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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May 2016

Celebrating Skylar's friend Madeline's 6th Birthday at a Field Day Theme Party.  Skylar and Lucy came in 1st on the three-legged race.

Celebrating Lennon's 2nd Birthday Party with a train and snow cone truck.

Madden started T-Ball this month and is loving it.

Skylar and Lucy getting pampered.

Memorial Day BBQ at the Bressi Pool

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Skylar's 6th Birthday

For Skylar's 6th birthday party this year we decided to make it a joint party with her best friend from school Lucy, since the girls birthdays are only a day apart.  Lucy lives in Bressi as well so her mom and I decided the pool would be the perfect place to celebrate.  After we decided on the pool we went with the Flamingo theme, which the girls approved of.  They invited all their friends from school.

Breakfast was on the meau.  Bagels, fruit, cinnamon rolls, cereal, muffin, and donuts were the spread.

Skylar and Lucy requested their own red velvet cakes.  Alongside with chocolate cupcakes for their friends.

Birthday Girls

Powder donuts were Skylar's must have!

Skylar and Olivia

Skylar, Olivia, Madeline, Lucy and Ava.  
 I feel so blessed that Skylar has made such amazing friendships with such kind-hearted girls.

Madeline with the birthday girls!

Ava and Skylar

Jake was the #1 DAD at the party.  He was the only parent in the pool and was keeping all the kids entertained.

Singing Happy Birthday to the Birthday Girls!

Madden had a blast celebrating his big sister!  The snack table was where he was seen most of the time.

The party was a huge success and the birthday girls were shown a ton of love by all their friends.  

On Skylar's actual birthday she requested a huge donut for her birthday breakfast.  The donut was devoured in about six seconds.

After celebrating her birthday in her classroom, where her whole class sang happy birthday to her and she was presented with a Birthday sticker, that evening we had the Rossitto's over to celebrate Skylar some more.  She picked her dad's fish tacos as her birthday meal and ice cream sundaes as her dessert.

We sang Happy Birthday to our girl once again.  Madden wasn't really into singing to her for the 3rd time that day.

Skylar has been begging for a pet for a while now, so welcome to the family Sunshine Ernest!  Her birthday present from Madden, Jake and I.

Her smiles brighten our souls and her laughter warms our hearts! Happy 6th Birthday to our beautiful, sweet baby girl!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mother's Day 2016

I feel really lucky to have these two call me "Mom" everyday!

We celebrated Mother's Day with my parents at Chandlers for brunch.  Jake and the kids know how much I love brunch and know how they can never go wrong with a brunch reservation on Mother's Day.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Moms & Muffins 2016

There is no better way to kick off Mother's Day weekend then Moms and Muffins at the kids preschool.  It was Madden's first one and he was really excited for it.  He was asking everyday "Is tomorrow Moms & Muffins?"  It was so cute to see how excited he was to have me visit his class.

His teachers had him escort me to the table and he served our muffins and fruit.  He powered down all the oranges and the small muffin and was off to playing with his friends.  It was really cute to watch him in his classroom environment.  One of his classmates Sophia was trying to introduce her Mom to Madden and I just saw my little boy running for cover.  It was cute to see how shy he got. 

My sweet Mother's Day gift.  I must admit I read the first few lines and could feel my eyes starting to tear up.

That afternoon when Madden woke up from nap he asked "Is tomorrow Dads and Donuts?"

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Madden's 4th Birthday

4 Years Old…Really!! How did this happen?!?!?  I can remember when Madden was an infant and he was so hard that I would be counting down the days until he would turn 3 months because everyone said he would get easier at 3 months, and now he is 4 years old and I would give anything to have my difficult infant back.   He is just growing up too fast!!

When Madden first turned 3 he was like a new child.  We got through the terrible 2's, and he was the most kind-hearted, sweet 3 year old boy around. Sadly, he didn’t end his 3’s as sweet as he started.  He definitely has been going through some rough patches as of late.  He is more stubborn then ever, but I can’t blame him for that since he gets it from his mama.  Behind all the stubbornness there is still that lovable little man and he continues to show it when he is with friends or at school, which are his happy places.  He loves going to preschool and is thriving there.  His teachers have nothing but praise for him and he has made some great friendships with kids in his class.  

Madden was so excited about turning 4.  The weeks and days leading up to his birthday I told him I didn't want him to turn 4 and I wanted him to stay 3 forever and he would say "I can't Mama, I'm going to keep growing so I have to turn 4."  The night before his birthday he asked me "How am I going to feel when I'm 4 Mama?"  I just told him he was going to have to wait and see.  When he woke up and we asked him how it felt to be 4, he simple stated he felt the same.  

We started Madden birthday morning off with his choice of breakfast....chocolate doughnuts.  I put nine on the plate for him and Skylar to share.  Skylar had 6 and Madden only got 3.  Luckily the birthday boy didn't seem to mind. 

I kept telling myself I wasn't going to do anything big for Madden's party this year, I was going to keep it simple since I had a large friend and family party last year, well I was all talk and it ended up being quite a big birthday bash.   All morning Madden helped me set up for his party.  He has been loving Rescue Bots so that was the theme we went with.

The cake was the best! I was so happy with how it turned out.

We invited all of Madden little buddies from both school and the neighborhood.   

Since I knew I was going to have about 10 little boys in my house I needed to come up with something to keep the busy.  I hired a race car train to come to the house and drive the kids around the neighborhood for an hour.  I didn't tell Madden because I wanted it to be a surprise when it pulled up to our house and boy was it.  The kids were so stoked!  They all piled in and the driver had music bumping and the kids cruised around, waving to anyone who past by.

Madden and his school buddy Enzo.

Mackenzie, Sophie and Skylar

Jake followed the train on his skateboard to get video.

After cruising the streets we went straight into cake.

Then to add to the sugar high we brought out the pinata for the kids.

Of course the birthday boy busted it.

Madden was so spoiled by all his friends and family.

The party didn't officially end until Madden, Skylar and Sophie closed it down by playing in the jumpy with the 8ft beach ball Papa got Madden.  

By the end of the night, Madden said it was his favorite day ever!

Happy 4th Birthday to my boy!