Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Sissy!

We were so happy to spend the week-end with Chelsea (at her college) in celebration of her birthday! This is the first time I saw her dorm for this semester. It is actually a pretty good size. She has the same roommate(Kim) that she had for the Summer semester. Kim also has 2 little sisters that were adopted from China. What are the chances of that? Chelsea and Kim also have birthdays just a day or two apart! I put some dorm pictures below and you can see the girls decorated the room for their birthdays!


We took Chelsea and her boyfriend out to Appleb*s. I like how the 2 little heads (and Pup!) are peeking right above the table all the way at the end. : )


Give Ella some junk food and she will give you the best smiles. hee hee!

She is always goofing around and sticking something in front of her face when I have the camera out. Here she thought it would be a good idea to hang a spoon in front of her face when I was trying to get a picture.

I love this picture. Sophie takes her food and eating VERY seriously. We were serving cake here and I guess we were not going fast enough for her. lol!

Dorm pics.....(Chelsea's side to sleep)

See all the streamers....

Chelsea's side to study....we must have been boring Ryan as it looks like he is dosing off!

3 Princesses!

A rare guest appearance(photo) of my boy. Ryan does not go many places with us these days and he surely does not like me taking his picture. He let me snap one here, though.




I am sooooo happy that Spring has sprung!!!!!! God's reminder of all things new!



Robin said...

Happy birthday to your oldest baby :).

Glad you were all able to spend such a wonderful day together.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

What a GREAT Day..
Happy Birthday Chelsea..
Love the room..
Have a great week..

Sherri said...

I love how Chelsea decorated her side of the room!

It's sad, isn't it, that the whole family is so rarely together as the kids get older. I cherish every moment when that actually happens. We had it for a couple of days over Spring Break.

I love the pictures! Sophie is doing so much better at smiling for the camera. We're still working on Mia.

Tisha said...

It looks like a wonderful birthday celebration. What a beautiful family you have! Have a wonderful week enjoying Spring!


Retta said...

This brings back so many college dorm memories for me :) Looks like a fun day...happy birthday, Chelsea!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Looks like a wonderful birthday celebration!

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Happy Birthday to Chelsea and Kim! It looks time a fun time. Love the dorm photos. Ryan has gorgeous!

Loving the spring weather here in St. Louis too!


Jewels of My Heart said...

Happy Birthday Chelsea!
What a beautiful birthday girl. Looks like you all had a wonderful time.
Love all the pics of your beautiful family.

Kristin said...

Happy birthday to Chelsea! Looks like you all had a wonderful time even if the cake was served too slowly for Sophie. :-)

Jeff and Amy said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend and oh my what good looking kids!!! My son Nick is looking into a college in Iowa (8 hours away) and I am just so not ready for that. LOL

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

You have such a beautiful family! Happy birthday to your oldest!

Oh, and, that dorm room with it's cinderblock walls was bringing back some memories! LOL

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Happy Birthday Chelsea!!

Looks like you all had a great weekend......your three princesses are gorgeous!! Sophie's face is have to be fast with the cake, we have one like that too!!

Hope you have a wonderful week!


Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Chelsea! Sounds like a perfect weekend. I love all the pictures!


mommy24treasures said...

Happy Birthday wishes to Chelsea.
Love seeing you all in the pics:)
How funny about Sophie wanting her cake NOW.:)

Nancy Lee said...

OH MY! Sophie and Jake waiting for food! I'm sure I could snap the exact photo in an instant! Too cute!!! Can you imagine the two of them at a desert buffet? Their wedding menu: Cake, Ice cream, cake. And you look beautiful, How do you do it? Love ya sailor, Nancy

Colleen said...

Awwwww, what a special day for you celebrating your beautiful daughters big day and spending it with all your sweeties. Looks like a great day! We went to Applebees this week-end kids love going there.
Your family is so gorgeous! I know you must be one proud Mom!
I am still trying to get the hang of facebook.heehee I have 2 home on spring break so I don't have too much time to play around with it.
Have a great week!!!!

Tiffany said...

Happy Birthday to Chelsea!!!
BEAUTIFUL photos of a BEAUTIFUL family!!!!!!!!

How wonderful that you could all celebrate together!!!!!

Shawnstribe said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful girl!!!!!!!
Happy Birthday precious Chelsea : )
ps SW starting next month!!!!
He's moved the mountain : )

redmaryjanes said...

Happy Birthday Chelsea!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday! 19! So young still and to be off on her own. I love the princess dorm bed. (She is still your little girl) and my gosh you are such lookalikes. Gorgeous pics of gorgeous people!!!

PS Please plan to hold my hand when B goes off to college!!!

Anonymous said...

Your family is so beautiful! Thanks for dropping by today!

Ohilda said...


I've so missed visiting your blog, my friend. The pictures are beautiful. I love the one of Ella with the cake. And Sophie's look...oh yea, I am so there. :)

By the way, you and Chelsea are identical twins. Wow!

Love ya, girl.


Anonymous said...

Oh, Michelle! You are such a great Mom! You had the nicest Birthday Party for your Chelsea!!! The photos of all of you are so precious!!! Thanks for sharing Chelsea's 19th Year of Life with us! Love, Maria XO

Colleen said...

Happy Birthday to Chelsea!!! I love seeing the dorm pictures. Having four boys I have not seen a girls dorm the pink!
That picture of Sophie is adorable!!! I was cracking up!!

Steffie B. said...

Looks like a fun day....I must say that I'm not ready to go visit Em at the dorms yet.....I can't quite grasp that in 3 1/2 years she will be gone. Sophia will be beside herself.

Beautiful family pictures....and I'm gald Chelseas is doing well.

sara said...

Isn't it great to see how wonderful your oldest is doing at college?? And that she has a good roommate and boyfriend?? Her side of the room is sassy and stylish! Happy Birthday, Chelsea!

The Byrd's Nest said... and Chelsea could be twins! Just beautiful! Her dorm room looks so much bigger than Elisabeth's....looks like you all had a wonderful time!

The Byrd's Nest said... and Chelsea could be twins! Just beautiful! Her dorm room looks so much bigger than Elisabeth's....looks like you all had a wonderful time!

AZMom said...

Happy Birthday to Chelsea! Love all the pictures!!

Michelle said...

Hi Michelle,
I don't know how I missed this post! What great pictures of all of your family. Happy Belated Birthday to Chelsea! After my last post, I am SO thrilled to see that she hasn't outgrown pink!! ;)

And Sophie's pout would have made the perfect entry to last week's I Heart Faces contest. I get that way when my food is delayed, too. LOL

Across the Ocean Blue said...

Isn't it special to see where yur daughter lives away from you! I remember all the out to dinners we did at college visits with Bfriends and Gfriends. Fun days. Happy birthday to your sweetie!

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