Sunday, January 29, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday Mia!

It's hard to believe that our little angel is already turning 5 years old!! In honor of her big day, Momma created basically a week long celebration of everything Mia... Here we are hosting a birthday / Chinese New Year celebration for her class. It was so fun to watch her proudly wearing her birthday hat and being the center of attention at school! We're so lucky to be a part of her childhood. She truly is a special child...

Animal Themed Party!

Mia has finally reached an age where she wanted to plan her own party, from event venue to theme. She chose a local indoor amusement park and insisted on an animal theme. Of course Momma was all too happy to oblige and the party was a blast! Then, just to top things off, on the actual day of Mia's birthday Momma had an ice cream truck show up at the house and invited all the neighborhood kids over for some fun!

Favorite Gift!

As always, Mia got loads of amazing gifts from overly generous friends & family. However, her favorite gift of all was her new 4-wheeler from Mommy & Daddy! (Emphasis on Daddy...) She couldn't wait to go pick up her friend Easton and cruise up and down the street. The best part was watching how excited Aubrey got jumping up & down going on rides... So sweet!

Sick Kids!

Brandon kicked off a week of sick children in the Lovell household... On Monday night he projectile vomited all over the house, many times! It was so sad how sick he was, and how horrible he felt! Then, by Wednesday, Mia was vomiting repeatedly and Mommy wasn't feeling so hot. Thankfully Aubs didn't succumb to the nasty bug. Happily there were all heathly by the weekend, just in time for Mia's birthday celebration!!

Tough Day at School...

Big Boy's sleeping habits have become a running joke with his teachers! They have even emailed us videos of him passing out on the table in the middle of lunch, while the other kids poke & mimic him... Here he was taking a mid-morning nap. The other kids were happily playing while he crawled over to this bench and thought he'd grab a few zzzz's!! He's my boy...

Shalom Shabbat!

On Friday morning Mommy & Daddy went to the kid's school to participate in their Friday morning Shabbat celebration. After reading books to Mia's class, lighting the candles and sharing some Challah bread, we ventured down to the twins room. It was really something else to watch the teachers trying to herd a class of 2 year olds into some assemblance of an organized Shabbat. Of course Aubrey was all too happy to eat her and Brandon's Challah... Here's a moment with my sweetie! She's likely to try and bite my nose off momentarily!

Big Lovers!

For all the craziness & chaos between these two, there are some really sweet tender moments as well... We generally get to witness the hair pulling and knock downs. However, their teachers have told us that on the playground they both focus on finding each other immediately! Big Boy just loves to give kisses, and is clearly the more tender of the two... Tubby time is an exceptionally fun time for them, as witnessed by this little display of affection!