Sunday, June 16, 2019

Father's Day // 2019

Happy Father's Day to hubs! We are so blessed! The kid and I love him so much and we are so grateful and thankful for how much he loves us!

We started our day by missing church because one of our sweet littles has been sick for two days with a fever and vomiting. No bueno! I am praying it doesn't spread to anyone else.

I made a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuits for hubs' breakfast and we just hung out all morning... talking through budgets, home improvement projects, self-employment taxes--basically my husband's dream conversations all in one day! LOL! Leftovers were on the menu for lunch (I'm winning at this Father's Day stuff) and then it was time to open presents!

Hubs finally got a new phone! YAY! He's been stuck with my rose gold iPhone 6 for ages since I always take his upgrades. 😜 Now he's the owner of a shiny new black XR! We also got him a case because new iPhones are slippery, y'all! LOL!

Hubs opened a few more gifts and cards, then it was nap time for all!

The afternoon included more relaxing (especially for my sweet sicko, E), some Wii U Minecraft for the kids, and lesson planning for me. Hubs requested brats and corn on the cob for dinner, and it was delish!

For dessert, I made an Oreo ice cream cake. It looks much prettier here where I found it. But this is how it turned out. #pinterestfail 

The good thing is no one complained that it wasn't pretty, and it must've tasted good because everyone had seconds!

After dinner, it was time to play outside! Squish (and his non-sick siblings) loved playing with the new splash pad he got for his birthday.

I think it was a great day for hubs--and the rest of us! Happy Father's Day!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Squish's (actual) 2nd Birthday!

Today we celebrated our sweet Squish's 2nd birthday! It's hard to believe just two short years ago I sharing his birth story and documenting our first week with baby #4!

Squish's birthday morning began with our usual family tradition... birthday pancakes!

He's TWO, y'all!

Look at that sweet face!

Awwww! He loved it when we sang "Happy Birthday" to him!

Cuteness overload! He's blowing out the candles. I just love this boy!

The rest of our day was pretty standard... lunch, nap time, and dinner--at Culver's, of course!

We happened to be eating dinner at Culver's at 5:25 PM tonight when Squish officially hit the big T-W-O! Seemed appropriate, considering our family essentially lives at our local Culver's!

After dinner, we came home to open the rest of the presents that he refused to open at his birthday party on Saturday. Surprisingly, he was more than happy to oblige and open his Pikachu-themed gifts! So much so that it was difficult to get him to stop long enough for a quick photo! LOL!

Yay! Squish loves Pikachu presents!

Take note of the Pikachu slippers he's wearing in the image below. These were in a box he had just opened and he insisted on putting them on immediately and didn't want to take them off! The boy really loves wearing everyone's shoes inside the house. He's hilarious!

Here he is opening the Pikachu comforter, crib sheet, and pillowcase I made for his bed. He really loved them!

See? He immediately laid them out on the floor and tested them out... with big brother Chase's help!

Somehow the slippers came off. He placed them on the floor in front of him and said, "Pleeeeease?" until someone came over to help him put them back on.

More Pikachu gifts!

What's next? Why, a birthday cupcake, of course! Here is Squish waiting ever-so-patiently for the singing to begin.

He really loves cupcakes. And the "Happy Birthday" song. And hearing everyone sing his name. Love his smiley face!

"Happy Birthday, dear Squishy..."

Notice those adorably interlaced fingers and the exorbitant amount of patience he is displaying here!

His attempt to blow out the candles! So sweet! Again with the fingers! #smitten

Cupcakes make for one happy birthday boy!



Silly boy!!!

He loves his cupcakes!

"All done!"

While he was cleaned up following his cupcake deliciousness, I made his bed with his new Pikachu bedding.

((Yes, there are THREE lion lovies and FOUR pacis in his bed. This is how parenting is done, folks.))

So much Pikachu cuteness! I hope he sleeps well surrounded by so.much.Pikachu! 

I sent LO up to take some pictures of his room and she thought a pano would be fun. Enjoy! LOL!

Happy 2nd Birthday, sweet Squish!

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Squish's 2nd Birthday!

We had a great day celebrating Squish's 2nd birthday... 5 days before his actual birthday (he's still ONE for 5 more days! YAY!).

He loooooooooves Pikachu (from Pokémon), so it made sense for us to have a Pikachu party! He also loves coloring, so we started out with some coloring pages.

Just a few light snacks, including some of Squish's favorites: Doritos, apple slices, and grapes!

Pikachu cupcakes!

Seriously... Pikachu EVERYWHERE! LOL! Even his gifts were wrapped to look like Pikachu (thanks, Pinterest!).

Big sis LO blew up 70-something balloons and drew Pikachu faces on all of them! Win!

My mom the artist! Check out her Pikachu drawing! I love it!! And so did Squish!

Too cool for his party! LOL! He's wearing the free sunglasses he got at the hair place last night when I took him for his "big boy" haircut (he aged 2 or 3 years at least!).

Parties are better with friends and cousins!

Opening presents! He's not the biggest fan of opening gifts, but he made it through most of them!

Squish's gift from LO... Detective Pikachu!

His new ride from Mona! It "talks" to the Smart Home toy he got for Christmas.

Time for cupcakes and singing!

Yay, Squish!!

Love this boy bunches!

This cracks me up. Here he is with his first bite of cupcake (yes, he insisted on a fork!)...

....and about 5 minutes later he was "All Done!" and ready to get out of his chair.

Sweet smiles!

Time to relax and play!

A real-life Pikachu spotting! Check it out!!!

So much ADORABLE that I can't even handle it!!!

Sweet Squish had a great 2nd birthday party! We are so grateful to be blessed with wonderful family and friends to celebrate with us!