Monday, September 27, 2010

birthday season

"Birthday Season" is what I've coined the tornado of birthdays in our house. When there's 4 people, 4 birthdays, 5 days apart.... it's a tornado of events. Some years, it can take the month of October for me to recover:) This year was no different. The twins had their party this year at Monkey bizness and loved it. Turning 6 was a very BIG DEAL!
An even bigger deal was Niles birthday... the BIG 4-0! Yikes. I can't believe I'm married to a 40 year old. He's hot, so I figured it's ok:) To commemorate his big day I did nothing... until a week later. It completely threw him off. He thought for sure I was planning a surprise party (which I was) but gave up hope after 6 days. Poor guy thought dinner out and a gift card for a massage was all he was getting.

Overall, it was a successful birthday season. We all (especially me) survived! Until next year!

Pictures of Niles party to follow soon!

blowing out their candles.

The grandmas and aunts that came for the fun and support:)

Half of the birthday crew..24 kids total!

Soren taking a breather with his dad.

London with some of her cute friends.

Our dinner out to Benihana's for my birthday. Delicious.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

We headed up to the cabin for Labor Day weekend this year with the entire Watterson clan. It was a great weekend filled with hiking, playing, campfires, eating and relaxing. We all had such a wonderful time and really enjoyed spending time with family.

bedtime stories with Grandma Nila.

Late Night Dance Party...thanks to Sarah Jean!

Soren and Joel at the dinner campfire.

Me and Love eating our yummy smores.