Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Celebrate 'til You Collapse: That's My Motto

Last week was my busiest week of the year. It started out with two choir rehearsals and a choir concert. My mom flew out for the concert, which was GREAT. I love knowing someone in the audience. I spent the next couple days running around like a mad woman--shopping, prepping, making returns, going to the post office, getting paperwork done on base, ordering a cake, buying stuff to decorate it, etc. Here are some photos from the last couple days, in random order (because I am too lazy to rearrange them with bloggers un-photo-friendly format.) You'll get an idea of the craziness this way, too! The weekend consisted of: John's squadron Christmas party, Becca's birthday party, a football viewing get-together (Hook 'em Horns!), Becca's Christmas program at school and my parents visiting. It was all fun, but tiring when you have a baby who wakes up at 5 a.m. every day. (We have GOT to fix that, people.)

Anyway. Onward!

The Birthday Girl

What a My Little Pony Cake looks like when decorated by a 3 year old

Getting ready for John's Christmas party

Grandpa Jack teaching the kids how to make a peach pie

Nana and Becca

Nana and Grandpa Jack with the kids

Awkward Family Photo after Becca's Christmas concert

Becca during her concert, covering her ears

Andrew during a rare non-snotty moment, probably at 5 a.m.

Becca showing Andrew how to lick the bowl

Birthday cake time!

Grandpa Jack reading Cars and Trucks and Things That Go

Grandpa Jack arriving after the birthday party

Happy 4th Birthday, Becca!

Becca and her treasured Lambie

Pin the Crown on the Pony (our babysitter did the artwork)

The party-goers

Final Result: covered in baby snot and sleeping at 9 a.m. on the couch


Jen said...

1. Happy birthday, Becca!
2. I LOVE that photo of Nana and Becca. It's totally one of those ones she will look back on when she is older and cherish.
3. WHEN did Andrew get so BIG?
4. Awesome last picture.

Smitty 1, 2 , 3 and 4 said...

Love the last picture. It captures you so well. Hope you are resting some... Well done on a successful and busy week.

SgtSharp said...

Great Pics!

Bevo said...

Fabulous - all fabulous! Thank you!

Angela said...

The first child always get more parties. Poor Luke, he just got a cake and his sisters' friends came over.
Love the picture of Becca covering her ears while the other kids are singing off key!!!

Andrea and Ben said...

Oh Katie! This post makes ME tired!!!! I love the chaos you have begun to embrace :-D