Today is Brandy's Birthday! So, we had her celebrations on Sunday at JoJo's (of course!).
We had a great dinner -- prepared by the best -- with Italian Wedding Cake and Apple Pie for dessert (and pink ice cream for Josie - aka Cherry Vanilla) -- Time to light the candles so we can DIG in!!
*Josie and Edwin put the candles on the cake!
*Mommy and Wes blowing out the candles.
Then its was time for Josie -- ahem, I mean Brandy to open her gifts. (for those of you who dont know, Josie begins opening your presents for you. So, some of Brandy's were already 'unwrapped' by the time she got to them.)
*Yes Brandy, We are all excited! Its a ovenmitt like Rachel Ray!
Brandy got lots of goodies from ovenmitts, to a new purse, to lots of clothes, gift cards and even a Lemon Tree! Christmas? Nah, just a birthday! OR Birphday as Bob Bob calls them.
After all the presents, it was family fun time! Which these days mainly focuses on the kiddos... SO, here are few snap shots.
*Notice Wes and his pink jacket -- yes, TRUE men are secure with their manhood when they wear PINK!
For those of you who dont know why we say - "mhmm." after "Happy Birthday JoJo" -- its because a couple years ago I called JoJo on her Birthday to wish her a Happy Birthday. However, usually when you call someone they say, "Hello" -- Not JoJo -- She said, "Happy Birthday to JoJo, mhmm." -- which throws you for a loop, What do you say to someone who already has said your line? Laugh. SO now, we just make fun of her and add, "mhmm." after JoJo.
What a lady she is.
SO - Monday was JoJo's Birthday (79 and looking younger ea. year!). The family (and a few friends) celebrated with - you guessed it - Dinner and presents!! Here are a few photos from the eventful evening!
Everyone was celebrating JoJo's birthday w. a beer or a glass of wine - even Josie -- Have no fear - it wasnt wine.
It was Sparkling Grape Juice (Josie's wine).
Wes was not center of attention - its not too often that he is. But, he was ready to party for JoJo's Birthday like everyone else!
Jean and Jeff down the street came to help us all celebrate JoJo's Birthday!
The nice yummy cake Bob Bob made!
Josie was asking Fred where his 'baby' was and pulling up his shirt -- she has been quite confused w. me being pregnant. She thinks everyone who has a 'belly' also has a 'baby' -- whoops. She will learn.
Josie helping JoJo blow out the candles -- Dave and I lit the candles and by the time I took the cake to JoJo and turned around to get the camera -- the show was over. Josie has become a master at blowing out candles (since everyone else's birthday is her chance to blow out candles).
And Wes is still learning. He almost has it! Maybe by his 2nd birthday in April he will be blowing like a champ!
*Please visit the Frick's blog for more photos of JoJo's Birthday. For some reason, I never got a shot of the Birthday girl and Brandy didnt get too many shots of her kids. The roles were reversed that night -- I focused on Josie and Wes - Brandy focused on the Birthday girl, JoJo.
The crib is in and it is now up! and the room is slowly looking like Houston's nursery!
Here are a few shots from the night we put up the crib!
and the finish product....
We dont have the mattress in yet, but got anxious to see what the bedding looked like! Hopefully soon we will have the mattress and the bedding all together! Until then, here are a few shots of what the bedding looks like...
Right now Daddy is painting the rest of the furniture... once he completes it, we will post the finish product!
This weekend was our 1 year anniversary! I cant believe its already flown by! Matt and I went on a 'anniversary/babymoon' trip this weekend to Asheville, NC. The mountains were beautiful and the leaves were beginning to change. They had some color but mostly still green -- they will be beautiful in the next couple weeks or so.
We went up Friday night and ate dinner at a lil' hole in the wall - Nona Mia - Italian Restaurant. It was great! The best food we probably had all weekend. Then Saturday we had a nice stroll around downtown and visited lots of shops -- there was an art festival going on -- so of course, we made our way around each vendor! And we loved the architecture!
Later that afternoon we had a two hour spa day! And got massages and a body wrap! It felt amazing! After be rejuvenated at Shoji Spa, we headed back to the hotel to get ready for dinner!
*Notice my pearl necklace? Matt gave me that for our one year! It matches the pearl bracelet his mom gave me for my wedding gift last year! What a sweetie =)
On our way to dinner the sky was the best color! It was orange and purple and blues.... it was so pretty!
We had dinner at Decade's - it was such a nice quiet restuarnt that play jazz music and had a black girl singing -- beautiful voice! It was a great end to the evening!
Sunday, we rode over to the Biltmore Village, walked around the shops and ate lunch! Then, headed home to have cake and stare at our bottle of Champage the Shumates gave us as our wedding gift. We attempted to open it -- then decided to wait till next year when we can actually drink the entire bottle! CHEERS TO A GREAT WEEKEND!