Monday, June 29, 2015

Life Lately

I like doing these Life Lately posts, its' a great way to catch up.  We have been busy enjoying summer and marking things off our bucket list.

Girlfriend has tried spinach and likes it (I may have put a little applesauce in it to sweeten the deal)
I wish I could bottle up her smile.  It is just so sweet.  The morning smile when I go get her out of her crib is the Best!
We went on a little Sunday morning hike at Tanyard creek.  It is so beautiful and peaceful there (until we show up with our three kids)
Hannah bought the dress she is wearing in these pictures at a garage sale with her tooth fairy money.  It has become her favorite dress and I caught her getting it out of the dirty laundry yesterday to put it on.  I have a feeling you will see this dress in a lot of pictures.
On one of Hannah's last days of school she asked me in the mornings to bring my credit card, so I can walk her into her classroom (she meant my drivers license that you have to show to enter the school). We were going for a walk and there was a cloth line with a bunch of socks and shirts hanging on it in somebody's backyard and Hannah asked "Is that how old people dry their clothes?"
These are the moments when I realize that she is still little, even though she is growing up way too fast. There are still some things she mispronounces and I don't correct her (I probably should).......I just want to keep her little a while longer!

Hannah spent a few days with grandma right after school got out and Scott was also out of town, so it was just me and the two littles for a weekend.  We had a great time.  We went to the Fayetteville Farmers Market with Casey and Cameron for the morning and had a lot of fun.
These two enjoyed playing in this bucket of water in front of a hair salon (I am pretty sure they were just catching the condensation from the air conditioner in this bucket).  They were both soaked and took their clothes off afterwards.  Oh, to be little again!
We stopped for a treat at the Little Bakery and Evan picked this giant cookie.  He had about two bites and then decided that he would rather have Casey's quiche.  Thanks Casey for sharing with him.
We also went into the new Lululemon showroom in Faytteville and I tried on a few things.  Evan was in the dressing room with me and I went outside to check the mirror.  A minute later Evan appeared from the dressing room in just his diaper and started running around the store.  

Evan and I enjoyed a night swim after we put Nora to bed and the next day all three of us went swimming.
Good thing all of our kids like the water, because the pool provides hours of entertainment. 
Next year this little girl will be ready for swim lessons too.
Then we went for a hair cut
In the meantime Hannah had fun at grandma's......White Water (Hannah has talked about the funnel cake at white water since grandma took her there last summer), Little Mermaid show and lots of swimming
Evan and Hannah both have had some swim lessons this year

We were checking out at the pediatrician's office a few weeks ago and Evan got a sticker that he had in his hands.  I asked him to hold his drink bottle and he said "oh mom I have my hands full".....he must have heard that a few times from me.

Yoghurt is good and messy

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

1st Grade Here We Come

Hannah had her last day of school last week.  She goes to the non traditional calendar school (which we love), so she only has 6 weeks off for the summer.  We no longer have a Kindergartner......1st grade here we come

She has lost all of her baby face in the last year
This is the face I get most of the time I ask for a picture

Hannah had an awesome year in Kindergarten thanks to her wonderful teacher

They had a Kindergarten celebration last week and Hannah started crying afterwards, because she will miss her friends and her teacher.  Then on her last day of school she was going to come home early with me after her luncheon, but she decided she wanted to stay the rest of the day.  She said she will get to see me all summer:).  Many of the children were sad on the last day of school, which just shows how great of a class and teacher they had.  There were quite a few tears shed from kids, parents and the teacher.  I was more emotional about her last day than her first!

Sweet Kindergarten friends
Last day of school pizza party
Kindergarten celebration

Rare family picture after the Kindergarten celebration
Hannah lost her third tooth during the last week of school.  She was really worried about her loose tooth and wanted me to pull it for her.  So, her teacher sent me a note to see if I can swing by school:).  Thankfully we live across the street, so I went, but the tooth was not quite ready yet......I did not like the experience of pulling on her tooth.  The next day she let her teacher pull it out.
Now we are busy working on our Summer Bucket List.  We have already crossed a few things off the list.  I don't want to stress out and run from place to place, but we do like to plan something fun for every day.