Thanksgiving Day was in Van Buren this year! We all feasted and then spent the night together...all 8 adults and NINE kids! We did a little mini early Christmas as well since we won't see the Williams!
After the feast, it was time to fish!
A boy and his pops! Love this picture.
Cousins in their matching Christmas Pjs!
Could she be any cuter?!?! Thank you Ashley Bohannan for this stylish getup!
I didn't get much pics from my family's Thanksgiving gathering but at least I got the cutest part :)
Olli + Ellie Thanksgiving Edition!
Another one of my favorite parts of November was getting to see my girl Missy!!! She was in town with a friend for the game. Although we've known each other for years, Dallas was my home when we taught together. It was so great to have her here in my other home! We decided more road trips to NWA would definitely be in the future.
"I want a Chuck E Cheese birthday with a bike and dinosaur balloons and a fight spinner cake and pizza and Mama Daddy Jonah "Sosie" Nana B Papa Bo Mimi and Pops! My 'booday' my 'booday' K!!!" Is what we've heard probably 20 times a day for the last 3+ months since we celebrated his big brother's birthday in early August! It all clicked for this boy and he was ready for HIS birthday from that day forward! Today is his actual birthday, but we celebrated early over Thanksgiving break (for reasons above) haha...and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't just as excited as he was to make this day happen. It was the first time he's expressed his opinion on what kind of party he wanted and what gift he wanted and who was to be there. It was pretty cute! So here are some pics of his long awaited day. I can't believe our Mighty Milo is FOUR!!!!
Chuck E. Cheese...his idol!! (and I seriously can't believe he's not afraid of this guy haha)
He's been doing this pose for so long and I didn't know what he was doing until this moment. He hasn't mastered the thumbs up and puts his pointer finger up instead (which I knew) but in this moment I realized he was doing the Chuck E Cheese pose that is on all of the advertisements (and his shirt). He pointed to the big sign on the building (same on his shirt) and gave us his thumbs up and said CHUCK E.!!!!! He cracks me up!
And of course, my inner party girl took over and I had to get a little creative. We went vintage with the party with all kids of loot from the Pizza Time Theater and Showbiz days. SO FUN!! I always loved Chuck E. Cheese and the whole Showbiz gang when I was little but unlike Milo, I was also slightly terrified.
One of my new all time favorite pics!
One of the best parts of today is that ALL of his cousins were able to be here! Kenzie, Wyatt and Maddie were in town for the holiday and got to celebrate with us...he had SO much fun and all of his cousins made him feel so special.
Party girl dancing on the stage! Pretty sure that's not allowed but too cute to stop it!
His bigs got in the ticket catcher first to let him know it was FUN!
I wasn't sure if he'd go for it but when they came out, he was ready to go in!
Present time!!! Just what he asked for, BIKE!! A bike is the first thing he's ever asked for that wasn't a car. So naturally, we got him a car bike :) A RED car bike...red cars are his favorite!
After his party, Mimi took him and his cousins to the park. I came home to put Olli down for a nap. I set out all of his toys and when he got home, he just played away! The bike has lived in our house since that day. He's not too much of a daredevil so he prefers the walk his bike with his feet ;) No peddling! And preferably on the carpet so it doesn't go too fast. Also, in full padded gear...safety first!
E is a sparkly little gem. She lights up our lives in every way! She is so special to us. As our first born, she taught us how to be a mommy and a daddy! She was quite the little teacher too and has seemingly covered all the bases so we were very prepared for number 2! Her baby blues melt our hearts and she is a beautiful girl from the inside out. She is at her best in a fancy dress, heels, and a tiara which makes her a true princess.
L is our middle man. Weighing in at a studly 9lbs 4oz at birth, he has earned a few nicknames such as tiny, little dude, and hoss. Just like most Italian males, under his beefy and handsome exterior is a sensitive little man. We are fools for this boy in every way. As our first boy, our love for him is so unique and special. We have fallen head over heels for him! E is so crazy about him, I’m sure he thinks he has 2 mommies!
M is our littlest lovely! He is our sleepy snuggle bug. He is small but mighty and all things magical. From the sweet smell of his fuzzy little head to the tips of his sweet little baby toes, he is perfect in every way. We are over the moon for our new little tiny guy. E and L just can't get enough of him. He is everyones baby! He's loved to the max!
Olli is our 4th little lovely. Our cherry on top of it all! She surprised us but we were thrilled. She was the other little girl her brother and sister had been asking for! She lives up to all her names. Olli Mae is just a beauty and so peaceful. Our itty Olli or Bitsy is tiny but fierce. She is strong and packs quite a punch! And our Ollipop is sweeter than pie. She completes our little family! She is truly our real live baby Dolli!
I am a 30ish year old wife of an amazing husband. We met in the summer of 2004 and have been inseperable ever since! I am also a mommy of three little lovelies. Our sweet baby Ella was born in October of 2007. Our middle man, Luca, came to join us on our crazy journey in August of 2010. Mighty Milo is our latest lovely joining us in November of 2013! I love to scrapbook, blog, clean, watch movies, and hang with friends and family. Mike loves to read and exercise. Mainly, we love to love on our sweet babes! They are the best thing we have ever done.