Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Another milestone- lost tooth!

Peyton finally lost a tooth. She has been waiting for this moment for a very long time (long for a 5 year old is like a few months!) She discovered a wiggly tooth about 2 months ago and has been very reluctant to wiggle it. It got really loose this week and she was crying about it falling out. She was scared that it would bleed and that it would hurt. I told her this morning that I could pull it for her and she said no that it was just going to fall out, but apparently she pulled it herself at school. When I picked her up this afternoon I was so surprised and excited.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dance Recital - part 2

Liam's turn! This was his first time taking dance and he asked to do it because he had seen Peyton enjoying it last year. He was the only boy in the class and was well liked by the other little girls. When the little girl hugged him during the recital, she got huge laughs, so she kept doing it! I'm not sure if he'll dance this fall, but we'll let him decide.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Dance Recital - part 1

Peyton took part in her second dance recital this weekend. She danced through parks and recreation this semester and did some more ballet and a little tap. Her group tap danced in the recital. She was shaking her hips and wiggling her butt. I was so proud of her and can't get over how grown up she looks. She has asked to dance again in the fall, in the hip hop class. I told her we'll see what is offered for her age group and what works for mama and dad's schedules! I blurred out the other dancers because I don't want to post other kid's pictures without their parent's permission.

Part 2 soon.....Liam's dance!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

We celebrated Mother's Day a week later and it was a fantastic day for me. The kids came in while I was reading my Bible with a sweet little breakfast on a tray. Then they gave me some itunes gift cards and a new hammock! Mark put it up later in the day, but then took it down. We are still trying to decide where to hang it or if we want to go look for a different kind. The place he hung it originally is too narrow. We need to find a spot where the trees are farther apart. I think if we can find a better spot, we'll keep it. It's super comfortable and I can't wait to sit in it and read.

We are insanely busy this week. Liam's preschool has an end of the season program, we have dress rehearsal and then the dance recital, plus fellowship dinner at church, and a church picnic! Lots to do, but mostly fun stuff. Only a week and a half left of preschool and about 3.5 weeks of school until both children are home for the summer. We are already filling the calendar with stuff. I still hope we'll find time to go camping.

This is Liam's reaction when I want to take his picture. He either makes an angry face or runs away screaming!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lazy Sunday afternoon

This past Sunday we didn't celebrate Mother's Day. Because of graduation and having family in town, we decided to postpone it until this coming weekend. So on Sunday we went to church and then spent the afternoon in the yard. Mark trimmed some trees and hung a hammock. Peyton and Liam were pretty excited about the hammock. They played with it and with lots of leaves and tree trimmings!

Monday, May 10, 2010


Dr. Linwood "Flava Flav" Rose (that medallion has got to be heavy)
Liam loved the graduation speaker so much (I actually took pictures through my zoom lens of all the people nodding off in the Convocation Center. He wasn't the only one!)

Mark graduated from JMU with his Master's in Public Administration this past weekend. He worked six years toe earn this degree. It was very exciting to see him walk across the stage and to know that it was over. The kids were troopers through a very long graduation ceremony and were extra excited to eat cake and pie with their dad to celebrate his achievement. Liam knew that our babysitter, Miss Jen, was going to be graduating too and that she would be leaving town once she got a job. He told Mark that he didn't want him to leave. He didn't understand that his dad wasn't going to be leaving town. So incredibly sweet.