Monday, March 9, 2009

We're professional party-goers

Like last weekend, we attended a birthday party on Saturday. And we've got two more birthday parties on the calendar for the upcoming month. We're becoming pros at the party business. I actually love going to them because it gives Kate time to play with her friends and also gives me time to hang out with mine! More on the partying in a minute. Let's first take a look at Friday's adventures.


On Friday Matt took Kate to the zoo. He was good enough to come home with pics to share.


Check out the tongue on that giraffe! I'm gonna pretend that he immediately washed her hands after this picture.














On Friday night we decided to go get some ice cream and were planning on coming back into the house to relax a bit until Kate decided that she wanted to take a quick cruise around the yard.



If it looks like I'm hanging on for dear life and frantically trying to steer for her, it's because I am. The button that makes the thing go was hard to push so M to the Izz-A pulled one of his stunts.



You can see the tape holding it down. So basically it goes and goes and never stops unless you pull the tape off, which is difficult to do when it's running at full speed with a 20 month old who doesn't quite get the concept of steering behind the wheel. It's all very safe.



And on Saturday, we went to my friend Kerri's house for her little boy Brock's second birthday party.

















Brock






















Bubbles + sand = the perfect party




My friend Jobeth's little girl, Reese






Brock, just chillin'






Kerri, me, and Jobeth







Daddy Daycare






After church and a long nap, Kate woke up in a great mood and ready to play.






We spent the afternoon playing around in the yard. We fed the ducks, had a picnic, and enjoyed the beautiful weather!















'Ridin' the horsey down to town'




















46 comments:

A. K. said...

Looks like ur little angel is having fun partying around.

Jon and Steph said...

What a great weekend. Love the pictures.

I can't believe that giraffe licked her hand! How funny ;)

Your Kate is so adorable! I love when she hams it up for the camera!

KLC said...

Looks like you had a fabulous weekend! I ADORE that black and white outfit Kate is wearing!

Megan said...

Looks like a great weekend! Your camera takes such good pics!

Rebecca Jo said...

I seriously thought she was standing under an elephant at first glance!!! :-) & ewwwww on that giraffe tongue... ewwww!!!!

I LOVE the picture of Kate chasing the puppy! All the pictures - she is just precious!

And man oh man, doesnt Brock look like true BOY in all those pictures... ready to take on the world!

Candice said...

I loved looking at these pictures! Kate just gets cuter every time you post. So glad you guys had a great weekend!

USCEmily said...

Cute pictures!! And duct tape fixes everything...sometimes too well ;-)

Lindsay said...

We had some nice weather as well and I loved it! Not quite as nice as yours but for Ohio it was not to shabby! Love the pics of Kate she is such a doll....and Brock is a cutie too....future boyfriend??? :)

April said...

OK for a second there I thought that elephant was real and about had a heart attack!! But then I saw you hadn't written anything about it so I looked back and realized it wasn't!! Whew, boy I bet M to the Izz-A would have been in T-R-O-U-B-L-E!!
Cute cute pics.

Summer said...

So many cute little kids!!! I am loving that baby girl headband!

blueviolet said...

What a fantastic weekend! I loved all the photos. The pictures of the zoo sure look a lot like a zoo nearby me. Are you in MI?

Jennifer said...

I love all your pictures. Your blog is so cute.

writing4612 said...

Just want to let you know that you won my nmae that Snowman contest!

All of the pictures from the zoo are great.

My favorie one out of all the pics you posted is the third one from the bottom. She looks like she's deep in thought.

writing4612 said...

I meant to type Name That Snowman contest.

Charis said...

Such gorgeous pictures!

Carolyn said...

Kate is SO cute I could just eat her up!!

Can I come hang out at your house??!! I love the dock and duck pond...it looks so relaxing.

Kerri said...

Love the pic of Madison and Kate! There is one of you and Kate blowing bubbles and you are double fistin' bubbles and a juice box! You've totally become a MOM! So glad ya'll were able to come!

Kerri said...

Love the pic of Madison and Kate! There is one of you and Kate blowing bubbles and you are double fistin' bubbles and a juice box! You've totally become a MOM! So glad ya'll were able to come!

Heather said...

What cute cute pictures!!! Sounds like y'all had a great weekend!! And lots of fun too!

Emma-leigh said...

These pictures are priceless. My favorite part to your blog are all the awesome pictures.. with or without words. Looks like a wonderful weekend to me.

The Panke's said...

Looks like you had a busy weekend. I just love Kate's big smiles:)

morewineplease said...

Party People!! I love her pig tails, she is soo cute!

MiMi said...

Looks like you packed a lot of fun into this post! I think my favorite pictures have to be the ones with the bubbles! Just adorable, and that Brock is the cutest thing ever!

Have a great week!

Kristy said...

That black and white dress is SO CUTE!

Les said...

Lovin her birthday shirt... and the black and white polka dot. Always checking out the clothes girl! My house has a dock and stuff too :) love that it is getting warmer and soon can enjoy it!

Life at the White House said...

great pics - she is such a ham for the camera!

Mrs. Cup said...

She is so cute!

TheVanzants said...

Love those pictures :) Thanks for taking some - Kate is so precious! And look at Matt with all those kiddos...too cute!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Love all the pictures you guys took!

Abbi said...

go matt....taking kate to the zoo!!!
the party looked like fun!!
ok....i can't believe that outfit still fits her!! how funny!! it's adorable!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Every picture is soo good! She is adorable, I love the black and white outfit! You go you cute partiers! Matt with the tape on the car is hilarious!! What a great Mommy to save her from driving away or in circles!

brown eyed girl said...

you have such a cute baby girl!

Emily said...

You really got some great shots this weekend hollie... such cute ones! there are a ton that I would frame.. but then you would have a house filled with frames.. too cute! looks like a wonderful weekedn! Gosh I wish we had your kind of weather here! im jealous!
U always look soo adorable... most stylish.. cutest mom award goes to you!

jlhonse said...

You're family is SO beautiful! Love your blog!

Lianna Knight said...

First...I nearly freaked out when I saw the elephant picture. I sat there for a few second until I realized it wasn't real :)

Second...I LOVE the pic of your little angle in the black and white outfit smiling for the camera on the stairs...too CUTE!

Last...I'd love for you to check out my blog...I have FOUR HUGE packages and I think you would like a few of them :)

Mandy Rose said...

Look at all the fun times outside! Love all the pictures...so professional too! Good work!

Dawn said...

You had a wonderful weekend! I just love the last picture of you and Kate...too sweet! I can't wait until we have some of that warm weather!!!!

Dawn

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Abby said...

omiword kate is so adorable! i love her big smile in all of the pictures. Too cute!

And btw, I love ur blog!! IT is so cute and refreshing. it's one of my favorite ones to look at.

Q. and La. said...

Taping down the button is a total Dad thing! Ha, love it! I think Gooner will make parties better!

KDLOST said...

great blog and gorgeous pics!!!

thank you so much for the shrimp and grits recipe you left on my blog. i really may be using it today! :)

your little one... SO cute.

Trina said...

I LOVE that black and white outfit of Kate's! So cute. Mine doesn't want to wear little cutesy things anymore :( She's getting way too grown.

Lindsey said...

She is so precious!! I love her black and white polka dot outfit, so cute!

Lindsey said...

She is so precious!! I love her black and white polka dot outfit, so cute!

Melissa said...

Love all the pics! It's fun having a little girl isn't it? :)

Bridget said...

you girls are so popular. I don't even know you and I'd invite you if you lived closer haha!