Photos from the backyard and a nearby pond.
Happy birthday Sophia! Here are nine words to describe you on your 9th birthday.
We hope you enjoyed your day…
Our family to do list for the day.
Your day began with a breakfast of a “bad” cereal (Peanut Butter Captain Crunch) and an omelet prepared especially for you by Dad. We spent the morning outside coloring, playing games and opening presents. We hope you like your new Nook. You can thank your brother for setting everything up for you. Just call him the Sullivan I.T. guy.
A couple of your neighborhood friends came over to hang out with you during the early part of the afternoon. Later we went to a local animal shelter for your birthday party. You and your friends played games. The first game was who could drink the most water out of their dog dish. You came in third.
Then you held a hedgehog.
You met some cats and dogs.
There was time spent playing with kittens, dog agility, a birthday song, some birthday brownies and lots of birthday wishes.
After you said goodbye to the animals and your friends, we went home for more birthday wishes and some birthday cake. You requested the same cake I made for Nana’s birthday.
We ended the evening checking out your new Nook, playing your new used piano and enjoying some family time.
Happy Birthday Sophia!
~Mom, Dad & Sebastian
I have been away from blogging for a few weeks. During that time I have been taking a lot of photos - at a piano recital, a band concert, Little League baseball games, a weekend at the cabin, a MN Twins game, the end of the school year and a whole lot more. I edited and uploaded close to 100 photos to our Flickr photo account yesterday. I plan to recap everything that has been happening in our lives very soon. In the meantime, here are a few photos that don’t require a recap.
It was quiet a Mother’s Day at our house. I woke up before Mike and the kids, grabbed the newspaper and some coffee and enjoyed the calm, peaceful house. Soon after, Mike got up and so did Sophia. They got dressed and ran out to pick up a few of my favorite things – a mocha from Caribou Coffee, bagels & cream cheese and fresh flowers. Purple tulips to be exact. Here is one of the tulips from the beautiful bouquet.
finally got up, long after my mocha was gone, we looked at the kids’ homemade cards, Mike’s card and my Mother’s Day gift. A new Nook HD. Way cool! It was past noon before we were done setting up my new Nook and messing around with apps, games and settings. We went outside to enjoy a cool, but sunny walk with Daphne. The kids opted to ride their bikes while I walked. Mike was out on a run and met up with us to walk back home. We spent most of the afternoon outside doing yard work. There is still a LOT more to do, but we made some progress. Our plants, shrubs and trees are about a month behind where they were at this time last year. However, I’m just glad that things are growing and the snow is gone…well, mostly gone.
Mike and Sebastian had a baseball practice scheduled at 6pm, so we grilled bratwurst and hot dogs, cut up fresh fruit and enjoyed an early dinner before they left. Sophia and I spent some time together painting her nails and getting things ready for school the next day while the boys were gone. Once Sebastian was home and both kids were showered and ready for bed, I realized that I hadn’t taken pictures of the them the whole day. I had them go outside and took a few photos even though they were in their pj’s. Mike made me get in a couple of the pictures because it was Mother’s Day after all. I was reluctant since I hadn’t showered until late in the day and decided to skip putting on make-up and fixing my hair. In the end, I’m glad that he insisted I get into the frame with them.
Thank you for a quiet, but special Mother’s Day Mike, Sebastian and Sophia. I love my new Nook, but most of all, I enjoyed spending the day with my family. THANK YOU!