Lindleys-Life as we know it.

Wade, Deanna, Ryan, Colby, Taylor and Mayley

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Starting Over

To say that it has been way too long since my last post would be a HUGE understatement. And while my OCD is telling me that I need to "catch up" on all that has been missed...The more sensible side of me knows that, that  is a daunting task, that will only cause me to become overwhelmed and fall off the blogging bandwagon before I even get back on. So here is to a fresh start and a new beginning:)

On January 2nd...we kicked off the new year with a celebration of Mayley's birthday. Mayley at age three is all girl. She will only wear dresses...and already has a strong opinion of what "goes together". She loves all things princess and has a very vivid imagination...I often hear her asking "her boys"..."who will be my prince charming?" She is quick witted and has us laughing often. Wade and I are still trying to decide if she is keeping us young or sending us to an early grave...but we love our little mayley girl.

I found it really amusing that at age 3 she already had some definite ideas about what was needed for a proper party. In my mind a simple dinner at home with our family and Grandma Lindley was all that was necessary. But at 3:00 (an hour and a half prior to having dinner)
 Mayley announced "It's time to get ready for the party!"
Me: "What do we need to do to get ready for the party?"
Mayley: "Well, first we need party decorations."
Now mind you...years ago I was more of a "whistle and bells" kind of girl...but it was lost on my boys... and time and practicality won out. I racked my brain for what I might possible have on hand that would pass for decorations. I went to my craft room and luckily had some pink and black crepe paper for streamers and I pled with Ryan to use his artistic skills and draw her a crown for our centerpiece. It was really sweet watching her boys scramble to put up decorations while I finished dinner. Luckily, Mayley was impressed with our efforts and had a great birthday.
Then on January 17th we were able to celebrate Colby's 11th birthday. I can't believe how quickly the years have passed. Colby is a great kid. His passions are soccer, his ipod, and reading. This year in school he has gotten excellent grades and  participated in newspaper and jump rope club. He is currently playing futsol and taking piano lessons (much to his chagrin). He is quick to play with mayley and is her favorite "prince charming". We love our Colby and are pleased with the young man he is growing into.

We celebrated Colby's birthday with dinner and fazookies (instead of the traditional birthday cake) at firehouse. Grandma Lindley was able to join us for a great meal and then back to our house for opening presents.


Trish said...

Welcome back! It was so great to see this post and the previous birthday post for Mayley, just to see how much she has grown up:) I still LOVE seeing you with a little girl:)

Jason & Claire said...

I was so happy when I saw the new picture at the top and even happier to see the post. I'm excited to see more updates of my sweet niece and 'her boys.';)