Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Miles Birthday - Part II

As promised, here are some pictures of the actual birthday boy on his big day.

No pictures please....

His signature 'owl' face....hoot hoot yall

Ha, fed up with pictures
But so stinkin cute
Side note, outfit lasted about 20 minutes

Striking it on a stump

Connor Bode stopped by to say hello
These two are hilarious because at daycare they barely
speak to each other, but get them outside of daycare
and they are great playmates

The three stooges....
Somehow they always end up in only their undies

Happy Birthday Big Boy!

Want some?

And apparently rocking a crop top

Playing with one of his new toys
the boy LOVES hammers

Happy Birthday Miles!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Miles!

I could gush for days on how much we love this little man....but how could you not??? Look at this sweet face! Happy Birthday Miles Jay! Love you more than you'll ever know.

And the best for last:)

Photos courtesy of my wonderful and dear friend, Christy @ Christy Bode Photography
Check her out:)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Big Man Turns One

We celebrated Mr. Miles' first birthday this past Saturday and I think we surpassed all of his wildest dreams for a first birthday:)

The planning started months ago. By planning, I mean I pondered over a theme and began pinning like a mad woman. Side bar....if you're not familiar with 'pinning' - stop over here and say good bye to valuable hours that will now be spent 'pinning'.

I landed on a Woodland Forest Animals theme and the rest, they say, is history.

Acorns treats

Delicious and AMAZING cookies made by my coworker
People were afraid to eat them because they were so slammin lookin
But once they did....they were GONE they were so good!

Cupcake Forest

The Birthday Boy's Throne

Table Decorations

Birthday banner and balloons

The birthday boy enjoying his cupcake

The littlest guest...Quinn

Me and my boy

One of our little forest creatures....

Miles enjoying his new ball pit and couch
And enjoying outfit change #3 of the day
Not because he's fashionable like that...
but because he successfully pooped through 2 other outfits
due to some killer antibiotics for an ear infection

Fancy that, the ball pit fits a family
I'm sure Jay would like to trap us in here at times;)

The day was fabulous, the weather perfect and we were surrounded by lots of family that love our little man as much as we do. Thanks for all who celebrated with us!

And I'd like to give a shout out to all my peeps who helped make this day special: Marni Blickem (woodland creatures and wood stumps), Christy Bode Photography (for some of the beautiful photos featured on this post), Meigan Westermann (for some dope cookies) and last but not least, Emily Lowry (director of print/cut outs).

PS - more pictures to come of the day, including more of the birthday boy. I just didn't have any on my camera and need to round up from others:)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

'HELLO?!?! Is anybody home?'

You're probably thinking 'has angie fallen into a black hole?'....that is, those of you who still bother to check my blog are probably wondering it. But I have come out of my hole to blog and briefly update you as to why I have been an absentee blogger. Here is what has consumed my life and what I've been up to:
-Jay is finally wrapping up his reffing season. This is culprit numero uno that has been cutting into my blogging. You see, he reffed basketball most of the winter 3-4 times a week. I was happy if I made it through the day, let alone had time to blog. I have mad respect for all you single mothers out there.
-I am 5 weeks into a pilates class at the Y and loving it. Its over my lunch hour two days a week and I am def noticing some progress
-Stopped pumping 3 days ago and only do the occasional feeding with Miles here and there. I gladly welcome 2 1/2 hours of my day back, although i will miss eating like a horse
-Along the same lines, I have enough milk stored up to make it to Miles' first birthday next week. Yay me!
-Been busy with a living room remodel. Removal of wood burning stove, brick, old carpet and replaced with new carpet, new coat of paint, new base boards and a new pinterest inspired mantel. Pictures to come
-Also feverishly putting the final touches on party plans for Miles' 1st birthday party this Saturday
-Enjoying the lovely weather we've been having. So nice not to have to bundle up the kiddos these days.
-And the rest of my time is spent rearing children, working, cleaning, doing laundry, shuttling kate to gymnastics and trying to find a little time in my day to zen and focus on me....something I've failed to do for the past year or so....and it feels good.

I promise to try to be a more diligent blogger, but until we meet again....enjoy your weekend!