Monday, January 5, 2009


I am actually pretty sad that life will be returning to normal. It's not that I'll miss the holidays exactly, just being able to visit with family, having Bryce home from work, and just the sense of laze and fun that surrounds the season. Not that there isn't any joy in day-to-day life, but there's also the grind. We've had a lot of fun, and we had two important events this weekend. Corgan was blessed on Sunday, and that afternoon we had Fynn's birthday party. Because I am so incredibly disorganized, I did not get a picture of Corgan in his blessing outfit, which was also worn by Ewan and Fynn. But sometime this week I'll get him back into it just so we can have a record. For now, here are some pictures from last week on a crazy warm winter day, and some from the party.

A grin to make you swoon.

He loved it outside. Both pictures were so good, I couldn't pick just one.

Showing us a tiny rock.

Another swoon.

Ewan is so proud of himself, learning how to swing on his own. He does it all the time now.

Fynn has an obsession with these shoes. His feet looked freakishly big as he was sitting there.

I could not ask for a better big brother for Corgan than Ewan. He loves that baby so much, talks to him all the time, and kisses him so much it's actually a little nerve-wracking. Corgan loves him right back and often gives him the best grins.

Birthday boy!

I'm thankful for our home, but it is so tiny. This isn't even a big party, and there's barely room to move. More people were in the kitchen.

The cake. Again, I didn't plan very well, so the Grover and Elmo were totally improvised from some of Fynn's toys. At least it tasted better than it looks.

Fynn and Ben under the table.

A comfortable way to eat chips and hide from people, apparently.


And the funny part... If you've read my blog for any amount of time, you know I'm a little crazy when it comes to animals. When Sarah asked for birthday ideas, I half jokingly said a gerbil. Sarah asked if that would actually be okay, and I said yes, but also as an early present for Ewan so it would be both of theirs. I didn't tell Bryce about it, but said that Sarah was bringing a friend that had been staying with them. When James and Sarah walked in with this huge box, I couldn't stop grinning, and he knew something was up. But he wasn't mad. Thanks, Sarah! And thanks, James, for the Potato Head hideaway idea. Ewan wants her name to be Sophie. I tried to talk him into Piper, but he won't have it. So Sophie she shall remain.


Shannon said...

Oh! Such fun pictures. Those first ones of Corgan are to die for. Looks like the party was a big hit, sorry I wasn't able to make it. And of course leave it to Natalie to want to be right where the present opening action is. I hope she wasn't annoying!

Shannon said...

Oh! And I just noticed, what is that cool curtain behind the TV? I like it!

Missy said...

Oh those pictures are so cute! And the party was really fun, so glad we could be there to celebrate!

By the way, the cake was awesome, but we LOVE boxed cake with boxed frosting!

Missy said...

I scrolled too fast and missed the pics of Ben and Fynn under the table. They are so funny!

Mubeen said...

I've said it before but it seems like it just can't be said enough. Your boys are beautiful!

Sarah Smiles said...

It was a fantastic party, we had alot of fun!
I'm so glad Ewan loves Sophie ;)!

Anonymous said...

Who says that animals have to have one name? Her full name could be Sophie Piper Longshanks.

Ashley said...

Chloe will be pleased. Sophie was her first choice.

Amber said...

Cute, Cute and more Cute.

Shannon said...

I can't stop looking at that first pic of Corgan! It is too much, the wrinkled nose, the gums, the smile, the crinkly eyes (in which I see your other boys). He is just TOO much cute for one baby. It isn't right!

Sarah Young said...

What great pictures!!! I just want to squeeze Corgan, he is so cute!

P.S. Justin and I were laying in bed the other night and he was having Texas memories and he told me about what a cool girl you were. He loved you for your realness and that you didn't dish out any fake or stupid pretense like most girls.

He said since there weren't many guys in y'all's stake his age, having so many friends who were girls like you prepared him better for being a dad of girls. I just thought it was sweet he felt that way and thought I'd share!