Saturday, June 30, 2012

Grad Party





Today was Amanda's Hawaiian themed grad party.  Here are Judy and the kids before everyone started to arrive.  And really this is pretty much when the photos ended.  I decided to spend more time visiting with family than taking photos.  


Grandpa and the kids. 


Gianna and Libby.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Last Day of VBS

Gianna had a great week at VBS.  Each day she would come home telling me about the lesson of the day.  She would also bring home a cute craft.  But the high-light was "The Coconut Cafe".  Everyday the children would meet in the cafeteria and have a snack.

For the final day, the children performed several songs.  However, Gianna just stood with the group.  She didn't look scared, but she didn't really seem to want to be in front of everyone.  I was just proud that she didn't come running to me!  I did video the first song, but after I realized she wasn't participating, I figured there was no point in recording more.



After the group performed we were invited for an ice cream social.  I'm so glad Gianna's first experience at VBS was a good one!

I should note, Spencer was with us, but as usual he refuses photos.  : (

Monday, June 25, 2012

Vacation Bible School

It seems like only yesterday when I typed this post.  But it was really three years ago when I dropped Gemma and Spencer off for VBS.  Today was Gianna's turn, and she was very excited.  Gemma was disappointed that she was too young to volunteer, but that is our plan for next summer.

Here's hoping my baby girl enjoys her week of VBS.

Lessons


After getting a guitar for Christmas and having it collect dust in her room, Gemma finally started guitar lessons today!  She was really excited about the lesson, but really annoyed with me that I had the camera.  I told her she would appreciate this photo someday.  : )

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day


Not only is David a wonderful husband, but he is also an amazing daddy!

I love you, sweetie!!!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Coffee House



This evening, we went to a local coffee house to watch David's niece, Jackie perform.  She's an extremely talented singer and songwriter.  


While we were listening to Jackie and her guitar teacher play, Gianna and I took pictures.

Spencer and Gemma decided to play chess.  


David and I pretended we were on a date while the kids were entertaining themselves.

The cool thing about the evening...ever since Gemma saw Taylor Swift in concert, she's talked about playing guitar.  She even got one for Christmas.  Well, we talked to Jackie's teacher about lessons and we're going to see him in a few days!  Gemma's really excited. 

As we were walking out of the coffee shop, I saw this bench and thought it would be a cute for a photo.  After the children rolled their eyes at me, they agreed to hope on for a photo.  : )

Friday, June 8, 2012

Gianna's First Bike


While Gemma and Spencer were celebrating their last day of school, Gianna spent time riding her new bike.  Daddy put on the training wheels and then she was ready for the sidewalk.


Looks like I know what we'll be doing lots of this summer!

Last Day of School


And here we are....the last day of school.  Gianna is still in pj's because her last day was in May.  My last day of having a 4th and 5th grader.  But before we know it, the kids will be back in that same spot getting ready for pre-k, 5th and 6th grade!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Talent Show

Gemma and Spencer performed their kung-fu form in the talent show for school.  They did a great job!


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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Date Night



David and I attened a fundraiser with our good friends Chris and Dominick.  We had a great time and I enjoyed far too much free wine....I think you can tell from my expression.  : )


Another 5K

David and I ran another 5k this weekend.  It was free! and the Y gave us free t-shirts to wear (we were running as a group).  Next time, I'm only wearing the shirt for the photo and then will wear my own - that cotton T was too hot!



Again - no records were broken.  I did shave a few minutes off my run from the previous week.  And I ran the whole race...no walking breaks for me!

Mom came with us and stayed with the kids at the park while we ran.  It was a beautiful morning.  The kids didn't actually see us running, but I'm glad they are able to see us doing fun/healthy things.  I only wish it didn't take me 30+ years to get started!