Sunday, June 23, 2013

Dance Recital

At the beginning of June Adelyn had her very first dance recital. Her class did a tap number to Under the Sea and it was so cute! Adelyn did her best and we were so proud of her! I volunteered backstage and while I won't say it was fun, I am glad I did it.

 
Waiting patiently backstage with her best friend Gracyn. At one point Gracyn said to me, "Miss Abbie will you put some more lip gloss on me? Lets just make sure before I go on stage my lip gloss is refreshed." She's too much!

 
Backstage with Miss Nicole

 
The Fans: ;)

 
 



 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer Fun

Today may be the first official day of summer but we've already packed in a lot of summer fun! In May Matt built me my Mother's Day present...a swing set!

 
 Uncle Ryan and Aunt Lauren even came all the way from Connecticut to help and let me tell you - we couldn't have done it without them! (And by "we" I mean Matt. I cannot take any credit for this success).
 
 

 
The day they left to go home we had this visitor.

 
A 7' 4" alligator in our yard. A nice gentleman named Thunder came to help with his removal. We have a lot of thank you notes to write! ;)
 
We've also squeezed in swim lessons at Gracyn and Camryn Reese's house.
 
 
I was so proud of Adelyn! She was brave, didn't cry, and greatly improved from last year.

 
 I was really proud of Caiden too! This is him floating on the first day. I never did get it on video but two different times he took his hands out from behind his head to clap for himself and say "yay!" Sadly he started to sink both times. But it was really sweet.
 
Finally, at the end of May (can you believe this is still May!?) we went to the beach for a week. It was the most wonderful, relaxing trip!

 
This picture pretty much sums up what Adelyn and Caiden like to do at the beach:

 
Adelyn digs, plays in the water, and build sand castles.


 
Caiden snacks.


And in between teddy grahams he managed to demolish a few sand castles before...

 
enjoying some more refreshments.

 
He was also very generous and offered to share my gelato with me. He used 2 spoons of course.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

AdeG & KK

AdeG & KK: Partners in Crime
 
 
They love each other so much!
 
 
They can make each other laugh just by breathing...
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When Adelyn gets her picture taken...

 
...Caiden thinks he needs to have his picture taken.

 
This is how everyone walks their dog...right?
 
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AdeG & KK - I love you!
 
 
Btw...
 
"AdeG" is a silly nickname for Adelyn that came about from a question like this -
"What would my name be if you spelled it a-d-e-g?"  
Whenever we do call her AdeG she laughs and says "my name's not AdeG!"
 
 "KK" is what Caiden says when you ask him to say his name. :)