Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Tori celebrated her third birthday was a Pinkalicious blowout. We had bounce houses and cotton candy machines, pinkalicious wands, and lots of pink food. It was a GREAT time. The kids had a blast, and I am pretty sure the adults enjoyed it as well.

Tori loves candy popcorn from Topsy's, so we had individual bags for all the guests.

Each kiddo left with their own package of pinkalicious crayons.

Pinkalicious jelly beans

Personalized Hershey's kisses

I wanted to get a shot of the back of Tori's shirt, but I couldn't keep her contained. It said "Torilicious" in rhinestones!

Tori in her "Torilicious" shirt, pettiskirt (that I searched high and low to obtain), Briar Claire hat, and Bon Bon Cupcake leggings...

Tori with her cupcake cake Gamma labored over. It was as delicious as it looks. An O'Dell Girls' party is NOT complete without a Gamma cake.

Blowing out the candles. We had been practicing at home for over a week!

Getting ready to enter the Disney Princess bounce house

Eating cotton candy that Pappi made for her

Emmalee with her pink cotton candy, decked out as Purplicious
A rare shot of her sitting still...


One wiped out birthday girl...

...and wiped out big sister
Her party was fabulous! We are so happy we could share it with so man of her family and close friends.

Having a pizza picnic on Sunday using the picnic table Tori got from Gamma and Pappi

Another pizza picnic shot

Tori falling asleep for the last time as a two-year-old.... :(
Happy third birthday our precious, perfect miracle. We love you so much!

Spring Soccer

Spring soccer has begun. I am coaching Emmalee's team again, along with a good friend and mother of one of Emmalee's BFF's. Our first game went amazingly well. Here are the few shots Duane got in before he had to sit the bench with the kiddos while I took the field. (The other coach had to leave to watch her other daughter play)

One of the opening plays

Emmalee in action

A shot of Emmalee and a few fans in the background...Thanks Pappi, Papa, Aunt Deana, and Lilleigh for being there to watch her play. Hopefully the entire season goes as well as the first game did...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter 2009

We had a fabulous Easter. The weather was perfect, we attended Easter services in Chillicothe for the first time, and spent the day with both our families. The girls enjoyed some time with their cousins and had lots of fun hunting eggs. Here are some pictures to document our weekend.

Tori decorating her eggs

Emmalee decorating eggs

Emmalee showing off her new rock star hat
Emmalee showing off her new Briar Claire hat

Tori in her Briar Claire hat

Tori with a new bib for her baby dolls

Our two beautiful girls before Easter services

Tori's pose
Emmalee's pose alone

Another shot of the two together at Gamma and Pappi's house

All six grand kids on the Powell side

Gamma, Pappi, Emmalee, and Tori

All six grand kids with Gamma and Pappi

Emmalee trying out her new skateboard

Tori hunting Easter eggs
Happy Easter!!!!

April Birthdays Begin

April is finally here, and with it comes about 12-15 birthdays we will be celebrating. First up was Miss Lainey's sixth birthday. She is a friend from church, and her mom (Holly) took care of Tori when Lilleigh was born. Tori was THRILLED to be invited to the party, as she misses out when sister has parties with her friends. They enjoyed skating and safe treats (which is a rarity for Emmalee), along with just having fun with friends.

Our little professional skater, Emmalee

Tori took really well to it also!
Happy 6th birthday Lainey! Thanks for including us!