Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Last week Riley looked so cute in her outfit before going to school so I asked her if I could take some quick pictures before we left. Of course she's always ready for a photo shoot.

 That little girl has every piece of my heart, hula poses, side tilt smiles and all. Then I realized that shirt she is wearing used to be one of our favorite dresses for her to wear. Many, many, many moons ago.

I can't get over how quickly 5 years have gone.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Snuggle Monster

One of my favorite things about Camden and this age is that he loves to snuggle, cuddle and generally be all up on us.

 He will come up to me and TG at different times and say, "Mama, I snuggle you?" or "Daddy, you snuggle me?" Then he climbs on your person and gets himself as comfortable as he can without any concern for our comfort.

We don't mind. I know these days are fleeting so even when he asks me to "put down you con-puter" or "mama be done painting" I oblige. I read a blog post by Ann Voskamp about her 18 year old son yesterday and she said in the post, "You grew up — and I want to go back and I want to go with you, but I can’t do either." I just about cried. So I'm going to snuggle my babies and love on them as long as I can.


Monday, May 20, 2013

Last Day of Pre-K, Hooray!

Today was Riley's last day of Pre-K.

It's fun to see how much she's grown since her first day of pre-k!

She "graduated"!  Jazz hands!

Riley's pre-k program had a party on the last day and families were invited.  Camden was so excited he could go with his sissy to her school.

The student teachers planned and ran the party - it was very organized and the kids had a great time!  There were crafts, games, water play, and plenty of delicious treats.

After all the fun outside we went indoors for the formal portion of the event.  The teachers made a slideshow of pictures from the year and had a brief ceremony. Each little student received their certificate and a yearbook.

We loved Miss Woods and we were sad to say good-bye to such a wonderful teacher!

Riley had a great year in pre-k.  She learned so much and loved going to school each day.  Onward and upward to Kindergarten we go!