Tuesday, August 23, 2011

And They're Off!........



Once again, it is that anticipated day of the year.......The first day of school! This year we have Nate going into 5th, Lo going into 4th, and Jakey starting Kinder. I think mom is more excited than these guys are.



My goofballs....






He may be smiling here, but I knew he was nervous.


OK, so after we got him all situated, I told him to have a good day, listen to the teacher, and that I'd be back later to pick him up. I left and waved outside the door........He waved back and smirked. I think he will be fine...fingers crossed! I lost it, (eyes started to water and my mouth quivered) for like 2 seconds, and then I pinched myself and told myself to stop! I think I will be fine too ;o)


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Saved by the Bell..........






Is it just me, or did this summer take too long?! Next Tuesday marks the first day of school, and I CANNOT WAIT!!!!! This year I will have 3 out of my 4 kids going. My Jakey will start Kinder....yay! I can't think of how wonderful it will be to have 6 hours with just one child........And she even takes a 2-3 hour nap. Pure bliss! I'm sure most of you mom's understand how I feel, right! I think the only downside to a new school year is homework and projects times three. Not my favorite, but I guess I'd take that over all of them home driving me bonkers all day.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Another Year.......

My baby has turned 3 today! She has been waiting for this day for a couple months now. Today, we will have cupcakes.


Only minutes old....


"Princess" Kady on her first birthday......

Excited 2 year old.........


My beautiful girl today.




Monday, August 15, 2011

Birthday Boy.....











This is Henry, the birthday boy! He's my best friends cutie patootie who just turned ONE!

We got to share in the celebration.....I even got to have fun making monkey cupcakes!





First experience with chocolate and lovin it!



We all L.O.V.E Henry!


Pool Time......











You can't have a summer without some fun in the pool. This was over at my parents house and the kids get excited when they know that Nana got the pool all ready for them. It would be great to have a pool of our own, but we move around too much.




Kady loves it!



Jake is testing the water....He's still a little uneasy with going right in unless he is held.



Nate & Lo learned pretty much on their own this summer without life vests.



Thursday, August 11, 2011

Take a Guess.......

Is it Kadance & Logan??

Try again.

Looking Back........

My little Kadybug two years ago. Next week she will turn 3, and she has been anticipating it! I went through a bunch of photos from her first birthday and can't believe how much she has grown. It's so amazing isn't it? Your with your child every day since their birth and watch them grow, but you don't see all the major changes until you go back and look at pictures.


These are a few of my fav! They were taken by my brother in law, Mike......"thanks again Mike!"




















Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Let Them Eat Cake....



We are coming up on Kady's 3rd birthday. Yes, THREE already! Geesh..I really don't know where the time goes. Anyway, I will be having a family party for her all decked out in pink. Pink is her color. She will tell and remind everyone and anyone that it's her "favorite color". I saw these two cakes and thought they were so beautiful and girly. Not sure which one I will do. I think the rose one, in pink of course, might be easier.




Bedroom Makeover.......

This is a picture from Pottery Barn magazine. When I get the magazine in the mailbox, it is a happy day! I drool every time I turn the pages. Oh, how I would love to furnish and decorate my entire house with their stuff! I absolutely fell in love with this duvet. It's so different, there's just something about it. I would turn to the page every day and just stare and dream. Then one day, thanks to the hubby, I bought it! Yippee!!!! Bedroom makeover time! I love new projects! The hubs and I made a headboard......First one we've had since we've been married. I have some stuff coming in the mail and I've been taking some existing decor pieces and spray painting them. It's starting to come together. I will post pictures when it's all done and put together.

(I just realized I didn't take any "before" pictures of my room....o-well. Just picture a maroon bed ensemble, with some touches of mediterranean.)





Clowns.......



Who do these clowns belong to???




A Weekend With Kady........

Our boys went on a trip with their grandparents for 11 days. Having just one child at home was such a nice break! The hubby and I decided to have a fun weekend with our girl. She got to pet goats and see other animals.

(I believe Jess is the "goat whisperer")






It took a while to get her to ride on one of the small rides there. As you can see on her face, she wasn't to thrilled with it until the ride ended. Then she asked to go on the merry go round........She loved it and rode on it twice! Thank goodness for daddy because if I was on that thing.......ugh....barforama!!!





The next day was beach day! She must be my girl because she just loves the sand and surf.




The highlight of her day was building a sand castle.


Overall, our little girl had a very fun filled weekend and so did we. These are the memories to keep before they are all grown up or when they are teenagers and realize it may not be "cool" to hang with mom and dad.

Our 4th....

Our 4th of July was very laid back and full of family, food, and fireworks!