Friday, May 28, 2010

Logan's 4!!

With Logan's birthday just a few days before Sean's homecoming we new we would have to have a belated party. April & May also happen to be "birthday season" with our friends so we ended up waiting until May 9th (Mother's Day) to have Logan's 4th Birthday party. His biggest request that he have a bouncy house with a slide. Here's the birthday boy cheezin for the camera while bouncing!

Logan wanted a train theme, but not just Thomas, trains all around. His new favorite cartoon is Chuggington on the Disney Channel. If you haven't seen it, you should check it out, it's a great show that teaches wonderful lessons. Our friend Angela Williamson made Logan his cake. I asked him what kind of cake he wanted and he said Wilson from Chuggington. Here is Logan with the most awesome birthday cake EVER! It looked JUST like Wilson!! We loved it and it was tasty too!

Singing "Happy Birthday" and getting ready to blow out the candles. Did I mention how much he LOVED his cake???

Keeping with the train theme I was able to find this awesome website, (no not kidding), that had all kinds of non-Thomas train party items. I ordered a pinata that was shaped like a train but I wasn't really happy with it, but it wasn't Thomas & looked like a train. The one that came was SO cute! Almost a shame to smash it, but the kids did a great job! Here's Logan swinging at it!

Hallmark knows Logan. They had a 4 year old birthday boy card with a train on it. I bought it when I saw it back in February! He also received 2 others! He loved them all & at one point had them all lined up too!

We all had a Chugging-good time celebrating Logan's birthday. It's hard to believe that my little baby boy is 4 already. It seems like yesterday that we were in Pensacola awaiting his arrival. Happy Birthday Son!

Friday, May 14, 2010


After 200+ days our long awaited Homecoming Day was finally here! The kids and I had fun painting a sign for Sean and getting everything else ready for Daddy's return!

Our two signs. The 2nd one was made with lots of love!

Our princess was Too Tutu Cute for homecoming! Thanks to our friend Rachael Wunderlich for designing and making Peyton's homecoming outfit!

I can't even begin to describe the feeling of 15 helicopters appearing & flying overhead knowing that your Marine is aboard one after 7 long months. It was an awesome sight! Sean flew with the Commanding Officer so he was in the 00 aircraft. In the last picture Sean is on the far right awaiting the formation to be dismissed! The first actual sighting of him was SO exciting!

These are my two favorite pictures from our reunion. You can just see how happy we all are to be together again!

They say your wedding is the happiest day of your life. I always added the birth of my children to that list. Now I have yet another. Homecoming Day is my reward for the hardest 7 months of my life. The memories we have of that day will be what drives me through the next deployment!
Welcome Home My Marine, My Hero, My Love!!!