Friday, August 22, 2008

Corporal Healey

Dan & Brian being cheesy together

Brian's youngest sibling Daniel (who resides here in Oceanside with his wife, Christine) will be shipping out for a 7 month deployment in Iraq this weekend. While we will miss him, we are really proud to support him while he is protecting our country. We love you Dan and we will miss you!!

Slumber Party

Ashlyn with her Uncle Dan. Thanks for my princess presents!!!
Designing her pillowcase.
Gabe is trying to talk Christine into opening one of Ashlyn's new toys.
Per Ashlyn's request, I made a cake with
girls in sleeping bags. I'm no gourmet cake decorater,
but she loved it! Each of the girls were represented.

Well we celebrated Ashlyn's 7th birthday last weekend and it was a lot of fun! She insisted on having a Slumber Party but at her age, not a lot of kids are quite doing sleepovers yet. So we went with the theme of a Slumber Party without actually having everyone sleep over. Uncle Dan & Aunt Christine joined us for the festivities too!

We invited 3 girls and first went bowling. Then we headed home where Ashlyn opened her gifts and then decorated pillow cases with fabric markers and paints. Next up was a pizza dinner and of course cake and ice cream. The girls then polished each other nails (I love that they are old enough to do this on their own!) and then gave each other makeovers with Ashlyn's makeup kit. They all had a great time and one of Ashlyn's friends spent the night.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


As I was tucking Gabe into bed tonight, he asked for some cars to drive in bed. This is a pretty normal thing for him, as he is obsessed with cars! I gave him a couple and then he told me he wanted his "new" cars. Not knowing where they were, I told him maybe next time. He asked for them again and I told him I didn't know where they were and maybe if he was lucky, I would be able to find them soon and he could have them as soon as I did. His quick reply was "I'm lucky! I'm lucky!"

My kid is 7!?

Hard to believe that Ashlyn is now 7 years old. I don't feel like it's been 7 years already. But it has and we are very proud of the beautiful girl she is becoming. She's so smart and full of imagination. It's amazing how quickly she learns and becomes a pro at the things she enjoys doing. Her party won't be until this coming Saturday but I wanted to put up a quick blog and tell her how much her Daddy, Gabe and I love her!!

Happy Birthday Ashlyn!!!!