Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Day fun

 Lilyann helped with some of the yard work yesterday...she really did a GREAT job!

 Dakota and Lily played with the branches they trimmed.

 After all that yard work, ice cold watermelon was a welcomed treat.

 Lily was so happy to have a triangle piece ♥

 Even Leia enjoyed some yummy watermelon on her 1st Memorial Day.

 Dakota is swinging high

 Leia enjoyed some wonderful time in the pool

It's officially summer break here at the Smith household.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

School's out!

Summer break is here..Thankfully, we are starting it out with a holiday weekend. Meaning, I have help to get into the new summer schedule. Thanks to Jed being off Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

So far, it's going pretty good. The kids are getting used to being with each other all the time. Leia is cutting more teeth and lets us ALL know about it.

I have a feeling I'll be drinking more coffee the next few weeks. Vacation is just under 2 weeks away and it can't come fast enough.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Proud moment for Mommy and Kota

 Dakota and his Kindergarten Teacher, Mrs. Davis! She is an amazing teacher and Dakota has learned so much!

 Dakota receiving his Diploma from the school principal :) 

Dakota, Mommy, and Leia....after his Kindergarten Graduation. I really can't believe my baby is growing up so fast. It truly happens in the blink of an eye.

Monday, May 21, 2012

almost 1st grader?!

In 2 days, Dakota graduates from Kindergarten. 

 It seems as if time is flying by.  Just yesterday, Dakota was born, right?!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Is it time?

Vacation can't come soon enough! I know that it's not great to rush things..especially life. But I am more than ready for a little R and R. Being a parent doesn't mean R and R will be available at all times during your vacation; but if you visit family, then they can have some time with your little munchkins :)  Thank God for Family.

The beach sounds Fabulous right now. The kids are getting antsy. The weather is getting warmer...It's time to build some sandcastles.

And Leia is finally getting used to water!! YAY!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Mommy's Day!

That special day for Moms...it was yesterday. Leia started celebrating early for me by sleeping 8 hours straight on Friday night/Saturday morning. I'll take what I can get at this stage. It was a one night occurrence but it was appreciated.
My son offered a spontaneous kiss and hug during the song service at church. Love this!
My middle child, Lily, got out of bed to give more hugs and kisses to round the day out.

There's something about holidays that makes me just want to do a lazy day with my little family. I enjoy the carefree times where I can sit and watch tv or lie in the hammock watching the kids play and argue over who's turn is next on the swing. It's all good.

Mother's Day weekend was fun. 

Next on the list is Kindergarten Graduation for Dakota, End of Year party, Memorial Day weekend and our 8th Wedding Anniversary, and then VACATION!! 

I truly can't wait til vacation. We are going to Florida to visit my family. It's been almost 2 years since I've seen some of my family. Given I wouldn't be able to live with my family but in this situation, Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Some holidays, I miss not spending them with my family. Not being able to give my mom or dad a hug on their special day. But I remember that I'll see them sometime during the summer and I do have my little family to take care of as well. 
For those of you who live close to your families, appreciate them, love them, and don't take for granted the closeness you share.

Now...Dinner isn't going to fix itself..so I must go.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Field Day Fun

 It was such a beautiful day for Dakota's field day at school.

 Dakota running in the 50 meter dash...he came in 4th place!
 Showing off all his ribbons for the day :)

 Leia was wiped out from all the fun and games.

 Dakota's class pulling hard in tug of war

 We won!!! YAY!!!

Dakota and his kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Davis

Super Moon

 I stayed up last night to view the super moon. It was rather radiant. I hope you enjoy some of the pictures I took :)

 Caught a dragonfly in this hot...pretty cool!