Here's Daddy getting a little help with his birthday candles:
Friday, May 31, 2013
Happy 33rd Birthday, Daddy! We are so excited to spend this weekend celebrating you and all that you are to us... which is a great deal! We love you, Daddy!
Thursday, May 30, 2013
This morning, Porter and Stella got a special surprise. They received a video message from their Great Grandma Gauder who lives in Florida! Below, you can see Porter's reaction when watching this message. The end of the video is priceless!
After Stella woke up from her nap, we were able to get this video as well. Oh, these kids!
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
With the sale of our home in Akron pending, we're beginning to look at houses in Orrville. It has been exciting to think about the possibilities that could potentially await us in this community. Of course, there's a lot that could happen between now and the projected closing date of our Akron home, but it's been fun to dream.
Labels: Orrville Living
Friday, May 24, 2013
It is currently 45 degrees here in Akron, Ohio. Porter was told that he needed to dress warmly if he wanted to go play outside. Here's what he came up with:
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
This afternoon we had yet another house showing (we've had quite a few over the last several weeks). My plan was to get the kids in the car and head south to a new park I wanted to try out. However, once I pulled out of the driveway, east just felt like the direction we should go, and we found ourselves at the beach of the West Branch State Park.
Porter, of course, had a blast! He has been begging for a beach adventure for some time now. I'm glad we had this opportunity to enjoy a beautiful (and hot) day in the water and sand!
Labels: Wonderful Water
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Here's a video of my little one:
Today, Porter, Stella and I visited the Johnson Woods State Nature Preserve in Marshallville, Ohio. This was our first time at this park, but it won't be our last. It is my new favorite walking trail! The trees we saw were simply magnificent with several dating back more than 400 years.
Porter decided right from the start that he should be the one to push Stella in her stroller. I was a little hesitant about this idea at first, but I have to say, Porter did a wonderful job. He carefully pushed Stella the entire way, and we walked for over an hour! Every 10 minutes or so, I would ask him if he was ready for me to take over stroller duty. Here's his reply on one of those occasions:
About 20 minutes after this video was taken, I again asked Porter if he would like me to push Stella, and he replied, "Mommy, my job is to push Stellars, your job is to take pictures!" Thanks for clearing that up, Porter!
Monday, May 13, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Stella's room was the place to be today! While Stella sat in her green chair for the very first time, it was only a few minutes before Blu and Porter decided to join the party.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
With the weather being so beautiful, the kids and I have been spending most of our free time outdoors. One of Porter's favorite outdoor activities is filling his dump truck with mulch from the front yard, and then dumping it in the backyard. This process can go on for hours!
Friday, May 3, 2013
Here's a cute video of Daddy and baby Stellars:
Today is my 31st birthday, and I couldn't ask for a more beautiful day! The sky is bright blue, the air smells like flowers, and the sun is shining bright!
I took a walk this morning before Brian headed off to work. I always enjoy early morning walks. The world seems so peaceful at this time. No one is out, but the birds are chirping, and in our neighborhood, the bunnies are a hopping. It's a joy for the senses, and a perfectly wonderful way to start off a birthday!