Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Happy Birthday, Ruby Nell!

Our sweet Ruby Nell turned 2 on Saturday!  I can't believe we no longer have a baby in our house...it is truly amazing how fast the time has flown by.  Ruby is a joy.  Her giggles are infectious, and her personality is so much fun.  She is talking up a storm, and in complete sentences to boot.  A few weeks ago she learned how to climb out of her crib, so she's now officially in her "big girl bed," and loves it.  She's easy to love, and we couldn't have asked for a more precious two year old.

Happy Birthday, Emmett Slater!

Holli had Baby Emmett at 3:18 am on Friday morning! Because the birth happened at Allen Birthing Center, Holli and Emmett got to go home only a few hours later, and I got to hold him only a few hours after he was born. As you can tell from the picture below, I could not be more thrilled that Baby Emmett is finally here!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Sharks, boots, and "Fro-up"

Just a few pics of the last couple of weeks to get us caught up to speed.  We've recovered from the birthday party madness that enveloped the weekend and are now back in the swing of things.  Here's a picture of Ruby in the midst of the birthday present bonanza.  One of  the first presents she opened was this stroller, and she immediately ran to her room to get "Baby Georgia" to ride in it.  She was completely done opening presents after this.  :)


Here are Kai and his cousin Preston sporting their shark goggles.  Preston and his family just moved into a new house with a POOL not too far from us, so we are excited about mooching off of them for some fun pool time for many summers to come.

Ruby and her Daiya at our favorite Vietnamese restaurant in East Dallas.  We go to the same place every Sunday for lunch before refugee clinic.  Ruby LOVES spring rolls!  Note her neat dress--we found it a cool vintage clothing store near Waxahachie--it's from the 60s!

My little cowgirl turning on the charm before school one morning this week.

Kai "fro'd up" on the way to school one morning (Yes, in the car), he got to spend the day hanging out in my office watching movies.  Note the trash can strategically placed in case any more "froing up" were to take place!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Birthday Party Fun!

We had a great backyard birthday party for Kai and Ruby on Saturday, despite the crazy hot weather.  About 50 family and friends came out to the farm and bounced in the bounce house, blew bubbles, swung at a pinata, flew kites while enjoying burgers and cupcakes in the 103 degree heat.  It was a lot of fun, though it made me wish we had a swimming pool!

Kai and his buddy Cody acting tough.

 Kai taking a swing at the pinata.

Saw Eh Soh and Pla Shee looking cute with the giant bounce house in the background.

Ruby and Aunt Sara looking adorable.