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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Preston is 3 Years Old!

This has been a super fun week of celebration for our big boy. It is hard to believe that Preston is 3 years old! He is getting so big so fast! We had a super fun birthday party for him Saturday that had a circus theme. We had Miki the monkey come and entertain the kids and also had fun games for everyone to play for carnival prizes as well as yummy, sweet circus food! It was a great celebration with a lot of our family and friends here. Preston was excited to wake up that day with his cousins and Nana visiting and a surprise Train table from mom and dad! He loved every bit of the fun filled day!

On his actual birthday (which was Tuesday August 27th), Stephen and I took the day off to spend with our big boy. We took him to the zoo, which is one of his all time favorite places! We all had a great time! After a short nap, some food and a little birthday wish and cupcake, we took Preston to see Planes in 3D. It was a wonderful day! We are so incredibly blessed to get to spend this time with our special birthday boy! He is the light of our lives and we want nothing more than to celebrate the big boy he is becoming! We love you Preston and can't wait to see you continue to grow and learn over this next year!

 Nana, our popcorn lady!
 Miki the Monkey
 Prego mom playing photographer

 Miki loved Daddy!

 Sweet cousins with Miki
 The Mota Family celebrating Preston!
 So glad Nana was here to celebrate with us!
 Wish BIG!!
 Lovin on Nana
 Surprise train set for his birthday
 They played ALL day!
 The kiddos loved the Duck Pond game

Preston loves his Mimi and Papa

 Fun times with the fam
 Its Circus time!
 A great day for the zoo
 Preston loves his daddy!

 My sweet boy!
 Taking down the gator!
 Our big 3 year old!

 Waving to the monkeys

 Happy birthday big boy!
 Planes in 3D to close out a special day!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Fun Visit with Pops

Last weekend we had a fun visit from Pops (my dad). He came in on Friday and we had the afternoon to hang out and go to Razoos for some apps and then spent some time playing with Preston. Preston enjoyed reading with Pops, showing him all of his toys, sword fighting with him and then getting a super fun car roller coaster birthday present! So cool! Later we went and had a good dinner at Zen Sushi. Saturday morning we started early. We headed over to Legoland for some fun! We fought the tax free crowds for the mall and got to enjoy our time there. After a quick lunch in the Food Court we headed to SeaLife Aquarium for some more entertainment for the day. Preston was exhausted and passed out within a few minutes after getting in the car. Saturday afternoon we took dad by our new place and saw that they started framing. =) It was fun getting to show him our new place. That night we took dad out for his birthday! We went to Rafains (a Brazilian steakhouse). We all stuffed ourselves and ended with a big birthday wish! It was a great weekend together. Hope to see him again soon!

Reading with Pops
New toy for my birthday from Pops!

Father-Daughter Time
4D Movie Action
Time for the races
A little Aquarium fun

Happy Birthday Pops!
Birthday hugs!