Saturday, May 30, 2009

Drywall Party!

Lorri, Tina, Staci and Mo...outside dining...
The wrath of kids and toys (aka, the reason they NEED the basement finished)

Liam and Ashlee get ready to watch the movie

Haylee scootin'

Haylee and new bud Connor

The next basement bites the dust...The men worked for 12 hrs on the basement...while the kidz played and had a blast, and us ladies did the same!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lost Tooth #2

2nd tooth ...GONE!
I'm on the computer, and Haylee comes up to me and says "Mommy, don't freak out!" and she has her hands clasped I'm thinking she's got a bug in her hand, but there is NO WAY she'd hold a bug...and then she says while showing me "my baby tooth came out"....awwww, I got all sentimental again. Gosh, if there is one thing clear in my head, it's when her two bottom baby teeth came thru, at the exact same's so darn teeny-tiny!! We'll put it under her pillow and the nice Tooth Fairy will reward her again!! This means...braces are not far behind...ugh!


It's rare when all 8 siblings are in one room, let alone the complete happy we had the opportunity. We actually are having professional photos taken June 7th on the mom has been begging to get a beach pic with all her to come!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

SURPRISE 70th bd party for Mom-Filliben



Buds Lyndsie and Ashlee

Best darn helpers in the world...Tina and Staci

Jessica enjoys her ice pop!

3 amigos..Lynds, Liam and Ash

It was 4 mos in the making, and seemed like forever to get here...finally the BIG day arrv'd and my mom was SHOCKED!!! Packed house, great weather, tons of fun...huge success!! A BIG Thank You to Staci and Tina for alllllllll their hard work in helping make this event run smoothly!!!! You guys ROCK!

Friday, May 15, 2009


Haylee scored another 'Wilbur Award' this marking period...2nd of the year! Mom and dad are so proud of her. Her treat is the toy store...we'll go there tomorrow!


It's been ages since I've actually attended happy hr after work! Usually because I have to pick up the kids after school, and I guess lack of desire to drive all the way back to Wilm. But this time, all bets are off...I'm making the trek back and forth because I know it's not something I get to do often! FANTASTIC time...great weather too!!! I just luv my friends!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Another gorgeous day! FINALLY...I couldn't take another rain soaked day...

After Ashlee's party yesterday, we invited 3 of her cousin's to spend the night...they had a blast! Jim and the girls all made pancakes, eggs and bacon and served me home made cards and breakfast in BED (what a treat!)...later, we will head to my mom's for a bbq...nice relaxing day! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Ashlee's 4th birthday party

A very happy bd girl!

Pinata time (we had to wake her up for this, as last year she missed out on it from napping)
The long line of cousin's awaits...
Doing what Ash does best...zonks out mid way thru her own party!
Ash takes the first turn at the waterslide
Haylee (center) and Kris and Kelly
Ash, Bella, Haylee and Tommy

What a great day yesterday! A bit rushed since I got zero errands done Friday (thx in part to the carpet guys who came at 9:30am and left at 7:30PM!!!!) needless to say I was doing it all last minute...thankfully the rain held out, the day was beautiful, so the kids got to enjoy the new water slide...huge hit! Another added bonus...the basement is 90% done, so the kids were able to utilize that play space as well.

Ashlee's famous words of the day "I can't believe this is happening, this is AWESOME!!"

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday, Ashlee

My sweet 4 year old
3 yrs old

1st Christmas

2 yrs old

1 yr old

2 days old

1st Easter

She was soooo excited today was her birthday...she proudly walked into her classroom with 24 mini cupcakes and a huge grin! We have a Hannah Montana cake for her later tonite, and her bd party will be Saturday...more pics then!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Soggy Point-to-Point

Bryen from MGG

What our feet looked like after walking to/from bathrooms...ewww

Before we hit the rain
There's a FIRST for everything...and this was our first EVER wash-out for PTP...never in all the years did it rain allllll day long. But, have no fear...we made the most of a rainy day by putting up a huge tarp, and Jim bought a new tent! It was not fun walking thru the mud to hit the bathroom...and hate to admit this; but on the way back to our car after it ended, I bit the dust, or should I say MUD! Right there, in front of the world to a dress no less! I have bruises all down my right side and I feel like a truck hit me. TG I brought extra clothes to change in for 1717. A wet, but FUN day (thx Joey!)