Friday, August 29, 2014

First Day

We now have a third grader, a second grader, and an Kindergartener! Where have the years gone? There's a good thing an ice cream tradition is involved--this mama sure needs it!

(Please note the matching messenger bags)

Celebrating 80 years of Grandma Dena

 Speaking of birthdays, we had an absolutely beautiful day in the park to celebrate a certain GREAT-grandma's milestone birthday.  I wish I had more pictures from that day, but there was just so much to soak in from everything happening then, I didn't want to miss anything. The park was the perfect place with a playground and creek (with crawdads!) to entertain and a pavilion to eat and relax.  Charlie, the newborn kitten was next in line as guest of honor. We spent all day enjoying each other's company and celebrating the lady whose love, faith, and football enthusiasm has blessed us all over the years.  Happy 80th Grandma Dena!

Scenes from a five year old's birthday

 We packed the weekend full of specialness for our girl.  It was filled with marmalade-making, burgers at Five Guys (get it?  FIVE Guys?) lunch with Grandpa, Grandma Sandy, and American Girl Doll Emily, fruit pizza, and bike riding.  Her present from us was a balance bike which she put to use very quickly.  Her sisters were intent to join in.  Then on her actual birthday, a Monday, we picked up sushi and met her daddy downtown for lunch at the fountain.  She was all smiles. A sweet day for our sweet Carrigan.