Saturday, September 29, 2012

Carson's 3!

Two weeks ago we had a birthday party for Carson's third birthday. The kid has been talking about his birthday since February so I knew we had to throw him a little party. He is obsessed with garbage trucks but lately fire trucks have started to fill the void of the beloved garbage truck. 

I had orginally wanted a fire truck jump house but by the time I called to make the reservation it was already booked.  Epic fail!  So we had a monster truck jumper with flames on the side instead.  Carson could have cared less anyways. 

Maddox with his brother, the birthday boy.

I really wanted to make Carson's cake and I found a great tutorial on how to do it.  It would have turned out a million times better if it wasn't 100+ degrees outside that day.  I had the cake sitting on the counter for 10 minutes after I had finished it only to turn around and see that the front of the truck had slid right off.  Luckly I was able to fix it and it wasn't that big of a deal.  Carson loved the cake and I'm so glad it turned out okay.  Thankfully it is pretty easy to impress a 3 year old.   


Maddox is obsessed with eating paper.  We call him puppy because he will crawl around with it in his mouth like a little puppy.  Of couse he found a little piece and one of Carsons presents too.

Carson jumping around with his little buddies. 

I really can't believe he is three already.  I still see my little baby when I look at him and love that he is turning into the sweetest little boy I could ask for.  He says the cuteset things and makes me laugh everyday.  I was so delighted while watching the joy in his face on his birthday.  I'm so happy everyone came and got all fired up with us! 

let's try this again

I have decided to start a whole new blog since it has been 13 months since my last post on Our House of Giggles.  The thought of trying to catch up on the last 13 months seemed overwhelming and I decided starting a fresh new blog would be the best plan.  So much has happened to us that I had no idea where to even begin.  Our second son was born on January 11, 2012 and we were very busy adjusting to juggling two little ones when BOOM, my world came crashing down.  On April 23, 2012 I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma.  I have been too busy kicking cancer's ass, taking care of my young family and just trying to enjoy life that I have not written about the events that have happened.  I cringe that I have hardly recorded anything for over a year (I did manage to write down when Maddox started crawling and got his first tooth...phew).  But I have learned that life is short and sweet and that enjoying the simple thing is what it's really all about.  
So even though I feel guilty for abandoning Our House of Giggles I know there are far better thing ahead than we leave behind.