Our niece, Madeline, turned 9 years old this month! We can’t believe just yesterday she was humming as she drank her bottle to nap and crying “Don’t take my baby cousin” to the nurse who was taking Ryan to the nursery to bath him after he was born. She has been his “caretaker” ever since. We joke that she has become the Pied Piper to Ryan and Andrew… What she says goes –and as Aunt Amy always says “Monkey see, monkey do!” We are just trying to figure out how they became monkeys. ha ha. Sooooo…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADELINE! – you’ll always be my first baby!
She wasn’t born with red eyes…promise.
Madeline had a great get together at Joe and Amy’s house with lots of water, balloons, and kids. It didn’t matter if the water slide popped within 5 minutes of the party starting! It became a fabulous slip and slide!
The boys friend Brett also had his birthday that weekend and the same crew was seen having fun @ Monkey Joes. Happy Birthday Brett Brett!
Some friendships last forever! Brett and Ryan
Drew Drew stood still just long enough for a picture. That is usually very difficult at Monkey Joes!
Even Michael found a friend. We didn’t have the heart to tell him he was made of plastic!
And for fun, I am starting a new addition to the blog called “Matt’s Funny Face Gallery” Apparently, anytime I want to get a picture of Matt by himself, he hams it up right before I snap! Don’t worry, there will be PLENTY more throughout our regular posts! And I have some oldies but goodies from our past 13 years together!
The ride home was safe and we were glad to be back in Atlanta, if we could just talk Aunt Amy and Uncle Joe to moving back! Darn traffic!
Who wouldn’t love to come back home to this peeping over their fence! Ethan and Andrew waiting for our boys! Looks like our boys may be the new Pied Pipers in town!