All Rowelled Up

All Rowelled Up
All Rowelled Up

Monday, July 3, 2017


Happy 3rd of July to everyone!  No, I'm not a day early on celebrating America, I'm right on time to celebrate Evelyn's birthday.  FiVe YeArS oLd!!!! I keep looking at her while I write this and can't even believe that she is 5 and that she belongs to us.  We truly have been blessed with one amazing girl.  I know I say it all the time but sometimes she just leaves me speechless with her humor and wit and sweetness and calmness and just every little thing about her.  My sister tells me all the time that she is her favorite ever.  My family absolutely adores her and I am blessed that they have so much love for her and Oliver that they will make mid-week visits sometimes just to see them because they can't wait for the next weekend.  And I love the relationships she is building with them.  I love the little quirks and characteristics she is picking up from each one of us.

I kept asking her to smile and she would not break from this face.

Let's all flashback to last year when I completely missed her whole birthday party because I was suffering from a migraine and ended up in the ER.  Not fun and I have been battling them for the past year. Hoping to get some resolution soon.  This year made up for it!  She had a blast at her party and everything turned out perfect.

I was concerned about the weather since we rented a blow up waterslide.  The weather man kept calling for rain early in the week and I kept praying it away.  It worked.  I couldn't have paid for better weather.  Just nice enough not to sweat like crazy but warm enough that the kids weren't just shivering in the water.  Well, maybe they shivered a little towards the end of the night.

Found a couple of trolls in the house.

Best celebrity encounter I've ever had. She was nice enough to stop for a selfie.

We didn't tell Evelyn we were getting it so she could be surprised and if the weather was bad I didn't want her to be disappointed.  As soon as she saw it she freaked out, immediately wanted to get her swimsuit on and get out there.  She told me while getting dressed that it was the best surprise present ever.  As soon as we got outside she only wanted to play in the bottom pool part and had nothing to do with the water slide.  Hmph.  Should've just bought a $20 blow up pool from Wal*Mart.  Oh well, she had a great time and that's all that matters.  

Evelyn pretty much had a weeklong birthday celebration and tonight on her actual birthday it's been very low key.  She thought she was getting another birthday party today because it was her birthday so I had to keep letting her down saying the party already happened and it was just our little family tonight hanging out at home.  We ate cookies and pretend they were the birthday cake.

Oliver had to get in on the action too!

We can't go far this time of year anyways because of the fireworks.  Our dog does not do well with them and she also had surgery on her back feet today so she is all wrapped up and supposed to remain calm.  So we will see how that goes.  Poor baby looks like she has 2 big casts on and is having trouble walking.  

We are pretty much staying home tomorrow and being lazy before we have to return to work, will play with the 1,000 new toys we have in the house and of course watch the hotdog eating contest where I'm hungry for a hotdog when it starts but not so much when it ends.

My girl.

My boy.

Happy and safe Fourth of July to everyone and Happy birthday to my three friends who share America's birthday.

And Happy Fifth birthday to my baby girl! You are one of a kind!


(This is now typing from Evelyn)


We thought these giant silk flowers from Hobby Lobby were pretty cool.  And if I don't get one soon I might lose it! :)


  1. Happy Birthday Evelyn! We had so much fun at your party!

    Emma & Avery

  2. Omigoodness! Hard to believe she is 5. Happy Birthday sweet Evelyn!!


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