Thursday, May 31, 2012

Charleston Ladies' Trip!

One of my MOST favorite trips...

 This seriously was such a FUN and amazing weekend!  So nice to spend time with amazing women who share the same values and made me want to be a better person after spending time with them!  (Did I mention that I met two of them for the first time on the trip!)  Love them!

 We were able to go to the beach TWICE!!  
Me, Chelsea, Jessica, Cari and Dantzel!
This little guy was the only MAN on the trip and was such a STUD - was an amazing sleeper and hardly ever made a peep - plus Cari is just an awesome Mom to him too!
 We got to ride on a carriage ride around Charleston and see some of the FABULOUS homes...
our carriage ride...
love these...
 and seeing Battery Park...
 The rain tried to rain us out on the beach... but we solved that problem!
And this lovely lady is ONE in a Million ... Love her!
 We laughed and laughed and laughed and learned so much about each other, life, how to be better moms and wives, talked, ate, played games, went to church and I loved every minute of it - WISHIN' we could go again tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012



Benjamin played baseball this season on the ORIOLES!  Their claim to fame was that they only won ONE game... but the kids didn't mind too much and the coaches were AMAZING about boosting their confidence and encouraging them.

 The coaches always gave out a "game-ball" ... Benjamin got 3 game balls - one being the game they won - and ALL of the kids got a GAME BALL!
team cheer... including all the coaches - Coach Mike, Coach J. and Coach Paul!

 Benjamin hitting the ball ... towards the end of the season, he got about 2-3 hits per game!
Love this picture of Coach Mike with the kids... 
 So this picture was a "swing and a miss..." but sometimes you have those!
Benjamin with his TROPHY at the team party!
The team party was a swimming party - which was fantastic to the kids!
Hoping for a few more wins next season!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Laura's Graduation Day!

Laura... the #5 FINALLY graduated!!  

Here is MOST of the family (minus 3 Rays!) at Laura's graduation! 
 Our little clan with Laura...
and the boys were more than happy to go to graduation if it meant that they got to go to Mom Mom and Poppy's for the weekend!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Benjamin's Awards Day and Party!

Benjamin had a CLASS awards day and party to round out the year!  

We are so proud of him and all of the things he learned while in Mrs. Sheffield's Kindergarten class!  He is reading and doing math like a CHAMP!

 Mrs. Sheffield gave Benjamin the LEADERSHIP award.  To me this was the highest honor as we are so grateful to him for being a good example to his peers. 
He was also given the only MUSIC award in his class ... have you heard him sing ;)
He must've been Mr. Boggs "teacher's pet!"
 Some of the children had already left when we took this picture - but this is a good number of his classmates.  His two "best friends" in his class were probably Christina Warren and Elaina Dustin!  Both from AMAZING families!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Strawberry Picking!

 We met some friends and my sister and her two kiddos and went to pick strawberries... 

 Me with Micah and Jacob...
 The boys eating strawberries...
Cousins eating strawberries...
Love these two...
 Check out those two hands!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Field Day 2012!

 Avery Elementary FIELD DAY 2012!

 Benjamin LOVED Field Day... the sack race was pretty funny to watch...
 Micah and Jacob got to come along to cheer Benjamin's team on!
This was probably one of Benjamin's favorites... "Sponge Relay"
 I loved this little "tail" game ... you had to grab someone else's tail, while defending yours!
Even though it wasn't TOO hot ... the kids still were excited for the popsicle break!
No winners, losers or ribbons anymore - just lots of fun!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Micah's PRESCHOOL program!

 Micah had a cute little PRESCHOOL PROGRAM!

 We were so blessed for Micah to have WONDERFUL preschool teachers who taught him so many fun things, did fun crafts and filled him with LOVE!  He loved his little friends as well!

 Micah with Mrs. Shannon...
 LOVE this picture of Micah and Jacob after the ice cream party!
 Micah with Mrs. Vickie!
Micah will sure miss his teachers but we LOVE Mt. Zion!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Roseola for ROO!

 So... all of my boys have had some type of crazy rash-NESS... 
Benjamin had CHICKEN POX and Hand-Foot and Mouth...
Micah had Roseola...
so of course Jacob had to continue on the tradition!  

So SAD - and the pictures don't really do the RASH justice - but just in case you were wondering what it looks like ...

 poor little tummy!
 The best part is ... thankfully by the time the rash comes along - the fever is gone - but still makes you sad for the little guy!