Friday, December 18, 2009

Look who turned 3!!

Porter had a birthday this week. I can't believe I have a three year old. These past three years have been the best three years of my life. My kids bring me so much joy!
We started the day off with having a few friends over for a playdate. Porter loves his friends and loves when they come to play at his house! (Here are just some of his buddies that came.)
Ellery favorite spot was the treat table!
For dinner we took Porter to his own little heaven. We went to a place called Choo-Choo Johnny's. They bring your food out on a train, the whole placed is covered in train stuff. Porter barely gave himself time to eat, he was having way too much fun!
Here he is chasing the modle train around the track. He spent most of his time here!
He didn't touch his cake, I have learned to accept the fact that Porter dosen't eat his birthday cake or ice cream. He would rather eat cookies! But the candles are sure fun!
Roll call with all of his new trains.
I wrapped up his favorite snacks: Nutri-Grain bars and drinkable yogurts!
After opening each gift he would shout "Yeah, I like this!" It was soo cute, but when he opened the food he would say it and then say, "Share with Ellery?" and went back to the trains, and his new track!
And last but certanialy not least. We are packing our bags!!!!

Jason has been accepted to the University of Utah to finish his final semester of Law school as a visiting student. We could not be more excited to be moving HOME!!! We will miss our friends here dearly and have loved every minute we have spent here in Chicago, but we are even more excited to go HOME to UTAH!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2..4..6..8..Tis the time to.....How cute are these boots? How cute are these boots?

I just love those GAP commercials! A few Saturdays ago we were taking an evening stroll through the mall and were just heading for the door. When all of a sudden we hear some drums start to play. We didn't think much until we heard the noise getting closer so we stopped a moment, and before we knew it there was a drum line and some cute boys and girls heading for an opening in the mall. As we got closer and there became a crowd we saw the drums had big GAP signs on them. The group got together and started cheering "2..4..6..8.. Tis the time to liberate....I got a full on LIVE GAP commercial!!! It was so much fun!

In the middle of all there cheering they started throwing out GAP sweaters to the crowd. This post would have been even better if I actually got a sweater, and I would have if some people wouldn't have taken my spot!! We had a front row spot until my kids started crying from the LOUD drums, as we were moving the double stroller some poo faces took my spot!!!
Lets just say my little man was SO sad to have to get off and leave this ride on train at the mall!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hmmm, this looks familiar

Christmas 2008

Christmas 2009

Just a new obsession, cute boy!
P.S. Have you ever seen SNOW FALL HORIZONTALLY? If not you have never been in Chicago in the winter. (Crazy wind literally blowing the snow sideways!)

P.P. S. Happy 200th post to me!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Let them be little....

Is it just me or do your kids follow you wherever you are and bring their toys along just to be near you? Most times I get frustrated and annoyed when I am busy and I have Ellery following me all around the house. But it's nice to just stop and soak in the sweetness of my babies just wanting to be near me! Like when Ellery is down for her nap and I run and get in the shower while Porter watches a show, and before I know it.....I hear my little man playing on the bathroom floor just to be with me. I need to stop more often and enjoy my babies WANTING to be near me all the time before they go and get big on me!