Sunday, June 26, 2011

summer summer summertime.....

Whoo hoo! it's truly finally officially summer... let the fun begin! :-)

This layout:

is of my beautiful girl at her first dance recital a couple of weeks ago.

This boy:

is TEN months old (how on earth did that happen??). He is SUCH a joy! He just got his first tooth on his ten month birthday, and today (a few days later), he got his second tooth. He's not crawling the "proper" way, but he scoots around on his tush and crawls backwards lol. He's waving and clapping and smiles and laughs all day long. Seriously. Our neighbor always jokes that he has never heard the boy cry. I only hope his demeanor stays so upbeat ;-)

This girl:

loved her dance recital! She was in two dances (a ballet dance a tap dance), and did such a great job up on that big stage! She misses preschool and constantly wants to work in school workbooks lol. She has gotten really good at writing her letters and constantly asks her big brother how to spell words. She also really loves crafts, and she has recently taken to "upcycling" pretty much every empty bottle and box in our house. We have a long craft to-do list for the summer.

This boy:

just "graduated" from Kindergarten! Wow, that also went fast! He had such a great year and learned so much! He is reading like a champ, and it never gets old hearing him. He continues to be a lego fanatic, and it truly amazes me how well he build his own designs. He's also gotten really into drawing lately - hopefully he has his daddy's talent. He made some great new friends this year, and he continues to be an awesome big brother.

This mama:

is REALLY excited for the upcoming cruise we are all going on this summer. I'm happy to be in summer-mode both at work and at home, and am hoping to take some time to take things down a notch. I've been eating well and working out regularly, and I feel good (despite feeling sleep deprived since that baby of mine still isn't sleeping through the night ;-) I went to a scrapbook crop yesterday which was so wonderful - hadn't been to one since I was preggers with Lucas! It felt SO good to create. I'm really trying to make time again to make it a regular thing. I've gotten totally addicted to Pinterest lately, and i'm really excited for the season premiere of True Blood (in 30 seconds! gotta wrap this up lol).

This daddy:
is training for his first race event (it's called Tough Mudder, a relay type of thing) in the fall. We can't wait to go watch! He's the best daddy ever, and he's a pretty darn good hubby, too ;-) He's also super excited for our upcoming cruise - we haven't been on one since our honeymoon!


Staci said...

OMGoodness! Your baby girl doesn't look like the baby girl anymore. Wow! I can't believe your baby is 10 mos. already. You big boy is getting sooooooooo tall!!

Danielle Calhoun said...

It was fun to catch up with what you are all up to! Talk about growing fast, your 3 are all so big! How can your baby be 10 months??? It goes so fast. Thank you for your compliment on my blog. :)

Lirinka said...

What a great post! I just came across your blog and I fell in love
with it! It's spectacular! I love your style! Check out my blog and
follow if you like it, I promise to do the same!

Kim Sonksen said...

Hey gorgeous!
Thanks for stopping by my blog, I am kicking myself for not having checked your blog lately - so much eye candy.
And. HOW. much do I love Lucas?? I think he is giving Chloe a run for her money in the "utterly-cuteness" section.
You have the most beautiful family.

Have fun fun fun on your cruise.

Meg Giroux said...

Love these pics of everyone, Staci!
All the kids are getting so grown up so quickly! Love the layout you did of adorable!

You look great girl! I saw that Tony is doing the Tough Mudder? Is he doing the one in Vermont?
Bryan is planning on doing that one next Summer. My friend just did it and she said it was brutal but awesome! Good luck to him!
Thanks for your kind comments on my blog!

Christie said...

What a gorgeous layout, absolutely breathtaking! Fun to learn about you and you loved ones!

Andrea Amu said...

Awesome pictures of the fam, Staci! The pix of Lucas with a tie and wild hair absolutely crack me up... so precious!

And girl, that layout is a beauty!
The purple trim is fabulous!