Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter Fun!

Gus loves Easter eggs!

Hazel in her Easter outfit after church. Thanks Gma Sue for this adorable little set!


Hazel wearing her new summer hat (to protect that very bald head!) and playing with her new ball. Thanks for the Easter basket Gma Paulette!

Gus loved his Easter basket too. He got a bug catcher set that he won't put down. Last night he sat and stared at a silverfish crawling on the bathroom ceiling for 30 minutes, patiently waiting for it to come down the wall so he could catch it. Bedtime came before the bug did :)

Finally, an updated picture of the Dillavou cousins.

Hazel's IA Birthday Party

During the party, we had an Easter Egg Hunt at the park behind Papa and Gma Dillavou's house (thanks for hosting the party!).

Josh, Gus (hiding) and Kennedy searching for eggs.

At the party, Shae, Kacy, Avery and Kennedy eating some cake and ice cream.

Hazel and Gus.

Parker, Ty and Cade.

Every time I looked at Andi, she was sneaking a mini cupcake.

My girl loves to eat. We sure didn't have to show her how to chow down a cupcake- she's a pro. Other than the fact that she ate part of the cupcake wrapping too!

A swarm of children surrounded us!

Hazel and her Fairy Godmother.

A Gigantic Cupcake!

Hazel's KC Birthday Party

Opening up presents.

Messy cake face!

Last week Hazel turned one. We had a huge party planned in Iowa for Saturday, and since mommy worked so long on the actual day, we had a family birthday party for Hazel on the eve of her birthday. It was a lot of fun. We didn't do much, just some cupcakes, ice cream, a few gifts and some decorations that Gus and mommy made, but it was really nice. Gus had a good time helping mommy get the party ready.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Happy First Birthday Baby Girl!

I hope you have a wonderful day Hazel. Mommy has to work all day on April 20, from 9-9, so I may not get the chance to see you on your first birthday (when you are awake anyway), but I will miss you and think of you all of the time. There are so many reasons why I will miss you today... I love the way you say momomomomom and walk (no run!) to me when you want me to pick you up. I love the way you and Gus play little copying games when you two don't know I'm listening, like when he makes high-pitched sounds and you repeat them, or how you mimic your big brothers actions (like banging toys the same way right after he does it). I love how you have a sweet tooth (six of them actually already!) like me, and I love that you love to eat, also like me! I love to listen to you laugh when you are being tickled by daddy, love to listen to you breathe when you sleep, love you so much that I cannot remember what it was like before you joined our family. Gus has had to sacrifice and share mommy and daddy, but he tells you every day that he "loves you so much," and he is always willing to find you a pacifier or bring me a diaper when you need either one. We all love you more than we can describe and I hope your first birthday is the funnest day of your life (well, so far anyway!). I promise to sneak into your room and kiss you goodnight when I get home. Love you girl.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

30 Balloons

I had a big birthday this week. This is what 30 balloons floating around the kitchen look like.

Thanks for the great gifts! Gus picked out the chipmunk card and the mean green dinosaur for me.
Hazel loved the balloons too.

Gus had fun with them as well.

" I'm so thirsty!"

Give them a toy, and all they want is the box it came in.