Just because she's cute...

My sweet Bel!

Caitlin's new do...

I took Caitlin to have her hair cut yesterday and.... She has bangs now!
She looks so grown up... sniff sniff, But SO cute!!

Ava-Max turned 2!

Ava's birthday started like Christmas... presents presents presents! We took the time to make her her very own table (got the plans from Ana over at knock-offwood.com). It turned out SO cute! Memaw and Pawpaw sent her a Bitty Baby and stroller... It only took having 3 girls to finally get one that LOVES dolls! Lol! She was also gifted Daisy the horse from the "Big" girls (sweet big sisters!) Her piggy bank got a little fatter too! Then it was off to the aquarium for a day of fun to celebrate Ava's 2nd birthday!! Wow, that went by fast! Being Memorial Day weekend it was packed... But we survived... Barely! The girls had a blast! We came home had dinner (Penne Pasta and sauce, salad, and bread) one of Av's fav's and then we had CAKE!! Yay for cake! Abby Cadabby was our theme for her birthday and it couldn't have been more perfect! Took all the girls for a walk to the park to play after dinner. They LOVED that.... of course! Perfect perfect day for our sweet sweet girl. We are blessed!!


Duck... Duck...Goose!

Day 2 of summer fun school! It doesn't seem fair to call it home school... The girls love having school at home! We took a field trip to the duck pond (as promised yesterday) and they LOVED it as always!! Ava actually fed some of her bread to the ducks instead of just eating it herself. She laughed and laughed! Plus she learned how to say duck. Always learning!! So far summer goal accomplished!


Busy Busy Bee's!

Since Caitlin's last day of school last Wednesday we have stayed busy busy!! I am trying to keep their summer as full and fun as I can... So far we are on a roll!! (Yay Mom!!!) Thursday we went shopping at the outlet mall in Pigeon Forge or as the girls call it "the outside mall". Friday night we had a date night with some friends (saw the new Robin Hood) and the girls got to spend a FUN filled evening at the church with our Sunday school teachers (they are SO awesome) and their small group - They must have had a ball, because they didn't want to leave! Saturday we ran some errands and went to the library - they LOVE the library! Yesterday after church we pulled out the inflatable whale pool... and yes the older two are waaaay too big for it... BUT they had SO much fun! Ava Maxi had a blast too. Last night we all curled up on the couch and watched the original Annie... There were LOTS of things I didn't remember being in Annie! I must say I'm not sure what those folks were on when they wrote such a thing for kids! Nonetheless the girls loved the singing and dancing and Sandy the dog of course!
Today I took the "Big" girls, Catie B, and Caitlin's friend Anna to see How to Train Your Dragon... It was SO cute cute cute!! Toothless the "main" dragon reminds me of one of our cats (Kizmet) could just be because they are both midnight black and have green eyes... But I like to think their personalities match! Yeah, so I'm a nut!
I am trying to home school the girls a little every morning so they wont be brain dead at the beginning of the school year. Bel told me tonight that home school is her favorite thing and wants to do it every day! Woo Hoo! Caitlin is working on her multiplication and Bel is working on subtraction. We also made journals and they are going to write in them daily... I think it should be fun and keep them sharp. And of course we are going to read read read and read some more!
Took Bel with me to the grocery store tonight and we bought duck bread for tomorrow... So I guess we are off to the duck pond in the morning! Well it's off to bed with me for the night... Goodnight!


Doe a Deer a Female Deer... Ray a Drop of Golden Sun....Me a Name I Call Myself!

Sweet girls! Sunday night was their last church choir performance for the year. They did SO well!
Caitlin even had a speaking part! She did and awesome job!!

"Let them praise His name with dancing. Let them make music to Him with harps and tambourines." Psalm 149:3

Bye Bye Second Grade...

Today was Caitlin's last day of school. Bye bye Second grade... Here we come third grade! The school day ended in tears, bless her heart! She didn't want the year to end! The end of the year has been a busy one!! Last week was Camp Skeeter... Where they pretend they are away at camp... We wrote letters and sent a care package to "camp" for her! It truly was a special event! This week she had games, gadgets and gizmos day, rag and a bag day and today was B.E.A.R. day (Be Excited About Reading). I signed both "Big" girls up for Basketball camp today and then Cheer camp... The summer is looking VERY fun for these two precious girls!!


Hello Tree

After school we went to Isabel's teachers house and planted a tree in her front yard to remember this years kindergarten class. It was really special for us because Caitlin also had Miss Ellis when she was in kindergarten! We planted a dogwood tree. Thanks to Shannon for pulling the whole thing together!

Goodbye Kindergarten... We will miss you!

Isabel's last day was a busy busy one! Her teacher Miss Ellis is getting married this summer (Yay!) So one of the other mom's put together a surprise "shower" for her! It was very cute and she was truly surprised!!
What a GREAT year 'Bel had! Such an awesome group of kids!! Fingers crossed she'll have a lot of the same kids in her 1st grade class. I will miss Ms. Vicky next year she was a great addition to 'Bel's kindergarten year! Look out first grade here we come.... But first a busy summer full of fun!!

Here Ducky Ducky

We took the girls to the duck pond to feed the ducks and look what we saw! I love Spring!! There were two sets of ducklings with their Momma's. SO stinkin' cute! And those kids aren't too shabby either.... ;o)


Where does time go?

This school year has flown by! Tomorrow is my sweet Isabel's last day of Kindergarten.
Caitlin has 4 days left in second grade and my baby is no longer a baby! Just a few weeks until shes 2... Officially that is! Everyone tells you that it is going to go by quickly, but you never believe them!! Now Im sitting here and thinking about proms and graduations and such... It just seems like it's right around the corner and I know it is. I wish they could all just stay my sweet babies.