Monday, February 21, 2011

Mandrew's birthday

Yes, you read correctly: Andrew's nickname (well at least what Bryan calls him) is "Mandrew." Mandrew just celebrated his third birthday this weekend. Time flies, and this little man is definitely no baby anymore! He is making great strides in potty training, doing very well staying in his big boy bed, and constantly amazes us with the things he says and does. We didn't do a "kid" birthday party for him (a bit overwhelming, I think) but we did our traditional family + friends birthday dinner at Red Robin. Andrew was SO excited to eat his ice cream! He also had a little celebration with his friends in his class at school. Here are some pictures!
Birthday treat: cupcake new favorite thing to make! Check out this book and this website for more info.
The finished product...cute and delicious! They were strawberry flavored, inside.

Andrew's party at school; his class painted the banner behind him!

Getting ready to sing, light and blow out the candles

Red Robin birthday sundae!

Monday, February 14, 2011

My valentines

These three are my valentines, the most important three people in my life.
This goofy little guy brightens my day with his sweet spirit and frequent hugs. He always makes us laugh!
This girl is super-smart, loves her some hot chocolate, and is always eager to help out. I'm so proud of her!
This handsome fellow (with his loving wife) is a fantastic dad, the best friend in the world, and I love him more every day.

Happy Valentine's Day! I'm thankful for you three, and thankful for you, my friendly readers!