Monday, August 30, 2010

Up in the air... almost!


Last week, we were fortunate enough to go and look at a beautiful new plane that a local private jet company had acquired and Braxton jumped on the opportunity! He was so excited all week to go and look at an AIRPLANE up close and in person. Sure we have been on numerous flights to and from a few places, but to have an airplane to yourself, including the cockpit, was a really cool experience for him. He and his best bud, John David, loved every minute of it and had such a great time pretending while lounging up in the pilots seats. They read maps, pretended to touch the instruments and flew the plane to Hawaii and back. Oh their imaginations in full force... so precious to watch and listen.







Friday, August 20, 2010

Happy Birthday to ME!

My birthday was also this past week and I dare not say how old I am... it is getting up there! My sweet grandmother came in town to celebrate and to see her adorable grandchildren and on this specific night Miss Harper was Chucky & Sleeping Beauty. She had been to the doctor earlier in the day for her 4 month check up (I know - 4 months!) and was not a happy camper after receiving her 4 vaccinations. So, luckily for us, after Chucky made an appearance, she fell fast asleep, only to be woken up at the end of the party to see her Nana.
My mom made a fabulous dinner and all the family was there to celebrate - thanks everyone for a wonderful birthday celebration:)
Yummy J Rae cupcakes...
Braxton eagerly wanting to blow out the candles... which he did!
Here Braxton is showing Nana how to "cut" a cow while riding a horse - their specialty.
Here is where the horse separates the cow from it's herd...
And here my sweet boy is helping me open presents...
And checking out the awesome earrings Uncle Alex & Aunt Britt gave me! Thanks guys;)

Sleeping beauty...
The girls...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Happy Birthday dear Francesca...

We have had a busy week filled with birthday fun... first stop Francesca's! We were lucky enough to join in on their family celebration of what a fabulous Mommy and wife and friend to us all that she is...
Happy Birthday!
And goofball...
Sweet Jules eating a cupcake...
B and Emma eagerly watching the candles being lit...
Love...
Sweet baby girl wondering when she is going to have one of these celebrations...
Great friends...
Horsey time...

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Random summer fun...

So, having a new-ish baby and all, I haven't been the best blogger/photographer. Not to mention that quite a few pictures have been taken with my iphone, so the clarity is not that great... oh well! There have been a lot of random shots here and there, but they are all little pieces of great memories from this summer. Here are a few:

Snuggling with my Auntie...
About to go to the movies...
Crib lovin'...
First-ever push up pops... they loved them!
Britt's bday...
Fun lunches...
Awesome adult dinner at Bailey's with Francesca and Mark...
Me and Scott...
Bow head... or flower head!
Tents at the pool on rainy nights...

Look how big...
Rainforest jumperoo... new experience!
Oh no he did not...
Coolest water gun ever...

This has been the summer of the trucks...
See...
And the iphone...
And the pool...
And last but not least, baby sister...

Happy Birthday, Blake!

Blake turned 1 year old this past Thursday, August 12th and the Bauer family went out to celebrate at Walnut Creek Country Club - about the only place all the kids can run wild without getting too many bad looks. I can't believe a whole year has gone by since she was born... Braxton absolutely adores his sweet cousin and he looks forward to seeing her almost every weekend at the farm.
She still has a big shin-dig coming up next weekend... so stay tuned for more fun pics!
Let's go already...
Loving on my Daddy...
Craziness ensuing...
Sweet Harper all dressed up and ready to party...
FLASHBACK - to the day she was born!