Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday, Georgia!

(I know this is belated, but it's tradition, so I'm just going to post-date it!)
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy 4th Birthday to Georgia!!
Happy Birthday to YOU!!!

Some pictures from her 4th Birthday celebration at home:
Her big present was a big-girl BIKE! She loved it- and hopped right on and started riding around the house! The funny thing was we had hid it in our room to do a "big reveal", but she & little brother snuck in there and found it- next thing we knew she was like "look at this!" and riding it around! No big surprise needed!
Little brother was a bit envious and kept saying "I need a bike!". He's done a good job of keeping up on the tricycle, but I don't think we'll be able to wait till his 4th bday for his big bike! (And I finally cut his hair- doesn't he look so BIG!)
Our bday girl also got lots of fun princess presents...
She loved her new Ariel dress from Nana! It went perfect with The Little Mermaid movie we got her.
Stylin' all her new gear!

We hope you loved your 4th Birthday fun, sweet Georgia! You continue to be such an amazing daughter and we all love you so much! We are so proud of the big girl you are becoming- the way you share with Lincoln, the way you love your baby sister already, all you're learning at school, how you help mommy and the sweet love you give daddy when he gets home from work! We thank the Lord for our beautiful, healthy 4-year old and are looking forward to all the neat things you're going to do this year!
love, mommy, daddy & lincoln

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Breakfast with Princesses

After a fun-filled weekend, the Waters family left us to continue their spring break at Disney. And we continued our house full of fun with Nana coming in town for a week! The kids were so excited to see her, and she was great to have around for the week.
On Thursday of her visit, also St Patty's Day, we joined the Waters at Epcot for a very special breakfast and lots of fun!
We started with Breakfast with the Princesses at the Akershus Palace at Epcot and it was so worth the many miles I carried this baby belly and pushed an overloaded stroller the rest of the day! The girls were in Princess heaven! They were both star-struck and giddy with excitement! Georgia not only got to talk to her beloved Cinderella, and show off her look-alike gown, but then got to hold her hand and walk with her in the mini parade around the restaurant! So exciting!! AND both girls loved getting to hug sweet Ariel and walk with her later! It was awesome to watch their little faces light up as they met each beautiful princess!
Meeting Cinderella...
AND getting to hold her hand!

Nana helped with keeping kids occupied in line- "look, Nina, look!"
Alee and Georgia are now self-proclaimed BFF. Alee gave Ga a purple Mickey-shaped necklace with BFF on it to match her pink one and Ga has worn it almost every day in the 2 weeks since we last saw them!

Another (failed) attempt at a kiddo pic together. It was also the Flower Festival at Epcot and the flowers were amazing!
The Hipps
The Waters
and All Together now!
Whenever Lincoln was let out to roam or catching a ride on a daddy's shoulders, the girls took over the stroller...

My beautiful boy
Upside-down Eli!
Epcot was great, but it's a lot more walking around and seeing, as compared to the rides and parades we experienced at Magic Kingdom. It was great getting to be with our friends and Nana for this fun day!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Water's Visit

Our next visitors were the Waters, who were here Fri- Mon am. Melanie and Steve are some of our best friends from our Auburn days, and the kind of friends we always pick right back up with, no matter how long we've been apart. Friends like that are priceless and we really enjoyed our weekend with them!
We played in the backyard, went to the park and pier, the dads did some fishing and caught our dinner for Sunday, they celebrated Grammie's bday with us, and we had some fun at the beach. Tomorrow we'll join them for their last day at Disney, and have breakfast with the Princesses together and explore Epcot. The little girls are equally excited about meeting Princesses and seeing each other again- so sweet!!

Eli- 6 yrs, Alee- 5 yrs, Georgia- almost 4, Lincoln- 2 yrs
Happy Birthday Grammie! :) That carrot cake was YUMMY!!

A LOT of fun = tired kiddos!!
If you notice we're in a new ride, you're really paying attention! I'll do a diff. post on that some other time! ;)

Papa's Visit

We've had a constant stream of company recently, which has been a lot of fun and certainly has kept us busy! It started with a great 3 day visit from Papa, Larry's dad, last Wed-Fri. A last-minute blast of cooler weather canceled our beach plans, but we had a fun day at the Children's Museum instead.
Driving the Firetruck
Doctor, doctor
Water table time

Faster, faster- whoa!!!!
Lincoln and Georgia were so excited about their new "motorcycles"! :)