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Catching Up: Zoey’s Birthday Party, Part Two

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Like last year, we had Zoey’s birthday party this year at Greg’s dad and stepmom’s house on Little York Lake so people could swim if they were so inclined. You know, mermaid/under-the-sea party theme…it just sort of works better next to water. The only problem was that for about a week before the party, the weatherman had been predicting a 30 to 40 percent chance of rain in the afternoon—smack dab in the middle of Zoey’s party.

Needless to say, I was a nervous nelly about the weather for a good week or so. Sure, if it had rained, we could have had the party inside, but I knew Zoey was looking forward to swimming and I had told all of her cousins to bring their swimsuits And OMG IT BETTER NOT RAIN.

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Catching Up: Zoey’s Birthday Party, Part One

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Remember how I said in my last post that I have a lot of catching up to do to make up for the time I was sick during the first part of my pregnancy? Well, hopefully, this will post with be the start of that. Let’s talk preparations for Zoey’s third birthday party.

She had told me a couple of months before her birthday that she wanted to have a mermaid-themed birthday party. And at first, I really wasn’t planning on going all crazy with the decorations and stuff. I thought that I’d just browse online to see what kind of mermaid decorations were out there and maybe take a little look-see at pinterest.com. Nothing huge.

But somewhere along the way (I sort of blame it on pinterest.com), I kind of went a little crazy. I’ll admit it; I went loopy and decided that I was going to do all kinds of crafty craziness. Thankfully (sort of), I ran out of time for some of the ideas I had, but I was still able to make a rockin’ mermaid party.

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Grandpa Hoose’s Surprise Birthday Cookout

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Sooo, I’m a little late posting these pictures and all because we surprised Grandpa Hoose two weekends ago. Heh. But remember what I said in another recent post about recent craziness and not having time to blog and being behind and…okay, enough of the excuses.

So.

A couple of weekends ago, my daddy turned, um, twenty-nine-ish and to celebrate, almost the entire family was able to surprise him with a cookout. How did we do it? Pretty simple–my mom had arranged for the family to show up at a certain time with food. In the meantime, she had mentioned to my dad that it seemed like a good day for a hot dog roast, so he got their fire pit ready. He didn’t realize that he was getting it ready for his own party. Sneaky, sneaky, right?

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Happy Birthday To Us!

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Two years ago, I took a chance and started blogging. Two years ago, I started writing about our experiences as first-time parents to a beautiful baby girl and the chaos of living with two cats and two dogs. Two years went by really, really fast (read: stop growing up, Zoey Grace).

So, what did we do this past weekend, our birthday weekend? Greg and I took Zoey to family swim at the YWCA, we watched Zoey’s new favorite show, Wipeout, I crocheted a bit and we all took a nap–you know, a typical Saturday and Sunday. It was partly because I forgot this was our birthday weekend, but also because I think the best way to celebrate something like this is spending time with the awesome people who make up this blog and make me a better person.

I love you, Gregory James and Zoey Grace–my two favorite people in the whole world. Thank you for encouraging me and helping me to create memories and, therefore, stories for this here dog-and-pony-show blog.

And thanks to all of the readers, who have hung in there and supported us with comments, likes and follows. We hope you stick around and enjoy our adventures.

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Our Christmas and Birthday Celebration (In Pictures)

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So, this past Sunday, we (Greg, Zoey and I) headed to Greg’s dad and stepmom’s house to celebrate Christmas and also Greg’s birthday (he turned over twenty-five. Heh). When we got there, the Redskins were playing (Karen’s favorite team), dinner was cooking and there were hugs all around. Zoey took time to check out  Grammy and Grampy’s little silver Christmas tree and Grammy’s Santa Clause collection before rockin’ out her slinky with Grammy Karen on their stairs:

But the allure of the presents in the corner of the living room proved to be too much for her and just a few minutes after starting with the slinky, Zoey was checking out the packages and telling us she was ready to open them.

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The Crew in Review (Weeks of 8/18/12, 8/25/12 and 9/1/12)

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Wow, it’s been a while. the past couple of weeks have been really chaotic for us, which, unfortunately, meant less posts on here. But now we’re back–are you excited?!?! And we’ve got lots of stories and pictures to share from the last couple weeks. On top of that, the seasons are slowly changing; Autumn is definitely on its way. What does this mean for The Crew? A lot more adventures. So stay tuned.

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