Sunday, August 22, 2010

a pirate party

I still can't believe my "little" boy is 4 years old. Here are some pictures of him from the time he was little until now. I can't believe how much he has changed, except the fact that he still is the clone of his father!
3 1/2 years old
2 1/2 years old

16 months old with his hair!
12 weeks old.

Here are some pictures from his birthday party on Saturday. We had it at the house hoping that it wouldn't rain so the kids could go outside and play. Of course it rained the whole time but I think the kids still had a good time.
The cupcakes that Charlie, Mom, and I made. I think they turned out pretty good considering I have never done anything like this before and I am not Suzy Homemaker.
He hated it when we sang Happy Birthday. He got very embarassed and we had to stop half way through singing. Guess next year I will ask him before the party if he wants us to sing:)
The monkey that Caroline made Anthony. As soon as he opened she took it over and has had it ever since. When Anthony asks for it she says "No mine, can't have." He loved all the toys that he got but now I have to go through all his toys in the playroom because we are running out of space.

Thanks everyone for coming to his party! He loved it.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Anthony turns 4!

Anthony celebrated his 4th birthday on August 13 while we were at the beach. He wanted to go to "the place that has a pirate that gives me a necklace and has crab legs". So that's where we went. It's one of my favorite places to eat but I now spend a good portion of the meal cracking crab legs for Anthony!
It seems crazy to me that Anthony is already 4 years old. I can't remember life without him but it seems like he should still be a baby. He can be the sweetest child ever, he still loves to play with my hair and will give me 100 hugs a day and say "I love you" at least that many times a day. Of course he also has his moments but I can't imagine life without him. He has so much energy and there is never a dull moment. He loves to talk and you just never know what he going to say. Some of the things that kid says is just hilarious! He is such an awesome boy! I love you Anthony, my favorite boy!
Quentin, Caroline, Anthony, and Will with the "pirate". Caroline wasn't sure what to think. She would look at him and want to touch him but as soon as he would look at her or speak to her she would almost cry.

The only family pictures we were able to get while at the beach. It's dang impossible to get Anthony and Caroline to stay still long enough for a picture.

We also took Anthony and Caroline to play putt putt while at the beach. I just don't feel like it's a trip to the beach until we play. It's one of my favorite things to do down there. Anthony loves to play but Caroline was totally not interested. Chad would help her hit her ball then she would take off running after it and pick it up. She would also just walk around getting in Anthony's way and make him so darn mad. Anthony started to just hit his ball and Caroline's toward the end. They had a ton of fun though.
Caroline in Anthony's way.

Caroline trying to take off her shoes, we were only on hole #2 at the point. I knew then it was going to be a long game!

Deciding to take a break right in front of the hole when Anthony was trying to hit the ball. He was so mad at her but she couldn't have cared less. She didn't move until I picked her up and moved her.
Just thought these pictures were just too cute.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Myrtle Beach vacation

We returned home today from a week in Myrtle Beach and we had a wonderful time. The weather was great but crazy hot! The kids loved the ocean and the beach, we were down on the beach all day everyday. Totally my kind of vacation, although there is not a lot of relaxing when you have 2 small children to keep up with and they have no fear of the water. Anthony loved to boogie board and just swim. Caroline would run straight in to the water and we would have to be right there with her so when she fell she wouldn't go under the water. The few times she did go under she got right back up and went at it again. Anthony loved to go "way out deep" to jump the waves. Caroline and her daddy playing in the sand
Papa, Anthony, & Caroline building a shark! We had to keep Caroline away because all she wanted to do was destroy it.

Nanny and Caroline sitting in the sand feeding the birds. More pictures of that to come.

Anthony jumping and landing flat on his belly in the waves.

Just playing in the sand.

Caroline just playing in the sand. Don't you just LOVE her bathing suit?! Found it at one of the shops at the beach and just couldn't resist getting it for her.

Caroline and Papa playing in the water.
More beach pictures and stories to come later in the week!