Saturday, June 29, 2013

Happy Birthday, Margo!

Happy Birthday to our baby girl, Margo!  She is FIVE today. We started celebrating earlier in the week by spending Monday at Kings Dominion. Here she is getting a hug from Snoopy. (I'll have a separate Kings Dominion post soon).  The rest of the week has kind of been a blur because we never seem to stop going!

She has been very excited and counting down the days to today. Yesterday she helped make her birthday cake. She is going to have a party at Chuck E. Cheese's after we go to Lydia's piano recital. 

Here is the cake we made for her party. She is very in to butterflies these days and requested a butterfly cake. I will post more pics of her birthday celebrations but wanted to do a quick Happy Birthday post. 
5 years ago when she made her debut!

And made our family complete!  We love you Margo!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day 2013! The girls were so excited to give David his presents this morning. Margo made him a coffee cup at MMO, Lydia bought him some strawberry Twizzlers and Madeline got him an air freshener for his car.  I got him some new summer clothes and pants for work. Happy Father's Day to all the great dads out there. We plan on spending the day with family. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Camping at Kerr Lake

We spent Memorial Day weekend camping at Kerr Lake with some friends of ours and their families.  It was unseasonably cool and windy when we got there Friday evening.  We were all in jeans and sweatshirts and even used our electric blankets in the camper that night.  It was still pretty windy and chilly on Saturday morning but that didn't stop us from enjoying some boat rides.
The girls were dying to get in the water.  It was cold, so they just in to their ankles.  By Sunday, the weather had warmed up and all the kids finally got to swim!

Margo, Branson and Brianna riding on the Pontoon boat. 

Lydia smiling on the Pontoon boat.  Earlier that morning (before 8am) she fell in the lake fully clothed!  I had told her over and over to be careful.  She could not stay away from the water....just playing around it, throwing rocks, etc.  Anyway, she fell in and was not happy about it.  I did get a picture, but I know she wouldn't want me putting it on the blog!

Sunset picture of sweet friends :)

Annie went camping with us!  She loves it and as you can tell from the pic--she just makes herself at home!

David and Carrie grilling burgers for one of our community meals.

Gorgeous sunset on the lake (while cruising on the Pontoon boat).

David and I were able to enjoy a little bit of quiet while on a Sunset Cruise.  Chris and Carrie took all the kids for ice cream and a few of us went on the boat.

What's camping without a campfire?  And yes, we had s'mores too!

Bri and Margo on the last day.  It was a nice weekend getaway!

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The Graduate

Last night was Madeline's 5th Grade graduation.  It's hard to believe that she is already done with Elementary School!

We are so very proud of her.  She received several awards.

I can't even remember all of them! But one that stands out is that she and her best friend Reagan were the only two students in the entire 5th grade to get straight A's for the entire school year!!!!

Such a smart cookie!  Receiving her graduation certificate from her teacher, Mrs. Barnes.

Last time walking across the stage at SSE!

Walking out after she "graduated."

Showing off her certificate!

Proud of our 1st baby girl!

We celebrated at home with family and pizza and Oreo cupcakes.  I made these graduation cupcakes thanks to Pinterest!

Madeline and Reagan at the end of year awards program last week.  BFF's moving on to middle school!

Margo is proud of her Sissy!  I know Madeline hates that she will not be around at SSE to mother Margo when she enters Kindergarten.  I guess we'll have to pass that duty along to Lydia.

It sounds so cliche', but it really doesn't seem that long ago that I was sending by baby to Kindergarten!