Thursday, June 1, 2017

Wrapping up 1st Grade

Zoe had a few events right at the end of the year that I was blessed to attend!
I always enjoy visiting Zoe at her school; they are always so organized and do an amazing job!  Her class had a special mother's day event where Zoe read many of the things that she had been working on to me.  So special!
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Filed Day fun had perfect weather completed by sweet friends!
My girl enjoyed her snow cone (even if it didn't have any flavor).
The events were fun to try to help organize and cheer on...
especially tug-a-war and watching the girls win.
Even the teachers joined in!
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Lastly, I got to help fill in at Zoe's end of the year party as her sweet teacher was away celebrating her own daughter's end of the year award.
One of my favorite things to do at school when I was younger was the parachute.  It would seem, after all those years, that it is still a beloved activity.
Sweet friends having sweet treats!

The only sad thing was that I didn't get to capture a picture of Zoe and her beloved teacher, Mrs. Ward.  She adores her and often tells me she wants to go back to first grade to be with her.  She will be greatly missed!
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The very last day I found some silly string for a little surprise for the kids to do at home.
It was their first time and they did not want to be sprayed at.
Although aiming at mommy was okay.
Bless his heart, Ezra had a hard time getting the hang of it!
I had to wait until later in the day to get end of the year shots.  
I realized that I had gotten rid of Shiloh's dress a few weeks ago as it no longer fit, so this was just her dress of choice for the day.
I love being able to see how the change throughout a school year.
What a fabulous year!  Now off to enjoy having all my littles home for the summer!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May It Always Be So Sweet

May is full of wrapping up the end of the school year fun (Shiloh and Zoe) and gearing up for summer!  However, there is one special Grammy who has a birthday this month!
Homemade gifts and cards from the girls...
Including creative juices flowing to make a scroll declaring her love.
You are LOVED....here's to another amazing special year!
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The kids set this up on their own one day....so of course I had to take a picture.
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When ezra climbed in and laid in the landry basket it took me back to how I used to take his picture each month of his first year of life in it.... 
Be still my momma baby heart!
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A couple of mornings a week, while big sisters are at school, I get my little boy all to myself.
Knowing that this one on one time would seem get a long pause over the summer, I attempted to soak in a quick trip to the park in between errands.
I love getting the chance to slow down enough to see things through his perspective.
Side note: He had to smell the water (from his finger).
Such a special mommy son time indeed!
Until next school year my little love!
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Often if the kids see me reading the Bible, they want me to read it aloud to them (regardless of what I'm reading) and have many questions along the way.  Shiloh happened to pick up my phone on one of theses occasions and snapped this picture.  I LOVE it, as it captures a true moment of our day.   And I LOVE that it is under the artwork my sister did of me (when she was in college) with my own mother as a child.
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God blessed us with another amazing coffee opportunity when Beach was on our local TV program, Let It Grow, to share our wonderful business!
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Can I just say we so appreciate our chiropractors at Maximized Living!  They often have spacial days (this Mother's day one complete with roses, balloons, and mini massages), and when the kids are great they get to check out the water fountain in the back.  For real, they are amazing and have made a huge difference for our family!
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So I have major mixed feelings about my middle in big time school for next year.  I suppose when the time rolls around she will feel the same, too.  She had a blast, though, checking it out at their open house and then for testing!
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We love summer member's night at the zoo as daddy is able to join us and we get to ride the rides!
The kids wanted to go on it carousal ride so often that I begin to feel motion sick....you know your old when....
The seals exhibit was very busy...Ezra had a good view, assisted by his beard hold for safety!
Ezra's favorite by far, is the train ride!  It's worth it to wait in line (where I always seem to get bitten by misquotes) to see his excitement and joy of the train!
Until next time zoo!
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On our 12-year wedding anniversary we drove daddy to the airport to send him across country for perfecting his craft even more...
gave him some last minute hugs...
and began counting down the days until he returned.  Don't worry we got to go on a date and grab dinner and go trip shopping (in peace) the night before.
Our big celebration will be in a few weeks, where I will join him for round two of his training (a major highlight of next month to be sure)!