College crew

7.09.2018

One day while in Arkansas, Gigi watched the kids and I headed up to NWA to see my friends from college, Brandy and Angela.  Brandy's mom and her precious little girl, Caroline also joined.  I so love spending time with these friends and miss them a lot.

Here's the full Arkansas visit post.





Cousin time!

7.08.2018

We were able to see my brother, Greg, his wife Crystal, and their kids a couple times while in Arkansas.  Madelyn and Theo were so excited about getting to hang out with them!

Molly's birthday party









Time with Gigi & Pops

7.07.2018

After time at the beach, Tim went back to Knoxville to work and the kids and I headed to Arkansas with my parents.  We were there about a month!  It was a nice time to relax and get away for awhile.

Gigi's birthday was the day we got back

The kids did a summer reading program while there.  Madelyn read enough that they put her name in the book of her choice.  So proud of this kid.  Both kids did the reading program in Knoxville as well. She's read well over 100 books this summer!

Florida Vacation

6.11.2018

The first week of June, Tim, the kids and I headed down to Perdido Key, Florida for a vacation with my parents.  We've been going to the Destin area the past couple years, but decided to try something a little different.  And it was definitely worth it!  Less crowds, beautiful beach and lots to do around the area.

First dinner with Gigi & Pops

 

May Wrap-Up

5.31.2018

Ice cream after the dentist

Park & Panera date


Theodore: 6 Year Old Questions

5.29.2018

What is your favorite color? blue, orange, red and yellow

What is your favorite toy? connect toy

What is your favorite fruit? apples

What is your favorite movie/TV show? The Greatest Showman and Spirit

What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch and dinner? cheese and apples, quesadilla from Salsaritas

What is your favorite game? Don't touch the ball

What is your favorite animal? puppy

What is your favorite song? Ready, Set, Go and A Million Dreams

What is your favorite book? Make Way for Ducklings

Who is your best friend? Madelyn

What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play on Emersen and Bronwyn's new swingset

What is your favorite drink? Sprite, lemonade and fruit punch mixed together

Where is your favorite place to go? Panera and Salsaritas

What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Joseph, glitter and buzby

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?  bacon, donuts and cinnamon rolls

What is your favorite thing about school? friends, being superstar of the week

What did you do on your birthday? Dunkin donuts with pj's and Panera



Theodore: 6th Birthday

5.27.2018

Theo woke up to balloons, streamers and a birthday song on his birthday morning!


Then we headed downstairs to open some gifts.
 


Theodore: 6 Years Old

5.26.2018

Theodore Joseph,

You are SIX!! We just can't believe it.  You just finished Pre-K and are moving up to Kindergarten next year.  We're so incredibly proud of you big boy.  You excelled in school this year and are above and beyond where you need to be for next year. 

Mommy has loved having you around as her little buddy this past school year while sis has been in school.  You're a trooper running errands, going to the gym (which you love!), getting special treats and helping me at home.  We've had some fun this year and mom is definitely going to miss you while at school next year.

Daddy loves that you willingly help with projects around the house.  You'll sit next to him with tools and hand him whatever he asks for.  Such a big helper and happy to do it. 

And Madelyn just adores you.  She loves reading to you and showing you how to do things.  You've definitely learned a lot from her.  You've taken off reading and she helps you with words and teaches you new things.  You definitely have your not so great moments together, but we just love seeing the sweet moments where you love on each other.

You weigh 39.4lbs and are 44in. tall

Currently in size 6t tops and 5t pants.  Size 12/13 shoes.

Your favorite foods are still the same cheese, fruit, veggie straws, goldfish, granola bars, cereal, mac and cheese and anything with sugar.  It takes an awful long time for you to eat anything (except ice cream!).  We've set a timer for you at meal times otherwise we're at the table forever!

Going to sleep at night around 7pm and waking up around 8am.

Some of your favorite activities are gymnastics, reading, crafting - cutting paper, gluing and taping, Pre-K, helping with anything, going to Tennova, "dog concerts" and putting on birthday parties for your animals.

Still doing so well in gymnastics!

You and sis played soccer this spring and daddy helped coach!  You both did such a great job.  Proud of you kiddo.

Theo, you are the sweetest boy and we just love your kind heart so much.  You'd give someone the shirt off your back if they asked.  Love you to the moon and back a hundred million infinity times!

December


Madelyn's Last Day of School

5.24.2018

Madelyn finished up 1st grade this year.  Cannot believe she'll be in 2nd come this fall.  She is such a smarty and so sweet to her friends in class.  She had a lot of changes in her classroom this year, but handled everything very well.  We are proud of you sweet pea!

Mrs. Petree and Madelyn





Theo's Last Day of School

5.22.2018

Theo finished up Pre-K and is moving up to Elementary School!  Kindergarten here he comes!  He is beyond ready to start school and so excited to be in the same building with his sister.  Proud of you buddy!



Mrs. Tricia, Theo and Mrs. Stephanie

Madelyn's 1st Grade Field Day

5.17.2018

One of Madelyn's favorite days of the school year is field day.  It's always so stinkin hot, but she loves it all the same.  I love being able to have flexibility to help out at her school and see her in action.  Wouldn't change a thing.










Mother's Day

5.13.2018

Love this little family of mine!







Annie's Wedding

5.12.2018

Our friend, Annie, got married in May and asked the kids to be flower girl and ring bearer.  They were such cuties!

Madelyn was a little apprehensive about walking down the aisle because she couldn't see where the bridesmaids went in front of her, but bub helped her out and she did a great job standing up there with the big girls.  Proud of them both.



1st Grade Fun Day

5.11.2018

At Madelyn's Elementary School, each grade takes a day at the end of the school year and has a fun day.  First grade's theme this year was Hawaiian luau.  She was dressed up super cute!  Theo and I headed to school that morning to join in the fun.  He knows quite a few of the kids in her class since we're up there often.  So fun to see them all in action!




Mimi, Papa & Soccer!

5.05.2018

Mimi and Papa came to visit at the beginning of May.  The kids love seeing them and they were able to stay for their last soccer game.  So fun!