Saturday, May 28, 2011

Brenden's Preschool Graduation

Can you believe it?!
I know, it is amazing but it's true...
Brenden is now a preschool graduate!!!
His graduation was on Thursday, May 26th.
He was super excited about his special day and we all had a blast celebrating it with him!
His preschool had a very nice morning for all of the graduates and their families.
We had a ceremony first thing where the kids sang songs, did a little skit, and then received certificates. After that we had a mini photo shoot before heading over to the reception that they had for everyone....Brenden and Bryleigh loved that part since they both got cake with icing! :)
Below are the pictures of our morning and of our big boy. Enjoy!

He was grinning like this all day! :)

He woke up bouncing out of bed and ready to go!

Walking in for the ceremony.

Opening Prayer

Receiving his certificate

Shaking hands with his teacher, Mrs. Jill.

Proud Nana and Papa

Mommy and Daddy were also super proud of this boy!

Still grinning from ear to ear!

Posing with some of his preschool buddies

His buddy since birth, Avery.

Best of Friends...all of us!

Brenden, we are so happy for you and so proud of all that you've accomplished at Aldersgate!
As you approach Kindergarten and the years ahead of you our prayer for you is that you always remember that we love you and that we will always be your biggest fans!

You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." ~ Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fun at the Museum

About a month ago (April 15th to be exact) The Hicks girls invited us to join them for an afternoon at the Museum of Life and Science. We had an absolute blast and it was such a great time out with the cousins!
I won't add a lot of words, just a lot of pictures of our fun!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Easter 2011

Our family really had an amazing Easter!
The older my kids get (and the older I get) I feel like I grow more and more convicted of how it's the simple things that make these days so special for us all.
The more I do the more it complicates the day and distracts me from the things that are most important to me.

We woke up early so we could show the kids their Easter "baskets" before church.
The kids couldn't wait to check them out.They were definitely VERY excited to see all of their loot...
especially Brenden...Ha!
He actually asked me to take a picture of him with that face! ;)
However, I think their all-time favorite gift were their jump ropes!
They both absolutely LOVED this!
After Easter baskets we ate our breakfast and headed to church.
We had a great time hanging out with our friends there.
After church we headed outside for some pics and then lunch at Bo's.
(Brenden's request).

The rest of the day was just perfect.
We spent all afternoon/evening outside.
We hunted for eggs, played baseball, and cooked out.
The weather was perfect, the kids had a blast, and it was the best way to spend the rest of the day!

We feel so blessed and love that we have these special memories to cherish on life's journey.
We have found that nothing satisfies us more than time with the Lord, company of friends, love of our family, sunshine on our face, and laughter all around us!

We hope the same for each of you!