Tuesday, July 17, 2012

3 Months Have Gone By...

We have been super busy for the last few months.  Unfortunately, blogging was one of the things that I pushed to the side.  It is unfortunate because this blog serves as a journal/photo book for my children.  Turning a blog into a book is super simple and saves me a ton of time!  So in order to catch up on the last few months, here are a few pictures of what we have been up to!
Kindergarten Graduation
My tiny little girl is a first grader now.  Talk about mixed emotions!  On one hand I am sad because she is growing up so fast...and I want her to stay little.  But on the other hand, she is growing up to be a smart and confident girl.  And of course, having her on the first grade hall with me is a plus!  I'll be able to sneak in hugs throughout the day!
Award ceremonies for Max. 
 He received awards for having perfect attendance, Super Student, and an academic award.  So proud!
Max was also chosen for the lead in the third grade play.  He played the role of principal in a play about Earth Day.  He did a great job!
To feed Charlie's train obsession, we visited a local museum that houses trains dating back to the early 1900's (1910, I believe).  Charlie was in heaven! 
I have to say, I was as interested in the trains as Charlie was!
We have managed to sneak in a few lazy days...but not as many as we would like!
In May, we celebrated my grandmother's 95th birthday. 
95 and still spunky!
And then there was baseball!
Baseball lasted a good three months or more. 
Annie's dance recital was also in May.  She loves recital day. 
 I think it is mostly because she gets to wear real makeup!
And since it is summer, we have spent a lot of time swimming.
With friends!
And fried chicken!  A 4th of July Requirement in the South!
So that just about sums up the last few months.  Staying busy and having fun. We recently returned from the beach.  I will share those photos soon!  Man!  I sure wish we could go back before school starts! 


  1. I have missed you. Beautiful children, and oh, your grandmother...how divine. I so hope I can see 95.

    I have a first grader, too. Enjoy the rest of your summer, Lorri

  2. Looks like a busy but oh so fun summer :) great pictures!!

  3. Welcome back, Lorri! Your kids are adorable as ever. Looks like you are having a great summer so far. Happy Tuesday to you!

  4. You guys have been busy! :-) Love your daughter's dance costume, it is adorable!

  5. looks like yall have had a great summer! your kids are sooooo cute! hope yall enjoy these last few days of freedom before you have to go back to school! xx.

  6. Kids are still cute as ever!!! 95, wow, amazing!!

  7. So fun to read an update! Looks like you are enjoying your Summer. We just finished baseball too! Noah's team were the champs, and he led in hits and steals! Good for the 7th grader on the 7/8 team! He was so unsure about playing with the 8th graders this year. Hopefully this will build his confidence. N also was consumed with the love of trains when he was little. Brings back memories! Your daughter looks so excited on her recital day. Beautiful photos!

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    Have a great week

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se

  9. hi lorri! i was all excited to see you had a post and then realized it was dated july 17th. oops, i haven't been too faithful on the blog reading front, no down time anymore once naps went out the window! you are raising really wonderful, smart, beautiful children, you should be a proud mama!! i enjoyed catching up and you have a terrific august o wrap up your summer! xoxo, tessa

  10. I only hope to have kindergartners in my class as cute as Annie--I love those recital pictures! Loved the update on all your cuties--and wow, a 95th birthday, too!

  11. I'm Crystal from the blog, Ordinary days. It's been a long time since I have blogged, I've been super busy! Last year I started a new position as a Kindergarten teacher and it has kept me busy. On top of that, I joined Scentsy. I started selling Scentsy last year and I love it!! It has been an amazing blessing for my family. I would love to venture out into some different locations and share this opportunity. If you don't know anyone who sells it and you hear of anyone who is considering it, will you please direct them to me? If you can't, I understand. I just was thinking about who I knew in different areas and you came to mind. Thank you so much!!! Hope you are doing well.


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