Monday, June 15, 2009

Peter's wedding

Ryan's younger (and only) brother, Peter, was married this weekend and we're happy to welcome his wife, Emily, to the family. They had a beautiful wedding and reception filled with wonderful people, good food and beautiful fresh flowers, thanks to Susan and her garden.

The decorators (my wonderful mother-in-law Susan and her sister Penny)

The reception Hall
The back dropThe fire place (love this)
The flower girl (Lilly) and her cousins (Kiara and Brooklyn)
The candy bar
The Grandparents
The baby
The handsome brother and sister-in-law
the baby and Aunt Marci
The candy being devoured
The trouble-maker
the cousins from Texas (Hannah and Jessie)
The reception
The grooms cake (the groom is a master at the cube)
The cheesecake
The flowers that Susan so graciously gave us (these are a few days old but still beautiful)
The peonies look and smell lovely
The happy couple!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

soccer star

Well not exactly, but at least he stuck with it. This was his second season of soccer. He improved a lot from last season, he actually kicked the ball and ran around the field this season. We enjoyed watching him too. GO LAVA!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Fun in the Queen City

We had a fun filled trip to my homeland, Cincinnati, last month. We managed to get it all in: little brother's Patrick's graduation, Mother's Day, Lilly's birthday and big brother John's birthday and some classic Cincy on the side. Oh yes, there was Kings Island, Zoo, Union Terminal, Newport Aquarium, Great Wolf Lodge, Montgomery Inn, Greaters, name, we conquered. And that's no small feat with three little one's. But to top it all off, we missed our connecting flight coming out and with all other options exhausted, WE DROVE from Memphis to Cincy with three tired children/babies and two very tired parents and rolled in at about 3 am. It was all up hill from there though, thank God.

Kings Island
Great Wolf Lodge
Lilly had not 1, not 2, but 3 Strawberry Shortcake birthday parties to match her age! She's a lucky girl to have so many people who love her.
Lilly and Ellie
Aunt Ellie made Lilly this super soft and cozy Strawberry Shortcake blanket
Daddy's girl
Picnicking with Grandma
Lilly and I had our own special day out together at the Children's museum at Union Terminal
It was girl time from there on out and Grandma Cindy took us for manis and pedis the next day
Newport Aquarium
Olivia, Patrick and Sonny the golden-doodle

Congrats Patrick!

We were lucky enough to make it out to Cincinnati last month to see my younger brother Patrick's graduate. We're so happy for him. He graduated at the top of his class with a 4.0 average and played 4 years of football on top of that among other things. What an incredible guy! We're proud of you Pat!

Last day of preschool!

It's official. My oldest child is a Kindergartner!! Ethan had his last day of preschool a couple of weeks ago. I'm really proud of how far he's come this year. He's reading very well and seems to have the Tew math gene, phew! I signed him up for Kindergarten last week so he's ready to roll with the big boys.
Mrs. Wind and Ethan