Friday, April 29, 2011

Happy Third Birthday!

How can you be three already? It seems like just yesterday you were born. You have brought so much joy to mommy and daddy's lives. You are the most amazing little boy, so smart, so determined, so strong, and so loving. We have had so much fun together this third year of your life. We have gone to live shows like the Wiggles, Barney, and Disney on ICE. You have learned how to play soccer and swim (well sort of). You have climbed to the top of bounce houses all on your own and fly down the driveway on your tricycle like a mad man. On nights that it is nice out, your daddy takes you for wheeler rides which is by far one of your favorite things to do! And we have spent many nights just watching movies and playing at home together as a family. We love you so much and are so very proud of you. When you look back at these pictures just know that mommy and daddy cherished each moment with you and will always hold these moments close to our hearts. Happy Birthday! Love, Mommy and Daddy

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Palm Sunday

Every year its tradition that the Alberts side of the family gets together for East dinner on Palm Sunday. And we did, but only on Saturday this year because two out of the three (boys) grandchildren have an important Boy Scout event to attend today. Good luck at the car derby boys!!! Anyway, our get together yesterday was very enjoyable. Eddie is now at the age where he can play with his cousins and actually have a lot of fun. He is also able to run around the house to find Easter eggs just as well as his cousins (with some help)! We eat some great allergy friendly food (one of the cousins has many food allergies), enjoyed each others company, hunted for eggs, opened Easter baskets (AND CANDY- Eddies favorite) and even played outside for a little while.

We also took a group photo that has been a long time coming.

Here is the normal bunch:
Here is the goofy bunch:

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Easter Bunny

Here is our Eddie with the Easter Bunny:

With Easter only a week away, let the festivities begin! We are off to Mema and Papa Alberts today for an Easter celebration with the Alberts side of the family, Easter morning brunch with Nana and then off to Peepaw and Grandma Mueller's Easter afternoon. We are looking forward to coloring eggs, egg hunts and Easter baskets galore!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Spring Break

Spring break has come and gone once again. This year it was just Eddie and I for the whole week. All grandparents were either working or out of town and Eddie's cousins and friends had school because their spring breaks fall on different weeks then ours this year. So, Eddie and I took advantage of our time together this week. Each day we did something fun (and exhausting)! On Monday we had a breakfast play date with Eddie's buddy Anothony that turned into a lunch date as well. We ended our date at McDonald's play land.

Eddie and Anthony at McD's:

On Tuesday, Eddie and I went to the Natural History Museum. We walked the museum to view the many exhibits from dinosaurs to the extreme animals and then finished our tour in the discovery zone for kids. Eddie discovered the same fossil for an hour and loved every minute of it. When he was not discovering the dinosaur fossil he was holding turtle shells and petting the furs of a coyote, beaver, and possum. Here are a few pictures of our day:

On Wednesday, I took Eddie for a birthday haircut. Or at least that's what I kept calling it. And I think calling it a birthday haircut worked because he actually sat in the chair and let the stylist cut his hair.

After Eddie got his haircut we went to the mall to buy his Easter outfit and had a lunch date. We were having such a good time and such a good day that we decided (Eddie) Chucky Cheese should be our last stop of the day. So, of to Chucky Cheese we went. 60 tokens later we were back in the car and on our way home.

Thursday we went to the zoo with our friends Amy and Chloe. At first, Eddie was not thrilled about going to the zoo but eventually he warmed up and ended up having so much fun with Chloe! Here they are together:

We finished our spring break activities on Friday at a bounce house. Eddie conquered the mountain and the big boy slide all by himself. He was so proud and so excited that I could barely get him out of the establishment to come home with me. The minute we got in the car I heard, "Mom. Please we go again?" I said, "Of course we will honey but not right now. Mommy is tired." And I was after our full week together but I wouldn't have wanted our spring break to be anything other than what it was. We had a terrific week together.