Wednesday, January 26, 2011

She arrived....

Gracelynn Elizabeth Allen
20 inches 6 lb. 9 oz.
January 19, 2011 at 2:36 am

Gracelynn Elizabeth
(Grace after my grandmother...lynn after my sister....Elizabeth after Casey's mom)

Parker was so proud. He constantly asks to hold her. Paxson runs for her paci any time she makes a sound. He says "mommy baby Gracelynn is crying....the baby is crying". They are both wonderful caretakers. Lots of changes and transitions taking place in our home. But we are all doing wonderful!

One proud Daddy! She already has his heart!

Friday, January 14, 2011

I tried protesting but it didn't work....

Paxson's 3rd birthday. I can not believe that it has already been 3 years! This little boy has grown into a little man! With everything going on we opted to have a very simple celebration. Chucky Cheese! I feel bad because this is the second year in row that he has been shorted a little on the birthday celebration. Last year we were in the middle of moving and this year we had lots going on with my shower, pregnancy, and just plain old life! Next year I promise to have a full bow out of a birthday for him. (Even though we will be celebrating two birthdays in the month of January at the Allen house!) I realize he had everything he needed/wanted to make him happy. Family, cake, Chucky Cheese, cupcakes, presents, cake, fun, cake, pizza, cake, tickets, and more cake....... So in all it was the perfect party for him!
Parker helping blow out the candles
Things were pretty busy this weekend and I resorted to buying the first birthday cake ever. LOL Yes I felt guilty, but honestly Paxson was just as happy and that is what really matters.

Parker was quickly hooked on the crane game.

Opening presents...

Have to make it a little more dangerous

Me and daddy playing a friendly game of basketball.
ummmm take notice of the score....

After the party we cashed in our tickets....
1094.........I would say that's pretty good for one trip.
We had a little help from Dandy, Daddy, Uncle Brady , and Uncle Jesse.
Parker also contributed many handfuls!

Thank you everyone for coming and celebrating with us! I know it was a little crazy but each of you made it special for Paxson! Thank you!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

New Years Eve...

It's always a little funny how things change once you have children. We started the evening with dinner at Samuri and then returned to the house to play and watch the ball drop! The boys made it till just before midnight (our midnight). Casey and I actually made it a little later. :) It was a nice and simple new years!

Uncle Brady & Krisi brought a few fireworks to ring in the new year!

Kenzli, Parker, Paxson enjoying the firework display.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Christmas Time Fun...

Christmas Eve...

Enjoyed a wonderful church service then drove around looking at lights keeping an eye out for Santa and his reindeer's. Then finally arrived at home to open presents from mommy and daddy. Parker got mommy a new beautiful phone cover and they both surprised me with a snuggie. :)

Christmas Morning...

Santa left everyone new laser dart guns in their stockings

Just waking up...

Going through their stockings

Moving Christmas to Meme's and Dand's house

Memes Rock...

Never enough G I Joes

Christmas with Meme and Dandy

Opening their new bikes ...
Uncle Brady guiding them along

Christmas #3 with Gigi and Papa

Paxson helping Papa open his presents

Uncle Jesse and Haley chilling in between presents and
Gammer taking it all in from a distance.

Gigis Rock...