Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dance Pictures!!

I totally missed "Picture Day" at dance this year!! Boo!! It was an ugly evening (pouring rain) and they changed the photographer- so I am kind of glad I ended up messing up and missing the whole thing!! Instead... I took Francie to Samford with her costumes and took some really great pictures!! I think they turned out way better than the ones done in the studio- I saw some of the other girls' and they were more along the lines of school picture type!! Well, this year for recital Francie has three different costumes- ballet, tap, and jazz!! For ballet this year she is "China Doll", for tap she is "Tiger Lil", and jazz she is "Italiano"!! She is really the most adorable thing!! She looks so sweet in her costumes!! See for yourself...

China Doll

Tiger Lil


Friday, May 27, 2011

School's Out for the Summer!!

Well... school is finally out!! Thank you Jesus!!! I totally bombed the blog in the month of May!! The end of school always makes me CRAZY!! There are about 14,000 things to do in like two weeks!! Of course then what do I do?! Nothing- I think I get too overwhelmed to even know where or how to begin!! But we made it!! I am so proud of my Will, who made A/B Honor Roll!! Third grade was so great!! Will and I will both miss Mrs. Barber!! She was truly an answered prayer! God is so good!!

I am so proud of my Francie girl too!! I can't believe she will be in K5!! Wow!! She will be in Mrs. Vigneulle's class and we are both looking forward to that!! She is a wonderful teacher and a very dear friend!! We both love her very much! I know she will miss Mrs. Moore though!!

So what have we been doing this very first week of summer, you ask?! Well when I was uploading pictures of the week I noticed the main thing we've been doing is having fun and snacking A LOT!! We've slept late, hung out in our pj's some, gone out to dinner, to the movies, and to the park!! A great start to a great summer!!

Pink Champagne Cupcake from YOLO!! (my new favorite place)

Shopping with Will and Francie!!

Homewood Park for some play time!!

Dreamland for dinner!!

OMG!! Caramel and Sea Salt Cupcake from Dreamcakes!! (my other new favorite place)

Snow Biz!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!! (part 2)

What is a Mother?

A Mother has so many things to do, from washing, ironing, cleaning to tying a shoe. She scrubs, she mends, she cooks and sews, she bathes the children and washes their clothes. When they forget to was their faces clean, and their clothes are the muddiest you've ever seen, Who repairs the clothes and scrubs them like new? Of course, that is what a Mother will do.

Who becomes the doctor or the nurse when they are ill, applying a bandage or giving them a pill ? Who becomes a teacher when a child has homework? She must never her duty shirk.
Who becomes a detective to find a toy or a book? For missing things she must look and look?
Who becomes a listener to every heartache, to every accomplishment that a child makes? Who scolds their children when they are naughty, or reminds them of God when they are haughty? Who tends her family with love and patience, too? Of course that is what a Mother will do.

My family made the day so special!! I woke to open gifts- so sweet, some made at school and some bought!! Exactly what I wanted!! My Will and Francie are the best gifts I have ever gotten in my life!! They make every day amazing!!! I love them more than I ever thought was possible!! I am so thankful to be their mother!!

After church we had a wonderful lunch with Birki!! We had the best time visiting and catching up with each other!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!! (part 1)

My mom...

*is so fun!!
*has a light that shines so bright in her!!
*is so giving!!
*can make desserts like no one's business!!
*is pretty amazing!!

This Mother's Day was WONDERFUL!! My sister and I took mom out to dinner and a movie on the Saturday before!! We went to Petrucelli's -it was delicious!! We just laughed and talked and talked and laughed!! Then we had some time to kill before the show so we went to Lifeway Bookstore- Mom bought me a book for Mother's Day and I bought her one and she bought Page a cd for Mother's Day and Page bought her one!! We laughed a lot more!! It was so fun!! After that we went to get snacks at Walgreens to sneak into the theater and I found the BEST snack -too bad I didn't get a picture- but I LOVE Twizzlers and they had super long Twizzlers, like 2 feet!! We finally made it to the show - of course we went to see Water for Elephants!! I don't think Mom and Page were to impressed, but I thought it was great!! We ended up laughing our butts off after the movie some more!!! Really, I think this was one of the best Mother's Days EVER!! Thanks Mom and Page for such a special night!!