Awards Program

Gotta say I'm so proud of my girls!
I was able to attend their award ceremony this morning.
Both girls got the Top Girl Accelerated Reader in their class!
Both girls Both got Citizenship awards.
Both got on the Principal's List.

Well...technically only Emma did on the last two since they don't do those awards in 1st grade.  But i'm pretty sure Kate qualified for those awards too.

So happy and proud of them.  They are both amazing readers and amazing students.  This was such a surprise for them this morning so it was so fun to see their happy, excited faces when they went up on stage!

On a somewhat related note, 10 minutes after taking pictures with them, I lost Luke.  And when I say I lost him, I mean that he ran out of the gym.  Lately, if he does that, he usually is in the hallway or just hanging out.  But today, he decided to head out to the van alone.  Luckily a friend found him outside...on the the road...alone...  Seriously this boy!!  I'm going to have a heart attack from him!!

Talk about a roller coaster of emotions!  So after we got home, I was done. The only thing I really did was make dinner tonight.  #thelifeofastayathomemom

Easter 2014

Easter Sunday.

Something about Spring, Easter, Rebirth, Resurrection and the energy that comes from all of that is just uplifting and rejuvenating!

These kiddos sure keep me on my toes, making it impossible to finish any task at hand without someone calling my name or crying.  haa haa. such is life right now.  But I'm  trying REALLY hard to look past all that and find the joy that comes from the everyday.  Because that's what we have, every day with these guys.  I am so grateful for that.  Every day.  And it's all because of Him... am I right?!

Is it Summer yet?

I think...I THINK...I can safely say that the warm weather is here to stay.  I am hoping I can pack the winter coats this time!  Memphis weather likes to play with my emotions!  Goes from sweaty heat to winter chill in one day.  But today seemed to have knocked the cold weather out of the park.  Over 90 degrees today!

So to make it official, the kids went swimming.  We've been prepping the pool for a couple weeks now, making sure it was clean and swim-ready.  The temperature has been the only hang up.  But today, it passed their standard of swimming.  As we grilled up some burgers (we finally bought a grill), the kids swam.  It was still REALLY hot around 5 pm.

When they were done, we ate some dinner, got them cleaned and ready for bed, then had brownies for dessert.

Although the day wasn't completely perfect, with bickering, messes and some attitude from the 8 year old, it was one of those days that kind of stick in your mind as just amazing.  And that's why i'm blogging it.  So I definitely don't forget.  And that's what I miss most about my blog.  The little details I used to document.  I want to do better with that.

So I got a few shots of the kids swimming.  Jake was all too eager to jump in.  But Joe and I were not.  So he had to sit this one out.

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