Tuesday, June 30, 2009

LAST 2 weeks in a NUTSHELL!...

We started the week with a WONDERFUL visit from Brad's mom! (Nana)..The kids had SUCH a blast with her and she spoiled them rotten!! :) Hope she comes back SOON! :)

2 RANDOM pics...

Mckayla dressed these up so they could watch her "talent show"...

My kiddo's! LOVE them

BEACH WEEK/ 1 night..LOL in Ocean City, NJ...Long story short...Sam ended up in the ER on Sunday (the day after we got there) a.k.a FATHERS DAY....so we cut the whole week short to recoup...which turns out was the best idea since I followed and then McKayla...
Anyway..we made it to the beach once, and the boardwalk once...so here's what we got! :)

Monday, June 29, 2009


I can't believe we lost Michael Jackson.

If you know ANYTHING about me...it's that I was a HUGE fan of his music.

I am so saddened for the generation that will only know him as I knew Elvis... they truly missed out. Just as I felt like I missed out on Elvis.

Farrah Fawcett also passed. Ed McMahan...and now Billy Mays.

It truly IS a HUGE loss. A terrible week.

May they rest in peace.

Friday, June 26, 2009


SO busy...been a CRAZY few weeks. I'll update as soon as I can!
HUGS TO ALL! We have so much to share!

Friday, June 12, 2009

School's OUT for SUMMER!

Bug's 1st grade name tag....

I can't believe Wed was the last day of school.

Here it is friday, and I get up and panic for a second because I think we are running late...but lo and behold we have NOTHING planned! :)


Well I take that back in a BIG way....we have LOTS planned for this summer.

We are heading to VA the 14th and will be gone until the 26th or so...in which during that time we will head up to Ocean City New Jersey for our annual family vacation! :) Last year was a BLAST!

Then we come back to NC to PACK the house up....

head BACK to VA (leaving the stuff) possibly the 4th of july weekend to find a home....

then hopefully move in will be Aug 1st, and we will just have to make one last trip to get the stuff thats already packed. That way Brad has to do little as possible, since he works SOOO hard.

THEN...after we move in Aug, my parents from Hawaii (I am lucky and have 2 sets ya know!! :) ) are visiting the 14th-27th...in which we will hit...Busch Gardens, Kings Dominion, Great Wolf Lodge, Baltimore Aquarium, Front Royal Rafting, Hershey Park, and MORE! Man I get tired THINKING about all we are going to do!!!

ANYWAY....my point of this post was Sam.

I am SOOO proud of him! He has grown So much this year, and I know that 1st grade has been somewhat of a challenge for him. He is only 6 and a lot of his calssmates were 7 and 8. But he rose to the challenge and finished the year at the top of his class!:) Here is his report card and a FEW of the awards he won! (you may have to click on the picture to enlarge it to read)


Accelerated Reader!!

Another reader award (takes after me, and LOVES to read) Look how many pages he read!!!!

He got the Terrific Trojan award for going above and beyond in helping his fellow calssmates out! I am SO proud! Way to go son!

And on top of all that...his book it :)...

Where is the time going I tell ya!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

3 reasons why I love this child SOOOOOO much!

Reason #1: The 1st video is my FAVORITE!! Don't ask me where she picked this up...but she had me in tears I was laughing so hard!...We were at an award ceremony today at Sam's school...(more on that tomorrow)..when she did this she had the entire table paying more attention to her than the award ceremony :)

Reason #2: Same day (today), and she was singing a song as we headed into the ceremony...do you recognize the tune and her own made up words! LOL :)

Reason #3....We had a church picnic this past Sunday and McKayla ASKED me to "videocord" her singing this song...it happens to be one of her favorites... :) The good part is toward the end though...what a HAM!

She is truly a BLESSING and makes each day such a joy. I can not express how much I love this child and what an amazing little girl she is! (though I am a tad bias! lol)


P.S Note that she has taken to carrying a "purse" around...today she had a teapot and a poodle in it! :)

*I will post about Sam's awards soon...he did AWESOME! AND get this! My 6 year old child ate 11 chicken nuggets, a small fry, AND a hot fudge sundae...

can we say growing? the pig.