Madisyn's Birthday

I think this is the year of celebrations :) Seems as though the kids' birthdays are getting a month long... and they're loving every minute of it! On Madisyn's actual birthday we went to Chuck E. Cheese with Papa and Nana Dykema. I found a picture of her riding the same ride on her 2nd and 5th birthdays! The middle is her 2nd birthday and the outside are from her 5th birthday.

And LD:

Us with the birthday girl!

The Monday following the big 5th birthday, she celebrated at school by bringing cupcakes with her favorite colors (green, purple & pink) and princess crowns, complete with princess liners... we have quite the girly girl!

That night we had some of her girlfriends over for ice cream and a princess get-together (accompanied by plenty of girly screams). It was actually really fun to see her in her element with several of her girlfriends!
(L to R: Jordan (back), Jada, Madisyn, Lauren & Lydia)

(L to R: Madisyn, Lydia, Jordan, Lauren & LD)

THEN... this weekend we had the birthday party! So, more pictures to come :)

(photograph by Tina Vink, link on picture as well as below)
We are a busy family of five! I enjoy time with my husband and kids, running, being outdoors, shopping for deals, and cuddling. My wonderful husband keeps busy playing with the kiddos, hunting, fishing, exercising and working on projects around the house. Madisyn is six, in 1st grade, loves being outdoors and isn't one bit afraid of bugs or worms! Landon is four, a spitting image of Daddy, and is the sweetest, naughtiest and funniest little boy, all in one! Tinley was born February 24, 2012 and has already blessed us beyond belief! Here's a glimpse into our crazy and wonderful lives... hope you enjoy!

Tiece of Cake

I've finally decided to make a blog (Tiece of cake) dedicated to cakes... as to not consume the family blog.

(photograph by Mindy Leigh Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Madisyn Grace

Madisyn Grace
"Baby" & "M" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Landon Adrian

Landon Adrian
"LD" & "Bubba" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)