Wednesday, August 31, 2011

First Day(s) of School

My babies are growing up! Not sure who told them they could do that. I don't think it was me!?!? Anyway- here they are, in their new clothes and shiny shoes... ready to concur the world. :)

and on some days... I am left with this little ham... Whatever will I do?! :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

More than the Leaves are Changing

End of summer? Really? Don't we have another month of summer? I mean, I know that school is starting and all... but that doesn't mean summer is REALLY over. I think I'll hold onto the heat and sunshine a little longer. 

Autumn might be coming, but more than the trees are changing around here. So many changes in our household. Change. Change. Change. So....much....change.... 

My sister lived with us, again, this summer. She left for school Sunday. She graduates college in about a year.

Adam goes to Kindergarten, this week.

Matthew starts pre-school, next week. 

Chloe has been going potty, on the BIG girl potty. Daddy even bought her panties. (Have you SEEN the cute little girl panties? I want Hello Kitty on my panties.) 

Daddy got a new car. A sports car. A fast. little. red. car. 

My niece started Kindergarten last week. 

My mom and dad are having surgeries this week. (YES! Both of them. sigh.)

And me? What's changing with me? Well... nothing right now. Not sure what's going to happen with Mommee. I guess I'm just going to keep taking care of my little family... trying to keep it all together. 

Want to see photos? I thought so! :) 

Here are the two Kindergarten Kiddies

Matty is a budding photographer. :) 

My boys are practicing their Senior Photos. I mean, why not? 

The Princess is perfecting her beauty. 

And I might miss the beach...just a little. 

And this is the car... the cute, little, sports car.... 
her name is Amber. (hope I'm not being replaced...)

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Ah! Adam just keeps doing bigger and better things... Now this....

And the tooth fairy EVEN brought him a DOLLAR! :) Kindergarten and losing teeth...what's next? Marriage?!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Dear Adam-

My dear and sweet Adam, I am writing you this letter, to reflect on your wonderful and amazing life (thus far) and to wish you the best in your future adventures and endeavors. You never cease to amaze me, son. Five years and 9 months ago, when you entered this world, you were the most inquisitive and wide eyed newborn, I've ever met. You were a learner, from the very beginning. You wanted to see everything, know everything, and soak it all in. You impress me... every single day. 

As you've grown, over the years, I've been blessed by your caring heart and endless sweetness. You're loving. You're kind. You have a heart for Jesus. You have the desire to do the right thing. You are my sweetie... my little sunshine. 

Adam, you are a learner. You LOVE to know more. You ask intelligent questions and you want to know the answers-- no matter what. In fact, we were told that your teachers, in pre-school, that you were the "class brain," the one with all of the answers and the one who wanted to know MORE. From one learner to another, son-- I am proud of you. I pray that you want to learn, forever... never stop learning! 

As you enter Kindergarten, Adam, I pray that you continue on your path of kindness, love, and learning. I pray that you touch the hearts of everyone you encounter and strive to do your very best, in everything you do! 

Grow. Love. Learn. 

I will forever be your cheerleader. I am so very proud of you. 

Have a wonderful year, Adam!