Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Allie Ruth celebrates THREE!

We started your third birthday celebration off with donuts! Of course! 

Landon picked out a great present just for you! Its a princess nail polish kit with a nail dryer. What a perfect gift for you! You loved it so much, we had to paint your nails right away!

Mom and Dad surprised you with a new barbie bike! Its still a little big, but you will really enjoy it when spring comes!

You and Landon helped make the cake!

Allie Ruth gives a thumbs up that everything looks great! Let the party begin! Mimmie, Gammie, Shelly and Sydney came over to help us celebrate! We enjoyed a Lenny's sandwich tray. I think Allie Ruth was still full from all the donuts she ate!

As soon as everyone started arriving with the presents, Allie Ruth wanted to start opening them right away!

Sydney was so sweet! She helped you open your gifts and read you your cards. You really enjoyed the attention!

You got a ton of great gifts!

You loved everyone singing Happy Birthday! You have even requested that we sing it several more times since then!

You really got into your birthday this year! We talked about it a lot leading up to the day and you were very excited! 

The way you were eating your cake was so funny!
You were cracking us all up!

You are such a doll baby, Allie Ruth! You will never know how much you mean to our family! We love you so much! So bitter sweet to watch you grow and learn new things everyday! 

Friday, January 6, 2012

A comparison photo...

I grabbed a hat really quick for Allie Ruth to wear while we were playing outside. I remembered that I had a picture of her in that same hat when she was almost a year old. Here she is at almost three years old. 
Her eyes are still so blue! That sweet, little baby face is starting to fade. When Landon was a baby, I took his picture every month in the same chair for three years! That just did not happen with my second baby! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

One more Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We spent the last of our Christmas break at the River with our good friends. All the kids range in age but get along well and have a great time together. When we were not napping or laying around being lazy, we enjoyed playing at the park, taking walks, having fights with pellet guns, and eating!

The kids enjoyed one last Christmas hoorah! 

That's the last of the Christmas gifts! What an amazing Christmas it was!

New Years Eve Day was beautiful! The weather was warm and we really debated a boat ride, but just decided to hang out. We played with the kids and some of their new toys. 

For NYE night we had a yummy dinner and hung out!

We may or may not have made it to midnight!

We were so blessed during 2011! I hope that 2012 is just as wonderful!