Yesterday afternoon we officially started our summer break. The 2015-16 school year ended for students and the excitement of a little extra sleep, relaxed schedules, playing in the pool and long summer nights has us giddy.
Sweet boy got to drive his Pa's Camaro for the first time last weekend. He thought he was the cat's meow.
I found these pictures on Marcus's phone and they just melt my heart. That's one proud daddy and one little girl that reminded me of a porcelain doll with her recital makeup on. She LOVES makeup so she was all kinds of happy about her makeover.
I wasn't crazy about the idea of putting makeup on my three year old but it's all part of the theatrics so I put on my big girl panties and did it. She enjoyed every minute of it. I had to wake her up from a nap to get ready for her recital and the promise of putting on makeup made her hop right up.
I love how Jack is still attached to me while I apply. He always wants in the middle of the action, especially if it involves his mama.
Ta da! Our beautiful ballerina. She was proud as punch of herself.
Sunday we attended the gender reveal party for our friends James and Ashley. I wasn't sure for the longest time but finally decided I thought it was a boy and I was right! They had a huge gathering which is just a testament to how much this baby boy is loved already. Our friend Juleah came down and it was great to see her. Baby Boy Runion will be here in November and we can't wait!
Jackster checking out Ash's tassels. I think everybody there held him at least one time. He knows how to work the crowds.
I took a video of him walking all over the place with a balloon tied to his collar which we joked was to keep up with him and a buoy if he fell in the pool ha!
Sunday I celebrated six years of marriage to my person. He completes me in every way. We never take pictures together so a selfie (his favorite ha!) on the porch to commemorate the day will have to do. Thank you for giving me your last name and whole heart. I love you the most and happy anniversary, honey.
It's summertime! We have had constant rain lately but we're dressing like it's sunny and 75 anyway. And you know it's been a good morning when she will let you take her picture that early :)
If a week of sleeping in a big girl bed wasn't enough, she also decided she wanted to walk to her preschool's door (aka Grandmomma's house) by herself in the mornings. She told me "I can do it by myself" and then she said "Get back in the car!" HA! She didn't even want to share the sidewalk with her old mama. I tucked my tail and watched from the car window (Daddy had taken Jack). She's three going on thirteen.
School's out for summer! AKK ends their academic program and transitions to a summer schedule on the last day for public schools. She learned so much this year and I give them all the credit. She can identify every letter and sounds and can even recognize common words. She loves to be read to and likes to pretend to read. She actually told me tonight that she's ready for kindergarten. Thank goodness that is still two years away.
Lots of change from August to May. We fall more in love with her everyday. Watching her grow is a privilege. I am so so blessed to be her mom.
I hope everyone has a relaxing and safe Memorial Day Weekend! I'm so thankful for servicemen like my grandfather that made this day worth celebrating. Freedom isn't free and I'm forever grateful for that right they fought and died for.