Wednesday, August 31, 2011

M's New Bike

M got a new bike for her birthday and she has learned to ride it in record time. She couldn't be any more excited....and we are all so proud of her too :)

When her daddy got home from work she was waiting in the driveway to show him that she could do it all by herself! He kept yelling our his window, "NO Way!" She rode down the drive and almost to the concrete slap where we park. You will just have to trust me, it is a loooong way down to there!

Way to Go, M!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

M's 5th Birthday Cake

M wanted a penguin party for her 5th birthday. Ever since she was a toddler she has loved penguins.  I guess it was due time that she had a penguin party! It turned out really cute!

Scot did a great job helping with the cake. I baked the cake and made the frosting and Scot did the decorating. He has such a steady hand which really helps with all the details of cake decorating! (Besides, I think he enjoys it!) None the less, I think it turned out adorable!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sunflower Patch

We visited a little sunflower patch while at the park today. The kids thought it was SO cool! The sunflowers were just beautiful....although I am partial to the one in the first is the MOST beautiful one of all!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday, M!

 Our beautiful little M....You are the sweetest, kindest, most loving little girl I know! You say I love you a million times a day... and I hope you never stop saying it either! You bring so much joy and happiness to our family. I cannot imagine our life without you! Happy Birthday to my sweet baby girl!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Old Maid

M, my 4 year old, LOVES to play games. She has really been into Crazy 8, Rummy and now Old Maid. She constantly has a deck in hand asking everyone if they want to play!

Today, as I was about to begin a game of Old Maid with M, she warned me to "Be prepared, Mom, I am a professional."

Monday, August 15, 2011

7th grader

My baby girl started 7th grade today! She is growing up so fast.

We are looking forward to another fantastic year!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Two by Two

M lost not one, but TWO first teeth!

She is the only one of our four kids who lost a first tooth this early! She is a few weeks shy of being 5, but it still seems SO early to be loosing her first tooth.

Well, just to make it even more memorable, she lost BOTH bottom teeth at the same time. This makes her the only of our children that lost 2 teeth the first loosing any teeth. She does it and she does it well!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Our 3rd and 4th graders

S is starting 4th  grade this year! I cannot even believe it to be!

 B is our 3rd grader. Doesn't he look so big?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

M starts K5

It is a BIG day in our house today!

My BABY is starting K5! I have been dealing with a lot of emotions regarding this day arriving. It has been hard! I will save that for another post. Today, I am focusing on the excitement and joy that is shared with this BIG girl...her FIRST day of Kindergarten!

M at her big desk! She absolutely could not wait to get started!

She LOVES school and especially being like the big kids! She did a fantastic job too!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Salt Water

A little funny to remember from our Pensacola trip.

While at the beach, Scot was holding M in the "deep part" of the gulf. They got smacked by a big wave and it got in her eyes. She was rubbing her little eyes and asked her daddy, "Why do they put salt in here?"

Friday, August 5, 2011

S's Fish

One of the many things that S loves to do at the beach is to try catch the little fish that typically swim next to the shoreline. While doing her typical shore activity, a much larger fish swam right next to her. She used her net and quickly caught it!

Can you believe how big this guy was? It was so cool for her to be able to catch something so BIG right at the shore with her little net!