Friday, May 31, 2013

And it's FINALLY here...


The last few weeks have been pretty crazy around here.

Aside from beginning my own summer semester

We had a preschool party for this guy

It was hard to say goodbye to Mr. Mark and Ms. Erin. Thank goodness we see them at church every Sunday!
 A kindergarten graduation for this princess
Melody with her adorable bestie, Morgan
And an end of the year party for the almost-9-year-old dude
Please make sure to notice and judge me for the too short shirt and missing belt. Whatever. I'm making those school clothes fit.  And as for the belt, well, it was lost somtime in mid-March and I have a one belt per year rule.  Doesn't everybody?
And field day where Jack and Melody participated in the carinval acitivies and field competitions while Charlie and I ran the sno-cone station.

Ok, I ran the sno-cone station. Charlie just ate the sno-cones and sweet talked his way into line jumping on the inflatable slide. Really, though, does that come as a surprise to anybody?
Yeah, that's a lot.

A lot of FUN!
And now we've made our summer lists

and already kicked off summer with our annual pizza pool party.  This year, I've got THREE totally independent very-enthusiastic-and-brave-but-one-not-yet-independent swimmers.

My last little fish is almost there.

What you didn't see was him loosing his grip on the kickboard, trying desperately to get back on and starting to panic which prompted me to take a flying leap into the pool to pull him back out.

Right at that moment, one of my girlfriends, missing Charlie's mishap but seeing my swimming skills, walked up and said, "Wow, Em, I had no idea you were so eager to start swimming!"
Hey, might as well kick off summer with a little excitement!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Come visit me...

over at my friend Courtney's site today!  She's the founder of Lil Light O' Mine and Light 'Em Up! Even if you don't travel over to her site to see what I have to say, you should just go to check out what she has to say! I guarentee you'll love her as much as I do.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Up to the same ol' tricks...

If you've been a reader of my blog for a while now (you know, back when I actually used to blog on a regular basis), you know that Melody is my dare-devil. 
She loves a challenge and has come up with some crazy ideas.
like this
and this
and this
and my personal favorite, this.
And here is her latest
The pictures don't even really do this justice.  I have no idea how she does it, but she can shimmy all the way up to the very top in about 3 second flat.  And then just hang out there for a while.
Freaks. Me. Out. 
And that's my little Melody-the-monkey!