Sunday, August 30, 2009

We're Chillin'

There's too much to do and not enough time to blog about it...
we'll be back with good stuff soon but for now we're taking it easy with the blogging.

Ya know. Just in case you thought we were abducted by aliens.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Now We Know!

Have you ever found yourself wondering....

"just what would Eisley look like with Brooke Shields-esque eyebrows???"

What a coincidence, SO HAVE WE!

And so now we know.

{No adorable babies were harmed in the making of this blog post.... but she might be, if you don't LEAVE A COMMENT! j/k... about the harming part. Seriously though, leave a comment.}

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Today - In Two Parts

Part One - Mom's Birthday

Part Two - Indy's Birthday Party

I had a very good time.

Thank you, Bea, for setting up our tea time.
And for a lovely evening at your house.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom

My mom: taught me that I don't have to ever answer the door just because someone knocks on it. I'm not obligated to answer.

My mom: made homemade play-doh with us.

My mom: drove me to my first high school dance.

My mom: loves to buy me things, even when I try and talk her out of it. She likes to treat her kids to nice things.

My mom: suffered through many hours of labor and a painful birth to bring me into this world. She didn't know I would be a girl, but was so glad to hear that I was.

My mom: used to claim my name in college theatre, "Heather Janis Erwin"

My mom: taught me the proper usage of "fewer" and/or "less". Among many other grammatical proprieties.

My mom: screams "NO!" every single time she makes a mistake when playing her violin.

My mom: is my biggest fan.

My mom: respected all my wishes when I was giving birth to my daughter. That meant a lot to me, not everyone did...

My mom: cleaned our ballet studio to help pay for our ballet lessons.

My mom: I admit I dislike her chili (unlike the rest of the family) but her stuffed peppers & harvest soup are
to die for.

My mom: has a theater degree. She got the lead role in the first play she ever auditioned for, which was in college.

My mom: met & fell in love with my father while playing across from him in "The Rainmaker". Supposedly she thought he was a jerk at first when he showed up for rehearsals late.

My mom: tans much more easily than I do. I'm ok with this.

My mom: can spot a spelling/grammar error in a 1,000 word essay faster than you can say "spellcheck." (Which makes her a great editor...)

My mom: turned down a proposal from a rich man because she knew she wasn't in love with him.

My mom: made me answer the phone "Hello, this is Heather speaking." when I was little. I was embarrassed at the time but now I'm glad she taught me basic manners.

My mom: has good taste.

My mom: has always gone out of her way to make sure Christmas & birthdays are special to her children. Our Christmas stockings are always packed full of wonder.

My mom: unintentionally taught me to be afraid of spiders. But not of snakes.

My mom: sees through people very easily.

My mom: was always supportive of my ambitions. When I decided to play baseball one summer she supported me. When I decided to try out for my first community play, she supported me.

My mom: is a freaking awesome grandma to my baby.

I love you mom! Happy Birthday!

{Read my sister's Happy Birthday to our mom}

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Eisley's FIRST Birthday Party!

We had so much fun! Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate with us. Here's my very unorganized photos from the party - check out my Lark & Lola blog to see the decorating/theme pictures.
Daddy opening presents, Eisley still working on cake.
Pappa & Eisley
Grandma Sander & Eisley.
Eisley dressed as "Alice" - thanks to Justin's mom who made the dress.
Jama & Eisley. Grandma Holly gave Eisley an Alice bear.

1 year old Eisley nearly the same size as 3 month old cousin Noah!
My first marshmallow fondant cake!

Cousin Indy.
Godmother Angela & BFF Mara.
I love this picture. Focus of adults attention: Eisley. Focus of kids attention: CAKE.

Us with Eisley's Godparents & BFF.
Party favors!
Maybe I'll post more later. I've been sitting here sorting pics for over an hour... blah.

Don't forget to check out the Alice in Wonderland theme pictures on my "OTHER BLOG".