Saturday, June 30, 2012

it's a...

just a little tease to all those that were hoping and wishing 
we found out what we were having (sorry mom)!

and some balloons for the big brother and sister 
to celebrate meeting the little wee one (albeit on screen).

meet our baby!
we can't wait to meet you sweet one... 

Monday, June 25, 2012

our little olympian

doesn't she look like a future olympian?
 a few snapshots from her end of year gymnastics show....
 and one of her biggest fan...who thinks he should have gotten a medal too!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

you try to do something nice...

after a nice little family outing to the strawberry fields (see pictures here), i thought i'd suprise them with a tasty chocolate sauce and sweet cream strawberry picnic after dinner.  the scene was set, candles were lit and looks of delight on my cherubs faces.

a sweet family memory...classy...romantic... lovely....that took a turn for the ugly.  

you try to do something nice...and sometimes it backfires. 

strawberry fields

june means strawberry picking here in new england.  
a gorgeous crop on a gorgeous day! 
and look the baby bump was along for the family outing :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

happy summer

it's first official day of summer - hooray, hooray, hooray!  we made this together last week on the last day of school...our summer list.  happy summer friends!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

farter's day

it was a happy farter's day weekend indeed!  and yes - you read that right...farter's day.  because when you are constantly having to parent against the incessant poo, toot, pee and all other versions of kiddo potty talk (without laughing or playing along yourself) - you can't help but bust a gut when your 3 year old in all his innocent sweetness expresses his love for daddy with a joyful "happy farter's day!"  that adorable missing "th" sound...not be mistaken as a character statement of dad!

i can't wait to see him holding our 3rd in those strong arms!  lucky kiddos. lucky me. 
we love you wes!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

last day of k

here she is on her last day of k!
counter by 2's, 5's, 10's, etc
soccer player
white board guru

book buddy
missing 3 baby teeth
bus ride groupie
penguin, ground hog and turtle expert
daisy girl scout

library card owner 
computer expert
bible verse studier
cart wheeler
school lunch buyer
journal keeper
1st grader!

first day / last day
you never think there will be that much difference between first day and last day of school pictures...but there always is.  it must be all that learning!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

worm hunt

you know what loves all this rainy weather? 

 and of course a little boy who loves exploring!
 worm hunt 2012 
hundreds of worms...
 and a few other slugs, newts and other creepy crawly friends!
 up next is putting together a squirmy wormy jar for daddy's father's day tackle box!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

running to the finish line

ella surely is running, running, running to the kindergarten finish line!  a flurry of end of year celebrations that has left this mama completely exhausted, baffled and in denial that this year is already coming to an end. wasn't i just chasing after the school bus on that first day of school?! but no...only 2 more days!

last week she had her "author's tea" and kindergarten celebration.  a memorable day in the classroom where each of the students read out loud at a podium and microphone a story that they had written.  turtles by ella defoyd...a touching story of the turtle anatomy and how they are eaten by raccoons.  a real tear jerker...seriously.

later in the week was field day!  who doesn't remember their elementary school field day of relay races, classroom competition and obstacle courses?!  so so fun... and not just because i got to participate as a member of team yellow with ella and all her adorable (and competitive) classmates!

2 more days of kindergarten.  2 more days until she's a 1st grader. 2 more days until summer vacation.  and yes, while she (we) are running, running to the finish line i want to remember to slow down and reflect, share with her and remember all that this year has brought.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

"u" is for...umbrella

my oh my have we had ourselves a few rain days these past few weeks!

instead of staying cooped up inside, we grabbed those umbrellas and went to the park to..

go for a little hike ...

look for turtles ...

feed the ducks ...

eat the ducks bread ...

wear our rain boots and ...

splash ...


splash in muddy puddles!  

my favorite kind of day with two of my favorite people!