Thursday, May 17, 2012


What a proud and emotional day! My first baby is officially done with preschool and will be moving on to Kindergarten in August! I am completely in love with her school, her teachers and all her friends we have both made there. She has made leaps and bounds at JCUMP and I am sad she is parting ways with such a loving and caring environment - she is off to the big leagues! Today at graduation I laughed, I cried and I just soaked it all in. I know she is totally ready and is going to be amazing in her new school and I will love it there too. Alex and I couldn't be any prouder of our smart, funny, caring, compassionate, spunky, energetic little fashionista! I am feeling very blessed that we still have 3 more years with Dylan before totally parting ways with JCUMP and I can only hope Dylan will have some of the amazing teachers AJ had!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day 2012

Hoping all the moms out there had a wonderful day, I know I did! I woke up to decaf coffee in bed, homemade cards, 2 bouquets of beautiful flowers (2 dozen of the most beautiful daises from Alex and a dozen roses from the kids) and a adorable pot holder with Dylan's footprint. I got to relax and have a bagel in bed all alone while Alex fed the kids and got them ready for church. Both kids were so well behaved in church and allowed us 2 hours at brunch! We went to Cabernet and had the most delicious meal - omelets, french toast, bacon, sausage, potatoes, pastries, oysters, lobster tails with drawn butter, shrimp cocktail, prime rib, leg of lamb, ham, all kids of sides and salads and endless mimosas! Although I was missing my own mother terribly I was reminded of her often throughout my beautiful day. Alex and the kids and I are so blessed to have her in our lives. I strive to be even half the woman she is one day. She defines unconditional love, strength and beauty. I am so lucky to have had her as my role model growing up. I am SO blessed with such a loving and amazing family myself. Thank you Alex, AJ & Dylan for giving me such a amazing life - I love you all to the moon and back!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

My Little Ballerina!

Friday night AJ had her ballerina recital and we had such a fun time watching her! All the girls were super cute and it's so cute to see them all trying their best to do every move perfectly. Alex, Dylan and I couldn't have been any prouder. She did a fantastic job and her costume was SO adorable. She was so excited to get a big bouquet of flowers and a balloon from her daddy at the end for the amazing job she did.

Friday, May 11, 2012

End of the Year Picnic!

Next Friday will mark the end of Dylan's first year of preschool. Yes he is a handful and the teachers are always chasing after him but he is is overall a good boy and quite the character. Today all the parents got to join the kids for a picnic lunch in the classroom and got to do a few picnic themed activities with them. After the picnic we ventured out the playground for bubbles and ice pops. It was a fun way to end off a fun year! The kids in his class are all adorable - Alex and I had such a fun time with our little guy and his friends today! The teachers made us memory books and on page 1 I started to cry - can't believe how much he has learned and how much he has grown - time flies by way to quick!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

School Pics

The kids photos at school turned out adorable! The photographer is amazing and will photograph siblings together if they are in school there together. I ordered the cd so I can do what I want with the pics and here are some of my favorites...