Thursday, June 21, 2012

been thinking about things...
this is Zac Brown of the Zac Brown band
he's a gold 'ol his music
seen this show? 
we love it...
note they have beards too.
they're also from the south
all these beards got me thinking about my favorite guy...
what's the verdict? 
like Matthew with a beard?
(no more than he likes me with photoshop).

Aquatic Petting Zoo

We got to get away to the coast with our dear friends last week. There was junk food, sand, sun, salt water on day one and on day two, a whole new adventure.  
JP brought his casting net and was catching mullet, shrimp, spot, sun fish, and crabs off the dock. He'd throw it out, bring it back in, and empty it on the grass where the kids would transport the critters to a bucket. 
They could hardly contain themselves while waiting to see what the net would bring in.
Everyone was gently picking up the new creatures and inspecting them (yep, even the girls). 
Ever seen a fresh, live shrimp? They were cool!
At one point we started letting the kids put the critters into a baby pool filled with bucket after bucket of salt water. The shrimp were swimming harmoniously with the fish we caught, but after awhile, we added the crabs (we caught earlier from the crab pots) and let the kids watch with amazement as they chased and ate the say the whole day was awesome is an understatement.
It was the perfect way to spend a gray, cloudy day.
But then, a cloudy day with friends at the coast is better than a sunny day alone at home anytime!
(And you can bet I've got a casting net on my last for Santa this year!)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tea Party

Antique-ish place mats and napkins, REAL tea, cookies, and rice krispy petit fors...
this is what awaited the girls today after quiet time
I sure hope my kids will remember these moments and not just the yelling, time outs, threats of an early bedtime, and nagging. The will, won't they? 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

1st Grade

Q: What has grown three inches since the start of Kindergarten, has her first wiggly tooth, and is first grade bound?


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Dance Recital

Caroline's first dance recital was today, and she was AWESOME! I am sure every mom says that, but it is true. Just a little over a year ago, we tried dance and she wasn't able to go in without crying and wanting to go home. Today she was on stage, smiling and performing each and every step perfectly for a crowd of a couple hundred. I was so impressed and proud!!! 

We are already looking forward to next year's event! I know there will be one because as soon I picked her up she said, "I can't wait to do that again!"...You go girl!