is vacuuming all the drywall dust away)

uncle nathan, uncle keith and daddy. poor suckers. (but now it's all primed, painted, and the ceiling started going in today!!! we're making more room for adam in our house every day=)

there you go sweet angel!! your 4th birthday party=) we are so proud of you and were so thrilled this weekend to be celebrating the life of our precious girl.

i love you baby girl. more than any words could describe=)


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

summer time

sweet catherine girl-

true to what has now become my consistent habit, i have tons to catch you up on. i think it's easiest to just do that through pictures. so without further ado...

cousin hazel's birthday party=)

catherine loved having her big girl cousin anna cate back in georgia for a few weeks!

catherine loves harper and knox! what an understatement=) 

love these two sleepy heads.

fun with shelly!!!

two of my favorite beauties=)

oh my goodness donnie loves little penny so much.

cousin pool time=)

grandaddy's 64th birthday

catherine wanted to put sponge rollers in her hair "like mommy did when she was little." here she is pretending to sleep so i could take a picture=)

reading with aunt amy at the lake

jackson, catherine, anna cate

at mommy's second favorite part of the georgia aquarium (my very favorite is the dolphin show)

LOVE catherine's face here as she watches the penguins swim by

climbing on daddy=)

trying to talk catherine into taking a picture with me

not working.

there we go!

sweet cousin time on the boat

silly faces

she does whatever he does=)

can you tell she likes him?

this girl likes the boat. just like her mama.

jackson and catherine with grandmama

introducing grandmama to 3-D glasses

our new king size bed. the bedding has since been changed, but that matters very little because WE FINALLY HAVE A KING SIZE BED!!!! i don't know if you can tell, but there is a light from the heavens that is certainly shining down on this thing. sleep time has been forever changed=)

new vanity

this was after day 1 of working on the basement (fast forward 3 months....and today the drywall went in! yay!)

sweet girl snuggling with her little brother=) this was around 13 weeks and i'm now 21...the belly has been a-growing since then for sure.

hazel thoroughly enjoying her chocolate cupcake at her birthday party

catherine told me one night that she had laid out her outfit for the next day. i walked into her room and this is what i saw. i don't think she missed a single detail=)

you will turn 4 on sunday, and i can't believe it. you are so excited and have been telling people for a few months that you are almost four. you also got brave/merrida panties today and you associate that with being four for some reason=) you have a big weekend of festivities planned and we are so excited to celebrate our favorite girl!

i love you little angel-