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We wanted to start this blog as a way to keep track of all the new things going on in our family...read along for fun tales, lots of pictures and just try and keep up with the chaos!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Lake with Papa

We recently had a great trip to the lake with Papa.  We had lots of fun at the pool, on the boat, in the kayak and doing lots of fun things along the way.

Rockin his life jacket on the dock.

His single favorite activity at the lake.  We will a bucket with rocks, and he throws them in the lake, one by one.  This goes on for hours.

They like to do it together.

More rock throwing.

Even dad gets in on the action.
With Papa at the pool.  Can't for the life of me figure out how to make this picture right side up.

Ditto with this picture of goggle face.

Same verse, same sock, but they had fun jumping in the lake from the beach.

Eating on the beach.

3 Part Ellie Birthday Celebration

Sorry for the belated blog...we have had an abundance of activities in August in our family, starting with some birthdays and ending with a great trip to the lake.

We now officially have a 4 year old in the house.  Ellie turned 4 on August 18th, and we had many celebrations to mark the occasion. We kicked it off with a birthday party with friends the week before her birthday, and then we had a classroom celebration followed by one at home.

I am so proud of who Ellie has become.  She is a very strong girl, and I mean that in a great way.  She is independent, assertive and very smart.  I think what I am most proud of Ellie is how great of a big sister she is.  She takes incredibly care of Tommy.  Every morning she gets a huge smile when she sees him, she takes him into her room to play while we get ready.  She shares her toys, her animals, her babies, her everything with him.  She is really funny too. She loves to tell us stories from her day.  She is also really into reading. Grandma Postlewait gave her a "chapter book" for her birthday - Charlotte's Web, which she has been so excited to read.

We love Ellie so much, and are lucky to have her as a part of our family.

Party #1 - At an indoor playplace, it had some crazy fun things to do

Climbing through a tunnel

Crawling up to the top
Getting ready for cupcakes

Blowing out her candles

At the table with all her friends

The future Mr. and Mrs. Burgess?

Ellie loved being the one to hand out cupcakes to her friends.

This was her class celebration.  They line out all the months of the year around the sun, including their birthday month.

Then she holds the earth as she walks around the sun 4 times, showing her 4 years on the earth (people, this is deep stuff for preschool, but she loved it).

Showing a poster that we made showing her through her 4 years of life.

Cupcake mustache

Clowing around...please note her brother's growing cupcake mustache.  He has to always be like Ellie.
This was her actual birthday.  We had family over to celebrate.

An American Girl doll!!!

You can see she had a lot of presents!