Thursday, June 16

rikki, it's your birthday!

happy 29th rikki!

we had a great time celebrating aunt rik's birthday this past sunday!
we had a fiesta dinner complete with homemade tortillas. then we dove into a most scrumptious 'thin mint' cake courtesy of larissa.
happy birthday rik, we are so glad we get to be with you so often and hope 29 is your best year yet!

what better way to decorate for a photographers b-day then with pictures of her through out the years?!

onto less exciting things.

the kids recently tried to play a trick on chris when he got home from work. this plan was schemed up by jack. he is usually the mastermind behind most of their grand adventures. their plan was to hide in the pile of clean laundry on the guest bed and jump out at chris when he walked in to set his stuff down after work.

i said this was a trick they tried to play because ellie jumped up shouting surprise at the top of her lungs before chris was even in the room... it was a good try though, we certainly enjoyed their efforts!

i have a cute video of them getting into position in their "disguises" but blogger isnt letting it upload for some reason. i guess this picture will have to do

yesterday while getting ready, ellie put on some make-up and then asked if we "mamas" could take a picture. i guess wearing make-up automatically makes you a mom.

anytime she is told to make a funny face, this is what ellie does.

other than that, we are just enjoying our summer with swimming and indoor activities like drawing and baking. charlie is really enjoying the pool and its so fun to watch him kick his chubby little legs like a frog.
chris leaves on sunday for a 3 week clinical rotation in port st. joe, which is 8 hours away. he will come home for 2 weeks and then leave again for 8 weeks to sebring, which is only around 2 hours away. he will be able to come home on the weekends during those 8 weeks.
needless to say, the kids and i are not thrilled about the next 13 weeks. chris, on the other hand, is excited to see some new cases and work with a few new doctors.


kersey said...

happy bday rik!!

During those 13 weeks, you guys should take a week and come see us in NY! I miss you like crazy go nuts.

Carolina said...

Can you PLEASE stop being so creative?!?! You are making the rest of us look bad! ;-)

Love the party idea, I may have to steal that some day!!!

Kandie said...

I'm with Carolina, just stop it!! :)

That really is such a cute idea though...and I really like the Jack's surprise... my kids would totally go for that sort of thing too. Nothing better than jumping in clean laundry, totally better than leaves, because it is actually soft, and it smells good.

Good luck with the next 3+ months. I know you have plenty of family in town, but please let me help you if I can.

Aprihl said...

Ditto Carolina and Kandie. Your creativity hearts me to the core. :) Sometimes I have to close my eyes when I look at your blog. (huh?)