Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Butterfly's Birthday...

Today we got to celebrate a sweet little friend's 3rd birthday...Zoey Grace. The party theme: Butterflies..... and I must say Zoey was the most precious and adorable butterfly I've ever seen....adorning wings she has most certainly earned over the last three years! I wish I had better pictures to show off her little outfit, mine don't do it justice, but I am sure her mommy does over on her blog. Zoey is....just....sooo....cute!!


As I was driving out to meet up with them....I was thinking about how amazing this blogworld is in that because of it I was able to meet Heather probably a year and a half ago through our blogs. Not sure how I found her blog initially....a click here, a hop over there, and before I knew it I had found Heather and Zoey and I was hooked and Little Wonders became one of the first blogs I began following. I love that Reid and Zoey are just 2 months apart, it adds to the kindredness I feel for the Needham family...in that 3 years ago all of our lives changed in amazing ways, placed on a similar course, and thankfully our lives intersected and I have so enjoyed being connected! I have secret dreams of Reid and Zoey going to the prom together one day! ;) ...afterall he was one of the the first boys to come a calling, see here.

Today was a lot of fun for many reasons....one being able to meet Heather's older daughters....I am sure it feels weird to them to have people "know" them without really "knowing them" but if you've read even a few of Heather's blog posts you would fall in love with them as well...such beautiful, strong, and caring women. It was fun to see them and to exchange hugs. And guess who else I got to meet...baby Charlotte! She is just perfectly scrumptious! ...and then the boys. There have been times when I've wanted to reach my hands through the computer and connect them with Luke because they are all at such similar ages I could just picture them all getting along so well. And....I think Luke's red face is indication enough of how much fun he had. When we got to the party the boys were outside playing a game and before I knew it Luke said, "Bye Mom...I'm going to go play" I guess he didn't need introductions (you gotta love childhood) and I didn't see him again until cake time and then back out to play with a, "Mom, give me 20 more minutes!" each time he saw me come out to try and rally him to head home.


Today was also fun for the added bonus and added blessing of meeting up with other blogging moms I have loved following, Denise and Ella Grace, and Lacey and Jax and meeting her husband and boys (Lacey I think my Luke and your Carter could pass for brothers if not twins!). We also got to meet Gwendolyn's beautiful family, though they left before any of us thought to get everyone together for a picture....but it was a pleasure to meet them!

....I have to make a little confession for my youngest especially since there is evidence in the picture above, Reid got a little naughty at the party and when Denise and I tried to get a picture of him and Ella together he started with a charming little smile and then proceeded to reach over and grab Ella....gulp...on the face....gulp....really hard...resulting in scratches and blood, sigh. (Denise, I feel just terrible!) Poor Ella!

Maybe it was all this frosting licking that stirred up the naughties?!? Apparently "Reid style" of eating cupcakes is without hand use....and licking all frosting first, all while never letting go of the tight grip he had on the buttered roll!

What?? You calling me naughty???


Zoey....Luke and Reid think you threw a pretty fun party!! Thanks for the invite!

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10 comments:

Junior said...

Looks like a great party, so neat to get to see a few of our blogger buddies together in the pics.

Kelly said...

What a great post Cheri!! It truly is amazing the connections we are making through these blogs! It's so nice that you were able to meet(in person) some of our fellow bloggers! I too, am hoping to meet up with Stephanie and Em over at Daily Smiles this April. We have come to realize that we live probably 20-30 minutes away from one another! Blessings are all around us! It looks like you all had a fabulous time! Loved the pics! BTW, maybe Reid was practicing with his little love taps.....naughtiness...nah! He is such a cutie:)

heidi marie said...

looks like such an amazing time!!

The Sanchez Family said...

Oh my gosh!!! So good to see you all there together!! LOVE it!!!

Denise said...

Don't worry...Ella (and her mom) completely forgive Reid. Wait until you see the pictures though....she looks so pathetic. It was so wonderful to meet you and spend time with you. I hope we can do it again under less hectic circumstances. Reid is an absolute cutie and I definitely want to see more of him.

Kele@ said...

Oh such a wonderful day it must of been!!! It all looks so perfect!! Can't wait to go check out Zoey's blog for more!
P.S. You ROCK!! I am soooo loving E-mealz and have already turned on several friends, my sister and my mom!!! THANKS honey!

Emily said...

I found you on Denise's blog! Your family is darling! Oh... and no worries. My little Justin is a face grabber too!

Heather said...

I was in recovery mode yesterday so didn't see this!

Well,I will tell you,like I told Denise,having you guys there was,well,incredible.you guys walked in the door and I thought,look,my old friend Cheri is here.and the boys ... oh my gosh.So darling.Luke so handsome and fun, and the boys loved playing with him as much as he did them.So happy the weather held off so they could all run crazy outside.Love the pictures you got.I have none so I'll be stealing these and making a marathon post! them.And Mr.Reid... what can I say?Love that little guy.If one person came up to me,ten people came up to me,wondering who the cutie boy was and if they could steal him!

We love you Foreman family.Let's definitely not go so long between visit's next time.Thank you for making the drive and getting lost and hanging till the end and mostly,thank you for loving us.that is what has meant the most.Keeping connected.Sending prayers and words of support.For loving my other children and keeping up with their live.The only thing missing was Toby... next time though.We'll drag him in the mix next time and then things will be perfect!

Talk to you soon!

Lacey said...

I agree, Carter and Luke could be twins, and I noticed a baseball picture on the side. Carter is an amazing baseball player! He plays catcher, and all the coaches want him.

Victoria Strong said...

It was so, so nice to meet you and your darling Reid. I wish we had been able to talk more. Next time :)