Thursday, March 29, 2012

Quilts from Aunt Nancy

Ryan's Aunt Nancy is an incredible quilter. She made the kids these BEAUTIFUL wall quilts and sent them to us the other day. They are stunning. Thank you so much Nancy! This is something they will treasure forever!

Griffin (aka psycho eyes) and his alphabet quilt. If you can't tell from the photo, each letter is done with a fabric that represents the letter (G=golf, etc). SO COOL!

Ansley's is a growth chart with sheep and butterflies. It is so beautiful.
Thank you again Nancy, what a fabulous gift!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Today marks Ryan's 33rd birthday!! Happy Birthday! We love you!!

Daddy and the kids celebrated with donuts this morning

Sunday, March 25, 2012


We took advantage of the gorgeous weather and went to the zoo this morning. Ya'll know that we visit the zoo fairly often, but even today we had several firsts.....

For the first time, we packed a lunch and had a picnic AND remembered to bring bread to feed the ducks and fish

First time going stroller free!! Little Miss Thang walked the whole zoo. She did great, got a little tired at the end, but all in all, awesome!
Griffin got to play on the play structure. It was closed in the winter and before he had been to little. He enjoyed his first time climbing and crazy sliding.
First time we saw the jaguar eating....raw meat!!
First time we saw the mama snow leopard and her two babies

We also saw two rhinos get into a fight, like growling and charging each other. It was pretty awesome!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Two Year Well Check

Ansley had her two year old well check today. She is just perfect and below are her stats....

Weight: 30 lbs (85th percentile)
Height: 34 1/2 inches (70th percentile)

She had to get one shot which she was not too happy about. But her sucker made everything all better! :)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Watch Out.......

The Beals Babes are on the loose!!

Griffin trying a 3-point turn
"Hang on Sis"

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ryan's New Ride

Ryan got an early birthday present this evening!! A new car, a Nissan Altima. It has been time for him to upgrade for a while. The Torrent was raking up the miles and wear and tear. It is super sporty, yet practical for someone who drives all the time. It is silver with black interior.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lorraine's Birthday Pictures

My friend Lorraine took some great pictures of the kids at Ansley's party. They are below...
Love Love this picture

My sweet boy

Monday, March 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Ansley!

Today our baby girl turns two! It is hard to believe just two short years ago we welcomed her into our world. We love you Ansley, Happy Birthday!!

Is this necessary mom???
Seriously....get out of my face with that thing

Ansley came down stairs to check out her birthday presents. Nana, Papa Jim, Nanny and Pa went in together to get her a RED MUSTANG!!! Please note that my first car was a red mustang too!

Check out this face! Priceless!
Taking GG for a spin
I made her some banana bread for breakfast (one of her favs) and Griffin and I sang to her
Silly Boy
Our two year old

A little drive in action watching Tangled

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ansley's Birthday Party- Part 1

We celebrated Ansley's birthday on Saturday at Red Light Green Light. It was SO much fun. This was our first time having a party outside of our home and I have to say, it was nice. Ya'll know me....the party it was difficult for me not to have to do anything. But it sure was awesome to have someone else run the show and clean up!!

Little Ansley had the best time and so did everyone else. I put the photos in two posts, so make sure to look in both.

The invitation

I did make the goodie bags. They included these homemade ladybug pretzels....A bug catcher (found at target $1 bins, I added the ribbon), ladybug windup up toy and a ladybug Easter egg with M&M's inside

I think it turned out pretty cute
The party room was decorated with red and black and had a banner image on the wall.

Isabel, Gabby and Ben
Trying to get a picture with my birthday girl

Griffin and Cash doing a little cooking

Sweet Brody
The party included a little lady bug craft.