Friday, February 26, 2010

Today's the Day!

It's official! Caroline is 4 years old today! The time has gone by way too quickly. She is such a big girl now - it really blows me away.

Our sleepy birthday girl crawled into our bed this morning for cards and gifts.
Jackson gave her the pink Zhu Zhu pet... her first one! She loves it. Mommy and Daddy got her a dress and another book for her Tag. The real suprise comes tomorrow at her party. Shh!
Birthday pancakes this morning.
Mommy and Daddy sang "Happy Birthday" while Jackson took the whole thing in.
Happy Birthday, sweetheart! We love you so much!

Monday, February 22, 2010

4 is knocking on her door!

The countdown to Caroline's 4th birthday is in full swing. As is tradition, we made a paper countdown chain last week, and it now only has 4 links still hanging from her bedpost.

To kickoff her birthday week, I made ladybug cupcakes for Caroline to take to school today, with some help from her, of course!

Here she is trying to hold the carrying case so I can take a picture. Instead of a smile, I got "This is SOOOOO heavy!" Too cute. And, yes, we color-coordinated her outfit with her cupcakes. As Daddy says, "That's how we roll."

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The world is their jungle gym!

And, yes, Jackson climbed up there all by himself. He also holds on to the chair arm and jumps up and down.

Friday, February 12, 2010

We're having such fun!

Yesterday brought record-breaking snowfall, and we are so excited to have received it.

The flakes were huge.

Here's a view from our front porch yesterday morning. It started snowing about 6:30/7:00 a.m. yesterday and didn't stop until about 3:00 a.m. today.

In the backyard having fun.

Caroline is saying, "Look Mommy, a snowball!"

Jackson won't look at me because I put him in the basket to take his picture... he doesn't like to be confined. :o)

Caroline kept saying, "I can't see my shoes. Can you see my shoes?"

Here is Crystal Icicle, Caroline's snowgirl creation.

Brian snapped this from our front porch early this morning before he headed off to work.

He cleared the walkway so I can get the mail this afternoon... how sweet is that?

He also cleared tracks in the driveway so he could back his car out of the garage.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My Sweet Valentine

Caroline is SO, SO, SO excited about her Valentine's Day party at school today. She picked out Tinkerbell invitations to hand out and signed all 12 cards. She looks just as cute as a button in her heart shirt and headband from Aunt Becca, and she's quite tickled that her outfit coordinates with the party's theme.

Oh, and if this photo looks super similar to one below, it's because Caroline calls this love seat her "picture spot."

Monday, February 8, 2010

Pray for me

Here is Jackson drinking his afternoon bottle. He looks totally chilled out and even a little sleepy, right? While he was drinking, Caroline asked for my help with something. I walked away for 60 seconds. Literally 60 SECONDS! And...

...this is what I walked back in on.

I had no idea he could climb up the back of his chair! Caroline never even attempted such a feat. Everyone told me that having a boy would different from having a girl, but seriously, we're talking night and day here. Lord, help me. (Daddy will be so proud!)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Just because

I had to post this just because Caroline is so darn cute. Here she is dressed and ready to take her class photo at school today. Isn't she the sweetest? Thanks Mike and Diane for the too-cute top!