Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Last Day of School

The boys' last day of school is such a fun day!  There is never any complaining when the alarm goes off that morning, no dragging the kiddos out of bed, no sleepy eyes being rubbed at the breakfast table.  Somehow, everyone manages to pop right out of bed; and they actually look forward to going to school!

At the beginning of every single school day, our wonderful principal greeted each child with a hug - rain or shine.  This day was bittersweet because Mrs. M was retiring, so this is the last hug they would get from her as their principal.

As Mrs. M made her way back to the office after drop-off that last morning, all students and teachers lined the hallway to applaud this very special lady.  It was definitely a teary moment to hear over 400 students clapping and cheering for their principal.  We sure are going to miss her!

It is a short day, filled mostly with an awards ceremony.  While the boys enjoy walking up to receive any awards they may have earned that last quarter, the real highlight of the day is when the dismissal bell rings for the last time.  The tradition at their school is to have your car decorated, so the parking lot is filled with car windows covered in writing, balloons flying high and streamers waving through he air.  And then, the car horns start up.  Once the kids get to the cars, the car horns start blaring! This goes on until the last car has left the parking lot, waving to the teachers and staff that line the lot.  It's music to our ears.

And with this school year all wrapped up...goodbye school, HELLO POOL!!!


Friday, May 15, 2015

Teacher Gifts

It's that crazy time of the year when we are wrapping up activities and school.  I like to try to give teachers and coaches just a little something to let them know we appreciate all that they have done for us and our kiddos.  This year I gave Allie's preschool teachers a little "happy" that they can use at the pool and beach.  It's a monogrammed acrylic tumbler filled with individual Crystal Light lemonade and tea packets.

monogrammed acrylic tumbler

Monogrammed acrylic tumbler

teacher gift

monogrammed acrylic tumbler

It's hard to believe summer is right around the corner!


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Tiny Dancer - Dance Recital

Allie's dance recital took place the day after her birthday party.  This little girl had a busy weekend!  She has loved taking dance again this year and was so excited to be on stage.  She has a wonderful dance teacher, whom we just adore.

Her ballet costume was so very sweet!  It was covered in glitter and sequins, which meant our house and car appeared to be covered in Pixie Dust.

A quick pic with Mom and Dad before getting ready to leave.

 First up was her ballet dance - I Love Somebody.  She and her besties F and A all looked so sweet.

Sweet, sweet girl.  I am so glad she is such a girly girl!

The 3 girlies in action.

Here's the video to her dance.  Thanks to big bro Kyle for being the videographer!

Next up was their tap number - Deep in the Heart of Texas.

Video of her in action. 

Our sweet little ballerina.

She had quite a crowd there to see her!

Now that we're done with dance until September, I don't know what we'll do with our Monday evenings!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Mother's Day

We had a wonderful Mother's Day!  After our whirlwind weekend of a birthday party, dance recital and ballgames, it was nice to slow down a bit to enjoy some time together.  We went to Mass and then enjoyed brunch with both of our moms and the rest of the family.

These 3 cuties make me the luckiest girl in the world. I am incredibly blessed to be called their Mom.  I thank God each and every day that he chose me look after them for him and entrusted me with their care.  It's not always easy, but I wouldn't change a thing.

With Granny

With Grandma

 My mom and my sisters

My family

Ty and his Mom

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day, too!  Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Little Mermaid Party

It's hard to believe that our baby girl is 5 years old!  Our little princess decided she wanted a Little Mermaid party.  I love fact that she is still into princesses and will happily give her a princess party every chance I get.  I know our window of opportunity for these types of parties is small, and soon she'll be wanting to move on to other things.  We'll savor these moments while we can!

Our invitation was sweet and simple.

The fabulous cake was from Rachel Make My Cake.  Not only was it beautiful, but it was delicious too!  I will definitely use her again and would highly recommend her!

Rachel Make My Cake

Rachel Make My Cake

Our Little Mermaid.

It was fun to finally get to use our new screened porch for a birthday party!

I love that we were able to fit the whole crew of princesses and pirates around our farm table.

Allie didn't know that she was having a special guest at her party! She was thrilled when Ariel came by to say hello and sing a few songs for the birthday girl!  Thank you Enchanted Princess Events for getting Ariel to our party!

Enchanted Princess Events

Enchanted Princess Events

Enchanted Princess EventsEnchanted Princess Events

Enchanted Princess Events

Enchanted Princess Events

Rachel Make My Cake

Rachel Make My Cake

Happy 5th Birthday, sweet girl!  We love you!

Thanks for stopping by!