Thursday, April 23, 2009

Front yard picnic

The weekend before Easter, Daddy decided that him and his buddies were going to cut down the big tree by our drive way that was taken over by mistletoe. Kate's friend Kateri was spending the afternoon with us, so we decided to have a picnic on the front yard to watch daddy and his friends. And - if you can't tell - Kate is really into headbands right now. I'll fix her hair, and she adds a headband. That is why she doesn't like "two ponytails" (pigtails) because te headband won't fit.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Mary Clare's Birthday!!!

Ready to party hardy!!!

Uncle John holding the birthday girl!

Anna, Chuckie, Caroline and HAyden waiting to for the REAL party to begin.

The cupcakes from Market Street. I love that store!!!!
Big Sister Kate & Mary Clare's #1 Fan Kateri taste Mary Clare's cake along with her to make sure it tasted ok!

Evie Berend (in red) from Fort Worth came up with her brother Luke and daddy Chuck, while cousin Anna (blue & pink) and her brother Chuckie across from her drove up from Keller that afternoon. Cousin Caroline (in pink) and her sister Mary Elizabeth drove up from Austin. We are so blessed to have such amazing family and friends who travel to be with us on such special days. You are the best!!!

Cousin Georgia ate the ladybug on her cupcake whole. We are so glad that she and Uncle Coach came up for the party, but we missed Aunt Carlye and Cousin Sarah Jane!

I think it is a given. She likes cake, but she loves the icing more!

My mom holding my neice Mary Elizabeth. John and Amanda drove up from Austin to let the Bindel family meet Mary Elizabeth and for the festivities!

The morning after. She is officially one year and one day old!
I am amazed &d completely overwhelmed by the gifts that God consistently grants me - especially my two precious children. Mary Clare - I thank God for you daily - for blessing your daddy and I with you, for blessing me with the invaluable gift of motherhood, and for the priceless gift of you. My life has been changed by you, and I don't remember what my life was like without you in it. I hope you know how much I love you. And when I say, "I love you to the moon and back", it is actually ten times that...... All my heart, mommy

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A little R&R for time for MC

A few weeks ago, Tim and Kate went out of town. Mary Clare and I stayed and cleaned the house top to bottom. After an exhausting day, Mary Clare and I went over the the Pitts' house for some playtime and relaxation. This was before Mary Clare pulled the chair down on top of her!!!! :)

Luke playing with Mary Clare.

Elizabeth and Mary Clare getting into the toy crates!

Elizabeth and Mary Clare playing peek a boo in the chair!

There are more great pictures from the rest of March that I NEED to post on here. We have Mary Clare's birthday party, Kate's dance class rehearsals for her recital coming up in a few short weeks, and Kate sleeping in her new big girl bed. More posts coming soon! Good night!