Monday, July 25, 2011

Florida Friends Visit South Carolina

I have the most amazing group of girlfriends from my hometown.  There are six of us that all grew up together in Leesburg, Florida.  We like to call ourselves the BGs (Burg Girls - get it..."LeesBURG - BURG girls" - super creative, we know!)  Anyway, we all went our separate ways after high school and several of us still live out of state, but we are all still very close and I'm so thankful for each and every one of them. 
Four of us already have children - there are eight BG babies to be exact!  7 of those 8 were together in South Carolina for a weekend of summer fun!  Annie and Lauren made the seven hour drive with their 5 (Ava (5), Preston (4), Cole (3), Rhett (15 months) & Eli (10 months)) to visit us for a few days and we had a BLAST!

Next up for the BGs - a trip to Napa to celebrate Heather's 30th birthday in September!!!
The BGs (& baby Lily) October 2008
Me, Lauren, Kelly, Lindsay, Annie & Heather

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

1st Birthday Girl

Today is our sweet Charlotte's birthday.  I can't believe our precious baby is one year old today.  Where oh where has the time gone! 
We started the day with special birthday pancakes.  Charlotte was not a fan of her birthday hat, but she quickly calmed down thanks to some bananas and whipped cream.  Lily was more than happy to help her little sister open her presents.  After breakfast and presents we headed to the Little Gym for some tumbling fun!
After a quick stop home for her morning nap, we headed to Chick-fil-a to meet up with friends for lunch.  Everything was going great until I tried to put that silly hat back on the birthday girl.  Again, NOT A FAN!  Hopefully I'll remember that at the girls' party next weekend...
Charlotte and Lily are both napping now.  Tonight we'll be making Charlotte's favorite dinner - hamburgers, macaroni and cheese & green beans.  Oh, and we'll have some more cupcakes, of course!
You have brought so much joy to our family this past year.  Your sweet smile is infections and those big blue eyes simply melt my heart.  Your laid back personality has made it easy to keep up with Lily's demanding schedule :), and your constant persistence in getting into everything you're not supposed to makes me proud.  I love you so much and can't wait to see you grow into the beautiful person I know you already are.  Happy birthday, sweet baby!