Mom and Dad hired a friend from church to come take the cousins' pictures while we were in Tennessee. Amy did a great job of getting the kids to warm up to her and caught their real smiles!
Can't wait to see all the final pictures!
Do you see what I am dealing with? Every year I try to get ONE cute picture of the kids to put on our Christmas cards and someone usually ends up in tears. This year we avoided the tears but still ended up with lots of silliness - mainly from Ian.
We have a week left of school and then two and a half weeks of freedom. I can hardly wait to sleep later than 6 a.m.!
What are you up to?
This was our view yesterday morning at 7 a.m. Stacy ran another sprint triathalon in Panama City Beach. The water was too cold for my taste - 69 degrees - but he had a full wet suit. The cold water didn't stop the kids either. Crazy children.
We are home now - trying to get ready for another week. But I am missing the beach view. (But not all the ridiculous college students! Where in the world has spring break in the year? Isn't school almost done?)
All dressed up. I have made the difficult decision of no longer feeding my children - in order to prohibit them from growing any more! Ian has grown over two inches in the last six months. Thankfully he has worn shorts (mostly the silky basketball type) to school EVERYDAY this year. Even when it was 32 degrees outside! He has only worn long pants to school maybe three times this year. Crazy boy.
Only about 6 weeks left of school! We are ready for summer vacation. Next year Maddie will be at the middle school! She is looking forward to it. Ian and Maddie won't be at the same school again until Maddie is a senior and Ian is a sophomore.
What are your plans for the summer?
This is a sweet self portrait I found on Maddie's camera when I borrowed it the other day! Along with it were pictures of flowers, a random cat, and the neighbor's baby. The things that catch an 11 year old girl's eye!