Monday, September 24, 2012

Kate Turns 5!

Our Little Miss Kate turned 5 last Wednesday.  Can't believe it!

It is hard to believe that she is already 5!  Seems like yesterday that I was in disbelief that we would be having a baby girl!  I have sure loved having a little girl!

Katelyn woke up and opened her presents from mom and dad.

She got some new clothes, new earrings, and a Sleeping Beauty doll.

Unfortunately, we had a day of a million activities, so when scouts, soccer, football, and some other obligations were over, we finally had cake and ice cream!

The following day we had a birthday party for her.  She had lots of her friends and cousins to help her celebrate!
We played "Musical Chairs."

Ryker was the winner!

We had a bean bag toss.  It was a Mickey Mouse theme, and Kelly made a Mickey Mouse bean bag board!

We played "Pin the Mickey Ears on Katelyn."

Instead of "Hot Potato," we played "Hot Mickey and Minnie."

We opened presents!

We decorated Mickey shaped sugar cookies!

And ate ice cream cones!
We had such a fun time celebrating Kate's big day!  She has been so happy to finally be 5!  She has asked more than once if she is still 5.  And she knows that next year she gets to go to Kindergarten!
Here are some tidbits about our 5 year old:
Loves to go to dance and preschool
Loves to play with her friends
Loves Princesses
Still loves mustard sandwiches
Loves to swim
Loves to dress up
Happy Birthday Miss Katelyn!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Goodbye Old Crib.......

Last week we said goodbye to a piece of furniture that has been around a while!
This lovely crib was first purchased in April of 2003!

It was originally bought for our first born, Connor! (Don't judge my pre-digital camera photo!)

Then our second born, Carson inherited the crib in 2005

In 2007 we had our third baby.  Katelyn would be the next one to use it!

Jace, our number 4 was born in 2010 and would be the final baby to sleep in this crib!
Jace finally graduated to a big boy bed.  Yay!  And with the plans of no more babies, we thought it was time to send this crib on its way. 
Here are some stats on the crib:
Purchased:  2003
Number of apartments/houses it lived in:  6
Number of children it housed:  4
Number of times it was taken apart, moved, and put back together:  8 (had to take it apart each time it was moved to another room : ) )
It was kind of sad to throw away something that we brought each of our babies home to.  And to think of all the different places that we lived since we first used it!
But all good things must come to an end, right?
Now we can celebrate our fourth and final child growing up and graduating to a twin bed!