Friday, June 27, 2008

My son - the romantic!

I just had to pop on and tell about this! Steven is having a playdate this afternoon (3 hours from now) with his friend Ashley. This is just no ordinary friend this is his "special friend"! When we were in Florida in February he counted down the days until he would see her again. On the night we got home he said "I need to go to bed right away, because when I wake up it will be the day that I get to see Ashley".
This morning, he has already picked out his own clothes and he wanted to be sure to wear a "fancy" shirt. He has been in the bathroom for awhile and I just checked on him and he is standing in front of the mirror brushing his hair! I love his tender heart and I already see in him a loyalty to frienships!
Here he is looking daper as ever!

Good thing he spent 15 minutes brushing his hair - it's so unruly!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Fathers and Fireworks

I am a day late - but I want to say Happy Father's Day to my wonderful hubby! I love you and I love our family! Thanks for being an amazing daddy to our children. If you have been around Chris at all, you know that he ADORES his kids. Thank you for the security and stability that you provide our family. We also love that you are silly and fun and that you are so good at fixing things (the boys mention this a lot)! It's been so fun to watch you be a boy dad all these years and now to see you have a little girl - my heart melts when I see the two of you together!
Here he is with all 3 kids yesterday!

To prove how wonderful he is - case in point - Saturday evening I got the crazy idea to keep the kids up and drive over to see the fireworks. For some reason I was thinking they would start around 9:00, but they actually started at 10:10. We brought the DVD player and let them watch movies in the van until the show started. They all really enjoyed it and it was Becca's first time seeing fireworks. Hopefully we created a fun family memory - here's to a lifetime full!

Friday, June 13, 2008

The end of Ist grade!

I can't believe my first born has already finished 2 years of elementary school! How does it go so fast?
Here is David today with his teachers! He had a GREAT year - he loved school and they seemed to really enjoy him!

And here is David with Becca - she keeps giving him hugs and saying "I love my brudder" - SO CUTE!

Steven = Jan

David = Marcia
The other morning David and Steven were doing their usual bickering/pestering thing.
Steven was upset and I asked him what was wrong. Now you have to imagine his answer in a Jan Brady voice as he replied "David, David, David - it's always David". It was all I could do to not fall over laughing! Maybe he should meet with Jan and find out how to survive being the middle child!
Here he is in all his cuteness at his end of pre-school picnic!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Gotta love grandparents!

We just had a week-long visit from Pop & Grandma Jane from Florida. They arrived last Tuesday afternoon and left today. We all had a great week. With David still in school (last day is Friday) my dad & I were able to volunteer for Field Day last Thursday and Jane & I went to class on Tuesday morning to help with "First Grade Camp". Aunt Pat & Uncle Ang came over for a day and we were also able to have a pool party with Darcy's family and Aunt Dee. Steven had 2 t-ball games while they were here and the boys went with Dad & Pop to see the Tigers play on Saturday afternoon.

Here they are at the Tiger's game.

Here is Grandma Jane making her famous banana pudding with Steven & Becca.

They brought me a book on making cupcakes - here's the fun one we created!

It's so wonderful when they come, but so hard to say goodbye each time!