Monday, July 17, 2017

Gabe 11 years (plus a little)

My sweet 11 year old. Gabe has more gaps in his mouth than teeth I think. He is still burning through fantasy books especially now that it is summer. He is also enjoying sleeping in and has become increasingly responsible with chores and assignments. Gabe was recently upgraded to our only child with his own bedroom when we moved him into the guest bedroom and Alara into Ruth's room. He loves to laugh and does a great job being a "buddy" with the younger three children. As of his birthday Gabe is 5'2", coming quickly for my 5'5". 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Photo Shoot

This session of my mother and her husband Barry was funnier than I expected. Between laughs we took a few shots of the happy couple. They have been married 5 1/2 years and still act like newly weds. Mom and Barry are  both young at heart. Barry is also kind, gentle and generous with my sister and I and all the grandkids. Quite a catch mom. Thanks for the visit, here’s to the golden years!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Little bunnies

Zach bought the boys an origami book for Christmas and sometimes things like this show up in our home.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Two at one blow

     Mac lost his first two teeth both in one day. He was almost 7 1/2 , towards the end of first grade, when they finally popped out after some rough trampoline playing. Those two teeth had been lose for a while but he patiently waited for them to fall out instead of pulling them out. Most kids started losing their teeth in kindergarten, but he never complained. It was an exciting moment when he got to tell his teacher Mrs. Moessner about his achievement and get to see his name put on the "Who lost a tooth" board. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Preschool graduation

(I'm working my way backwards through the past two months of pictures, can you tell?)

Scissors, and letters, and shapes- oh my! 

Ruth is a shining star, by all accounts she rocked preschool this year.  Both Ruth's teachers said that she was a delight to have in class and that she only had the occasional problem with being too chatty or wiggly. My favorite part of preschool graduation was when her teacher, Mrs. Carter, read out loud what the children wanted to be when they grew up and Ruth's answer was, "A mom". I may have teared up a little. She makes my heart happy. I will miss her next year when she is gone to school. I'm glad it won't be every day kindergarten. 

Los Tres Amigos. These were the only three girls in the class. We had many play dates with both Ireland and Julianna.