Monday, July 26, 2010


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Meredith's 3rd Birthday

The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse came to the Rowdy Rowleys on Saturday to help us celebrate Meredith's 3rd Birthday.

We got Meredith a bounce house as our gift and I think it is going to be a good investment. All she wants to do is bounce, so of course it way too hot to for us to really enjoy it right now. Luckily it is very easy to set-up and take down which will allow us to use it whenever.
Meredith enjoying her gift before the guests arrived. (Her FABULOUS shirt was made by my friend Melissa and you can check out what all she can do here.)

Unfortunately we did not get a family picture during the event but I wanted to show you how cute Tinsley was in here MMC onsie.

Despite the heat, the kids went back and forth several times to play in the bounce house. By the end of the party some of them looked like they had been playing in the sprinkler.

After play time, Meredith got some help from her best buddy opening her gifts. Lots of MMC stuff, which she loved and some princess things too.

After presents we went to her cake. My wonderful mother-in-law made this cake for Meredith. This totally wasn't what I expected. We sent her the MMC figurines we bought, printed her some pictures of Mickey's clubhouse from the Internet, and told her to write on it "Hotdog, Meredith is 3". I was thinking we would have a big sheet cake with the clubhouse drawn on it and the figurines placed on the cake. This was what we got...

SO much better than anything I could have imagined. And Meredith loved it. (You can see the back of her fabulous shirt here).
After getting up early, playing hard in the heat, and no nap, this is what happened at about 5pm...
CRASH! She slid off the couch like this and fell asleep. Much fun was had by all!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Meredith

My sweet baby (yes she is still my baby, just like her sister) turns 3 today. Where has the time gone? I swear last week she just started walking and talking. Now she runs full speed and will talk to you all day long.

3 years ago today I was anxiously awaiting her arrival, dodging all those in my house that could eat breakfast (no food after midnight for a c-section). In my mind she was a boy, that was my hunch from the beginning and all the clues from some of my pregnancy issues said boy as well. But alas, when doctor told Bill to tell me what she was I was shocked and overjoyed. She has been bucking the system ever since and I don't expect that to change anytime soon.
She has turned in to quite the little helper and a wonderful big sister. I am very excited about this birthday because she understands what it is and can't wait to eat cake and sing. Today we are having her pictures made and will do things she likes.

Happy Birthday to my first born.

*Pictures are from Meredith helping me make brownies last night. She couldn't wait to lick the bowl.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Our little crawler & eater

Here a two videos of Tinsley doing her new favorite things...crawling and eating.