Monday, June 19, 2017

Photo Friday 2017 ~ Weeks 23 & 24

It's summer and that means lots of lazy days around here which is exactly what I love about summer! I think the older my kids get the less lazy days there are.  I had a moment the other day while driving kids to and from their friends' houses and activities where I seriously felt like a taxi.  I don't think I've experienced it to that extent yet and it's like I had a flash of what my future will be like for the next few years, so I'm trying to embrace the lazy days when they come.  

It's the rainy season in Florida now, so the other day my boy decided to go play in the rain.  When it rains hard a little creek forms in our parking lot and flows down to a drain so he loves to play out there and stomp around in the puddles.  We found an old poncho that is so funny looking, it's like a coat.  It kept him dry though and he wore his sister's old purple boots.  I actually went outside and took photos for this post and I was pretty proud of myself for remembering!


The other day my girl built this epic fort in her room and it was huge and she had her fairy lights strung up in it and it was just magical.  She invited her little bro to sleepover in it since it encompassed her bed and was big enough to fit the air mattress too.  I love that she still has her moments of sweetness towards him because he just adores her so much.  The sweet moments are fewer and farther between but they are learning a new way of friendship now that they are older and while I know that their friendship will change as they age, I can tell that they will be lifelong friends just like my brother and I.  It is a comforting thought for this momma.


My dancer had another dance showcase for her ballroom class and it was so good!  There is a boy in her class now which I think is great since she can actually practice her dances with him instead of always having to take turns leading with the other girls.  She is getting really good at the dances.  They had some open dancing at the end of the night some of the other students from the other classes (all of them are older men and ladies and they are so sweet to the teens) asked her to dance and she caught on so quick and knew all the steps.  I'm so proud of her!


That's all for this week!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Photo Friday 2017 ~ Weeks 20, 21, & 22

We had a great time in Ohio meeting my new nephew and catching up with family and friends.  I did a bunch of photo shoots while I was there and it went so fast because it felt like we were scheduled every second of the day.  It got confusing keeping track of where to take each kid and where I needed to be so that everyone got to see all the friends that they wanted to, but we got it all in and it was fun! My nephew is adorable and my nieces are growing up way too fast.  I sometimes wish we lived closer.  Actually I just wish they all lived closer to us because I am never leaving Florida.  ;)

Since we've been back we've just been trying to enjoy summer while I finish editing all the photos I took.  We've had a few beach days and a morning at the pool and my girl has already had a sleepover with friends.  It's looking like it's gonna be a great summer but I already know it's going to go by in a blink!  

This morning we had nothing planned for the day and I saw on Facebook that it is National Donut Day so we decided to drive to Krispy Kreme for free donuts.  It's like a 20 minute drive, but nothing says summer to me like wasting time on something totally impractical and unplanned, but totally fun! 

Here are a couple photos I took today and some of the cute photos I got of my nieces and nephew last week.  




Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Photo Friday 2017 ~ Week 19 ~

I'm getting ready for a quick trip to Ohio to meet my new nephew, but I wanted to get my Photo Friday posted so I'm not too far behind again.  I can't wait to hold sweet baby Bryson and get some newborn snuggles in!  But first up, here are some photos of the number one little boy in my life.  I took these the other day while we were getting ready for church.  He had just taken a shower and his hair looked so red because it was still damp.  I saw my camera sitting out and decided to grab it and take a few quick shots.  He was busy playing Minecraft on his Kindle, which he does daily for his allotted hour of screen time, but I figured I might as well have a photo of it!  A few months ago he discovered his daddy's old Calvin and Hobbes books and they are his new favorites so I snapped a photo of him reading when he ran out of screen time.  I want to remember that when he was 10 these were the things he liked to do.  I love that sweet boy so much and wish he would stop growing up so fast!  I swear it was like a week ago when he was a newborn.  I'm trying to savor what time I have left.  Here are my favorites this week.    



Friday, May 5, 2017

Photo Friday 2017 ~ Weeks 15, 16, 17 & 18

Well, another massive fail on my Photo Friday posts!  I need to reevaluate and maybe it should be a once a month project.  I need to set more attainable goals for myself.  Anyway, I do have a bunch of photos to share as we've had a lot going on in our lives.  My girl had a dance recital for her co-op class where she did a group dance and a solo.  Her solo was so cute and she did great!  I love watching her on stage.  My brother and his family were in town for spring break and we had a ton of fun hanging out at the beach with them and going out to dinner and just watching the kids enjoy each other's company.  The boys put up a tent in my mom's backyard and 'camped' for a couple of nights.  The Easter bunny visited them all at our house and we had an egg hunt at my mom's before they had to head back to Ohio.  Then we got busy finishing up school for the year and I had a bunch of photo shoots so I've been busy editing photos like crazy.  The kids still have to finish up math but all the other subjects are done for the year!  Yay!!  My girl has been walking dogs a bunch and making lots of money and she even had her first real babysitting job recently (with kids, not dogs).  She's been babysitting at our Friday morning Bible study and that has gotten her more comfortable so I see lots more of those jobs in her future too.  Other than that we've just been doing random pool days and hanging out with friends in our free time.  We are looking forward to everyone else being out of school so we can have some beach days too.  Maybe I'll remember to take my camera and blog about some of them. ;)  Here are some of my favorite photos from the past month!

I love these photos of my sweet boy!  I did a photo shoot with my niece and nephew while they were here and I took my kids too so I could get some of the 4 of them together.  I'm so glad I did because they all turned out great!  He found a stick there and he is holding it in every photo, but I'm not gonna lie, I kinda love it because it's so him.

Ummm, I know I'm their mom and I'm blinded by love but my kids are gorgeous.

Current favorite photo.  These were their Easter outfits.

Just some cute pics from Easter with the girls.  My girl kept throwing jelly beans and catching them in her mouth.

Some pics from my girl's dance recital.  She wore her Easter dress for her solo.  Good thing I love that dress since I have tons of photos of her in it. 

These are from today.  My girl and the Baby Buffers.  She's the baby of the family now.  We are getting her groomed on Tuesday and I can't wait for her cute puppy haircut again.

I'll hopefully update you again next week!  Hopefully being the operative word, ha!

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