Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Birthday to Kennedy!!

Happy Birthday to You... Kennedy turned the big 0-1 Sunday, March 23rd. Since of course this was Easter we celebrated her birthday on Saturday with friends and family. We certainly had a house full of people, but we had a great time. I went with a cupcake theme this year and it seemed to be a big hit. I even made a game for the older kids, "Pin-the-candle on the Cupcake". I think it was a winner.

The Giant Cupcake and little cupcakes.
The Favors (Peppermint Patties)
Pin the Candle on the Cupcake Game
the Birthday girl
Having a taste of Sugar for the first time

Easter is coming...

Between all the party planning and swimming lessons, we had to make sure to dye Easter eggs this year. So on Thursday (3/20), I promised Colin that we would make Easter eggs. He was so excited. His favorite color was blue, and you could certainly tell from his hands.

The Setup...

Colin looking for the best egg to use...

Daddy gets into the action as well...

Look it's blue...Picking the right Transformer Sticker to use...
The perfect egg!

Our little Fish

Well the Happy Hollister's have become the Busy Hollister's. We started Colin in swimming at the local community center. We go every Tuesday and Thursday through the month of March. This is his first time back in the pool since we took him when he was around 9 months old. He certainly loves the water and has a lot of fun. The class is a beginning class that gets the kids use to water. The next class after this is to teach him to actually swim independently without anyone. Normally it takes kids a few turns in that class before they pass.

Here is Colin walking into the pool on his first day. More pictures to come when I bring the Nikon.