Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy Second Birthday

While we celebrated Avery's birthday with all our friends and family on the 22nd, we did have a little celebration today for her "real" birthday. It was nice because we had some friends and my parents out at the lake with us - so we made cupcakes and sang Happy Birthday to her that evening.

In the morning, we sang Happy Birthday to her in bed and she kept saying "again, again." I think we sang it five or six times, lol.

Happy Birthday my little bugs, I can't believe you are TWO. It seems like only yesterday that we were bringing you home from the hospital as the newest member of the Hacker family. We love you dearly.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Ladybug Time

All my hard work paid off - here's a peak at all that was done for Avery's second birthday party this past Saturday. I'll post all the details later this week once I've got up on everything else in my life. Enjoy!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Ladybug Preview

It's beginning to look a lot like ladybug central around our house. While Avery's birthday isn't until May 30th, we're celebrating this Saturday with all our family and friends. As most of you know I LOVE planning parties and making sure that every little last detail is taken care of. I started planning in January and last weekend was the start of the finishing touches and beginning to pull everything together. The theme you ask - why isn't it obvious? LADYBUGS.
Here's a sneak peak of what is to come this weekend.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Five Years

That is how long Travis and I have been married. It is hard to believe that five years has already come and gone, but at the same time I can't help but think - it's only been five years? I guess this is because we've been together as a couple for almost nine years.

In honor of our 5th Anniversary here are 5 things I love about being married to Travis.
1. He's an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Father - from the second both of our kids were born, Travis jumped right in and hasn't stopped. The kids adore him, Brock is his best buddie and Avery has him wrapped around her finger.
2. He puts up with me - for all of you that know me well, this is not easy. I'm a bit of a perfection and have a set way that I like everything done.
3. He calms me - see #2
4. He challenges me - in good ways and bad, but isn't this what your partner should do - otherwise life gets mundane.
5. I love him more today than that day 5 years ago.

Thanks to Heather and Jason, we had a wonderful anniversary last night. The kids spent the night with them and their cousin, Lars and had a great time. We thought they were crazy for volunteering to babysit and keep the kids overnight, but we didn't hestitate and jumped at the opportunity.

We had an AMAZING dinner at Sugo in Roswell,, I highly recommend it. They even had a gluten free menu and for an Italian place that is no small feat. We enjoyed sitting outside and when the rain came, we didn't move, but rather moved our chairs closer together and had wonderful food, wine and conversation - what more could you want on your anniversary. We were even given complimentary Proseco to help us celebrate. It was a wonderful night and one I will definitely cherish and remember forever.

Here's to many more milestone anniversaries.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Big Girl Bed Debate

What to do? Do we make the big move and get Avery a big girl bed for her birthday in three weeks? I mean after all, her brother was in a big boy bed at 17 months so we could transition him out of the crib so she had something to sleep in. Here's what I am debating.

1. She has no issues with her crib and sleeps great in it.
2. She doesn't try to climb out.
3.Are we ready for her to be able to come into our room if she wakes up in the middle of the night? We all know how well that has worked with Brock.
4. She's going to be TWO though, how long does she need to stay in the crib?
5. Am I really ready to get rid of a crib, I feel like that means I'm saying no MORE kids for good.

What do we do? I guess we still have a week or two to decide and honestly, I'm torn...

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Let me tell you just a little about my mom - in one word, she's A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I just hope that I am one-tenth of the mom to Brock and Avery as she was and is to Jeff, David and I. It was never until I was a mom myself that I truly understood all she did or why she did it. She is the rock of our family and is the reason we all turned out the way we did. I don't know how she did it all those years. As most of you know, my family moved around A LOT and with my dad traveling the majority of the time, her kids kept her on her toes and busy and she did an AMAZING job.

My kids are so lucky to have her in their lives - honestly, I don't know what I would do as a mom without her. She's my nanny two days a week, but so much more than that. She's the reason I'm able to go to work with piece of mind - if Travis and I aren't able to be home with my kids - she's the next best thing (maybe even better than me). My kids adore her and think she hung the moon. She's there for me in every mom a mom can be and she would drop everything to help me out. She is the most selflish, caring, independent, funny, geniune and loving woman I know and I'm so lucky that she's my mom.