This time it's a BIG BIG trip. We leave tomorrow for VA for Leah and Bill's wedding weekend!!! From there, we go to the lake for the week and then back to MD for Julie and Peter's wedding weekend in MD! It's going to be a busy one but full of FUN FUN FUN!
We've been preparing for these weddings for a while now (as you saw from my last post!). But also, both kids are going to be in the weddings. Leah's will be a small family affair but Noah will play a role with the rings and Kylie will be a little flower girl. Then for Julie's wedding, they are 'officially' the ring bearer (or ring bear as Noah says) and Kylie is one of three offical flower girls. They are going to be so adorable at both weddings. We've done a lot of talking about how it's going to go so hopefully it will go smoothly. Here is a pic of Noah's tux for Julie's wedding! We were so lucky to borrow a tux AND Kylie's dress too from people in the neighborhood!
|Silly snuggles with Mommy|
|See how sick she looks?|
Bubble bath time one night!
|Bubble Afro! :-)|
|And bubble mohawk for Kylie|
Both kids have been taking swim lessons (now at our neighborhood pool) and doing GREAT! Noah's teacher says that he's trustworthy even in the places that he can't touch so I'm working on that. :-) Of course I'll never fully trust him in the water (until he's about 25) :-) but it is nice that we don't have to worry so much about him staying in the shallow end. Kylie is doing really well also and loves the water just like her brother!
|Kylie is in a class with Abby and loves it!|
|Kylie one moning before school. I had to wake her up and she looked so sweet, it was so hard to do. :-)|
Two Fridays ago (June 15th), Noah graduated from pre-school!!!! :-) It was the cutest little ceremony and he was so proud. They marched in to Pomp and Circumstance, sang three songs, and then we watched a little picture montage video while they got ready for a little skit. They did a spin-off of the Eric Carle book Brown Bear Brown Bear with what they wanted to be when they grew up. Noah was a teacher. It was so adorable! Then we had a little dance party and there was even a commencement speech by one of his teachers. Afterwards, a little party with tons of food! Such a nice little event.
|Noah and all his classmates! He's really made some good friends here. Some are going to his school but some he'll have to say goodbye to.|
|Nana and Grandaddy came to share the festivites!|
|Getting his diploma from the director, Miss Twanda|
|Noah as a teacher during the skit :-)|
|Our big boy!! Where did the time go?|
|Family shot. I think it's a pretty good looking one, if I don't say so myself!! :-)|
|With Nana and Grandad|
|Noah and his teacher, Miss Megan|
|His buddy, Brody|
|With Miss Twanda - the director|
Directly after graduation, we hopped in the car and took off to the lake to spend the weekend there with Grammy, Papa, Roz, Duane, Jill, Dan, Max and Winston! What a fun fun weekend. We started the weekend off with a nice dinner on the deck and some bike riding and a cornhole game! So fun!
|LOVE this shot with Grammy and Papa!|
|Dinnertime with Max (he was born 1 week after Kylie!)|
|Grammy reading them all a bedtime story|
The next morning, we enjoyed some down time and then went straight out to the beach for some fun in the sun!! Such a gorgeous day!
|Kylie on the kayak with Duane|
|Baby Winn enjoying the shade. Look at those blue eyes!|
|Max and Noah - buddies!|
|Daddy and Kylie - she doesn't look so happy here but she was! :-) LOVES the boat!|
|Feeding the fish - before lunch|
|Jill and Winston|
|Mommy and her kiddos|
|Feding the fish - after lunch! :-)|
|Papa where he loves to be!|
After a little down time at the house, a few of us went back out on the lake and enjoyed playing a bit! Tubing and wake boarding....
|Can you tell he LOVES the tube?? :-)|
|Time to throw Jill and Dan around a bit!|
|Then my turn to wakeboard!|
|Bathtime with Max before bed - I told them this was blackmail down the road :-)|
|Love the expression on Noah's face here. He looks so in awe of Waylon :-)|
|Checking herself out in the mirror|
|With Mommy - our outfits for Julie's wedding|
|Kylie's first tube ride - VERY slow :-)|
|Same for Max - with Jill looking on from the dock|
|Daddy's turn with Noah! Happy Father's Day!!|
We left around 2:00 and the kids were out pretty quick as soon as we got in the car! :-)
We went straight to Nana and Grandaddy's house to celebrate Father's Day with them and the Sharpes, too! Such a fun time as always.
|Kylie setting the table for Nana|
|Getting ready to feed her babies|
|Grandaddy, Savannah and Noah played horseshoes|
|Grandaddy opening his cards - with some help! :-)|
|Waylon checking out his card from Savannah|
We had two neighbors on baby watch in the past few weeks and they have both had healthy baby boys within the past week. This is the first one - born last Thursday - Jonah. Cari-Anne and Conrad are the proud parents and Jacob and Ben (close to Noah's age) are his big brothers. We got to spend some time with them last night and I got lots of snuggle time with the baby which was so fun!
Last weekend was another fun filled one! Since Waylon's birthday is actually tomorrow, the 29th, and we are leaving town that day, we celebrated with friends and his family last weekend. It was such a nice time and I think Waylon was really happy with all the festivities.
First up, a get together with friends. We dropped the kids off with Nana and Grandad Saturday afternoon and we both went shopping. I went with my friend, Jenn and found a dress for Leah's wedding (that I'd been hunting for for a while!) and got a few other good deals. Waylon messed around and got a few clothes also. We met back home around 6 to get ready to head out to the Ale House with a group of about 15 people. We had a great time just eating, playing Cornhole and hanging out. Then we went back to Kirsten and Chris' house in the neighborhood and stayed out LATE (or maybe I should say EARLY)! So fun!!!
|Chris made this 'Waylon Import Sampler' for Waylon with a bunch of cheap beers and 40s. Too funny!|
Back at the Gebharts' house, doing Peppermint Patty shots. Kristy used to be a bartender so she brought us these! :-)
|Not sure Waylon liked it! :-)|
|Silliness. I had a little 'rest' on this couch at a previous party and Waylon was making fun of me.|
|I think the birthday boy had fun!|
|Crab picking tools!|
|Noah went for a quick ride with Grandaddy in the 'race car'. He loved it!|
|The kids played in the pool and sprinkler while we picked crabs.|
|Excited birthday boy!|
|Ready to start|
|Nana and Grandad were the last ones standing!!|
|Water gun fight|
|Kylie had fun helping Daddy|
On Monday, Waylon had to fly to Boston for work. We actually had about 10 crabs left over and I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them. I offered to give them away but we decided instead to re-steam them and pick them on the back porch with the Gebharts! It was such a nice fun last minute decision and it was just as yummy the next night!
|Kirsten and Chris getting ready to dig in|
|The kids had fun, too. They all liked the crab, too (except Kylie who didn't want to try it) :-)|
The second neighborhood baby arrived earlier this week - Carolyn and Eric's little boy, Abby's little brother. His name is Will and we are hoping to meet him tonight before we leave on our trip! Here is a picture they sent. Can't wait to get some more baby snuggles hopefully! :-)