School’s Out!

Well, we’ve been out for a few weeks now, but I’m just getting around to writing about it.  This past year the kids went to a 2-day-a-week mothers day out program.  It has been the best thing for them…the structure, the socializing with other kids, the learning – like sponges!, the teachers – we just LOVED them!  It was such a great year and we are already looking forward to the next Winking smile

So, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t tear up looking at these pictures.  Wow! what a difference a year makes!  They're not babies anymore. sigh.


IMG_1000Rocco - 1st and last day of MDO – my rock star!


IMG_0984Jagger – 1st and last day of MDO – one cool dude!


IMG_1004Sloan – 1st and last day of MDO – looking SO grown up!


IMG_0996Madden – 1st and last day of MDO – love this little peanut!

IMG_0788My little loves

IMG_10094 almost-ready-for-college kids Winking smile

SO excited for our summer together!

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A tree to grow with

Can I tell you just how nice it is to have grass and plants in the flowerbeds?!  All those months with dirt and dust being tracked in constantly..ugh! Nick (along with me and my mom, but mostly Nick) has been working real hard these last few weeks to fix up our yard. We are not quite finished but the end is in sight! 

We also planted two Live Oak trees in our front yard near the road.  Since this is our forever home and we will be here…umm…forever, I thought it would be neat to take a picture each year of the kids in front of one of the trees.  

I shot these pictures last night right before dark…

IMG_0979Baby Live Oak and Rocco, Sloan, Madden, & Jagger, age 3

IMG_0982“One day guys, your tree will be as high as the sky!!”

I don’t know if they were more excited about the tree or the Yoohoo…but I can make a guess Winking smile

On one hand, I can’t wait for our tree to get big, tall and beautiful, but on the other, I know that would mean our kids will do the same.  Slow and steady, little tree…slow and steady.

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