I have been waiting for this day forever!! My little Bella started dance class today at Jackie O'Neal. She is a 3rd generation dancer at Jackie O' Neal..my mom, sisters and myself all took dance at this studio. Bella is taking Acro, Ballet and tap. Her tap shoes are the cutest things I have ever seen. She went in class with no tears. I am so proud! Now am I going to wait 8 more months until the recital :( Hopefully she will start showing me some moves at home! I can't wait for MA to start with her next year!!
I can't believe that Taylor started 1st grade at OMES! Where did the summer go?? He was so excited this year to be able to carry a book bag vs. the kindergarten bag. Taylor was not nervous at all this year. He hopped on the bus like a pro! He had a fabulous day!! WE love his teacher, Mrs.Hooper. The afternoons have been really crazy around our house. All of the boys in the neighborhood come play at our house...which I'm so happy about!!! Here is a picture of all the neighborhood boy friends....this is a crazy bunch!
I wanted to say a BIG CONGRATS to my sister, Emily!!! She graduated from the school of nursing at UAB. She has secured a job working at UAB. I am so happy to have a nurse in the family! Congrats Emmy! WE LOVE U!!
This weekend Tanner, Taylor, Bella and I (left MA with Rere) headed to ATL. We stayed with one of my best friends..Danna..and her 3 boys. Tanner, Robby, Taylor and Connor headed to see the Braves play while I stayed behind to visit with Danna. The Braves played the Giants and won! They had great tickets only 5 rows up behind the Braves dugout. We had a blast! Thanks Thompson family for having us!!!
Who knew making brownies could be so entertaining?? Well, not with me but with Jillian! That's what aunts are good for!! Letting you do things that mommy will not :) We went straight to the bath after that activity!!
We had so much fun getting to celebrate Kacie and Emily's 22nd birthday! Kacie, Emily and I went out to Chuy's to celebrate. This was the first time we had ventured out to this new restaurant. The Nacho car was really yummy! The creamy jalepeno sauce was to die for..i could drink that stuff! The margaritas were refreshing, and really cheap during happy hour. It was great getting to spend time with my sisters! Emily didn't like her food...so we also left without paying for anything!! They took care of all of our meals AND gave us a gift certificate to come back for 2 free entrees!! Now that is good customer service!!
Party #2 - The kids were so excited to celebrate Kacie and Emily's birthday, so we headed over to my moms house for pizza and cake...a princess cake..requested by Bella. The cake we got from Publix was really crooked! But we just stuck some princesses on it and it was perfect. We had so much fun! Happy Birthday to my sweet sisters!! Love ya'll!!
Tanner had a big birthday this year. He turned 30! I can't believe when I first met Tanner he was only 16 years old. Tanner accomplished so much in his 20's. He made the best decision of his life by marrying me :) Then we had 3 beautiful children in 5 years. He is also doing so well at work, and being a great provider for our family! Since this was such a special birthday I decided to have him a surprise birthday party...which he found out about. All of our family and friends came together to celebrate! Thanks so much to everyone who came to celebrate. Happy Birthday Tanner! I hope your 30's are amazing! I love you!
Tonight we had a GNO at a cute little boutique in Cahaba Heights called Serendipity. If you haven't been in the store you really need to go! They have some super cute clothes, and great stuff on sale! Samantha owns this shop and decided it would be fun to have our GNO here! We all brought a appetizer to share, and of course some wine :) What girl doesn't like to have a glass of wine and try on clothes. Luckily, I only purchased one dress! This was the most fun I have had in a while!!
This afternoon we headed out to Morgan creek to do some blueberry picking. It was so hot, but so much fun!! Emmy went with us on this fun adventure! Taylor was an amazing blueberry picker....only picking the biggest blueberries. Bella was an okay picker...picking some but not exactly sure which ones were the best ones to pick. MA didn't pick any blueberries, but she ate so many off the bushes!! She loved the blueberries!! I will spare you the details about the later diaper changes from MA eating so many blueberries :)
Bella is 3!! Wow, I can't believe it has been 3 years since we welcomed Bella into this world. She is a complete joy, and is so much fun to be around. The girl talks all the time!! This year she wanted to have a princess dress up party. We had so many friends come celebrate with us. We did hair, make up and of course nails!! We had a blast!! Looking forward to many more memories with my little Diva! Happy Birthday Bella Bush!!
The celebrating didn't stop with just one birthday party!! We headed over to Susan and Gary's to do some more celebrating! Thanks to Susan, Gary, Jillian, Eric , Lauren, Kyler and Felicia for celebrating with us!! Also, thanks for the Awesome Gifts!!!
We also had one more party with Rere, PawPaw, Kacie and Emmy! What a lucky little girl! She got some barbies and a really cool tent for MA and Bella to play in. She loved her ice cream cake!! Look out drivers bc Bella got a power wheels for her birthday and she is a crazy driver!! Thanks to all of our wonderful family and friends who helped us celebrate!!!
Well, I'm very behind on the blogging so I will be playing catch up this week since taylor has started back to school :)
This weekend we headed up to Nashville to spend some time with the family. We had a great time playing in the creek, eating lots of junk food and spending time with Nana and Papa T. Whenever we go to Nashville the kids are so tired!! Take a look at the picture of Bella passed out face down with her naked booty up in the air. Thats how we roll on vacation :) Let them play until they pass out!! It was also Father's day when we were in Nashville, so we had a huge brunch to celebrate. Happy Father's day to the most amazing Daddy!! We LOVE you Tanner!!!