Rebekah is Two – Yay & Sniff, Sniff

It’s so cliche but I seriously cannot believe that Rebekah is two!! It’s so exciting and at the same time makes me sad because I don’t want her to be growing up so fast. We had a fun time at her birthday party this past weekend. Rebekah had so much fun playing until about half way through the party when she went into her room and closed the door. She was over it. But the lure of presents eventually brought her back out.

She loves Oso.

The foyer with party favors. I’m a perfectionist and it’s driving me bonkers that I didn’t take a photo with the updated picture of her on the left. That one is from her 6 month photos, and I replaced with a new one but didn’t get a picture of the table with it. It also drove me bonkers that the wreath was so high…but Jeremy would have not been happy with another nail hole! The blocks say “Thanks for Coming”

Party favors. The theme was A-B-C so I decided to make letter crayons for each kiddo that was able to come. It was a fun project!

The Grub. I recently went to a craft show and they had these cupcake sundaes that I thought were cute and delicious. I practiced and made them myself. That was a fun and yummy thing to practice!

ABC Banner

The Bounce House!

Caroline

Reese is very camera shy!

Cake time! This was Rebekah’s face when everyone was singing to her. She was so confused!

Grandpa helping her out

Tess, Kerrie, Laura & Blakely. I kinda want to steal both these little girls. They are too adorable!

The birthday girl

Gaga & Rebekah

The tricycle was a hit with the kiddos. They all took turns pushing each other around and it was too cute.

Rebekah was so over me and wanted to see Gaga for the family photo

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Chicago, Part 2

As I said before, we had a lot of fun in Chicago. Naperville, the suburb where J’s dad and Mary live, is full of fun kid activities! I wish we had a kids musuem like the one Rebekah had so much fun at while we were there. Here are some pics, she had a blast!


I love how you can see all angles of her cuteness!:)

My fave pic from the trip!

At the zoo

Trip to Chicago, Part 1

We recently spent a week in Chicago with Jeremy’s family and had a great time. We drove and planned to stop in St. Louis because we thought Rebekah would need it. Thanks to the DVD player, we were able to cancel the stop and drive straight through. It’s usually a ten hour drive and we made it in twelve. Not too shabby for traveling with a toddler!

We loved spending time with the fam, as well as catching up with some adorable cousins. About 90% of my friends have little girls, so Rebekah was finally outnumbered by little guys.

The cousins – Kalen & Madden. I want to gobble them up!

Rebekah interfering with a very serious game. Jason really wants his blue bean bag back.

He’s distracting her.

She thinks she has a very important job.

Trying to keep her from interrupting the game again.

Looking at the flowers, or flowe-flowes as Rebekah would say.

What Happens in a Year

I recently turned on the sprinklers because I was too lazy to take Rebekah up to the neighborhood pool and snapped a gazillion few pics of her. I remembered I had gone crazy with pictures last June of her running around in the sprinklers and I had to show the difference a year makes.

Baby Girl – June 2010


Big Girl – June 2011

What doesn’t change? How much she LOVES the water!

This is what happens when…

You show up at a park and the “splash pad” is on unexpectedly.

You leave your glasses on your bedside table

You PLAN on the splash pad being turned on

P.S. lots of posts to follow over the next few days to catch up! Happy Monday!

May – In Review

Rebekah & Reese after dinner. Could they be any cuter??

Rebekah has a thing for glasses. She found mine and decided to give them a try.

A pony tail!

She’s really trying to dress herself these days.

The glasses obsession again. She stole these from me.

We had a fun weekend at the zoo and pool. She’s climbing the rock wall at the zoo – don’t let the cute face fool you. There were several temper-tantrums at the zoo!

First swim of the summer!

Rebekah & Reese at our friend, Candice’s, cookout.

Going on a walk with mommy, bear, pluto, goofy, water and snack. She looks mad, but she got over it!

At a photo shoot for a friend of a friend’s store. I can’t wait to see the professional pics.

Blogging took a back seat

So, I’ve been totally MIA from the blogosphere because sometimes I get obsessive complusive super motivated to finish a lingering project. The lingering project this time? Rebekah’s first year (+5 months to complete 2010) scrapbook.

I have been a scrapbooker since I was in the seventh grade. I have a scrapbook per year every year since that time. Yes, that means I have one scrapbook per year since 1992. My scrapbooks are so precious to me that the following story actually took place:

During finals week at the Kappa House the May ’99 tornadoes hit Oklahoma. If you were in the state you know the massive outbreak I am talking about. The sirens went off and since everyone in the house lived on the 2nd or 3rd floor, we were told to make our way to the basement. All the girls around me were grabbing jewelry and other expensive items. Me? Not so much. I lugged down all 10 or so scrapbooks I had in my room at the time. Yes, I got looks and I know all the girls thought I was crazy, but those were my most prized possessions!

I made a major decision with the help of Amy to go digital for my future scrapbooks. So, I’m excited to get started using the new software I purchased from her. It should be less expensive and less time intensive than the old school way.

I’ll take some pics of some of my fave pages and post later when I’m not too lazy to get up, get the camera and then download them. I’m so proud of it and glad it’s complete! Here’s a couple cell phone shots

I’ve randomly thought of things I wanted to blog about so I might be OOC with posts this week!

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