Friday, May 17, 2013


Yesterday, Aryn's daycare held the sweetest little Preschool Graduation ceremony. (They even walked down the aisle to "Pomp & Circumstance.") She was one of 4 children to lead everyone in saying the Pledge of Allegiance, and performed several cute songs about going to Kindergarten with her classmates.

As the day progressed, I remembered something my Dad had said to me when she was born, "...the next thing you know, she'll be in Kindergarten..." And, it happened - just that fast!

From one cap to the next...

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Sooo, I don't think I even did a blog post about this little guy's VERY first birthday last year? There was a party, presents & pictures, yes, but a blog post, no. Shoot...  Well, here we go. Some of the highlights from his life as a new 2 year old!

This kid LOVES the idea of dogs, but actually HATES them in real life. We got him started on the breathing treatments again this October, but were so relieved when the Pediatrician told us she was going to prescribe a chewable Singulair pill instead! Whew!

Such a happy kid, who definitely keeps us on our toes!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Her Golden Birthday

So many memories for this one! Miss A started her last year of pre-school, turned 5 & started playing soccer all in the same week. There were other activities we squeezed in, but I'm going to have to do another blog for those. Thanks for checking in!

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Such a character...

The birthday celebration that lasted a week, and included dinner out (actually going into the restaurant!), a trip to the movie theater to see "Brave", frozen yogurt, treats for school, and a birthday party with our family.
And, now that she's five, she thinks she must pick out her clothes every day...I believe the exact quote for the above outfit was, "Ooh, this looks awesome with the tiara!" Many of the teachers did ask her if she picked out her clothes that day. ha ha She is gaining independence, for sure. Her favorite part of soccer is the running. Although, she seems to enjoy being the goalie. Regular defense, not so much. And, I'm sure she is pretty partial to the hot pink Umbros.
Next up - Mr. C. is featured.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Author: Niamh Galea

freckles are a thing so sweet,
as they fall onto a young girls cheek,

fine brown sugar sprinkled on the nose,
with pretty freckles a young girl glows,

playing in the sea having fun,
young girls receive kisses from the sun.
This sweet girl & I had a difficult evening tonight (as in "the 4 yr old doesn't want to listen to ANYTHING I say" kind of situation). Then, I saw this picture I'd taken a few weeks ago to document her "kisses from the sun" & just had to share it with you. Love her to pieces...

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Photo Book

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

March & April 2012

Welcome back! I have a couple of month's activities put together for a post, finally. It's been a great Spring! We have gotten to do some fun things, make some home improvements and spend time with friends and family...all while enjoying these warmer-than-usual temperatures & high gas prices!  :  )             

Easter 2012 - the kids with their Grandparents & Great-Grandparents

Easter 2012 - this is how Corbin spent most of the Henke gathering...
Easter 2012 - Us & the Henke Great-Grandkids
Let's go fly a kite!
We found a robin's nest in our front yard. 4 little babies. Aryn really enjoyed watching them grow (which didn't take long)!
Supporting the brands (Captain & Cuervo)...the little boy's version of a stroller? ha ha
March 2012 - "Real Men Party at Night"...totally appropriate for his sleeping habits. Miss Em's birthday party!
Ziplining at the Louisville Mega Cavern!
Checking this one off of Nicole's Bucket List! It was sooo much fun!
I will try to get Jan/Feb put together soon!