Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Brace Yourself!

We've reached a new milestone at the Eoff house!  Clare got braces last Friday.  She has worn a retainer for a while, but it was time for the next step.  She was super excited about getting them, stating, "Getting braces has been on my bucket list!"

Here she is before:
 

 

And after:
 


She just has four brackets (complete with pink and silver rubber bands) on her top teeth, but that was enough to cause some pain over the weekend!  I think we're over the worst, and she's adjusting nicely!
 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

May Mayhem

May is always a crazy busy month.  It rivals December in terms of fun stuff going on.  We started out the month with the Daisy Family picnic.  This is always a fun event that the kids love.  Jane and Sydney took advantage of the tattoo artist and got themselves some mustaches!  The photo booth and go-karts were also a big hit!
 
 
Next up, we had our annual "Pool Opening" party at Deedee and Papaw's.  We celebrated Papaw's birthday and the kids enjoyed the first outdoor swim of the season.  It was big fun with food, swimming, and hula hooping. 
 
 
However, we did have two small setbacks: 1) Clare freaked out after finding a teeny-tiny turtle in the pool
 
 
 and 2) Graham wasn't feeling his best.  He actually ended up having pneumonia that week, but thankfully, he bounced back quickly with some antibiotics.  Good thing too...too much going on to waste time being sick!
 
 
Thankfully, he was healthy for his End of Year Program.  He loved performing, and he was the cutest little bumblebee around! 
 
 
 
And you better believe that he had quite the cheering section!
 
 
Our next May event was Mother's Day!  It was a special, relaxing day.  The kids showered me with gifts, and Casey cooked a delicious dinner. These four are such great kids and made me feel so special!
 
 
 Yesterday, we celebrated with LoLo, Emme, and Deedee at our annual Mother's Day Tea.  The girls and I love this special event, and it's always fun to have a "fancy" lunch.  I hope our grandmas know how much we appreciate them!
 

 
 
Finally, the 80's dance at the elementary school was a totally rad night!  The girls embraced the theme and were decked out in their 80's finest! 
 
 
The rest of May holds even more fun....Field Day, Graham's last days of preschool this year, field trips, end of season soccer parties and more!  By the time summer gets here, we'll all be ready for a break! 
 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Material Girl

Jane has become quite the fashionista lately!  She has very strong opinions about what she wants to wear, and she puts together some show-stopping looks!

She always wants to wear lots of 'extras'....hats, vests, scarves, bracelets, etc. Oftentimes, the more accessories, the better!  She does all of her accessorizing herself, and fixes her hair everyday on her own.  Here are a few of her "looks" from the past couple of weeks:


 
 
I have never been one to wear leggings under shorts, but she went for it, and she looked cute as a button!  She accessorized with purple Converse high tops and a scarf!  (Her cheeks are red because we had just walked home from school!)
  

 This day called for shorts, ankle boots, a scarf and a bun in her hair!
 
 
On most days, as long as her outfits adhere to the school dress code, I let her dress as she chooses.  However, she is currently quite upset with me that I won't let her wear these fingerless gloves to school.   Forgive me, but I think they might be a tad distracting in class!  So, she wears them around the house ALL OF THE TIME...even in her pajamas!
 
 
I think she has an eye for fashion...maybe a future fashion designer?!?!
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