Saturday, May 25, 2013


It seems like a whirlwind when May approaches. I can't possibly fit it all in to one coherent post. So, here's some randomness...
Emma, Lulu, Lauryn
Lulu had her first grade concert at school. Her music teacher, Mrs. Barr, asked me to help out with setting up the backdrop along with Lori (Lexi's mom). Lorelei got to say a line at the microphone. She spoke clearly and did a fantastic job!

 We celebrated at Orange Leaf and ran into Lulu's friend, Margaret.
 Let's get a close up of Little Brother.
 I found this note randomly on Lorelei's floor, and when I opened it I had to laugh!
 Lorelei thanks me for dinner (sweet!) and illustrates her brother whining "I don't want it!"
We had some eating issues earlier this year that have completely cleared up, but Lorelei used to be the finicky one about food textures--hence the laugh this gave me.
 Awanas Club ended with an awards night. Look at that dashing smile as Buddy shows off his songs.
 Yes, Jesus loves me.

 Good work, Buddy. You've finished Cubbies!
(Mommy needs to catch up on sewing those badges.)
 Grammy came to watch.
 And this girl, well, she kind of rocks at Awanas Club.
 She finished her guidebook, her review, and all the extra credits!
 Yeah, she's kind of special. This is when she received her coveted Sparky pin.

Let's get a close up of that beauty.
 Glad they don't take themselves too seriously...
 My Valentine's present has been put to great use. We ride our Happiness Bike whenever we can. On this particular night we rode to The Peanut for KC's best wings.
 Lulu's skipping through field day.

 Gryffy got to tag along. Siri helped him learn golf.
Gryffy graduated from Miss Lisa's preschool class.
Here he is with two of his best buds, Zeke (left) and Alexander (middle).
 We have just adored Miss Lisa and all the wonderful teachers at Heartland preschool. Miss Laurie, Nicole, Mallory, Allison, Tiffaney... they've been absolutely amazing, and Gryffy has made some huge strides with his writing this year. He loves it and begs and begs for Miss Lisa to teach him again.
 When Gryffy grows up, he wants to be "a fireman, a police, or a sword fighter."
 I'm still pulling for pirate.
 The class did some movement songs for us.
 Then we picnicked outdoors.
Gryffy with Alexander, his best bud.

 Dad got off work to watch Gryffy graduate and ended up being chased by two classes of preschoolers. Such a cool dad... the kids are so lucky! 
 I was filling out a form recently since Gryffy's class is part of a thesis study, which requires some personality & developmental assessments. After I wrote this, I decided to snap a picture, because this is how I feel about my kids--they are both pure joy!
I got them all to myself on Mothers Day morning for about half an hour in our egg swing. We spend so much time in this swing together, snuggling up with a blanket, reading, or watching Mr. Tubbins in his little shire. When they eventually left me to play, I pulled out my new Kindle and enjoyed some books. I'm so excited to have these kids home for summer!

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