Our Memorial Day was very laid back. Matt had to work all day so we really didn't do anything very special. In fact it was just like most other Mondays with laundry and grocery store. When Matt got home we did go over to some friend's house and enjoy a great cookout. It was a blast. Enjoyed just getting to hang out with some friends. It was so hot outside even at 5 in the afternoon!!! The kids had a great time in the sprinklers. I really wanted to jump in myself! We all stuffed ourselves on some wonderful food. I think it was the perfect start to summer!!!
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday was church which is always wonderful. Once again full of conviction in the book of Jude. Didn't get a picture of the kids before church but they were cute I promise!! : )
Sunday afternoon was full of naps which is the best! Then we headed over to the pool for some pool time. We are blessed to have a neighborhood pool about 5 minutes away. With temps already well into the 90's I know we will be using it alot this summer! The kids had a blast. Matt and I commented on how much fun it was and what a great way it was to end the weekend.
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Thursday, May 26, 2011
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Do not look at how dirty she is or how messy her hair is! I cannot keep the girl clean or with some decent looking hair.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
It has been a long day so I don't have a very clever title today. Ben had an eye check up this morning. After much prayer and debate we decided to switch back to the awesome Dr. Jennifer here in town. We have been going to Birmingham every few months for the past 3 years to see a specialist but we just felt like it was time to switch. Today's visit went awesome! We have a 2 year plan of what we are going to be doing for his eyes. I am very excited about the possibilities. Part of the plan involves next year when he starts kindergarten and starts reading. So crazy to think about him in kindergarten learning to read!!! He is growing up so fast!
Tonight we went to Rosies to celebrate the end of the residency year for the residents that Matt works with. It was fun as always. I got some funny pictures of the kids...
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Monday, May 23, 2011
I know I say it every week but I just love the weekends! And I love it when we have a pretty laid back weekend. This one was so wonderful. Friday night we had no plans and we just enjoyed hanging out at home. So nice!!!!
Saturday morning Ben had his last soccer game. Aren't you glad I won't be boring you with more soccer pictures after today!!! He was getting really tired of playing about halfway through the game. He just wasn't into it. It has been a long season for a 4 year old!!
Kate had fun as always and will miss playing at the games!
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Friday, May 20, 2011
I guess you can officially call it summer now. Ben had his last day of school today. His class had a party to celebrate. They all seemed to have a great time! It has been a great first year of preschool for Ben. It has been amazing to see how much he has grown and matured! He has enjoyed being challenged this year and learning so many new things. He just loved his teacher Mrs. Teague and all of his buddies in his class. He sure is going to miss them.
To celebrate the end of school we went and got ice cream with best bud Micah!
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Thursday, May 19, 2011
Before Kate was born we would ask Ben what he was going to do to make Kate smile at him when she was born. He would always make this same funny face. So the very first time he got to meet her when we brought her home for the NICU the first thing he did was make this silly face. It cracked us up. He hasn't made that face in over a year. A few weeks ago out of no where Kate made the exact same face!! It cracked us up. There is no way she should remember that but it is too funny that she does the same thing. Now we can say "Kate do your silly face" and this is what she will do!!
We have a couple of crazy kids!!
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Today was little Miss Kate's last day of school for the year. She has had an amazing year in school. I was looking back at her pictures from the first day. She was such a little thing and now she looks like such a big girl. School has been awesome for Kate this year. She has matured and grown up so much. It has given her such a confidence. On school days she would pick up her lunch box and march into class. No looking back and no tears! It was so wonderful. She has just loved it and her teachers. It was a sort of sad day because after 4 years of Mother's Day Out at Whitesburg we had to say good-bye. I have taken a little one there every week since Ben was 5 months old. We are excited to be going to a new school in the fall but sure are going to miss all the wonderful teachers!!
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
We have a bit of an obsession at our house... Yep anything chipmunk is loved! I don't know how it got started but for some reason Ben is obsessed with chipmunks. Both Chip and Dale as well as Alvin and the Chipmunks. He just loves anything related to chipmunks. He enjoys watching all the old cartoons on Youtube and playing with the stuffed animals. I admit they are cute little critters. He as gotten quite a collection here lately!
He is sweet and shares with Kate. They both sleep with chipmunks every night. Ben's favorites are Chip (did you know that Chip has the chocolate chip colored nose!) and Alvin.
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Monday, May 16, 2011
Our sweet baby girl is 18 months old today!! I cannot believe it. She is closer to being 2 than 1. That makes me a little sad. Where has the time gone? I thought I would update a little on what she is up to these days.
She continues to be a great sleeper and eater. To get herself to sleep at nights and for naps she twirls her hair around her finger. It is so cute!! She will sleep for about 12 hours at night. She is also taking about a 3 hour nap during the day. But when she is up she is going full force. There is no stopping her! She is constantly running, jumping or climbing. The girl will also eat anything. She is a bottomless pit. Very rarely will she get full! She just loves to eat!!
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Sunday, May 15, 2011
Ben had a really big weekend!! It was full of all sorts of awards. It started Friday night with the annual AWANA awards at church. We are so proud of Ben for completing his first year of Cubbies. He did a great job. He has worked all year long learning verses and completing his lessons. He got his first book award along with his "Under the Appletree" award. Saturday morning we got up bright and early for a soccer game. Ben did awesome at his game this week!!! He is finally getting the concept of kicking the ball (I know basic but he is getting it) and following it through.
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