May 14, 2015

Evan Turns FIVE!

Through pure coincidence, Evan celebrated his birthday in Florida during our recent trip to Disney and Universal Studios!  What a special way to turn FIVE!  On his actual birthday, we spent the day at Wet & Wild and when we got back we made some burgers and dogs on the grill.  All day he asked about a cake.  "It is my birthday and I'm supposed to have cake..." is all I heard all day.

We didn't tell him that we had already picked up an ice cream cake that morning and hid it in the freezer.  The look on his face in the picture below says it all!  He was so excited when we started to sing and he saw his cake!

A birthday cake surprise!
Best. Birthday. Ever!

Make a wish!
What a cake!
The cherry was his favorite part!

He got his birthday cake in Florida, but never had the chance to choose his special birthday meal.  So when we got back home he asked to have breakfast and he asked if he could have the waffle with ice cream!  The waitstaff even put a candle on top and came to sing to him.  It was really nice!

Birthday Boy!

Today Evan had his well check!  He is growing like a weed.  He is in the 90+ percentile for height and weight.  People always forget that up until recently he was only four!  He is mistaken for a kindergartner a lot when we are at the school.  It also has to do with how well spoken he is for his age.  He always has been.  He's still a man of the people and I worry that he'll run off with a stranger every time we are out.  I have really had to tell him that he should never go anywhere without telling me, even if he knows the person.  He's stubborn and opinionated and a born leader.  I cannot wait to see him next fall when he starts Kindergarten.  

So tall!
Perfect vision (for now!)
Checking out the equipment and asking lots of questions!

HEIGHT: 46 inches (95th percentile)
WEIGHT: 54 lbs (97th percentile)

May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

Today we celebrated our 4th annual Mother's Day Brunch!  It was such a lovely day and I always enjoy the company.  Not everyone was able to be here this year so we kept it much more simple.  On the menu was scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, tator-tot hasbrowns, cherry morning rolls, and a make your own waffle bar with strawberries, blueberries, chocolate chips, whipped cream and vanilla ice cream!

The 3 reasons I am a mom!
My heart and soul!
Spending the day with some awesome mothers!

#1 Mom!

May 2, 2015

2015 April Vacation - Orlando, Florida - Day 7 & Homeward Bound:

On our last day before heading home and Evan's 5th birthday, we headed to the water park!  The boys favorite place to go during the summer is Water Country and Funtown Splashtown USA so I knew when planning this trip that it was time to check out a local water park!  Universal's water park is by far the cheaper option over Disney so that is where we went!

And I love having a waterproof camera, it doesn't take the best quality images, but it's certainly better than nothing!

Wet & Wild:

Ready for some water fun!

Evan wanted to see how tall he was!
So proud of this 5 year old!  He tried all the slides he was tall enough to ride!
Evan Grammy went on some slides!

This was the favorite slide of the day!  It was tall and fast!

Getting sunburned!

Relaxation in the lazy river!

Evan ditched the tube and used his swim vest!

Being a rockstar and carrying both tubes!

After a super fun day in the sun we headed back to the house, picked up some food and just decided to hang out.  We had picked up a cake for Evan and surprised him after dinner!  All day he had said it wasn't feeling like his birthday because he didn't have cake!  The look on his face says it all!

Evan's face when he realized we didn't forget to get him a cake!
Happy 5th Birthday!  What a way to spend the day!
After cake it was a night spent packing and cleaning.  We were heading home in the morning!  It was a long week, but a fun week.  Really glad we had the chance to spend it with family!

Homeward Bound!  What an amazing trip!