Saturday, March 12, 2016

Jack's Birthday

Jack is 4 years old!
On his actual birthday, we took him and his best friend Callie to Chuck E Cheese. We had a grand time, and had this awesome little photo/drawing taken there. They are seriously the cutest. We should probably just start planning their wedding now. All of Jack's plans always include Callie. When we were looking at vans, he would say "That's where callie will sit" and when we were looking at bunk beds it was "that's where callie will sleep." It's adorable. 

We celebrated it a bit more today. Jack's birthday requests were as follows: Darth Vader cake, watermelon cupcakes, and Thomas the Train Piñata.  We decided to top it all off with a giant fort in the living room. 

Here is the watermelon cupcake (it's a box mix at Walmart and yes, it does taste like watermelon)
(The candle flames are the same color as the candle. What will they think of next?)

Here is the giant fort. To give you an idea, there are 9 kids inside of it. We got these cool building pieces from a consignment sale this weekend. 

And here is the Darth Vader cake. It's the first time I've worked with fondant. I think it turned out pretty good. You can actually tell what it is supposed to be. (Jack insisted in making this pose for the picture).

And here is the Thomas the Train piñata. What a way to top off a 4 year old birthday. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

5 months old and Happy Birthday Tony!

Aren't they simply adorable?

Happy Birthday!
Tony turned 30 on Sunday. He requested a red velvet cheesecake and it actually turned out pretty good (one layer of red velvet, a layer of cheesecake, a layer of red velvet, and frosted with cream cheese frosting)

Oh and as a side note, Jack got a haircut. Doesn't he look like Tony's mini-me. 

And here are the twins! 5 months old and simply adorable. They are certainly beginning to show their personalities.


I am finally posting after our crazy snowzilla (schools were closed for over a week).
We got two feet of snow in less than 48 hours which is crazy for this area. 

So we capitalized on the situation and built a snow cave. It was my very first snow cave, so I'm quite proud.

Jack also loved the snow days, because we just opened up the door that separates upstairs from us and the upstairs neighbor kids and Jack just played together pretty much nonstop. 

Jack's Interview

For Valentines Day Tony and I did this little question game to see how well we know each other. We decided to ask Jack some of the questions as well. Here was his interview. These are his answers:

What is your favorite place to go with friends? Callie's House
What is your favorite dinner? Mac & Cheese and an orange
What is something you want mom to stop doing? Not playing games with me when I want you to.
What is your favorite toy? Trains
What color looks best on Mom? Red
What is your favorite car? School Bus
What is your favorite thing to do by yourself? Play quietly with trains
What is your favorite song? Happy Family
What is your favorite thing to clean? The tile in the kitchen
What is your favorite fruit? Pears and Mangos. Oh, and Watermelon too.
What are you really good at? Board Games
If we moved and you could only bring one thing with you, what would it be? My pillow and blanket would be a good idea. Oh, and nemo. Yeah yeah, Nemo. (Nemo is his fish stuffed animal that he sings to sleep, that always needs a high five after I give Jack a high five, or a sticker after Jack that gets a sticker. He also has his own pillow and blanket, and is sorely missed when Jack goes to preschool or church without him)
What do you want to be when you grow up? A superhero that flies
What is your favorite sport? First answer: Like a car? He thought we were asking his favorite sports car. Final decision: Cars Racing (we also explained that soccer, basketball, etc... are sports. But cars are just so much cooler I guess)
What's the farthest from home you've been? The hotel (with explanation, he was talking about the hotel we stayed at in Pennsylvania for Nate's Eagle Scout Award. In reality, Vegas is the farthest he has been)
What is your favorite candy? Lolipops (they are not called suckers back East. No one will know what you are talking about if you say sucker. So Jack is a true Easterner since he answered with Lolipop).
What is your favorite thing to do with mom? Help crack eggs
What is your favorite thing to do with dad? being chased and chasing dad.
What is your favorite thing about the way mom looks? The silver stuff on your eyes (makeup)
What is your favorite thing about the way dad looks? Mouth, Nose and Eyes
If you could call anyone, who would it be? Callie's mom to see if I could come and play.
What is your favorite pie? Mango pie (I've never had this....neither has Jack. haha)
What is your favorite movie? Monsters University with the good monsters
Who is you favorite character in any movie? Olaf
What is your favorite restaurant? McDonalds with fruit and yogurt parfait
What is your favorite vacation? ooh, Beach house (outer banks)
What is your favorite color? 1. red 2. blue 3. yellow
What is your favorite number? 8
What is your favorite food? Peanut butter and jelly sandwich and mozzarella stick
What is your favorite cake? Strawberry
What is your favorite flower? Sunflower
What is your favorite day of the week? When the sun comes up. (After clarification: Saturday)
What is your favorite game? Jumanji
What is your least favorite food? Tomatoes
What is your favorite drink? Lemonade
What is your favorite season? Winter because it has snow
Who is your favorite friend? Callie
What word does mom say the most? Jack
What word do you say the most? Mom (this is true)
What word does Dad say the most? Brittany
If you could buy anything, what would you buy? Bouncy balls
Where would be your favorite place to live? The beach house (me too buddy, me too)
What was the best present you ever got? Inside out (the movie)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

4 weeks in Utah

We were able to go to Utah for the holidays this year. (this is the first year since moving to Virginia that we have spent Christmas in Utah)

Sadly, I didn't take near enough pictures. But here are a few that I did:

Here are the 3 boys on my side of the family that were born this year. We never did get a picture of all 4 boys born this year. (my cousin had a boy as well) It's funny because back in 2012 there were 5 boys born on my side all in one year. You would have thought we planned it that way or something. Haha. They are going to be a fun bunch as teenagers for sure. 

In the picture below, it's my nephew Thomas, and then Kevin and Cody.

And here are the Lewis side grandkids. Bunch of cuties!

Jack was so so so excited for snow. He talked about it every day leading up to the trip. And it started snowing right when we landed in Utah. Just a flurry, but still. Wish granted. It then snowed a bunch in the weeks following. Jack definitely got his snow. (Also, he loves his hat. He calls it his Dark Vader hat). 

Here is grandpa Roring wearing a unicorn head and giving Jack a ride. 

One of the biggest reasons we went out to Utah was actually for Tony's little brother Brad's wedding (as you can see in the picture, he is actually the tallest one in the family) The picture below is of everyone! Hooray!

Here is the adorable couple!
Congrats Brad and Caroline! 

And the lovely Erin made their wedding cake. Isn't she so stinkin' talented?

And since they are gamers, she made these other cakes too. They are wii remotes. The sign says "wii do." So clever.

While we were in Utah the twins were blessed. Here they are in their handsome suits:

And the wonderful Fred came to visit us at Tony's parents house. 

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

3 Months Old

Well, It's happening. They are growing up. Such cuties!

Cody on the left and Kevin on the right....

And Then they switch positions! 

 These pictures capture their personalities perfectly. Cody is our slobbery, smiley guy and Kevin is our dramatic, handsome little man. 

My friend Lara has been over quite often to help with the twins. She just loves cuddling these cuties.