Wednesday, July 18, 2012


While my parents where here we celebrated Easter. It was a great relaxing day full of food and family. We had early church so the Easter bunny decided that he would stop by while we were at church. Brynlee was super excited about the her basket and going on an egg hunt. 

 After Brynlee found all of the eggs she decided to be the Easter Bunny and send Grandpa on a hunt. He was such a good sport.

While my parents where here we celebrated Easter. It was a great relaxing day full of food and family. We had early church so the Easter bunny decided that he would stop by while we were at church. Brynlee was super excited about the her basket and going on an egg hunt.

Grandpa and Grandma Lancaster Come to Kentucky

Grandpa and Grandma Lancaster finally came to visit us in Kentucky and not because they were helping out with a new baby. They came during spring break and it was AWESOME. We had a jam packed week of fun!

We rented a minivan so we could all travel together. I picked it up in Lexington and drove up to Louisville to pick up mom and dad. What would a trip to Kentucky be without a trip to Henry's Ark.
The next day we went to see Fort Boonesbrough. It was pretty neat and very historical which was right up my dads alley. 

After Boonesbrough, we headed home for dinner and to wait for Daniel and Emma to show up. 
The next day we headed South to Mammoth Cave. Here's a funny story, while planning our week of activities I accidentally bought tickets to the cave tour for the wrong day. So we had some time to kill and took a hike and had a nap on the lawn before we our tour. 

Saturday morning we hit the track for Breakfast with the works. We were a little slow getting there so we missed all of the activities but we got to see the horses get there workout in. 

It was such a fun week and we did so much. Im so glad that my parents got to come out have a real Kentucky experience. 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Run the Bluegrass and a race for Brynlee

Fresh off my absolutely lovely kidney stone and lithotripsy, I decided to split a half marathon with really good friend and runner Ashlee in the first part of March. It was so fun and sad at the same time. I couldn't believe it would be my last race in good old KY.

The day turned out to be quiet chilly and kind of misty. Prefect for running, not so perfect for my kids who where not dressed for the weather. I ran the last leg of the race which was on the back roads around Keenland. It was hilly and hard but it felt so good to run after not being able to work out during my kidney crap. I was pretty proud of myself for catching up to Mindy who was training for a full marathon at the time.

Brynlee got to run a little 1 Mile fun run with Ashlee and Angela's kids. It was so fun to see her running! Bryce ran with her and said she ran the whole thing and sang the entire time, "Follow the path." to the tune of Follow the Prophet. We pretty much love her to pieces! For completing the course, Brynlee got here very own miniature trophy horse. She was in heaven and for the next several weeks would show it to anyone who came in our house. Poor Logo boy, just got to freeze in the stroller the whole morning.


Our Birthday Boy

I can never wrap my head around how fast a year goes by. Babies are incredible! From an eating, pooping sleeping bundle of blankets to a tiny human in one year. CRAZY! 

So Logans bash was much less involved than Brynlee's this year. We just had the Hadfields and the Dickens over for some cupcakes and junk food. Logan was a little unsure of the candle but knew just what to do with the cupcake. I love this kid! He is so chill and sweet. A real mamas boy! Not walking and not many teeth but smart, strong and a blue eyed ball of love! 

Our Birthday Girl

Looking back through the pictures, Brynlee is a lucky girl. Lots of partying going on just for her. Grandma Lancaster sent Brynlee some money for her birthday and what else would she spend it on besides a princess dress up? 

Brynlee's Birthday was on a Sunday this year and so I thought it would be a great idea to take cupcakes in to nursery for snack time. Lesson learned! Nursery kids and cupcakes= gigantic mess and grumpy leaders. Also, fresh cupcake crumbs are kinda hard to vacuum.  

We invited Bryn's BFF over for dinner and his parents and baby sister tagged along too. Brynlee picked all the food. We had hotdogs, chocolate milk, jello and chips. Sounds about right for someone turning three. 

Oh and how could I for get that we had to make purple cupcakes with LOTS of sprinkles. 

The next celebration, got a little delayed. You see, I was invaded! Seriously! By a tiny little demand know as a kidney stone. After like a month of pain I finally got that bad boy blasted and life went on.  I don't know why I thought that Brynlee would be devastated if her birthday party with friends was much later than her birthday. She is turing three, which means calendar reading is still up to mom! So the party was moved back a bit and what a party it was. 

It was a puppy theme party so all the kids got a cute little invitation in a brown bag, that had all the party info printed on it, with a dog bone cookie inside. (Wish I would have taken a picture. Sad.) 
When the kids showed up the the party they got a puppy ears headband, a bandana and some face paint. Then they were free to play in the dog house or with the stuffed puppies that were strewn about as decorations. After everyone arrived, the party games began. We played pin to noes on the puppy and then all the little party pups reported to obedience school. The pups had to learn all sorts of things like to sit and were rewarded with a skittle. So funny! Next was lunch and cake. Lunch was hot dogs, puppy chow(chex mix), carrots and a juice box. The cake was the first cake I think I every successfully completed with out saying a swear word. For take home gifts, each kiddo got to adopt a puppy and name it. It also came with a collar and a bag of puppy food (coco pebbles.)

It was so fun to have all the little puppies over to celebrate Brynlee with us! Evan. Greg, Carson, Ashley and Addison.