Someone is almost 5 years old

Today we celebrated Ethan's upcoming 5th birthday with friends...angry bird style.  We had a tasty BBQ with red, white, and blue cake pops, and an angry bird bomb pinata.  Next Sunday he turns the big 5 and more fun will be had...can you really every celebrate your birthday too much?!?
Three of the cutest guys and best buddies!

 and of course the very cute Miss. Olivia.

Can't get enough of Spiderman the last couple of weeks.

Great gifts from his buddies...Angry birds, Lego's, and Spiderman...he couldn't be happier.


50% off trees...Jeff can't resist

Happy Fathers Day!!!  Yesterday we went out to Lowe's to get a couple new plants and garden starts to add to our garden...we came home with 3 trees at 50% off, 4 hydrangeas, garden starts of several veggies and I could go on and on.  We spent the remainder of the beautiful 80 degree summer day moving/replanting several plants and bushes throughout the front yard, planting the new trees, and clearing out all of the weeds, and today we are relaxing and enjoying our beautiful landscape and celebrating Dad's day.  In a former life Jeff was a landscaper and his knowledge of that has created us a beautiful yard, both front and back yards. 
 Always an entertaining trip driving home with trees in the car, but so worth it at 50% off.  I love my car!

A few weeks ago we had to buy a new mailbox so we placed it on the front port and have now moved the lilac bush that was underneath the kitchen window to the other side by the newly placed hydrangeas.  We then placed two new trees where the lilac bush and mail box were, transplanted several flowers and cleaned out, transplanted several flowers and planted another tree in front of the door.  (Click on the pictures for larger views).  I am excited for summer to now be arriving and all the flowers to begin blooming.  More pictures to come after all the colors arrive.


One week left...

Pre-k for Ethan has one week left to go before summer break.  Last week they had their Spring Fling concert, which was full of nursery rhymes in English, sigh language and Spanish and they did a great job! I have a video but can't get it to upload so I will keep trying.  Ms. Horne has been an excellent teacher for Ethan and we appreciate her very much.  This coming week they are letting each of the children in the class who have summer birthdays celebrate their birthday early with their classmates.  Ethan's school birthday party will be tomorrow so he is very excited to get to take "pupcakes," he has always called them pupcakes, to celebrate.  Then for the final day on Friday they are having a bubble festival, which should be great fun.  We are looking forward to having a great summer!

 Best Friends Forever having some sweet treats after their program.