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A Verry Merry Birthday to Two

12 Aug

This weekend was special. Well, all weekends are special. I’m telling you though, this weekend was extra extra truly special. We had a birthday party for the kids. Daphne turned 6, and Kirby turned 2, and they are four years and two days apart. We thought it would be the best and most magical way to welcome in this upcoming year and really represent our family.

Hell, who I am I kidding? I only wanted to buy one cake.

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I kid, I kid. It was a fabulous occasion, and purchasing only one cake was really just an added bonus that I didn’t think about until after the party was all over.

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It was a simple party, it was the funnest party. The recipe for the party is as follows:
1. Wait until three days until party would be held
2. Send out mass emails for a party
3. Purchase cake and snacks
4. Go to public park and just wait for people to show up

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Somehow, it was this amazing and fun party. We scheduled snacks, cake, and a pinata, everything else the children did was on their own and uninhibited. Parents conversed and watched their kids, everyone had everyone’s kid in eyesight. We scored the most perfect spot in the park. I am the party throwing queen, and I’m not afraid to say it.

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My son is turning 2, and my daughter is turning 6. They sing, play, laugh, dance, they are kind and loving, and have Jesus in their hearts. Everyday these kids that I have are getting older and older, wiser and wiser, and holy jeez am I lucky that I am here for the ride, camera in hand. Blog at the ready to record and share all the fun and exciting moments that make up their lives. Our lives.

Daphne is just this ball of spunk and fire. She whips out stories with so much vigor and delight, is so careful when she draws and makes sure that she includes teeth, fingers, and hair. Girlfriend is a whirlwind. I remember when I first met you. You were two, and loved nothing more in the world then a can of spaghettio’s and some Sponge Bob. You’re growing into this Little lady, who sits on the couch watching Top Chef and helping me make roasted carrot soup. I count my blessings everyday that you call me mom. I am blessed by you.

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So when this little guy turns 2 on Monday, I’ll be super emotional. My Little lion man, my buddy, the cutie to my patootie. Where has the time gone?

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Tearful hugs and ever loving smiles,
xoxo
Caitlin

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An update as I try to get things in order around my own home

3 Jul

It’s a long slow road for me to find time to sit here and peddle out the words that are an accurate description of my day to day life. In the past couple of weeks we have been dealing with closing on our house, throwing a 32nd birthday party for Harold, and going to a million family events as summer gets into full swing.

There is an add for something call “flirty girl fitness” on my television, and it says you may lose up to three inches in 2 weeks. It sounds great, but the whole concept is that you dance provocatively in front of your TV and it makes you burn calories. I would be too embarrassed to dance like that in my own home, mostly because I have windows and I think that if you saw me doing that you would want to run and dunk your face with your eyes wide open into the large body of salt water only 20 yards away from my door.

Harold’s birthday party went off wonderfully, with BBQ chicken, a potato bar, fruit, salads, and sweet tea all at everyone’s finger tips. We finished it off with red velvet cake that had “Harold” and “Sean” in chocolate written on top. It was a great experience that had everyone enjoying themselves and not stealing all my valuables after I crawled into bed and a slightly drunk Harold was left in charge. What can I say, I trust my husband!

Kirby is not only crawling everywhere, but he is pulling up on things as well and having a great time. He lowers himself oh so gently to the ground and a KATHUMP is heard round the house as his big ol’ booty crashes the last three inches to the floor. Daphne is enjoying her time in the sun, drinking sweet tea (we really love our sweet tea) and sticking her toes in the sand. Summer is a great time for everyone and I am so thankful that the sun is peaking itself out earlier then usual in our part of the county.

I hope everyone has a safe Independence Day and spends some quality time with loved ones.

Sincerely,

I don’t have to share any of my potato chips because it’s nap time and now I have to go do the dishes,

Caitlin