Sunday, February 9, 2014

Enjoying the Snow

It does not snow here very often so on the rare occasion we actually see some snow, my family is bundled up and out the door first thing in the morning! Pets included.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Mckenna is Two!

This year we wanted to do things a bit differently, and chose to do a family birthday over a bigger party. It was perfect! I can see more of these smaller family style parties over the bigger more stressful parties happening in our future! Much more of what I envisioned when I dreamed of birthday gatherings for my sweet little ones.

On Mckenna's actual birthday we spent the day as a family, then on Sunday we made our way over to Nana's after church to celebrate this little one.
 Of course I attempted a family picture, it only took 1000 pictures to get these three... I love pictures of the girls with daddy!

 After picture time Mckenna made quick work of unwrapping her gifts! This girl was spoiled, but knowing cake was on the table, she could have skipped the entire toy part! Girl loves herself some cake.

 As part of the entire simple laid back family style party theme, I thought it would be special if I made Mckennas birthday cake myself. Although it wasn't perfect I was pretty proud and Kenna loved it, making all the work extra worth it for me!

I was very curious to see how she would be blowing out the candles, Knowing that McKenna hasn't really had much experience with candles, but Kenna did great! (other than being so fast I could hardly get a picture!) In fact she kept making Kevin light the candles just so she could blow them out!

 I also loved that each time after she would blow out the candles she would clap and yell "again Again"

Possibly the best birthday party I've ever thrown!! We had so much fun and really got to enjoy each other.