Saturday, April 16, 2016

Hayes's First Soccer Game

Hayes had his very first ever soccer game today.  He has been counting down the "sleeps" until his big moment all week.  Joe went with him to pick out some new cleats and he has been pumped about them ever since.  He is determined that they make him, "as fast as a cheetah."  As we were walking to the field I caught bits and pieces of Joe's pre-game pep talk, "Don't be afraid to push some kids around a little bit" Ha! Nice Joe. The game was both cute and comical. It was also freezing. "Get it, Hayes!" "Kick it the other way Hayes! Turn around buddy!!" Haha Gotta love it.  Anyway, I thought it needed to be documented!

Hayes and two of his cute buddies!

Let's not forget about his two biggest fans on the sideline!
(Cohen was less than thrilled about the cold.)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Viva Costa Rica!!

Costa Rica was pretty amazing.  The week was filled with awesome excursions, catching rays at the beach, eating lots of yummy food, and enjoying great company. It was definitely a vacation we will never forget!  I'll let the pictures/video do the talking for me!

The gorgeous view from the pool at our villa.

We spent a lot of time at this beautiful beach.

We would set out fruit and the monkeys would come visit us every evening on our deck.

The crew!
How much do you love my 1 inch bangs trying to grow back? haha.

On our way out for a snorkel tour.
Did you know this is where cashews come from?! Ha I was so fascinated.
They grow on the top of this little fruit.

A view I could get used to ;)

Beach bummin'

I never dared to get too close to the monkeys! :/
One of the pretty views from our hike.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Tayte's Confetti 1st Birthday Party!!

This year did not fly by.

Haha! I'm just saying. There were many long days and even longer nights, a lot of feeding, diaper changing, nose wiping, book reading, peek-a-boo playing, soothing, rocking, entertaining, praying, kid juggling, and of course lots and lots of loving.  I hadn't planned on baby #3 to come so soon, but I can see just how much we needed that little guy in our lives. He is our little ray of sunshine and holds such a special place in my heart. Tayte is the happiest (when he isn't sick,) most snuggly, lovable little boy! We love you Tayte, we are so glad you're ours! Happy 1st Birthday baby boy!

I told Joe I was keeping Tayte's party simple... I got a little carried away.. Ha! But it could have been much worse! That's all I'm saying. I always have fun planning and putting together 1st birthday parties. We made it through the year, that is definitely reason for all of us to celebrate!

The cousins all got a cupcake to decorate with an assortment of sprinkles!

Tayte went to town on his cake!
He was completely covered by the end!
A kid after my own heart.

Big brother helping him with his presents!

Thanks to my mom and sis-n-laws for helping me pull it all together! I literally didn't have to bake anything!