Thursday, May 27, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Everyone always says, "it goes by so fast...." and as much as I hate to be cliche, it is so true. Halie had her last day of Preschool yesterday and I can't believe that it is done. I have a sweet little girl who is starting Kindergarten next fall, wow.... I still remember when she was just a little baby and Paul got accepted to law school. We would talk about how when he graduated that Halie would be 5 and starting school. At that time it seemed so far away, but now, here we are! The following pictures were from her graduation program at school last week. She had a wonderful teacher, Mrs. Stirman, who she absolutely loves. Mrs. Stirman lives on a farm and has many different animals, some got to come visit the kids at school over the year.
Halie with Mrs. B, the teacher assistant in her class.
Halie with Mrs. Stirman!
Later that night we had Daddy's graduation party!!! The celebration of the culmination of four years of very hard work on his part! I am so proud of him. He has had so much on his plate, but does such a good job of keeping me and the family as a priority for his time. In all his decisions about how to spend his time, he very rarely ever made a decision without running it by me first, which I really appreciate. So we had the party at Nana and Papa's new, partly renovated historic home. The original idea was to have the party outside in their very large, shaded yard, but the weather had other plans for us. It had not rained in weeks, until the day of his party. So we moved the party inside and Nana did an incredible job of taking a partially renovated house and turning it into a beautiful party! We had a great turnout and more fajitas than an army could have eaten! If anyone ever orders bulk fajitas, talk to me first, I learned some very important lessons!! Here are a few pics from the party. I am so sad to say that I did not get any pics of the guest of honor. I took a few at the beginning and then got side tracked and forgot to take anymore, sorry Paul!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
We made it down to Galveston tonight. It is finally here, the half ironman I have been training for, looking forward to, dreading, for months. But here we are and there is no going back. To say I am nervous is an understatement…. Tomorrow is check-in and we are going to do a practice swim . Hopefully I’ll feel better after that. The kids are at home for this trip. Halie is spending some much needed girl time with her cousin Samantha. I so appreciate my sister in law, Davelyn for letting her come and be a part of their family for the weekend. Austin and Chewy are staying with Grandpa and Grandma.
There were a few things the kids had done over the last week that I wanted to get written down before I forgot them. Halie spent the day on Thursday with Nana. They went down to the clinic to visit Papa at work. She saw her first surgery on a dog. I guess Dr. Radasch had a dog lying on the table with its entire stomach opened up and some organs were out. A little much for a first surgery observation for a four year old! Later that day she told me very emphatically “Mommy, I do not want to be a veterinarian when I grow up!”. On that same day she asked me, “Mommy, why do the call the person with the ring a ring bear?” We had to clarify the difference between a bearer and a bear!
Austin has started saying new words, “bubble” and “apple”. He is trying to imitate a lot of the words we say. He started shaking his head “no” yesterday. I asked him if he was ready for bed and he very clearly told me no! He discovered his shadow yesterday. We were walking at the park and he looked over at his shadow, pointed at it and said “Daddy!”