Thursday, February 26, 2009

Jake's 3rd Birthday Party!!

Last Saturday, we celebrated Jake's 3rd birthday with a Diego party. He just loves Diego. We had a few close friends and some family over for pizza, cake and ice cream, and even a pinata. Yes, a pinata! I know they may be a little young for that, but it made for some great entertainment for us adults. I can't believe our sweet, little boy is now 3 years old!

Mommy, Daddy and the birthday boy

Nana looking on as Jake opened some gifts

Jake holding up his Diego helicopter

more gifts

Jake's Diego birthday cake my best friend Gina made.
They always look great and taste delicious.

Singing Happy Birthday and blowing out the candles. I love this picture because you can see my friend Jennifer kissing her sweet little girl Paige in the background.

Jake taking a swing at the pinata. It was a big number 3.

Jake's best buddy Emma taking a swing

This is my friend Stacey's little boy Ian.
We are so happy she moved back to Atlanta so Jake and he can become friends too.

Jennifer and Paige. Paige is exactly two weeks older than Jake.

Jake and Jack playing with the new toys.
Jack is thinking Hmmmmm, how can I take this home?

Gina sure looks like she has a bun in the oven, huh?

Ben says this party sure was fun!

Nana and Jake playing with his toys

This is the giant Diego balloon I got for Jake's party. One day after the party, I was holding it down for Ben and comparing their sizes, well when I let it go, it came off the string and is now on our ceiling. By the way, it was the same height as Ben.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday Jake!

Yesterday was not only Presidents' Day, but Jake's 3rd birthday! I can't believe my little boy is 3 years old. TIme flies by so very fast! He was born on a Thursday at 3:50 pm and weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces. He has brought us so much joy and made ours lives so fun. Jake loves Diego so this weekend when Nana comes into town we are having some friends over for a Diego birthday party. Since yesterday was his actual birthday we decided to have a mini celebration. My mom couldn't stand being cooped up in the house and wanted to see Jake for his birthday so her and Papa came down and ate dinner with us. After dinner we had a small ice cream cake for Jake. He really enjoyed it and even understands he is now 3!

Mimi and Jake with a card and balloon they gave him. He loves balloons!

Papa and Jake

Me, Jake, and his balloon

Jake trying to blow out his candle

Jake enjoying his ice cream cake

Jake holding his Diego card from Mommy adn Daddy

Ben playing with Jake's Deigo beanie baby we gave him

Checking out Diego

Daddy and the birthday boy

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine Fun and my mom!

As some of you may know, my mom fell on her knee a couple of months ago and it continued to hurt and swell even after being drained three times. So finally, they decided to send her to an Infectious Disease doctor where he has been treating her for an infection using IV antibiotics. THis past Wednesday she went in for her IV infusion and they decided to send her to the hospital to do exploratory surgery on her knee to make sure there was no other damage. It has been very frustrating since they can't seem to find out what kind of infection it is or even how she got it. She came home yesterday and will continue to get the IV antibiotics at home and physical therapy. Please continue to pray that she will recover soon and be able to get around on her leg. On a lighter note, Gina, Emma, and Jake came over on Friday and we had lunch and then made Valentine cupcakes. Hope everyone has a Happy Valentines Day today!!

with a little extra mix, we made a cake and I decorated it later!

The cupcakes

Jake putting his sprinkles on

Ben enjoying his cupcake

Jake and Emma eating theirs

Jake, Emma, and Jack

Jack eating his cupcake

Pregnant Gina eating one

Me and my Valentines

Ben wearing his Valentine shirt