Monday, February 23, 2009

Spaghetti Face Kate

The Greatest Show on Earth

On Sunday we got up at our regular time, ate our regular breakfast, got dressed in our regular fashion, packed the regular stuff in our bag, and loaded up the car like regular...sounds kinda like a boring day doesn't it... but this day was anything but "regular". Instead of turning into the church parking lot like we usually do we zoomed on by and headed a little further south to Aunt Erica and Uncle Earl's house. From there we headed to the big top in the city for some fun and entertainment at...

Ella and Kate headed straight for the arena floor for the pre-show action. Here they are stopping for a photo opt.

This is Kate trying on her clown nose! That look looks good on you girl :)

Ella, Aidan, and Kate enjoyed watching some sort of jump rope-gymnastics thing.

Kate was definitely getting into it. Here she is saying "Hey, I can do that too!"

The jugglers were impressive!

When we headed back to our seats look what we found...

A clown! Oh, what's that you say? That's not a clown? It's Uncle Earl? You coulda fooled me :)

And the show begins!

She's mesmerized!

Yes, those are goats standing on the backs of miniature horses. I must say I was impressed too!

I think the 7 motorcycles in the the steel ball was Aunt Erica's favorite.

During intermission Erica and I were the girls entertainment. As a side note, Erica and I probably have 100, ok maybe not 100, but a lot of pictures in this exact pose. Earl even commented on how it looked exactly like the one he took right before this with a different camera. What can I say? We've perfected the BFF closeup shot.

Kate found Cooper's popcorn while he was gone and decided to help herself.

A cute picture of Ella.

And the show continues...

I couldn't tell if Cooper's look of concentration was focused on the tigers or the cotton candy but it's cute either way!

A little coke makes everything more interesting.

The rest of the crew.
"Wow, look at that!"

Aren't the elephants cute? I think they were my favorite part.

The final celebration with confetti and all!

We said goodbye to the elephants once again as we left. How did they get outside so fast?

Everyone had a total blast! Thanks Uncle Earl for the tickets. We will never forget all the fun we had.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Special Present for a Special Person

Can you guess what it is?

It's a cake, of course! With Mom's homemade icing recipe on hand, Kate and I set out to make that Special Someone the best birthday cake she has ever had.

Here is Kate adding her "sweet" touch.

While the cake was baking Kate took a little break from the kitchen.

A little wrestling with Dad.

A little leaf picking.

Some tricycling.

And some Papa time.

Then it was time to get back to work and check on the cake. Looks like it's finished!

We didn't get any pictures of the icing stage because it was way too messy for expensive electronics like cameras to be around :)

Can you guess who the cake was for? Who is worth all this effort...None other than our Mawmaw!

We think she liked the final product. Or at least everyone else did because it was more than half way gone by the end of the night.

Mawmaw also got some non-perishable gifts to commemorate this milestone celebration.

We hope you had a great birthday Mawmaw! We love you and wish you many, many, many more!


Monday, February 9, 2009

A Picture Can Say a 1,000 Words

"I love you"

"A rock!"

"Hey, Aunt Kora"

"I can do what you do"
(see the little girl behind Ella, too cute)

"Hey Mom, could you please put the camera away since I gave you a smile, thanks!"

P.S. The cute outfit is one of many for Valentine's Day. I hope to get in a few more post this week so you can see some of the others.