Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Happy Fourth of July!!

We always have fun on the 4th of July!  This year we started the day celebrating with some of Maddie's  school friends.  We watched the parade in Parkville and then enjoyed snowcones!

The rest of the day was spent swimming and playing with our neighbors...
and of course daddy let off a few fireworks of his own!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Maddie's Fourth Birthday!

Maddie was so excited for her 4th Birthday!!  We had lots of fun things planned for it!!

We started her birthday 'weekend' by picking up Uncle Joey at the airport!!  She had been missing him so much since he has moved to Michigan...thank goodness for FaceTime, they are able to talk often.  Grandma took Maddie to the airport and we made this cute sign to welcome Uncle Joey home!

That night we went over to Grandma and Grandpa Smiths house to celebrate!!  We had a yummy taco dinner, cake, ice cream, and of course some presents!  Maddie loves riding her bike so grandma got her a bike to keep at her house...and it was a spiderman bike which is her favorite!!

Grandma and the birthday girl!!

The next day (Sunday) was Maddie's birthday party...we had a Hello Kitty party at Mercury Gymnastics.  The kids had so much fun playing at the gym!  We played for one hour and then had cake and icecream and presents for 30 minutes!  It was perfect!!  And mommy was super happy not to have a mess to clean up in her house!!

Maddie's birthday friends!

Our Family!

The next day (Monday) was Maddie's actual birthday!!  When Maddie woke up she realized the 'birthday fairy' had visited her room overnight and left tons of balloons and streamers!!



We had a busy day doing what four year olds like to do...

We played in the fountains at Zona...

Went swimming at Grandma Smith's house...

Went to grandma burris' for more swimming and more presents...

And of course...some cake and ice cream!!

I can't believe my little girl is already FOUR!!  It blows my mind!!  She is such a sweet heart and has the most outgoing personality!!  She makes everyone laugh!!

Happy Birthday Pretty Girl!!  Love You so much!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

We Love Summer!

We have had such a fun summer so far!!  I am so happy we still have another month of fun to go!!  The kids are at a really fun age so I am enjoying taking them out and about!!

Our days have been filled with play dates, water parks, picnics, swimming, the bounce house, running in the fountains, and playing at the grove!
These kids are keeping me B-u-s-y!!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Art Party

Maddie has made some great friends through preschool this past year!!  One sweet little girl invited her class over to their house this summer for an Art Party!!  The mom is an art teacher at the high school and is so creative!!  The kids had a B.L.A.S.T!  They painted with water guns, dinosaur feet, cars...anything they wanted!!  Maddie's favorite was definitely the water guns filled with paint!  
She loved getting messy!!

A great group of kids!  They are having toooo much fun!
Painting & Playing & Snacks!!!

While the paint was drying all the kids went on a fun tractor ride!
(Holy Smokes...are all 7 kids looking AND smiling at the camera?!?)

Showing off our Awesome Art Work!

Playdates with our preschool buddies...another reason why I {heart} summer!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Royals Game with Frankie Joe

We were so excited to go the Royals game again...and even more excited to have our friend Frankie and his mommy join us!!  The kids had so much fun watching the game.  
We enjoyed Hot Dogs, Cotton Candy, and Slushies!!  The kids had a ball and it was hilarious to watch them and listen to their conversations!!

Maddie and Mommy!
The four of us!
Frankie and Shannon

Best Buds!

Perfect Summer Evening!!
I {heart} Summer!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Grandma Smith and I took both the kids to the Royals game on Monday.  It was a BEAUTIFUL night!!  We enjoyed hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones!!  The kids both did such a great job sitting and watching the game!!  A Royals player even hit a home run so we got to see some fireworks - thank god!!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Instagram Love

Anyone else love instagram as much as I do??  I think it may be my favorite APP...
Here are some of my favorites...