Friday, May 22, 2015

Last Days


The past couple of weeks have been full of "lasts" for my kids. It's Micah's last day of kindgerten and Jo's last day of 1st grade. It was also their last day in a public school, which left this mamma feeling a bit bitter-sweet about our decision to homeschool. I have loved the social aspects public school for the boys and I know that they will miss aspects of that. Luckily for them though, we happen to live in a community of homeschoolers and I don't doubt for one second they will ever feel deprived of fun days like got in a public school. 

This week was the boy's field day. It was fun, until it got rained out...and reschuduled....thanks, crazy Colorado weather! It was also a first (that's a lie) at seeing as how competitive Micah is.... {{super competitive, by the way...}}.  Field Day 2015.....







I love these two pictures of their personalities. Micah is so serious and Josiah is just cracking up. Suites them perfectly. 



Josiah and his amazingly patient teacher. She had a class of 28 (YES 28) students this year and still managed to keep it fun for them!





Micah had his showcase and Caleb screamed during the performance; and not because he was singing along. Micah cracks me up because he is so rhythmically inclined and is a rockstar when it comes to anything musical. He acts like he hates it though, and refuses to ever sing in front of us. What a goober!


Micah and his equally awesome teacher!


He also managed to pick up a "girlfriend" this year. Meet Katie. She insisted I take a photo of the two of them. I must admit, they are quite adorable together.



The year went by crazy fast again, and I have to admit that I am shocked at how much they have grown within the past 9 months! Grateful that the school year ended so well and praying for our upcoming homeschool year! Here goes nothing.....



Yay for summer!!! 


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Mother's Day 2015

Not many words, just photographic memories. 

Trying to soak up every moment with my kids while they are still small (although the older two boys don't feel small at all!). James is so great at making it a point to let me get all dolled up on Mother's Day. He then makes the kids suffer through a photo session with me on our front porch. I am so grateful for these photos. Grateful that I get to capture this day and mark it down as another year passed, another year of memories gained. Grateful for all four reasons I get to celebrate Mother's Day. 







We spent the morning with breakfast in bed, church, and pedicures with James mom and sister in law. We even took Ella for her very first mani/pedi polish at a salon.


She chose "Frozen" color.



She acted like a pro.
Side Note: She's doing this cute little thing now when she bites the insides of her cheeks when she's concentrating; it makes her lips purse out. It's my favorite.


It was probably my third pedicure in my entire life, the last one was with Sarah. Thanks Aunt Sarah, for spoiling us!


We got some great shots from out front porch session, but this one makes me laugh out loud. Look at Ella's face. Seriously......


Happy Mother's Day indeed. 




Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter 2015

Easter is always one of my favorite days of the  year. Beginning the day with Easter service, sweet treats, and family time. This year we spent the day at James' parents with family and friends. 


The Saturday before we always go to an egg hunt at a church right next to our home. We walk there race hunt for eggs, chat with some friends, and head home. It's always so fun for the kids! 








 On Easter Sunday we spent our time soaking up the relationships we have in our family. What a blessing we have, in our family!







Ella's dress was one of my proudest purchases! $16 from Macy's!
I wish it came in my size!





We ended the evening with my mom taking the three older kids home with her for a few days (YES!), and Caleb falling asleep with Great Pa Dean. My heart was overflowing with joy at this site! He was even transferred to Grandma Sue without a peep. Sweet, sweet baby boy!



Matthew 28:6
"He isn't here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. 
Come, see where his body was lying."