Sunday, March 14, 2010

Birthday Party



She was not trilled about her cake :(


Cheyenne and Sarah
Micah, Chloe, Even, Jimmy and Annalese
Lily Stephens

My Birthday Princess

Sarah's Birthday House!

This was my stroller at my grandparent's house in Pittsburgh, Sarah received it for her 1st birthday!

Sarah and Jimmy having a tea party
Jimmy had enough of Sarah getting all the attention!

Happy 1st Birthday My Baby Girl!!!

I can not believe Sarah is a year old already, time has truly flown by! The past year has had many ups and downs, but the best part has been watching Sarah grow up and Jimmy being a wonderful big brother. I can not believe how well my children get along and love each other. Sarah has been a totally different baby than Jimmy was, with a stubborn little girl attitude to go along with her! Sarah did not sleep through the night until I quit breast feeding at 11.5 months, it was exhausting, but well worth it. She is not walking yet, but cruising around on furniture, dancing to any beat she hears, and eating everything under the sun. Some of Sarah's favorite words are: Juice, Dance, Mama, Dada, Bye Bye, Night Night, and "nana" is her pacifier. Every time she leaves a room she waves bye bye and loves to blow kisses at everyone. I love having a little girl and playing dress up with her. I look forward to dance classes, gymnastics, pedicures and watching her grow up.

Sarah's 12 Month Check-up
Height: 29 inches 50%
Weight: 20lbs 14.5 oz 25-50%
Head Circumference: 43.5cm 10-25%

Nana and Aunt Boo

Nana and Aunt Boo came down to visit for Sarah's 1st Bday. We were able to enjoy some good laughs and sunshine while they were here.


Aunt Boo brought Jimmy a play police officer's gun. Jimmy would not even take it off for nap time!

Poor Poor Aunt Boo!

Lee County Deputy of the Year!!!!!!!

I am super proud of my sister being named Lee County Deputy of the Year!!!! Rebecca has worked so hard for everything that she has accomplished in her life. She was also just promoted to Corporal. She is the world's greatest sister and a fantastic Aunt to my children!

Becca Award
Cpl. Mayo, Lt. Martinez, Cpl. Becca Tate, Sherif Jay Jones

Tampa Zoo

On our way back from Orlando, we went with Allan to Tampa for a confrence. While Allan was busy I took the kids to the Tampa Zoo. I was super nervous, but I let Jimmy ride a camel all by himself! I can not say enough good things about the Tampa Zoo, it was fantastic!

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February Trip to Disney

We enjoyed another wonderful trip to Walt Disney World in February. This time we went to Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios. Jimmy is already asking when we are going back!



Doh!!! Mommy hasn't blogged in forever!!!! (sorry!)


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Puddle Jumping

Jimmy had the best time jumping in puddles the other day after a crazy rainstorm.

Picnic Day!

We had a few days of perfect weather and enjoyed one of them by meeting friends at the park for a picnic. I think the kids played for two and a half hours, needless to say they both took great naps!


My Green Thumb Helper

Jimmy helped me plant a small herb garden that I received as a Christmas gift. I sure hope he has a green thumb because I don't!

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Monday, January 18, 2010


As part of our Christmas gifts to the kids we bought annual passes to Disney this year. We packed up last week and headed on down for our first family trip. Jimmy was so excited to see Mickey Mouse!

Jimmy on the monorail on the way to Magic Kingdom

His boogie dance in front of Cinderella's castle!

Jimmy met Pluto within the first 5 minutes of being in Magic Kingdom
Of course we road Dumbo!
Snow White was a little scary, but Jimmy learned to close his eyes when something scared him.

I think Sarah enjoyed it as much as Jimmy did. She loved all the bright colors and singing. She could not have been better behaved. I was able to take her on 95% of the rides that we rode.

Jimmy's favorite ride was the Buzz Lightyear ride that was right next to where this picture was taken, I think we rode it five times! One of the times we got off the ride, Buzz was there for Jimmy to meet!

Somehow we got really lucky and found Mickey and Minnie with only two people ahead of us inline to see them. Jimmy was so cute, he got very quite and shy right before he got to meet them. He ran up gave them a hug and ran back to us, he could not believe he was actually meeting Mickey. When we told him to go back up for pictures he was all smiles. :)


The next day we went to Hollywood Studios (MGM)

Jimmy was super excited to see Playhouse Disney Live and to see all of his favorite characters on stage together. Sarah was jumping, clapping and laughing too.
****Warning to all parents, you have to sit on the hard floor right up next to someone during this show. None of the parents were happy and all had numb legs at the end of it LOL***

Jimmy was super excited he got to meet "Cowboy" Woody and Buzz Lightyear again!

Hollywood Studios had a great playgound from "Honey I Shrunk the Kids"

We had a wonderful time and we are going back in three weeks!!! One of the perks of taking a child to Disney is that they sleep REALLY well!