Sunday, June 30, 2013

Antique Shopping

I said to Summer this afternoon while the boys were out on the lake, "Let's get dressed to go to the store..." When I came downstairs she had her tutu and cowgirl boots on, ready to go. 
A girl after my own heart.
We scored an antique french dresser for Summer's room. I cannot wait to fix it up. I absolutely love going antique shopping with my sidekick.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Beach Days

We have been spending the majority of our summer at the beach and the pool. One of my favorite things about summer time is less laundry. The kids go straight from their jammies to their bathing suits. By the time bedtime rolls around, they go back to their jammies from their wet bathing suits.
I was actually facing the other direction and taking a picture of Forrest when I turned around and saw Summer digging in the sand. This was not staged and I almost wished I knew what she was thinking about. I adore her so much. I love my Summer.

Saturday, June 22, 2013


This girl LOVES watermelon. I found her outside on the deck chairs just like this. I had started to cut the watermelon up and got distracted with Forrest. Summer couldn't wait any longer and took the whole thing outside.
Happy Summer!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


I walked down the pool deck one day last week and saw Forrest sitting on the diving block waiting for swim practice to begin. He was so excited that he wanted to be first in the line. Maybe the fact that I wasn't sure if he would like swimming this year made it more special? He goes to swim practice every afternoon Monday - Friday 3:30 to 4:30pm and has his first swim meet today. Forrest has had a blast and I am so happy he enjoys swimming.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.
-Vietnamese Prover

Friday, June 7, 2013

Kindergarten Graduation

It happened. My baby is done with Kindergarten! For days before the graduation ceremony Forrest kept saying, "Mama, I'm REALLY scared. My tummy hurts (butterflies). I don't want to stand in front of millions of people." That was exactly what he said. I told him to pretend it's just Daddy, Summer and me sitting in the audience and our interpreter, Erin, will be standing on stage with him. If he gets nervous, look at Erin signing. It worked like a charm. The whole program was super adorable.
When we dropped him off that morning for the class to rehearse before the ceremony, I was remembering two years ago it was Summer's turn on the stage and I had a 4 year old Forrest sitting next to me. Where is the time going?! Summer was just as emotional as I was on this day. She reached over to hold my hand during the ceremony because she said, "I know you're about to cry... me too." 
Forrest chose to go to Red Robin for lunch, and then go to the lake for the rest of the day. Well, because of Tropical Storm Andrea we decided to save the lake for this weekend. After dinner at home we all went to Fuzzy Peach to get some frozen yogurt. It was a special day for our boy. I love, love, love that I get to be this boy's mama. I am so excited to see where his life will take him and to watch as he grows up. I just don't want him to grow up too fast because this is too much fun.

Forrest's Graduation Party

Forrest's Kindergarten class had their graduation party last Wednesday. They did a field day with lots of water games. Forrest was so excited about it that he could barely sleep the night before the party. One of my favorite things about being a mom is whenever there's any kind of show, recital, performance, party or even if I just stop by the school to drop off a forgotten lunchbox, the kids get so excited! At the end of the field day every student went home soaking wet. I went as a volunteer to help with Forrest's group. I think I took way too many pictures, every one was so happy and that made it so fun for me to take pictures. These are a few of my favorites. It was a really fun day. Looking at these pictures, I am struck by how much he has grown this year. One of the things Forrest always tells me that his teacher Mrs. Denton says is, "If it's important to you, it's important to me". Isn't that great? I am so thankful that he got to be in her class. Kindergarten came and went in a blink. Here's to 1st grade!