Sunday, August 28, 2011

My Big Boy is 4!

Cohen turns four this week, and we celebrated on Saturday with his friends and family. It was really fun planning his party this year. He helped plan and make almost everything!

Here is the backyard before the guests arrived.
He was our special "sprinkler" when making the cake balls.

We made this white chocolate covered popcorn with sprinkles for the party favors.

These special drinks were one of his creations...

He colored the labels and put his name on each of the bottles with stickers. Then attached the individual packets of kool-aid so each kid could pick their own flavor.

Cohen and his friend Douglas enjoying the snacks!

Silly boys!

My pretty girl with cake all over her face!

Once again, Cousin Jake made it up for the party!

Our very special guests, Cohen's great-grandmother, Mom Barr. And, we can't forget Nana!

Anxiously waiting to eat his cake pop!

Blowing out candles.


Our slip-n-slide relays! Each kid had to go down the slip-n-slide, shoot a basket and come back. Then the next round they had to go down again, eat a marshmallow, then make it back.

Then we played with the parachute and water balloons.

Having some brother/sister time in the bounce house.

Baby pool at the end of the slide... genius!

Afterward, they all came upstairs for an exciting game of BINGO.

My sweet Cohen, you are so special to us. Our family would not be the same without you. Your nurturing, empathetic, and joyful spirit make you a great big brother and a wonderful son. We love you!


So I haven't been very good at taking pictures this summer... Here are a couple of highlights that I did get on camera.

In July, Chad and I went on a cruise to celebrate his 30th birthday. With no cute kids tagging along with us, I really didn't have a reason to take the camera with me. Here are a few pictures that I did get...
We played some BINGO two or three times, but had no luck! Here is me with my losing pouty-face.
At our dinner table one evening. We made some really nice, new friends at our table.

A couple of weeks later, my mom, sister, and I went on a girls weekend trip to Fredericksburg for shopping, spa time, and some REALLY good food! We left the kids with Chad and my Dad.

Before we left, the girls had to get some Grammy time. Channing is always "loving" on her sister. This picture cracks me up. Campbell is like, "mom, are you going to do something about this?!?"

Silly girl!

This was our first night at dinner.

We made a stop in Luckenbach on Saturday night.

When Chandy and I walked out, we had almost the same outfit on... black outfits with turquoise jewelry. I guess sisters think alike!

An early morning breakfast stop at the bakery before heading to the spa.

Relaxing on the front porch.

The front porch of our cottage.

A great weekend with great memories!