Monday, May 31, 2010

Gymnatstic Spring Performance

Molly & Lindy have been in gymnastics since August of last year. Their last class was a Spring Performance. They got to show off all they have learned for their family. The best yet is each kid got a certificate and trophy. Lindy was excited.

Because if you remember she was not happy with JUST a ribbon for the cartwheelathon that they participated in last December.
So, she was looking forward to this day...

Warming up for the show

Molly during her routine.

Lindy grabbed her trophy so fast it was a blur!! :)

Really she loved it!

Grandma & Daddy were able to come.

So was Mamaw, Colin, Daniel & Aunt Donna.

They are going to miss gymnastics. They both did a great job.
Thank you Mamaw & Papaw!!!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Car Wash Fun

On a warm summer night...

while daddy did this....

we did this!!

This puddle was huge. First they walked through it.
Then they stomped through it.

Then they sat in it!!
Before we left they were laying in it!!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Swimming in the Rain

While swimming in their pool it started to rain. The girls came running inside because they were "getting wet"!!

Check out their solution!

I think it's pretty clever.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Jake's Graduation

It's hard to believe this boy is now a
high school graduate!!
We are proud of you Jake!

My nephew Jake and his niece Hadlie.
I LOVE this picture.

Jake with his sisters
Kate & Erin.

Jake & his parents, Lynn & John

Jake & his grandma

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Swim Party

One last pre school birthday party
for this year. I am so sad that
my girls are growing up. I know it is a fact of life
but nevertheless I am sad.
Just this morning Lindy complained
about her teeth hurting. After looking her
over, I discover that her two lower front teeth
are slightly loose. Oh my!! Yet another
reason to sigh!! This summer
will fly by and come August I will no longer
have my kids at home. They will be
full time students.
(a deep breath & a big sigh)

Maddie had a swim party. Molly is not as afraid of the water as much as she use to be. Thank goodness. They even ditched the rings at the party.

The birthday girl, Maddie.

See, they are so brave. Even jumping in!
Thanks, Mamaw, for the awesome swimsuits!

Lindy is a fish! You have to watch her like a hawk.
They had a great time.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Colin's Graduation

Class of 2010
New Hope School

Donna & Mom with the girls

Waiting for the ceremony
Papaw, Molly, Mamaw, Lindy & Daniel

Colin presented his Mamaw with a letter.
(yes she cried)
Giving his mom a rose.

He gave a wonderful benediction.
I was very proud of him.

Colin with his cake

Donna & Jeff with the boys

The graduate and his biggest fans!
It's hard to believe this boy is now a freshman in HS!! Seems
like only yesterday he was learning to walk!
Congratulations Colin!
We love you!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hadlie's Baptism

On Mother's Day our great niece
was baptised. She did so well.
And looked so pretty in her white dress!!

Josh, Kate, Hallie & Hadlie.

Tricia, Hadlie & Ashley

Aunt Cindy & Hadlie on her big day!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Prom 2010

Prom 2010

Tricia & her date Clint

Ashley & her date Dakota

Jake & his date Allyson
Aren't my nieces and nephew so cute.
We went out to watch prom walk threw. But the
girls got tired and we had to leave. They have already
picked out their prom dresses!
Molly wants a pink one and Lindy a purple.
I'm afraid it will be here before I know it!
It seems like only yesterday that these kids were small
and now they are nearly grown!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mother's Day 2010

Mother's Day 2010
May 9
My girls are growing up so fast. I can't hardly stand it.

I had a wonderful day.
These precious girls surprised me with cards from school and
lots of hugs and kisses. The best gift of all!!

Wet Oatmeal Kisses
One of these days you'll explode and shout to all the kids,
"Why don't you just grow up and act your age!"
And they will...
Or, "You guys get outside and find something to do --
without hurting each other And don't slam the door!"
And they don't.
You'll straighten their bedrooms until it's all neat and tidy,
toys displayed on the shelf, hangers in the closet, animals caged.
You'll yell, "Now I want it to stay this way!"
And it will...
You will prepare a perfect dinner with a salad that hasn't had all the olives picked out
and a cake with no finger traces in the icing and you'll say,
"Now this is a meal for company."
And you will eat it alone...
You'll yell, "I want complete privacy on the phone.
No screaming, Do you hear me?"
And no one will answer.
No more plastic tablecloths stained.
No more dandelion bouquets.
No more iron-on patches.
No more wet, knotted shoelaces, muddy boots or rubber bands for ponytails.
Imagine.... a lipstick with a point,
no babysitters for New Years Eve,
washing clothes only once a week,
no PTA meetings or
silly school plays where your child is a tree,
no car pools, blaring stereos or forgotten lunch money.
No more Christmas presents made of library paste and toothpicks,
no wet oatmeal kisses,
no more tooth fairy,
no more giggles in the dark,
scraped knees to kiss or
sticky fingers to clean.
Only a voice asking,
"Why don't you grow up?"
And the silence echoes:
"I did"
- unknown

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Batter Up!

The girls had their first T-Ball game last
Saturday morning. It was a cold morning so we
had to bundle them up. They were both excited but really had no clue
what was going on.

I got the photos backwards.
Here Lindy is coming into home plate.

And here she is batting for the first time!

Here is Molly on third base.

She was the first batter for her team.
She smacked the ball and stood there.
When we finally got her to run she ran all the way
around to third without stopping.
(she was only suppose to go to first)

It is just too cute.
Most of the time they were too busy digging in the dirt!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Aspiring Artists

Molly loves everything about art. Lindy likes it, but Molly LOVES it!! She will spend hours doodling, cutting, taping, and glueing. We have millions of crayons and markers around this house. I even find them in their bed sometimes!!
I surprised them with a package of paints and paint brushes the other day. Mamaw had bought them some huge color pages so we broke out the paints.
(notice the neighbors yard! They have moved out and are not mowing the place. nice huh)

Lindy likes to paint every inch of the paper!

Molly wants to add special effects to her pages. Like polka dots and such.

They did a great job. Molly insists that she is going to be a artist when she grows up. I wouldn't doubt it either. I tell her that she can paint pictures and people will buy them to hang in their homes. She tells me that I can have her first painting and I don't have to pay!! I'm gonna hold her to that!