Sunday, August 16, 2009

Maggie Turns Two!

Happy Birthday Sweet Pea!! I was so happy Maggie has been loving puppy dogs because I really wanted to make a puppy dog cake. It was so fun and super easy! Plus, who wouldn't want to eat a twinkie with frosting all over it?
Aunt Sam and Uncle Barry came to the party. Thanks for the super cute puppy dog and backpack! I LOVE how it looks so much like her cake, that was too perfect!
Ben helped blow out the candles. What are big brothers for?

Maggie got the eat his nose, and her favorite part was the junior mint nose, so she got to eat the eyes too. It's her birthday, she gets what she wants.

Opening presents...

Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for the doll house!

Maggie loves her new Bath Time Baby, thanks Grandma Stephenson!

I also had to post a pic of my new haircut! Shortest ever and I'm so glad I did it. It was time for a change, thanks Meliss for holding my hand.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Back Together & the Tulsa Zoo

Seth and I drove down to Oklahoma to pick up the kids from Grandpa and Grandma's house. They all had a wonderful month together, and now it was time to get back home. The drive back with a four and almost two year old was not as bad as I was expecting. I sat in the back between them for most of the way which kept the peace. I think I played "This Little Piggie" with Maggie about 85 times, but it kept the screaming down so it was well worth it.

Before we left Oklahoma we made a quick trip to the Tulsa Zoo. Thanks Grandma for the tickets! Ben is petting a bearded dragon after we learned about reptiles.

This is Oscar. He was around when Seth was a little kid.

We found Grandma's title.

Maggie loved the petting zoo. I think she was laughing at the goat.

They also loved the carousel, what a surprise that Ben picked the elephant:)
And the zoo trip couldn't be complete without riding the train.

Also, before we left OK, a little bird had built a nest in one of my mom's hanging planters on our front porch. We were so lucky to see one of the birds hatch the day before we left. This picture does not do it justice, it was the tiniest most amazing thing ever.

And now we are enjoying the amazing Idaho summer weather and eating fresh peas and carrots from the garden.