Thursday, May 22, 2008

My Sweet Hailey

Yesterday my Hailey graduated from preschool. I cannot believe she will be starting Kindergarten in the fall. She is growing up way to fast for me. She was so excited yesterday, and couldn't wait to get to school to graduate. Stephen worked from home and my parents stayed home from work as well so we could all be there. I really wasn't too emotional until Hailey stood up to get her "diploma" and Kaleb yelled out..."good job Hailey!" and "YEA Hailey!!!" He was so proud of his big sister and then I had to fight back the tears. Hailey has done so well at school and I am so proud of her. She has learned so much and made wonderful friends at school and I know it will be the same when she starts Kindergarten. Here are some photos of the graduation...

I am so happy for Hailey

Another quick note about Hailey... this morning when I got up I heard Hailey say "mommy you need to come see this." I said "OK, I'll be there in a minute." I went to get Kaleb and get him dressed and then proceeded to Hailey and Karly's room. I walked in and saw that Hailey and Karly were already dressed for the day. Hailey was all smiles. She had got Karly out of her crib, changed her diaper, and dressed her ( shorts and a matching shirt!)!! I was so amazed, I mean she really did a good job, I didn't even need to fix the diaper! My little girl is growing up fast.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Anniversary Trip

As stated in the previous post, my amazing husband and I celebrated our 6th anniversary on the 11th. Since it was mothers day weekend and my wonderful brother Derek's 30th!!! birthday we decided to stay home that weekend and go on a trip the next. So, this past weekend we went to Carowinds in Charlotte, NC. Just Stephen and I!!!!!! A big thanks to my superb parents and fantastic brothers, Kyle and Brent for watching the kids for us:) We left early Friday afternoon and stayed trough Sunday. It was WONDERFUL!!!! We went and saw Prince Caspian(great movie) Friday night, and then went to Carowinds Saturday. We stayed the whole day 10am-10pm! I loved just walking around holding hands with Stephen and of course riding the rides. We rode all the major coasters and thrill rides. My favorite was "Drop Tower" which, like the name, drops you from the top of a tower. It gave me the biggest rush and I seriously thought it wasn't going to stop and we were going to crash. Of course we didn't, b/c I wouldn't be able to type this if we did:) It was crazy b/c you are just sitting in like a bicycle type seat with a harness over you and that's was great! Stephen and I had a blast and can't wait to go again!
Anywho, I have had so much fun making these slideshows, I put one up of our trip!!

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Virginia, Karate and Washington..Oh my

This past week was busy, but way fun! On Monday, my kids started Karate and they are doing so good!! I have been so proud of them. Hailey is really good and does the punches and kicks awesome. Kaleb is super, I have been really impressed by how well and he listens to the teacher and then does it!! He is very well coordinated for two and does as well as the older kids. It is so fun to go watch them. On Tuesday we headed out to VA to meet up with a friend of mine from college who I hadn't seen in 5yrs!!! She has 3 kids too, so it was a blast. Stephen hang out with us for a while and then he continued on to DC to pick up his sister Kellie and her husband Garrett. The kids and I stayed and played with Jenny and her family:) We got home at midnight! We had so much with Kellie and Garrett, it was nice to have some family come and visit. The kids especially loved being with them. On friday we left to head back to DC b/c Kellie and Garrett were leaving on Saturday. We stopped in good ole Buena Vista so Kellie could show Garrett around and visit some friends. It was great, Stephen and I showed the kids where we met and had our first kiss:) And since no students were there we could go up to the dorms. Oh what memories it brought back!! After BV we headed up to DC to our hotel (thanks for that K&G). Saturday we went to DC and saw the sights and went to the museum of natural science, which was way cool! It really was such a great trip!!! After that we took Kellie and Garrett to the airport and headed home. We stopped and ate dinner at a nice restaurant, so it took us longer to get back. We got home at 2am sunday morning, and went straight to bed!! Sunday, of course was Mothers Day, and my sweet husband took great care me. It was also Stephen and I sixth anniversary(double bonus for me)! I am so thankful that I have such an amazing husband!! After 6yrs., I am still so totally in love with him. He makes me so happy and he is just amazing husband, and an amazing father!! Stephen, I love you! Well, I know this is really long, but I hope you throughly enjoyed it:) Real quick, the scrapbook, slideshow pictures are so fun and I loved making them. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

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Monday, May 5, 2008

New Style

I took Hailey to get her hair cut Friday and she looks so cute! When the stylist asked what she thought, Hailey says, and I quote.."I totally look older" That's my girl 4 going on 14!!