One day while driving along with the kiddos, we passed two women running together on the sidewalk. Evelyn was all excited and yelled, "Look mommy, cool runner girls like you!!" :)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Peanut!

Evelyn's birthday was December 26th. We had a small party for her at a Fun Center in town (kinda like a ChuckECheese). Here we are before all the guests arrived:Evelyn with Alexis -- one of her BFFs from school:Right before we sang... the little turkey blew out all the candles before we even started singing... so we had to do a "re-do". Here is the video Yup -- that is Noah's big head in the bottom of the picture :)
On a side note -- I came up with a few resolutions for this year. I thought I would share and hopefully that will help to hold me to my promises :)

  1. Stay healthy -- listen to my body -- no over-training
  2. Complete another half-marathon, sprint triathlon, and strive for an Olympic distance triathlon
  3. Work to improve swimming skills (see #2)
  4. Have a date night or a game night with Travis at least once a month (no kids!)
  5. Get out for one-on-one time with each kiddo at least once a month
  6. Pray more.
  7. Even if everyone in the house is sleeping by 9:00 on New Year's Eve... it is NOT a good idea to try to be productive and take down Xmas decorations all by myself. Very depressing... lesson learned.


Laura said...

Happy birthday Evie! Looks like it was a ton of fun!

alanna rose said...

Happy Birthday!!! I love her cake :)

Good resolutions, and #7 does sound depressing - don't do that again!

Kara said...

Happy Birthday Evelyn!! I hope you had a wonderful day. I was in bed by 10 on NYE...pretty depressing. Next year, lets try to do NYE together if you are in MI. We should get a hotel that way we can actually stay up and not have to worry about a drive back to in-laws.

Melissa said...

So cute :) I LOVE the way she is looking at you in the cake picture; priceless!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. Happy Birthday to your daughter! I grew up outside of Seattle and just love it up there.