What have we been up to?

We've had a fun & busy past few weeks. Jake is loving coach pitch baseball. His team is the Giants this year. When I asked him what he wanted his number to be on his shirt he said, "What's Gpa D.'s favorite number?". We called my Dad & he said, "63. That's of course the year of my corvette!" (his baby--he's had it since college--sold is once then bought it back!). That's all it took. Jake wanted a big "63" on his back in honor of gpa. Pretty cute. He's the only lefty on his team. Everyone was confused at first because he kept batting right, then left, then right again! BJ's having fun with this. :)
Home run Jake!

Allison is loving her "Princess Ballet" class. She of all of my girls loves to dance SO much. We caved, or rather, I signed her up and BJ had to give in! She is so focused and tries so hard to do all the moves. Her favorite part is putting on ballet shoes & leaping.

But the most exciting event that we just celebrated is Allie's 4th birthday! She has been counting down the days! We always have the tradition of opening presents on the morning of their birthday and so at 6:45am she came running down the hall saying, "Mommy, it's my birthday. Can I open my presents?" No reminding this year. She is fully aware! Anything with little ponies, horses, barbies & pink were her favorites!

New tu-tu immediately tried out.

Gma H sent this new black, white & hot pink polka-dot dress which Allie twirled & twirled in (gma knows she loves to twirl). Here she is with her favorite toys of the morning all organized & ready to play pretend.

After the other kids got off to school, in a big rush, we had a little party with her best buddies. Decorating pink cupcakes & painting wooden wands were the highlight...

and of course getting in dress ups & jumping on the tramp! So easy to please!

K Gma, this pic is for you. Miss Hollywood was ready to go out on the town today!

That night we had a 2nd round of cupcakes with our family along with one of Allie's favorite dinners, hot dogs (we already had Orange Chicken this week)!
I can't believe how fast 4 years has gone by. Allie is such a joy. She brightens up our day & makes us all giggle. She is such a little sweetheart, so easy going & full of imagination & love of life & everyone around her. Her favorite things to do are storytime, playing pretend with petshops, ponies & barbies, twirling, jumping & big hugs & kisses ( especially steeling kisses from her Dad). We are so grateful to have her. She is so excited to be a big sister & almost everyday asks me when the baby is going to pop out so she can play with him. We love you Allison!


Rachel said...

What a cutie Allie is! Happy birthday princess!!

Looks like life is busy. Your family is beautiful and hope you are enjoying your 2nd trimester.

♥ ya!

Amy said...

Oh we just love Allie so much! We always say things in our "Allie" voice, "Aaron is awake!", "Tickle, Tickle!" and often use the term "Be Allie-like" when we are trying to be Christlike. She's just such a HAPPY girl and a blessing in our lives! We miss her and miss her parents!

Jess and Tim Newcomb said...

Aww, that is so adorable. She is a sweetheart. I miss the Kids! Wish we lived closer! Looks like you guys have lots of fun stuff going on!

Natalie Duerden said...

I love the pictures and the update! Jake looks like quite the baseball player. That is so cute that he wanted to know dad's favorite number. Ali looks so cute! I can't believe she is 4 already. She is such a little sweetie. Her birthday party sounded like a big success - way to go mom! I'm so glad you post updates and pictures so we can hear about and see what is going on. I miss you and your little family so much!

Michelle said...

Hello! It was so fun catching up with your sweet family! Congrats on the baby boy! Your girls are darling and I can't believe how big Jake is! We unfortunately have no plans to go back to CA at the moment. Gotta love student life! :) Dave finishes his residency in 14 months and then hopefully we can make the treck back. Can't wait to see pictures of your sweet little boy!

Mary said...

Congrats on the upcoming arrival of your baby boy! You guys look so beautiful, happy, and busy! It's the fun kind of busy though isn't it?! You guys are great! Been fun catching a glimpse of life in the Hunter household.