Friday, April 5, 2013

Baseball and Birthday Presents

My kids are officially on Spring Break and I am way more excited than they are.  Today while Handley finished up her last day, we ran errands and got last minute things ready for Harper's birthday party tomorrow.

After school Mimi stayed at home with Hudson and Harper so I could take Handley shopping to pick out a birthday gift for Harper.  She had no trouble coming up with a few gift options and at one point she said, "we better get out of here before we find anything else to buy for her."  She was so thoughtful and really had fun picking out her gifts.  When we got home we wrapped them quickly and then made our way outside to play and enjoy the beautiful weather.

The kids played baseball and Handley had to wear her Braves hat!  They all loved it and had so much fun.

At one point Handley slammed the ball and was running the bases.  Harper grabbed the ball, chased after her and then threw it as hard as she could at Handley to get her out.  We had to explain to her that it wasn't like dodgeball and that nailing someone with the ball does not get them out.

Trey, Stefanie and Sophia showed up shortly after that and we were so excited to see them.  It has been a few weeks and Sophia has grown so much!  She's still cute as a button and sweet as can be. The girls immediately remembered who got to hold her first the last time so they took turns getting to hold her.

Harper had fun opening a few of her gifts tonight.  At one point someone said, "You know she is getting old when she opens the card first."  Then Handley read the card to her and my mom said, "They are both getting old when Handley can read her cards for her."  It's true!  They are both growing up so fast and I can hardly believe Harper is turning four, but she is so exited about her birthday that I'm excited for her.

Harper kept telling us she wanted a big "mom purse" so that is one of the things Handley picked for her.  

 Then after dinner we were back outside to watch the guys play a corn-hole tournament.  I just love having all of my family here together and am trying to soak up every second of it.

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