Showing posts with label baby's first. Show all posts
Showing posts with label baby's first. Show all posts

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Harper's 3rd + Tanner's 1st | Picnic Birthday Party

HOW has it been almost two week's since we celebrated harper and tanner's birthday!!??
it never ceases to amaze me how quickly a week (or two) can pass.
BUT time flies when you're having fun they say, and that's just what life has been lately!
we had just the best time EVER celebrating these two babes of ours.
though there are challenges within the whole "babies having the same birthday thing", it was also more fun and exciting than I could've thought. to get to bring them BOTH together and to celebrate BOTH of them for a handful of days was like a big ol' family/friends celebration where no one was left out. now that will be true until our next babe comes along (not pregnant) and that's also assuming we won't have ANOTHER baby born on JULY 13TH :)

Lord, you sure dropped an extra challenge on our plate with this one, but boy the blessing it is to have these birthday twins sure overcomes it all!
one major challenge from the get-go was how in heavens name to a choose a theme that will fit both a one year old boy AND a three year old girl...
lots of pinteresting and I came upon a picnic theme!
...and from that moment on I did my best to get my hands on all the red + white gingham I could find.
we had this little picnic area set up for the kids, and as soon as her little friends started to arrive, the birthday girl became the best little hostess! setting a peach on each plate for her friends, then running into the house filling their cups with lemonade and a straw.
this girl has the sweetest, most giving heart.
this all white picnic set from RePlay (the basket, gingham cloth, plates, spoons, forks, & cups) couldn't have been more perfect! we already love their products so much and to have a whole picnic set for the kids, was a final touch to the party :)
hold him a little longer, rock him a little more, read him another story, you've only ready him four, let him sleep on your shoulder, rejoice in his happy smile, his is only a little boy, for such a little while.
this little big one year old birthday boy wanted NOTHING to do with his cake.
shocking too, cause i mean just look at him.. no question that this boy can eat ;)
aw well tanner boy, we'll get you a cheeseburger instead.
...and to end a backyard picnic party, sack races!!
this girl was all about running the show :)
happy FIRST birthday tanner boy!! you're now a ONE year old!!
happy THIRD birthday sweet harper girl!! you're THREE!!!

here's harper's lemonade birthday party from last year :)


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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tanner Ross || ONE YEAR

oh tanner. you are all boy. 
you are sweet beyond words yet so determined and strong willed. it's one of my most favorite things about you. I can't wait to see who you become over this next year, yet I'm also a bit nervous about it. you're already so adventurous and don't seem to hesitate when you've got your mind on something.
sweet tanner boy of mine, you made me a boy mom and it's been something new that i've loved so so much. I think about you and your future all the time. who you will be. what you will become. and who you will impact with your life. I pray you grow and stay close to the lord. 
you came and entered this world on the absolute least expected day. the best birthday present your sister has ever received and one we'll never be able to top. there is really something special between you two and I believe it's got a lot to do with the birthday twin thing :)
you are filled with so much joy and such a calm, tender spirit. you remind me so much of your daddy. 
my precious boy. you've got the most special place in my heart. 
second time around and yet you have taught me so much more about motherhood and myself than I thought there was to learn.
I'll never, ever stop kissing on you. 
I love you to the moon and back. and back again.
love, mama
Tanner Ross, you're MY boy.  From the moment we found out we were having a boy, deep down I was so excited to be able to have a Son to love and cherish forever.  You're so much like me in so many ways, but you will be a world changer some day.  Stay close to Jesus and He will always guide your path.  I'm so excited for the years to come to see how you will grow into a little boy.  

This first year of your life has been an absolute dream for us!  I can't believe we're here already.  Your Mom's letter to Harper got my eyes watering, which doesn't happen to often.  You're both the most amazing gifts God could ever give us and we're so grateful for you.  Stay strong and courageous and know that I will always be there for you.  Thanks for giving me the greatest year of my life! 
Happy 1st Birthday Tanner!

I love you!


happy FIRST birthday baby boy!!!
we love you ever so much and have been blessed beyond words by you this past year!


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