Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Summer is on it's way!

It's official--G is now a 3rd grader!

K and her best preschool "bud" 

It was certainly a little crazy around here last week---both kids had end of school festivities all week long and then we had the Memorial holiday to top it off.  I definitely needed that 3 day break!  Actually, it wasn't much of a break but that's for another post.

So now that they've been out for a couple of days I can see "the need" for some scheduling of additional activities.  Too much down-time and they are picking at each other.  I actually thought because there was a five year age difference that they wouldn't fight with each other---you all can go ahead and laugh out loud here.

Got a lot going on this week with trying to setup G's schooling for next year--that's another long post--but we're going to finish up some extracurricular activities this week and then my concentration is going to be on getting them setup for some summer programs :-)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Groundhog Day--in May???

It's Groundhog Day in May.  K and I have recently started having "repeat" conversations.  One of the many is about a little boy in her Toddlin' Time class.

K:  Where's Campbell?
Me:  He's at home with his Grammy.
K:  At home with his Grammy?
Me:  Yes.
K:  She hurt her arm?
Me:  Yes.
K:  She have a pink band-aid?
Me:  Maybe.

We generally have that conversation once a day and on class day, it's several times.  Her other new thing is to point out the traffic lights.

K:  Green "Go"
Me:  Yes
K:  Red "Stop"
Me:  Yes
K:  Yellow "Slooooooowwww Down"
Me:  Yes
K: What's purple
Me:  There aren't any purple traffic lights

And this conversation continues until we've exhausted all the possible colors of the rainbow.  As exhausting as it is sometimes, I know that this is just a stage and will pass all too quickly.  Of course with G, she passed from Groundhog Day straight into non-stop talking, and that was five years ago :-)

I'm feeling pretty accomplished this week as I've managed to get the Mother's Day pics off of the camera and onto the blog, and it's still May.

The reason I get up in the morning.......

Cutest little goat herder you've ever seen!

Baby K and R

Love these cheeseballs!

My gift from my sweet girls.  Not the best pic but each charm has a name engraved on it--absolutely love this because it is so unique from other "mother's jewelry".  You can check it out at www.suzannemyers.com

Monday, May 21, 2012

Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug

Look who found her sister's cup.....
chug, chug, chug, chug......

Water always tastes better from someone else's cup!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother's Day--how can I possibly capture all the emotions of this holiday? Of course, there's my immediate family that I love to pieces--my mom, my aunt, my mother-in-law. These women are here for me when I need them and do so much for the girls on a day-to-day basis. Thank you to all of you for being such wonderful and inspiring women!

Now this is the complicated part. How to say thank you to the three women who have blessed my life with the birth of three beautiful girls that I call my own? One of them I've never met but I can picture her in my mind with beautiful black hair, dark brown almond shaped eyes, and long thin legs. The second lives on the other side of the world on a tiny island in the middle of the big, blue ocean and though I send her notes and pictures, I never get a response. The third lives in Arkansas, not really that far away, but far enough that it makes it hard to get together. With her I do have the opportunity to talk and text and know what's going on in her life and she with mine. I am so grateful for that connection! So if any of you are reading this, thank you for making me a mom! You inspire me with your selflessness and your ability to love beyond yourself. Happy Mother's Day to all of you!

This is what it is all about-

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Kailee's Birthday Party

You ever get the feeling like it's one non-stop birthday party around here? Between March and April, it seems all we do is eat cake, open presents and plan birthdays. Of course, G and K love it like that and I'll admit it is one of the "fun" moments in parenting. For K's 3rd birthday we had a Sesame Street theme and held the party at her favorite play place----Toddlin' Time. She loves her some Miss Caroline! It was definitely bittersweet since her time at Toddlin' Time is coming to an end. Once preschool starts in the fall she will have officially "aged-out" of her favorite "meet with her peeps" place. Our party theme was complete with Elmo and Oscar veggie trays--thank you very much Pinterest!
And here's the birthday girl.....
She is such a daredevil! Here she is with some of her preschool friends:
Grammy and Baby K
Jones Family pic---somebody please remind me not to sit on that foam mountain anymore--could barely get up and it definitely wasn't pretty to see!
and here we are just before the paper shredding began....lips still stained red for the Elmo cupcakes
Just a few more weeks and it will be time to gear-up for Baby K's first birthday party! Bring on the cake!