Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Good Bye to Nick

Nick is in the ROTC program at Pitt State and this summer he was sent to Fort Knox to their Officers Training Camp for 4 weeks.  After that, he will go directly to Fort Campbell for an internship.  So we wont' see him again till August.  

 The sweet lady at the baggage check gave me a pass which allowed me and the girls to go through security and right up to the gate to see him off.  I was so thankful to have some extra time to see him and of course take photos.  

 Aliah at the Airport.

 Avery & Nick

 Addie & Nick

Nicks Army gear ready to be checked.  

Fort Knox is where he will go first which is in Kentucky.

After Fort Knox, he will go directly to Fort Campbell.  This is located in Tennesse and is home to the only air assault division in the world.  (I have no idea what that means - I literally got it straight from their website but this was why Nick was so excited to be able to go there!)

For whatever reason, it was really hard to see him leave.  I cried.  (I'm actually still crying) You would think after being in college for two years I'd be used to it but my heart still breaks every time.  Maybe its because he can't call anytime since he will be on Army time, maybe its because I'm hormonal, Maybe its because he's my first, maybe its because I just miss him.  

Love you Nick. So proud of you.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Aliah's Birthday Party

Aliah turned one June 5th, but we didn't have her "real" party till June 9th.  
Below are some pictures we took on the 5th - we felt like we should celebrate a little bit on her actual day!
I bought these cute chocolate cupcakes for ll of us to eat. 

We stuck a little candle in it and had a mini-party!

She loved the cupcakes and so did everyone else!

Sweet baby with a messy mouth!  Happy birthday!

Below are all the photos of the big party!  I had to decorate everything in pink for the big day!

We had a photo table so people could get prints of her one-year-old pictures if they wanted them.

We had a gift table - which was VERY full!!!

And here is the sweet birthday girl, dressed up and ready for her first birthday party!

We had all kinds of friends and family come!


Sweet baby!! 

Here we are blowing out the candle on her big cake!!

She had no idea what to do so I had to blow it out for her.  

We then put on her birthday hat which she did NOT like - at first.  

After Cora fixed it, she was good!!  Thanks Auntie Cora!

She FINALLY gets to the good stuff!!  (We had already eaten a big birthday dinner before all of this fun!)

She is of course a princess, and she eats in a rather dainty way!  Not too messy! 


After dinner & cake we opened all of her gifts!
A little book!

A doll baby!

A musical train toy!

Sunglasses and other water toys!

Such cute glasses but I'm not sure she understood them!

But she really loved her doll!  She hugged it and kissed it and tried to feed her the bottle - it was so cute!

Here is Aliah eating her chocolate birthday cake!
               Here she is blowing out her candles!
Happy first birthday sweet Aliah - We all love you so much!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Dance Recital

 Dance Recital time is here!!  
Addison was SO excited! Here are the photos of her dances

Below you'll see the girls dancing their ballet routine. This one is my very favorite.  I love watching Addison dance ballet.

Below are the girls in their Hip Hop outfits. Addison LOVES hip hop.  Its her very favorite.

 Here are the little girls in their tap costumes watching the big girls do ballet.  SO cute!

The red outfits are for tap - They were little flapper dresses.  

Addison with her good friend Ella.  She also attends school with her. 

Here is Addison with Emme & Ella.  Her good friends!

 My beautiful girl!  Love her so much!

My two cute girlies!!  Love them.   

Addison in her jazz costume.  She loves jazz. 

 My sweet Avery Cake.  I ahd her in dance but she cried on her way to classes most of the time so I pulled her out.  She wants to try it again next years so we will give it a shot!  She opted for gymnastics instead which she loves.

 Dancers chatting about teeth.

 Jazz class

 More tap costumes!

Tap class

 Ella & Addison

 Pretty Avery!!

 Avery helping Miss Jayme with a pink tutu.  She now wants to learn to sew!!

 Ballet pictures!

 runny make up and a hungry tummy!

 Still helping Miss Jayme.

 Ballet class

Her hip hop outfit

 After show #1 - She was so proud!