Saturday, July 11, 2009

Our 5th Anniversary

Ryan and I had our 5th wedding anniversary on July 10th. We decided to do something special. I've been dying to see Wicked for a long time. We found out that it was going to be in Memphis and was going to be playing on our anniversary. I knew that's exactly what I wanted for our anniversary. It was so nice to have a night out with no kids, eventhough I thought about them the whole time. I only texted the babysitter once to check on them. I can't believe it's been five years. A lot has happened in five years - we bought a house, moved to Memphis, had THREE kids, Ryan finished his residency, Ryan started his pediatric cardiology fellowship, I've worked as a speech therapist, I've been a stay at home mom, we found a wonderful church, established some great friendships, and so much more. These five years have been great and I'm looking to many more!

We started the night out going to the Magestic Grille in downtown Memphis. It was great! Definitely glad we had reservations, it was busy. They offer a pre-theater menu with a set price for three courses. We enjoyed having dinner at a nice restaurant with just the two of us, not having to worry that our kids are distracting everyone around us. Then we headed to The Orpheum theater for Wicked. I was giddy like a little school girl, I was so excited. We had great seats! The show was fabulous! Whoever wrote and came up the idea for Wicked is very creative. I went into the show not knowing anything about it except that it was the story of the witches before the Wizard of Oz. There were so many twists and surprises in it. If you haven't seen it, it's definitely worth the money!

Here are a few pictures from our adult night out:

My flowers from my wonderful hubby!

Me and Ryan in downtown Memphis

The Magestic Grille

The Orpheum Theater

It was a great night! We definitely need to do more date nights!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

4th of July - Take Two

We went to the fireworks that our church, Faith Baptist, put on. It was great and the girls had a lot of fun playing with their friends!

The girls in their 4th of July outfits mommy made them
Emerson, Julia, and Davis playing

Emerson, Palmer, and Julia eating candy

Emerson and Marianna

Best Friends - Emerson, Marianna, Julia, and Chloe

Quinn and Palmer

Emerson and Palmer enjoying ring pops

Palmer and Emerson waiting on the fireworks

Marianna, Emerson, Julia, and Chloe

Palmer watching the fireworks

Hudson watching the fireworks

The big girls watching the fireworks

Palmer and Hudson with Daddy watching the show

Saturday, July 4, 2009

The 4th of July

We've had a fun weekend so far. Ryan had to work all day and all night on the 4th, so we had a little family fun on the 3rd to celebrate. Emerson got a new pool and the girls swam in that. We played outside and had fun while daddy grilled for us. On the 4th, I braved going out to a festival all my myself with all three. We had a blast and the girls were really good. Emerson got to jump on several bounce houses and the big girls got to ride Thomas the train. The biggest surprise of all was getting to meet Dora!! The girls loved that! Hudson of course slept through most of the festivities

Palmer sliding down the fish slide
Emerson sliding

Palmer playing in the spraying water

Palmer playing with the water table
Fun with the tricycle
Daddy grilling some good food!

Chowing down! The girls love to eat outside!

Hudson hanging out in her red white and blue

My three patriotic girls

Emerson climbing up

And sliding down

Emerson jumping

Riding the train

Thomas the train

Hudson snoozing

Eating snowcones

Getting patriotic tatoos

Palmr decorating her cup

Meeting Dora!!

Eating dinner, Hudson actually woke up for that
Tomorrow night we're supposed to go see fireworks that our church puts on. Hopefully it doesn't rain, so the girls will get to see some great fireworks and get to hang out with their friends. Right now the girls are supposed to be in bed, but they are staring out the window in their bedroom watching all the neighbors fireworks. They are amazed with them.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Hudson is four months old!

Hudson is four months old now. Wow has time flown by!!! She is such a joy! We gave her cereal today for the first time. She did great with it! Emerson decided she needed to feed her baby cereal too! Here are a few video clips of Hudson.

Hudson eating cereal for the first time:

Hudson talking:

Hudson rolling over:

Here's a few cute pics: