It has been an embarrassingly long time since I have blogged. I have always been a terrible at journaling and apparently this was no different. So just like I have with journaling in the past, I will now try again. There have been so many changes in our lives since I last posted, such as we now have our Baby Ziggy with us! It has been so long that he is actually a year old. Embarrassing. He is adorable and chubby and so sweet. We love him so much and are so lucky to have such a healthy happy baby. Our Harley is now 4 going on 18 and Covelli is a surly (happy) 2 year old. I will post our most recent family picture (from about a year ago) and when we get our new ones in a week or so I will update! We are having such a fun summer and are so busy that I hardly have time to think, I love it! Hopefully I will be back on here tomorrow........so for now I leave you. The Shaver's
I know this is way past due, but that is how everything seems to be going in my life right now! I wanted to dedicate this post to my beautiful daughter. Harley turned 2 years old April 11. I can't believe that she is already 2 and that she isn't this little baby anymore.
She is such an amazing girl. She is smart, beautiful, rambunctious, loving, and she loves life. She is so happy all of the time and I love her so much! This year her birthday was on a tuesday so she and I had a little celebration at home with singing and a small gift (the bullseye that you can see pictured below), Auntie Cassie brought her that huge bear (which was a hit with everyone in our house, I'm not kidding there was an argument as to whose room it should go in!), and then we went out for a date with her to Coldstone when daddy got home from work.
This video is her singing happy birthday in the car on the way to Coldstone. Every time through out the day if I would ask her if it was her birthday, or how was her birthday going, she would burst into song.
This year for her birthday instead of making cake we decided to attempt Cake Pops. It actually wasn't quite as hard as we had anticipated once we got into the swing of things. They were a huge hit and we are excited for the next opportunity we have to make them! Since it was near Easter we did some of them as little chicks and then the rest with just sprinkles, and Albert made the stand for us from scratch!
(This pic kind of shows mid process)
We had a big family get together the sunday following her birthday at the park and enjoyed time with cousins and had cake pops and she got to open presents (Thank you everyone!) which was such a blast and really relaxed.
Can't believe my baby turned into this beautiful big girl! We love you Harley, Happy day!
Things here have been crazy, but who would expect anything else! I figured that I would just do quick bite sized updates rather than an overwhelming one. This one is mostly pictures starting with Harley in her new big girl bed. She actually did really well with the switch and loves being a big girl, of course.
We have been going to as many Shock games as we can, and they are a blast! Although this picture is not the greatest, since family pictures are few and far between, I am posting this anyway!
Harley loves to be in the kitchen with me, here we are making dark chocolate brownie ice cream! It was awesome!
We also got to take a trip over to see the Shaver fam. We went for Sundaelee's baby shower which was so fun. The kids did a lot of cooking with Grandma (Harley) and Sleeping on everyone (Covelli), needless to say we had a lot of fun!
We have been gloriously busy and loving it. Yes I am behind on blogging but isn't that always the case?
Here is Timmy accepting a donation from NIC to the Special Olympics at the halftime of an NIC bball game...
We were so blessed to be able to have all of Albert's family come for Covelli's baby blessing. We had such a blast and are sad that it had to be such a short trip. Here are some pictures of their time here...
I finally finished the quilt that I started making Harley right after she was born, it only took me a year and a half! In my defense I had to acquire and borrow some of the equipment I needed so that is the excuse I will use as to why it took so long! Here is little snapshot of it, it is actually quite large!
We were lucky enough to be invited to a birthday party at skate plaza a few weeks ago, so Harley got to go skating for the first time! She had such a blast and so did we, she was quite coordinated, I can't say the same for myself!
Lastly a few recent pictures of our little munchkins. We are just having so much fun with them. Harley is getting so big and will be two in april which I just can't believe. Covelli is just a happy boy and such a tank!
My motivation for blogging has been lacking as of late. The good news is that I seem to have mustered up some for this catch up blog. It will involve as far back as Covelli's birth and up to now, so brace yourself it might take awhile.
First I have a few pictures from bubba's first few days....
(Spending some time with Auntie Ginny)
(...and with Auntie Candy and GMA Davis)
(Meeting his big sister)
(Working some business angles with Gma, whilst taking a nap...He's a multi-tasker)
(Bubba walking...he's really advanced haha)
Now on to the Christmas festivities!! We had so much fun this year and were so blessed to be around so much family! There were cruises to the North Pole, fun treats and food, and of course Christmas Jammies!
(Daddy and Harley on their special date to the North Pole)
(Harley and Covelli in their Christmas Jammies...Courtesy of Auntie Betsy)
(Harley helping with the presents on Christmas morning)
(Harley with her Princess Tiana dollie from Auntie Cassie)
And I thought I would throw in a few pictures from a few days ago since Covelli has already changed so much!
(After his first haircut...thanks Auntie Candy)
(and here is the crazy pants of the family...I have no idea where she gets it)
I know that I am really behind on keeping things updated here on this blog but this time I have an excuse, I can't find my camera cord so I can't put any pictures on my computer! So here is a little preview to hold you over until I can get some real juicy stuff on here ;)
These pictures are courtesy of a sweet gentleman at the NIC games who takes pictures of the team, he emails these to mom after every game.