Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sail-a-bration time, c'mon!

Baltimore just had it's 200th "Sailabration" of the War of 1812. Tall ships, fun activities, etc. David just happened to have a meeting in Baltimore from Thursday-Saturday, and the kids and I were in!

Pictures tell more of the story than I can. Weather - gorgeous. Aquarium - awesome. Ships - wow! Blue Angels - thrilling!

And we'll end this with a giant GIANT box of Nerds for David for Father's Day. Mmmmm.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Graduation Happenings

Whole lot of graduating going on! My beautiful niece just finished high school. FINISHED! She is on her way to college in August, and a great future ahead - she is a super talented dancer, and I could not be more proud of her. Such a fun, happy, good human!

We also had 5th grade graduation - Smith is going on to Middle School! Hard to believe! He'll do great there, I am sure. I am very happy for him to go in the sense that I know how ready he is. But it's bittersweet to be sure - this last year is the only year he and Tate will be in school together. They sit together on the bus always (unless Tate prefers to sit with someone else...I tell you that boy is the sweetest child ever), and I think she, especially, will miss him next year. 

Tate finished her last year of not all day school - she'll be a full fledged 1st grader in the fall and will go all day. I am not a big fan of afternoon kindergarten, so that part of it will be nice, but I sure will miss my mornings with Miss Bean.

Keep marching forward - too many fun times ahead to feel too sad about the past. But a reminder to myself to keep these pictures up, and to hit the "record" button on my iPhone more often!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Birthday Boy

Well, he's more than two hands! He's two hands and a finger (toe?) - Smith is now 11. He asked for (and received) books, books and more books, plus a Kindle and case (thanks grandmom, granddad and great grandmom!), plus a Wii game (thanks grammy!), plus a shirt about Minecraft from his favorite sister. We did Chic Fil A for dinner, then Razzle - Birthday Boy's choice! Notice I didn't remind him that he loves sushi - that boy can put sushi away!

Tate also lost tooth #3 (front!) as she was taking off her sweatshirt before he opened presents - a bit of a tragedy but it all went okay.

So much is happening right now - Smith's 11th birthday, end of school, start of summer plans, Smith's GRADUATION from elementary school (the tears will be flowing like wine tomorrow, I'm sure!), busy workload. Life feels very full - in that crazy way. I'm looking forward to figuring out our summer schedule as it happens and lessening the "full". 

Meanwhile, though, 11! ELEVEN!