Friday, May 5, 2017

Charlie's birthday + Spring things!

Charlie's first birthday party was a success! It was smaller than Henry's first birthday party, no doubt, but almost all of our favorite people were in the heart of our home to celebrate our sweet girl- and we had party food and cake! The epitome of a good time, ha!

I think we had about about 12 adults and 6,783 kids here. Or maybe it just seemed like it. It was total joyful chaos and Charlie wasn't quite sure what to make of it.

She also wasn't sure what to make of her birthday cake. I made the same cake for Charlotte that I made for Henry on his first birthday. Strawberry cake with cream cheese icing. She loved when we brought the cake out. She couldn't take her eyes off that candle and just smiled so big when everybody was singing.

Really, it didn't take much to convince her that her birthday cake was something she didn't want to miss out on.

She came up for air just long enough to share a bite or two.

In the kitchen I hung photos of Charlie throughout her first year. Looking month to month, it's astounding to watch the transformation.

I feel like this little gal with the huge personality gives me a sneak peek into what we may be in store for. Just love her so!!

I guess I shouldn't have been surprised by Charlie's enthusiastic cake eating. She's really gotten into her food lately. Literally.

Spring weather has been a little rainy lately but the nice days are truly wonderful. We've spent lots of great time at the baseball park watching Henry get better and better at his sport. We've cleared and tilled our garden and put out tomatoes, cucumbers, cantaloupe, potatoes, radishes, lettuce, broccoli & wildflowers. Henry has really gotten into the garden this year, as we planted a lot of seeds, and he is fascinated to watch them spring from the ground. We've had watermelon play dates and have gone to the park to meet friends after school. I think Henry spends half his waking hours on the trampoline playing Harry Potter with Ava & Olivia. We're just all so happy to be OUT!

Thankfully the weather was just about perfect for the annual Easter egg hunt next door! Events like this really remind me of what a wonderful community our little town has. I'm so happy our kids gets to experience all this.

Corinne and I found a little gem just a few miles away in College Grove this week. We heard that Delvin Farms has local organic produce and the sweetest little strawberry patch and so one day after school we headed there to see for ourselves. Eureka.

The big kids loved picking berries. Well, Henry mostly loved holding the basket while I picked berries, ha! The little kids, however, weren't exactly sure this was their idea of a good time.

They'd rather eat sand instead.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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