Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Happy birthday baby girl!

Today my sweet little girl turns five! So hard to believe...feels like we just brought that little bundle of joy home!

Tori continues to be a source of constant joy for our family. She loves to laugh and have fun. Some of her favorite things to do are: playing mommy, playing with Barbies, swinging on the bars, playing outside, and eating chocolate (she gets this from auntie Joyce I think!).

She is looking forward to attending big-girl school this fall, she can't wait to go to school with Lizzie.

Thank you Jesus for such a sweet, sweet addition to our family!

Tori was pretty excited about her Barbie cake mommy made for her...can you tell?

Partying with cousin Kaylee.

Blown' out the candles.

Hooray for me!

Herreeesss Barbie! My mom and Tori share a birthday, so they get to share cake and parties too. Happy birthday mom!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Easter was a bit different for us this year. Instead of hosting 30 - 40 people at our house, we ran away!

My sister Leslie invited us to join her family down south in San Juan Capistrano for the weekend. It was delightful! My parents were in New York with my bro, Lane, so we thought, "why not?" and hit the road. My other sister, Lori and her husband, Paul also cruised down south.

We left Thursday prior to Easter and returned on Monday. What a great weekend! Great Good Friday service, good company and fabulous food.

Thanks sis, for a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Forgot to show the cake!

Argh! I forgot to show Lizzie's very cool birthday cake, made by my friend Kim.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Birthday Girl

A little delayed, (kinda like her birth, 23 hours of labor!), but Lizzie turned 9 on Saturday! Hard to believe that my oldest is in her last year of single-digit birthdays!

We had quite the birthday weekend...slumber party Friday night, softball game Saturday morning, spent the afternoon at the MCC sale, capped off with a pasta feed family party Saturday night. All in all, a great birthday!

Elizabeth Grace Alvey was born, Tuesday, April 4, 2000 at 11:43 p.m. After nine long years of infertility, God blessed us with an incredible gift. Thank you Jesus for the amazing little girl that she is growing up to be!

Love you Lizzie La-La.