Favorite Photo Friday {Waiting for the Snow}

She has been patiently waiting for the snow to arrive.

Lucky for her it arrived today...and it's the beautiful stick to everything, snowball packing, snowman kind...

The bad news?

Charlie has eaten 3 pairs of her gloves this winter and she lost her last pair yesterday on the bus....

the long road

XOXO~

Favorite Photo Friday

Someone recently pointed out something to me that should have been quite obvious. I suppose life gets in the way of things sometimes...temporarily blinds a person and blocks out what's right there in front of them. With that being said, I have begun teaching Linhsey piano lessons. It's rewarding to witness her excitement over it, and it warms my heart to hear her practice her new found talent. It's a bonus that Gene joins in from time to time as well too.

I'm thankful my children have a love for music like I always have. Whether it be the drums, guitar, or now piano, I always hope to have a home filled with music.

{ Gene on the way to his holiday concert last night at the high school }

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Have a wonderful weekend!

XOXO--

Favorite Photo Friday

Have I told you lately how much I love this child? Going to school for a full day has been tough on her.

Not to mention usually as soon as she gets home we need to head out to the high school to pick up her brother from band practice. Once we get home, 3 nights a week we then have to head right out to cheer practice. Weekends? What weekends? We have Gene's football games on Saturdays and Linhsey's are on Sundays. We need to be at her field at 7:50am Sunday morning. For a little girl who has never slept well I suppose she is doing the best she can... and today is Friday and she is HAPPY. 

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Happy Friday!

XOXO--

Favorite Photo Friday ~Cheer

Every night at cheer around 6:45pm now, the field is consumed by the most beautiful light. It doesn't stay long...but it engulfs everything and everyone. She said this was her 'hey don't take my picture face'.This was the group hug after they did such a great job learning their half time dance. And this? This must be their favorite part of the night. At the very end they play " Little Sally Walker"  and they absolutely love it. This was when Linhsey was chosen to sing " C'mon girl, shake that thing, shake that thing and STOP!"  Tomorrow afternoon is the first game! The girls will be in full uniform and sporting ruffle socks and pigtails to go along with the retro theme of the game.

Can't. Wait.

the long road

XOXO~

Favorite Photo Friday - Magic

Didn't you know Linhsey could perform magic with her wand? She sure thinks she can at least!She enjoys catching fireflies. She talks to them like they are babies...or puppies...or Charlie. "Here you go little guy. It's okay little guy. Don't be scared."

So stinkin' cute and sweet.

the long road

XOXO--

Favorite Photo Friday- Catch Up!

I thought having a small child keeps you busy, but with the 8th Grade Washington DC trip, the dance, and graduation I feel like I have lost track of all time! I am behind in posting. I am behind in editing. I am just about behind in everything right now.

Here's a little catch up through photos.

Up until this school year L's cousin Ally used to come over and play every single week. This year the girls' school hours conflicted with each others and it wasn't possible. BTW, L is 3 months older that A !

I finally figured out my remote timer and propped my camera on a stool to take this self portrait. He ended up tucking his shirt in, don't worry! Love my boy. L is looking pretty tall here!She attended a princess makeover party and surprisingly enjoyed it! Hey Mom, maybe we can do the princess thing in Disney after all? ; ) Here's a shot of Gene going up for his 8th grade diploma. I was so proud of my boy. He made honor roll every single marking period 6th-8th grade. He got accepted into an elite AP Academy for high school next year. He took the test with bronchitis and fever and passed! They only accept 30 children into the academy  and he is one of them. He's not so thrilled about the mounds of homework he has this summer though!G and one of his closest friend's J. People always think they are brothers because of their hair! 

Believe it or not I still have more photos and posts to catch up on.....but this is a start!

 

Enjoy your weekend, and may all of the dads have a wonderful Father's Day!

  the long road

XOXO--

Favorite Photo Friday

While my last series of images are definitely my favorites this week, I love the laughter I have captured in this image of L yesterday. Yesterday in L's class they celebrated her birthday since she has a summer birthday of September 1rst. She was SO. Excited. When she got home she was wearing her birthday hat/crown and informed me she would be wearing it for the rest of the day. Later on a rather unnerving thunderstorm passed through. L was frightened and began to tear up some when out comes, " This is the worst fake birthday I ever had!" .

Awww, poor L. I couldn't help but laugh when she said it though.

The storm passed and then I was able to capture this:

So happy her fake birthday could be salvaged ; )

the long road

XOXO--