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Monday, April 18, 2011

Chasing Daylight

We're constantly chasing daylight in our household .... I bet most of you are too! We love the time change and are SO happy that we have a few more hours of daylight to enjoy when we arrive home from a long day of work and school. Here is glimpse of what chasing daylight at the Cain house looked like this evening ... it all started with David watering the azaleas and ended with a bit of bliss on a Monday evening ...

About to have some fun ....

Delight indeed

Catching the water

Bliss

Excitement

Loving the mist ...

Do it again Daddy ... Do it again ...

Paradise

Chasing daylight ...

Joy

The perfect way to end a Monday ...

"This is the day the LORD has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it."
-PSALMS 118:24

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Turning Two at the Zoo!

Catherine Ellis had her 2 year old birthday party at The Birmingham Zoo last Saturday - what a fabulous time she had! We had friends and family join us for the special occasion and even though it was the hottest day of the year yet - 92 degrees - every one had a blast! Thank you to all of our friends and family that joined us - it wouldn't have been the same without you! Warning: long post!

Catherine Ellis's Second Birthday Party Invitation

Cooling off with some ice from Meme

Attempting to move the pinwheel while waiting on our friends to arrive

Preparing to see the animals - I insisted Baby William sit up front with me!

Not so sure about the gerbil

What's that lady? A ferret - one of Daddy's favorites and Mommy's least favorite:)

Warming up to the lizard (or whatever he is)

The only animal we petted

A bit overwhelmed by the candles .... not sure what do to

Daddy jumps in to assist with the blowing of the candles

Starting to blow them out!

Zoo birthday cake

Yummy cake!


Leading the group to the choo-choo train

Ringing the bell for the choo-choo with Aunt B

Hugging our sweet friend Audrey

Riding the choo-choo with Mommy

The conductor and the fam (of course CE isn't looking!)

Headed to the carousel with sweet classmate Hadassa

Riding the carousal with Daddy

So much fun!

A quick pic before heading to the splash pad (pictures were very hard to capture because of all the fun things to see at the Zoo and friends to play with!)

First splash pad experience ....

Squealing with delight!

A great way to end a really hot birthday celebration!

Heading out with Hadassa and their purses - loves the purse!

Happiest two-year-old ever! What a wonderful day!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday!

Catherine Ellis is two today!! Where does the time go? We've got a big day with with a birthday party at the zoo this afternoon - so more later - but just wanted to say Happy Happy Birthday to our precious first-born! Mommy and Daddy can't believe it's been two years since your arrival into this world. What a joy you are - there is nothing in this world better than having a child (even when the going gets tough!). We love you Cat Cat!

A little look back at Catherine Ellis on April 9, 2010 - turning one:

April 9, 2010 - One year old

And this morning - watching videos with Mama and Dada:

April 9, 2011 - Two years old

What a difference a year makes! She's literally grown into a toddler right before our very eyes! Stay tuned for more from our fun-filled day!

“We prayed for this child and the Lord has granted us what we asked of Him.” – I Samuel 1:27

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Rockin' Out


Here is a little glimpse of what we do often in the Cain household - Rock! Enjoy!


video

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Delightful

What a gorgeous weekend! This past week was yucky weather wise and Catherine Ellis had the stomach virus AGAIN ...... I swear that virus is like a magnet to her - or so it seems lately. We're all better now and got better just in time to enjoy the weekend! She was out of school two days and with the busy weeks David and I both have he spent the first day out and then my mother saved the day and came to stay with her on Friday .... thank you Meme! They had a delightful time together - we couldn't have done it without you Mama. As one of my friends said earlier this week "Thank goodness for Mamas!" - ain't that the truth!

Now on to the delightfulness of the weekend! Saturday was work in the yard day for Daddy and Catherine Ellis - what a delightful time she had (I don't know that David would call yard work delightful, but the weather was!)! Here are some shots of the two of them 'working':

Watching Daddy cut the grass is still a favorite ... now I just boss him while he's doing it!

In between supervising Daddy, I take care of my babies ... I'm going to be a great big sister!

A little manual labor ....

Delighted about working hard with Daddy ....

Giving the yard a little TLC

Later that afternoon we headed to see Madeline play soccer - she's 3-years-old and this is her first season .... it's really a practice and coaching session, but still fun! We met some dear friends of mine from Auburn at the game ... it was so good to see everyone and for our kiddos to play together. Thanks for inviting us Madeline!

Watching all the action

Deciding to get in on the action ...

Looks like we might have a future soccer player! Uncle Double is thrilled ...

Hugging Madeline after a great 'game'

Madeline, Lilly and Catherine Ellis - CE is learning the ropes from these seasoned ladies!

How cute are they?

Lilly patiently waiting on CE to throw the ball ... please notice we are still holding 'the baby'

Finally! A toss to Lilly while holding the baby ... talent!

We ended the outing with a visit to Brusters for ice cream - yummy! And a surprise visit from Aunt Coco and her Mom! Like I mentioned, it was a delightful day. Coco brought Catherine Ellis her birthday gift a little early .... it's a huge hit! Thank you Coco and Meme Lynn for stopping by to see us .... we love you both!!

Meme Lynn showing CE all of her grandchildren (and sweet Coco babysitting Sallie)

Opening the fabulous gift from Coco

CE's new pink monkey back pack from Coco! She LOVES it! Thank you Coco!

A wonderful weekend full of great weather, wonderful memories, fabulous friends and good times! Just what we needed to end a crazy week and prepare us for a mighty crazy busy week this coming week. Just what the doctor ordered!