Saturday, February 27, 2010

Celebrating Michael's birthday, early!

Sweet Grace....

Michael blowing out his candle!

Nate, fighting his battle!

Wow, Chuck E Cheese is BIG!

Michael REALLY liked his cake!

All of his friends came to watch him open presents!! Thanks for coming!

Caylie and Garrett watching Michael open gifts!

The Tatom's going head to head!

Kayden and Michael

Sweet Jake!

The AWESOME Robinson's (minus daddy, but he's awesome, too!)

Anna and Lily!

Today we celebrated Michael's 3rd birthday! We headed to Dothan's Chuck E Cheese and invited his closest friends to come out. Michael had a blast with his buddies (and girlfriends) and played every game imaginable. After celebrating and blowing out the candles I reminisced over the last 3 years.... What a joy it has been to be Michael's mommy... I always hear that middle children are often left out, misplaced, and even forgotten, but with our dear sweet Mike, it would be impossible to let him get lost in the shuffle! He brings such joy to our family and often leaves Mike and I in tears from laughter! He is full of amazing energy, has a heart of gold, and an independence that equally matches his full of life personality! He is amazing! My friends here in Enterprise laugh at me when I talk about my kids... I kept help reminding everyone that my kids are awesome! Today is no different, my kids are amazing, and I wouldn't change a moment of my life with them, for anything in the world! I love you Michael, Happy 3rd Birthday!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A little bit of this, a little bit of that!

The last few days have been lazy days filled with many legos, games, and 2 awesome dates! I am posting some cute pictures from our recent adventures!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Our final days in Massanutten, Va

Grandma and the Great grandchildren

Sweet Cousins

Kayden at the water park


Michael at the water park!

Uncle Matthew and cousin Michaela on the riverboat!

Michael on the slide!


Lily bug in her tutu bathing suit! So sweet!

Michael and Lily on the river boat!

Lily bug and daddy!!

Lily's new dolly!

My sweet baby girl!

The last day of our trip was definitely the best! We started the morning with some shopping (Melissa, Grandma, and I) I love Target, by the way! After we got back to the lodge, we relaxed during the kiddos nap time and got ready for an evening at the water park! We dot to the park around 3 and had an enjoyable time relaxing with the kids... Matthew and I rode some of the big slides together, and that was so much fun... To be hanging out with Matthew like that reminded me of the old days.... I just love my big brother! We enjoyed the water and the surroundings until the kids got hungry... After changing, we headed up to a restaurant that overlooks the water park... We had a great meal and a wonderful time of fellowship! The kids loved looking over the rails and watching the park below! After dinner we headed home ( to the resort ) to relax and watch movies! It was a great night!! Enjoy the pictures!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The mall @ massanutten

Lily enjoying the balloons, a little too much!

Look at my balloon..........


Look again..........


Us at the Balloon Freak!

The Ousdahl Family!

Kayden and Madelin





Playing the iPhone while the parents play spoons!

Today we spent the day shopping at the mall, relaxing, and attending a show called Balloon Freak! The kids had a great time getting out and seeing the beautiful town and the parents enjoyed sipping coffee at the Borders Coffee Shop.... The kids rode the carousal and walked hand in hand throughout the mall! What a great time to just get away and walk in a heated surrounding! We also went to a awesome show called balloon freak... The guy who performed did card tricks, balloon animals, and comedy! He was amazing and had a little something for all ages! Kayden and Michaela went on stage and got balloons made for them... They loved being on stages and enjoyed ALL eyes on them! It was fun! I hope you all love our action photos of the show! I am sure there will be more photos to post soon! Love to all and happy Wednesday!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Another day in Massanutten

Swimming in the pool at the resort

Wheelbarrow races with Uncle Matthew

Michael doing his excercises!

Kayden doing his workout!

Doing flips... Crazy boys!

Michaela, Grandma, and Madelin showing us their moves!

Uncle Matthew, Great Grandma, and Michaela performing for the family!

Grandma, Michaela, and Madelin dancing!

Grandma bowling

Throwing snowballs.....


Snowballs at daddy!

Relaxing on the snowballs!

Another day of fun, fun, fun.... another day of go, go, go! I cant even explain how much fun this trip has been, spending time with my brother and his family has been such an awesome experience of learning how a family of 4 and a father of 2 girls works.... Madeline and Michaela are the sweetest and most precious little girls... Dainty in all areas girlie, full of such vibrant laughter, and full of such joy! They dance on their toes, giggle when they run, and eat quietly.... Time spent with them has been so different from the life that I usually live back home in Alabama with 2 rowdy and rambunctious boys and a new baby girl! Kayden and Michael wrestle at every opportunity, growl like dinosaurs when they run, and eat loudly, expressing every taste that they are experiencing... Lily is quickly following suit to all things dirty.. She loves to devour her food, leaving nothing behind, eats with her hands, and often smears food in her hair, just because.... Two vastly different worlds, but two worlds that have so much joy and laughter! Two sets of cousins and two families that will always been connected by love and happiness! Here are a few pictures from yesterday and today! Enjoy!