Bate Family

Friday, April 29, 2011

Jacob's 3rd Birthday

I was fortunate enough to win a gift certificate to Jumpin Jacks bounce house. Obviously, I used it for Jacob's birthday. I mean, I'm sure all my friends would have loved to celebrate my birthday at a children's bounce house and all, but I figure it was best suited for Jacob's. I decided at last minute to cancel the cake I ordered for Jacob, and attempt making my own. Following are a few pictures of his party and the cake. Enjoy!

It only makes sense in Jacob's head...

So as I'm tucking Jacob into bed tonight, he feels the need to point out that the sun is still out. In his mind, this means that he doesn't have to go to bed either. We have had many a talks about this. When summer comes the sun stays out all night, it doesn't go to bed, but he still has too. He refuses to accept this concept. Anyways, as he's pointing to the sun and giving me his three year old logic as to why I need to let him stay awake, I remind him that the sun doesn't go to bed. His response? "Oh...I GOT IT! The sun doesn't go poop anymore!" "Um...WHAT?" "Mom! If the if it doesn't get dark then the sun doesn't poop in the toilet." "Uh...goodnight child. I love you."

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Chloe's 1st Birthday

Okay, well its no secret I've been gone for two years now. I have lots of pictures and stories I could show, but I'm going to start with the most requested. Chloe's 1st Birthday! I didn't make as big a deal out of it as Jacob's. There were a few reasons behind that, one being I realized on my second child how little they truly remember. Due to that I decided to save the money till she does remember. After much thought I decided I would put the most work into the cake. (well actually I decided to do cupcakes) That will be the most memorable thing to a first birthday...right? Yeah, maybe with Jacob, but NOT Chloe. She HATED it! It was really sad. I spent several hours on her cupcakes all for what felt like a complete slap in the face. :) Regardless, I loved how they turned out. I got the idea from a friend and also borrowed some decorations from her! Okay, enough chat on to the pictures...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Crazy weekend with Kyle and Natalie

Mariners game
playing in the rocks at Olive Garden

Kellie Pickler and Taylor Swift with Natalie

In the Polar Bear cave at the zoo
The bear was real impressive...NOT

Mom, Lily, Tyler, Jacob and I

Jacob "posing" if he sees the camera he squints as hard as he can to prepare for the flash

sugar rush

Fun in the Sun