Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Our little dancer......

We have had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend!  On Saturday, Caden had a soccer game and then we all headed to the lake. This was the first time we have taken the twins on the boat.  They absolutely loved it.  But, can you believe I forgot my camera.  They didn't want to come home.  So, I guess we'll be at the lake a lot this summer.

Then on Sunday, it was Ella's big day.  She had her recital.  I was so worried she wouldn't go on stage.  It was time to take her back there and she began to cry for me to stay.  I knew that wouldn't be a good idea, so I slipped off.  After getting back to my seat, I told Mike I didn't think she would go out there.  But to our surprise, THERE SHE WAS!  She did a fantastic job. I thought to myself, this is going too smooth. Boy, was I right!  When it was time for her group to go off stage, I guess Ella had something different in mind.  She decided she wanted to stay out there and then preceded to walk down the stairs to the audience.  I sure wanted to crawl under my seat, but I had to remind myself, she's only two!  Anyways, it turned out really good~ and she wants to take dance classes again!

Here is a few pictures from our day at the Capitol Arts~

Little Miss Priss in her yellow costume!  She sure is cute, though!
Carter wanted to get on stage with Ella, but he gave up and went to sleep on Daddy's shoulder.
Ms. Heather giving Ella her purple trophy....
If you'll look in the back, she decided she was going to lay down and stare at me backstage.
It's me and my lil man....Carter.  Everyone says he looks just like Caden.
Traci and Erin were trying to make sure Ella was the prettiest up there.....girls have to have their lipstick.
I guess she was happy the recital was over.....Ella in her pretty little yellow dress!
Emily and Beth came to watch......thanks Emily for taking all the pics.
Ella received flowers from her nana and her "re".  I guess she deserved them...lol
My mom, me, and Ella after the recital.........
I can't believe we didn't get a family pic of the five of us.  It's always so rushed to get there and get back.  Most importantly, I want to thank all of our past/present soldiers and their families for their service to our country.  Thank you, Anthony!  I know we don't tell you enough.  We love you!

Please pray for my mom!  She's in Arkansas for testing!  We're hoping for good news and that she's still in complete remission.  Check out her site...  www.caringbridge.org/visit/lanayoung
and leave her some love.

Also, say a prayer for my father in law, James.  He has his surgery on Thursday.  I'll keep you all updated soon!

lots of love,

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Good times with funny little ones......

There is always something going on around our house.  If only I had more time to blog, I could fully entertain you all each day.  But, since I don't you'll just get little glimpses of the good times at the Whittle house.  I'm amazed at how busy our lives have become since we started dance with Ella  and soccer and t-ball with Caden.  School is about out and we are sooooo looking forward to some time with no schedules and a little more sleep will be nice as well.

Here are a few pics we took at the ballpark the other night.   I also threw in some of Carter helping me clean Caden's vomit up.  I know, vomit, it's gross.  Mike and I were hurriedly trying to get the mess cleaned up and I wasn't paying any attention to Carter.  He had put Ella's pink rubber boots on and grabbed the mop.  Mike and I have never laughed so hard.  He knew he didn't want to get dirty, but couldn't find his own boots, so he grabbed Ella's.  Too cute.
My good friend, Lindsey, came to the game last night so she took most of these pics for me.  She does a great job at taking pics, making bows, you name it, she can do it.  So glad she's my friend!
Little Miss Ella at the ballpark.  Her favorite part of the game is playing in the sand!
Carter in Ella's pink boots......he was only trying to help clean up the mess!
How cute is he in those pink boots?
Caden warming up for his big game!
Catching a ball!!!!!
On first, getting ready to run the bases!  Listening to his coach!
He may not be the best, but I bet he's one of the fastest!
Watch him run!  Watch fast.....he'll be gone!
This was the first night he got to stand in the pitcher's circle.  He was excited!
Dad got to help coach third base this game.  He's trying to get Caden to home plate! 
Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend.  I know our weekend is jammed packed.  Caden has soccer game on Saturday, Ella's dance recital on Sunday, and Caden soccer again on Monday.  Our lives are busy, but I wouldn't trade my life for anything.  I love it.  Be looking for pics from Ella's recital, keep your fingers crossed she goes out there and performs.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

So lucky......

I can't tell you all how lucky I am to be the mother of three really wonderful kiddos, and the daughter to the best mother in the entire world.  On Mother's Day last year, my mom was in Little Rock, Arkansas fighting for her life after completing her second stem cell transplant.  I was here wishing we could all be together.  Well, this year my wish came true.  I had my wonderful husband, three great kids, and my awesome mom all together to celebrate this special day.  After mom was diagnosed with cancer back in 2005, Mother's Days are even more special.  
These beautiful flowers were brought to me at school and hand delivered by two of my special men, Caden and Mike.  Aren't they just beautiful?  I loved them!  The card Mike wrote brought tears to my eyes.  Mommy with her three kiddos......I wanted a picture of all of us after church, but the twins decided to take a nap, so I changed clothes!

It's so hard to get a picture of the three of them and have them look the same way!
Mommy and Carter.....This is the only one that everyone says looks like me!  I guess it's the brown eyes.
Mommy and Ella.....the one everyone says looks just like daddy...it must be the big, beautiful blue eyes.  Daddy has the same awesome eyes!   The little girl I've always dreamed of.
Mommy and Caden.  He's a mixture of the both of us.  He's our miracle.  Caden came along at just the right time.  We thought we would never be able to have kids.   

My mom and Caden!  You talk about one tough lady......she's the toughest I know.  I believe that my mom is the best around.  She's heading back to Arkansas for a check-up at the end of May.  Please pray for good news!

Caden and grandmother......you all already know how sweet she is!

I also got potted flowers from each one of my kiddos.  They potted the flowers themselves!  So sweet!  We went to church, headed out to lunch at Montana Grill, and then went to spend some time with Grandmother.  It was a perfect day!  I realize just how lucky I truly am.  I hope that each of you had an awesome day as well.   OH.....I almost forgot the best part of the day.  Ella stood up at church, in front of everyone, and said "I love my mommy!"  It was so clear and brought tears to my eyes.  That's the best present a mommy could get!

I'm trying to get better on updating more often.  Hang in here with me, I'm learning.

Have a good Thursday!

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Sweetest Lady in the World

On April 29th, we celebrated my sweet grandmother's 88th birthday at Mariah's.  If you have never met this incredible lady then you're missing out.  She is one of the sweetest, most christian ladies you will ever meet in your life.  I've feel lucky to be able to call her my grandmother.  We had a fantastic night and enjoyed spending family time together.  Of course, we love to eat!
Grandmother opening her presents!
My three kiddos.....never can I get them all to look.
Grandmother blowing out her candles!
Caden and Carter trying to help her!  So sweet!
Caden cheesing for me!
Me and my hubby.....after kids we don't get to many pics alone
Cousin Adam lovin' on Caden
My mom and me~
Grandmother and two of her daugthers
Erin took this pic of the three of us......Traci had put lipstick all over Ella

Caden, Ella, and me with the best grandmother in the world.
Grandmother's beautiful cake from Riley's...anyone notice the 
big smear in the front of it.  Ella just had to try the icing.

Tomorrow's Caden's first t-ball game.  I'll be posting some pics on that soon!  It should be really funny watching 10 four years olds playing in the dirt!  

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