Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Piper's Birthday

So this is a little late, but I wanted to post a little about Piper's 6th birthday. She turned 6 on April 25th and we are still shocked that she needs two hands to tell us how old she is now. We had a weekend long celebration. On Friday I took treats to school at lunchtime to share with her class and brought her her favorite lunch, a sub from Publix and a bottle of Dasani water. My Mom came down that afternoon and we took Piper to Red Lobster for her birthday dinner. She is truly her Mother's daughter. She ate about a pound of snow crab legs! After dinner we headed home and let her open gifts. Dax was so excited and kept telling her what she got before she could open her presents. It was pretty cute.

On Saturday she had her party. We had a tea party this year and she invited just a couple of friends from church and her "bff" Amara who lives in our neighborhood and is a 5th grader. Did we mention Piper is only 6?! The party was really cute. All the girls came dressed up and we had feather boas and tiny teacups. The big hit was the cake. It was truly a masterpiece. The design was a Matt Mitchell original that an amazing bakery was able to make come to life with fondant. The day was full of all things girly and a heavy dose of Hannah Montana.

On Sunday, we had the grandparents over for a birthday dinner. At Piper's request we had roast, mashed potatoes, "cob on the corn", ceasar salad and crescent rolls. It was a wonderful dinner!

I can hardly believe that our 6 pound wonder is now 6 years old. There is a quote that I really love, "The days are long, but the years are short." How very true that is. I look at Piper and can so easily remember her as a newborn baby and now she is this amazing person full of sugar and spice and a person all her own.

The cake
Our happy little family
Tea Time
Miss Egg and Pi
Birthday Princess

Sunday, May 4, 2008



That's right we have a new furry family member. Roxy is a brindle boxer and she is 11 weeks old. We went out for BBQ and came home with a puppy. That's normal, right? I must admit it was all my idea. I totally melted into a pile of aww when we saw her. She was just what we were missing. The kids are in love with her and also a bit scared of her. She likes to chase and nip at them. We are already looking into puppy school :) She is a sweetheart and has a very laid back personality. We are getting as much cuddle time in with her now before she grows to the size of a small horse. Wish us luck....I'm sure we will need it!!