Wednesday, August 17, 2016

And so begins 2016-2017 school year...

It's hard to believe this summer is over. I think this can go down as the summer that went the fastest. It was a great summer. We started it off with a bang of 2 weeks of sickness. Then filled it up with lots of family visits and trips and swimming and all that fun stuff. 
But i'm not here to talk about summer vacation today. I'm here to report some back to school pictures. 
Wow. How do i have a 4th grader?
I am beginning to feel old. 

My 1st and 4th grader.
 The best back to school picture of all times.
Not pinterest worthy.
Unless, of course, it was a pinterest fail. :)

Oh, i love them
And all of their drama.
Apparently they got it all (the drama)from me.
So what's not to love?

Baby does not want to pose. Brother tries to hold her.
Not working.
The younger brother does NOT like when little sister cries.
The older ones laugh.
And the mommy photographer laughs and snaps away.

 Not what mommy was imagining, but these are the ones that make the most memories.
The real life ones.

 All ready to start something new...
 She gets to be in the same grade as her cousin!

 The adorable 1st graders.

And now it's 2 in school and 2 at home.
In some ways life is at it's craziest right now.
Please someone tell me it doesn't get any crazier.
Just have to get used to the new normal.
Like little sister has to figure out how to play with out big sister.
And little brother has to realize life isn't all fun and movies.
Not that it ever was, but he had in his head that when older ones go to school it'll be movie time.
Big bummer.

Of course we need a run down to see how my little ones are growing.

Carter in 1st grade
Brooklyn 3
Jamison 10 months

Carter in second grade
Brooklyn 4
Jamison 1

Carter 3rd grade
Brooklyn K5
Jamison 2
Violet 6 months

And this year
Carter in 4th grade
Brooklyn in 1st
Jamison 3
Violet 1 1/2

Happy school year to you!
Whether you are the teacher,  homeschooling or running your kiddos to and from school.
May this year be great!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The one where the little brother gets married...

So happy to post this blog post.

So excited for my little brother who found a girl and got married. :) 

Justin is 5 years younger than me. 
 Lets just say i was pretty excited when i finally got the little sibling i had been wanting..
He is the only brother in our family. 
So, yes, he was tad bit hen pecked and spoiled. 
But all in all he turned out pretty good. 

And now it is so fun having a sister in law! 

The wedding day was a fun day. 
Everyone was pretty much healthy that day. 
We won't talk about the days before or following, though. 

Brooklyn and Jamison were the Mini Bride and Groom. 
They were adorable, in my opinion. 
It is nerve racking to have a 3 yr child walking up the aisle though. 
Specially this boy. 
You just never know what he will say or do next. 

 Carter was a handsome gift receiver..
 And Violets job was to be cute. She did pretty well at that. :)
 These 2. They are 10 months apart and are best friends.

 The mother and father of the groom...
 Our little family of 6.
 The bride and groom with some of the best kiddos in the world.
They love Uncle Justin and their new Aunt Rosy.
But some of them aren't sure what to think about Uncle Justin not living at Grampa and Grandma's anymore. :)
 My sister and her growing family!!!
 My little brother and sister..
We always called them the "Little ones" back in the day. :)

 MR and MRS...

 Violet was showing off her dress here. :)

 My dad and his siblings...
Weddings are awesome family reunion times..
 My little sis and i posing before the wedding...
 Moments before walking down the aisle...

 The awesome Maid of Honor helping to entertain...
 Family tables...

 Pretty and yummy cake...
 So cute..
 Beautiful ladies...
 Parent and grandparent table...
 Tired out mini groom..
 Uncle Jeff got her to sleep....
 The older cousins....
There were alot of girls and then Justin,,, followed by more girls...
Yup he was hen pecked.
 The younger boy cousins decorating the truck...
 Leaving for the honeymoon!
(That is if you can get past the niece who is lost in her own world. )

Congratulations Justin and Rosy!! 

Friday, February 26, 2016

And she is ONE!!

The baby turned one this month!

I mentally prepared myself for this event. (the one where your baby turns one and you go into shock, cuz seriously didn't you just give birth!!??!)

 Anyhow, it was a fun little party..

I love little girly girls. And so far, Violet is just that. Thanks to her big sister seeing that she has a baby doll near by and pretty things to wear, etc.

It was fun decorating her little cake.

And it was an honor to have my Grandparents and Aunt here for the party too.
They stopped in one year ago when Violet was born..
And came again for her first birthday party!

 {one year ago, when they visited at the hospital}

Daddy helping her with her first taste... 

Ready to dig in...

Dig in very delicately, that is.
And i do believe the older siblings were more excited than the birthday girl!!

So much to take in..
So little time...

Loving the idea of cake, but not sure about the mess.....

 The look you give when you are tired of cake. :)

 A little bit of thought about just diving in head first...

 If nothing else, birthdays are at least great for getting attention... :)

Happy birthday Violet Capri! Every day we thank God for giving you to us!