Tuesday, July 23, 2013

iPhone May Days

Since I take my iPhone everywhere with me (and I never have my "real" phone), I have photos throughout the month of memorable moments. Here are a few...
A sneek peek at the future rock star, perhaps??

Silly Girl at the park

Snuggling in mama's bed with the iPad

The Perot with Jama & Lila! (The best group photo we could get--ha!)

Pretend camping

Water table fun

Will & Lila's first car date--Caroline chaperoned. :)

All of her favorites: the rocking chair, baby doll, passy, blanket, and the grocery cart

"So big!!!!"

Last Day of Mother's Day Out 2013

I love looking at pictures from the first day of school, and the last day of school. It amazes me how much they change before my eyes and I hardly see it. It's easy to miss them growing up in the day-to-day. When you compare 9 months later, you really see them change and it reminds me to enjoy each day. These years will go by fast (even though sometimes it doesn't feel like it), and I will yearn for these days when they were so little...

Memorial Day

On to Memorial Day!!

We started a new tradition this year! Typically, we don't do much for Memorial Day, except maybe grill out with friends. This year, we were invited to join one of my best friends and her extended family for dinner and fireworks! Hooray for fireworks! This was the first time that Will & Caroline had experienced fireworks, up close and personal. We've seen them from a distance, but not close up. I wasn't sure how they would do, but they both loved it! Will was so excited, he kept telling everyone in our group (all 15 of us!) over and over, "the fireworks are coming! They will be loud. They will be green, and red, and blue, and purple". To say he was excited was an understatement. And when the big moment arrived, they both did great! For days, all we heard was, "fireworks coming tonight?"--he was ready for an encore!

Walking to the fireworks!

Me & Alathea

Curly Qs

Eating some fruit to pass the time

She was excited!

Still not a fan of the photos


Worn. Out.

Mother's Day

So, back to happenings in May....

Let's start with Mother's Day! Matt always does a great job with making me feel loved and honored on Mother's Day. We have both decided that for Mothers/Fathers Day, we really want the kids to do the gifts/activities (when they are old enough, of course). We use our birthdays and anniversary to honor each other. So this year, Will helped Matt make a wonderful dinner for my gift--along with some precious keepsakes Will and Caroline made at school. The only thing I ask for, is that we take a few minutes to take pictures of me with the babies. It seems like I'm always the one taking the pictures instead of being in them! Looking back, they always turn out to be some of my favorite pictures of the year. :)

Will & Matt making dinner

The girls enjoyed playing outside while the boys cooked!

Excited about bubbles!!

Wrestling with Daddy after dinner

My Mother's Day Hydrangeas!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

A little behind...

So I guess it's safe to say, that since I haven't blogged since May, I'm a little behind. Or a lot behind. There has been plenty going on around here--summer time activities, road trips, play dates, and even some potty training. For the sake of my blog book, I'm going to try my best to hit the highlights. So humor me by going back to the month of May...

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