Saturday, May 28, 2011

For Collin

This week you had a very big day!
You graduated from pre-school.


You have been practicing and preparing for this day for weeks.
And you were ready!
You brought me your part and asked if we could practice it ... and by the end of the evening you knew it. I remember you telling me you practiced that night in your bed.
I laughed when you told me a few days before "Teacher says there is only one rule, NO picking your nose!"


You were so sweet as you sat in your seat, sang your songs, and spoke your part in the microphone.
I was so proud of you.
I couldn't help but smile as you helped keep the rowdy boys next to you quiet,
or as you sang the loudest in the group.


You are so special buddy and I am so pleased with what you have accomplished.
My heart almost burst with happiness as I saw photos of you playing with friends
and loving your school experience.
I know this year wasn't always easy for you.
But you were brave and overcame your fears. And through it all you grew ... and we grew too.



Your teachers made you a book and a graduation hat.
You were so proud and wore your hat almost the entire day.
Of course Mom forgot her camera ... but you agreed to let me take some pictures at home!


I am so proud of you Collin.
I am excited for you to start Kindergarten next year. You will love it!
I love you.
Mommy

summer

it's coming. despite all the rain.
summer is on its way,
and we have watermelon to prove it
... such a refreshing summer treat!

ruby {LOVES} it and asks for it at every meal!
baby likes it too! {grin}

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Family Movie Night

movie
a picnic dinner
popcorn
blankets +
time together

{LOVE} nights like this one!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Crafty Kid


This boy LOVES crafts!
He would do them all day, everyday if I would let him.
He goes online all by himself and picks out what project he wants to do
and we do it ... well most of the time.
Sometimes I have to break it to him that we don't have the right materials
but
most of the time
we can make it work!
This is him sporting his silly hat ... pretty fun and cute!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Little Artists

I have been busy getting a new and improved {PINK} room ready for Sophie and Ruby. As soon as the new bunk beds come little Miss Ruby will move in with Sophie. {the baby will be taking her room} The room is looking good. I have been having fun decorating it ... and spending too much money in the process. I thought it would be fun to have Sophie create a piece of art for her own room. I bought a canvas and paints ... painted it solid yellow and let her at it. She had a great time with it and I think it turned out super fun. I can't wait to hang it up!









LOVE this shot!


And because Ruby didn't want to miss out on the fun ... we pulled out the watercolors for her. She LOVED them. I think she painted for a solid hour.










Sunday, May 1, 2011

Black and White

We had a late Easter/early Mother's Day/Birthday celebration with Logan's family last weekend. The kids were all dressed matchy matchy in their black and white and looking so cute. Who could resist the picture opportunity?

So much fun was had dressing up and eating fancy food! Top that off with running around with cousins and the day was perfect!