Jackson had his first T-Ball game of the season a couple of Saturdays ago. He's been practicing every Tuesday with his new team, but he was still a little bit shy when he first started playing at his game. It didn't take him long though before he was out there hitting the ball and running the bases like a champ. His Daddy was helping coach, so that helped boost his confidence a little bit too I think. ;-)
I love the team and league he's playing for. Since we moved, we had to find him a new team from the league he played on last year. This league is so much more organized and everyone is really nice. We love it and are looking forward to this T-Ball season and hopefully many more!
The team he's on is called The Rangers! All the teams in this league have Pro-Baseball names. Their opponents for this first game were The Orioles!
Here are a few pictures of my little baseball player!
We had a wonderful time at Avery's Second Birthday Party this past Saturday. We decided to have it at the park near our house and we couldn't have asked for better weather. It was sunny and in the 70's! Perfect!
Per Avery's request, we had a Peppa Pig theme for her party and she was so excited to see all the Peppa Pig decorations. It was a simple and stress-free party for the most part and everything went really well and everyone had a great time!
The pavilion we rented at the park had just been re-built and everything was brand new, even the grill. There was more than enough room and it was close to the playground and bathrooms so it really was a perfect spot. We grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and brats and my mother in law made little veggie cups with ranch dressing and we had chips and a pickle tray as well. To continue with keeping it simple, I went to Walmart to get the cupcakes and they also had a Peppa Pig cupcake cake. It had Peppa and George on it at the park so it was perfect!! I couldn't pass it up. The decorations were pretty simple with pink table cloths and a few Peppa Pig hanging decorations. The only thing I got somewhat creative with was the favors for the kids to take home. I found these on Etsy and just ordered the file, printed them out and then glued them on the bottles of bubbles I had gotten. The bubbles were 3/$1 so it was an inexpensive and pretty easy little favor.
So without further adieu, here are the pictures from Avery's Peppa Pig Party at the Park!
I bought Peppa Pig shirts for both Avery and Jackson to wear to the party. Avery loved hers, Jackson... not so much. I mean it was George and had "Dinosaur" on it, but he still wasn't amused and pretty much told everyone at the party that he didn't like his shirt. Ha. Sorry buddy.
Avery was obsessed with her cake and cupcakes. The minute she saw them at her party, she could think of nothing else. She wanted a "cut-cake" and nothing else would do.
I tried to get her to eat some food before eating a cupcake, but this was the look I got. Ha. Good thing she's cute!
So since it was her party, I let her have her cake and eat it too! This made Avery a very happy girl!!
After everyone was done eating, we sang Happy Birthday to the birthday girl.
She never would blow out her candle. Little stinker.
After cake, it was present time! Avery was absolutely adorable opening her presents. She LOVES clothes and shoes. So with each new outfit she got, she held it up to her, turned it around and walked around to everyone to show them what she had got. She would look at each new outfit and say "it's cute!" She really showed her enthusiasm for each gift and it was so cute!
Avery hugging her new Peppa Pig back pack from Auntie Ashlee and Uncle Jason and checking out her new dresses and shoes from Maw Maw and Papa.
My mom got her, her first little pair of jellies. They even smell like Strawberries, just like the old jellies I used to have!
She also got some side-walk chalk and the older kids built a hop-scotch and they all had fun with that for a little while.
As each of Avery's friends and cousins left, she handed them their little favor as a thank you for coming.
It was such a fun party. It really couldn't have gone any better.
You brighten our days with your hilarious personality and give us a run for our money with your stubbornness. Your facial expressions are priceless and you never cease to amaze me with how smart you are! You're learning and growing every single day and I couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of it. You are a beautiful blessing and a glorious gift from God.
We have several projects going on around the house and none of them are quite done yet. The basement bathroom is coming along quite nicely and is almost finished. The outside paint project is basically right where I left it last week. So hopefully I'll have more updates on all of that in the next couple weeks.
For now, I thought I'd share a kitchen update and share a few new decorations I've bought recently. Pretty much every room in our house is still a work in progress. No room is what I would consider, done! But we're getting close in some rooms. When I last posted about our kitchen, we hadn't even moved in yet. There were no decorations at all. Though, it's still not completely finished, it's getting really close. Here are some recent pictures of our kitchen of where it is now. We still need back-splash and baseboards, but it's come a long way from this post here.
Here's a little list of the goodies I've gotten to decorate the kitchen with:
I also just recently got some new decorations for our dining room table. This is actually my parents' table. We are planning to refinish it to look similar to this as soon as we can get some free time to do it.