Saturday, November 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Lindsi

Today my girl turned 29 and it doesn't seem like that long ago she was the cute little tyke in the following pictures! She was the cutest baby and as I looked at these pictures, I can definitely see Cashe!

My cute little red head at age 7 months.

Learning to crawl; look at all that hair at age 9 months. Such a cutie!
Christmas, age 4 enjoying her Teddy Ruxpin, the hottest toy that year.
Cuddling with baby sister Kristi. She was such a good big sister. Every morning before she left for kindergarten she would eat breakfast and watch Seasame Street with Kristi. Loved having my two girls!
And here is my baby today with her handsome boy!
Celebrating the grand opening of our favorite store the night before her birthday! So fun to just shop and talk and spend some time together. Love this girl!

So on Lindsi's 29th birthday, what do I love about her:
1. She has the biggest heart and is so kind to everyone.
2. She is a wonderful mother to baby Cashe; as a mom, it is such a wonderful experience to see your children become parents. I have never seen a more loving and devoted mother!
3. She loves family and is always the one to plan our extended family Christmas party. I know it would have died a long time ago if it hadn't been for Lindsi.
4. She is a loving sis to Kristi and Ben. She has such a special bond with her sister and I know they are the very best of friends.
5. She is so determined; it doesn't matter what it is, she puts her mind to it and gets it done.
6. She is a fun person to be around and makes me laugh with her funny voices.
7. She is a great listener and always gives me good advice.
8. She is a fun workout buddy!
9. She is the best daughter and I love her and am so blessed to have her in my life.

So baby, Happy Birthday and enjoy all that this year brings! We love you!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Ben!

In honor of Ben's birthday today, I wanted to share a few of my favorite pictures of him. I can't believe my baby is 14! He is such a great young man, and I love him so much.

Kristi and Ben; can't believe that my baby girl holding
my baby boy will be holding her baby in just a few short months.
Here is Ben at about 8 months. Notice I am violating all safe sleeping rules for babies. He is on his stomach, sleeping on a stuffed animal, with a huge bumper pad all around, with a blanket over him and a stuffed animal in the corner. Yikes!
Ben loved this swing we had in the backyard; I forgot that he had the cutest chubby cheeks.
Ben almost 6 enjoying a family trip to the beach!

When Ben was about 7, he spent about 10 days with Lindsi while she was attending college in Las Vegas. They had a blast. Ben has been blessed with two of the best sisters ever!

And here is Ben at 12 jumping in the lake.

Birthday Lunch
My 14 year old boy with all his loot

Here are a few reasons we love Ben:
1. He is one of the kindest people and is such a good friend to everyone.
2. He is really smart and works hard in school.
3. He loves being an uncle and adores Cashe and can't wait for baby Diesel to get here.
4. He is a good brother to Lindsi and Kristi and he has a special relationship with each of them.
4. Even though he is 14 and it's not cool, he always hugs us and says he loves us.
5. He loves his Grandma Elfie!
6. He is so funny and makes us laugh everyday.
7. He is the best son and we are so happy to be his mom and dad.

So Ben, happy birthday! We hope you know how much we love you. You are truly a blessing in our lives.