Just to prove that things aren't always sunshine and roses around here....this is a family portrait that Jane drew. Graham, Mommy, Jane, Sydney, Clare and Daddy. A day after the picture was created, the artist got really mad at Clare and scribbled all over her in red. That'll teach her.
Graham has numerous pretend golf clubs. We have quite an assortment around here, including red, blue and green plastic clubs. But none were the real deal. Enter Grandad (Casey's Dad). He decided that Graham needed a real club that was just his size.
So he cut a regular-sized club down to Graham's size, put a new blue grip on it, and made one happy boy.
Graham has taken to calling it "my blue." More accurately "ma boo." He knows that Casey has a club with a blue grip also. Graham refers to that as "Dada bu." He talks about it all of the time, and it is his go-to activity. He plays indoors, outdoors, anywhere and everywhere. I know that I should make him take it outside, but it's so nice that he will play independently with it inside.
The girls and I decided to host a Mother's Day Tea/Luncheon to honor all of our grandmas. When I pitched the idea to the girls, they were immediately on board. They were hands-on in all of the planning and execution. They helped get the table all ready, made place cards, and lots of other decorations!
My little ladies dressed in their tea party finest!
Probably not the best etiquette, but the girls were staring out the window waiting for our guests to arrive! They had assigned each other roles. Sydney answered the door, saying "Welcome to the tea party. Lady Jane will help you to your seat." :-)
We hosted Emmy,
I have to hand it to my mom and mothers-in law....they will embrace a theme. They each came decked out for the occasion.
The girls and I served lunch and almond tea. The girls enjoyed drinking tea with their pinkies up!
Except for one minor fruit kabob incident, the girls acted like little ladies.
Thanks to all of the grandmas for coming to the first (annual?) Mother's Day Tea! I hope you know
My girls have graduated from preschool! Last Thursday we gathered to watch the pomp and circumstance.
First, we got to see a very cute Dr. Seuss themed program. My little "Whos from Whoville" were super excited. When you are in the oldest class, you get to drive a car in for the program. In case you don't know, THIS IS A BIG DEAL! And wonders of wonders, Jane and Sydney agreed that Jane would drive!
Next up, we heard lots of cute songs from all of the members of Whoville. We contributed a cheerleader and a doctor.
Then it was time for the graduation. I am so proud of Jane and Sydney. They have done great being in seperate classes, made lots of friends, and learned a ton.
A lot of that has to do with their great teachers.
I appreciate the teacher's hard work so much. I am confident that both of my girls are ready for kindergarten, and that is a great feeling!
Lots of people came to watch Jane and Sydney graduate. Here is our family....in a strangely posed picture!
The girls were thrilled with their flowers and their new books from the grandparents.
We decided our graduates needed some celebrating, so off we went to get ice cream. No one was happier than this guy!
It was a fun night celebrating Jane and Sydney. Great job girls!
Every year Casey's company hosts a fun family day. The weather was perfect, and my crew was excited!
They have bounce houses, miniature golf, go-carts, batting cages, and a dunking booth! This year was extra special because Daddy was slated to be in the booth for a 15 min time slot! The girls had a big time with that, and Graham has since recounted the event many times. "Dada fall wawa. Cold."
The tatoo spot is a favorite every year. Graham even got in on the action this year with a Blue's Clues paw print.
Graham was slightly confused/disturbed when the last hole of the miniature golf course took his ball!
What could be better than a giant thing of cotton candy for everyone?
It is a super fun day the kids look forward to every year!