Thursday, September 8, 2011

My Tiny Princess

I watch you sleeping at night. . . My princess. I pull you close on my lap and rock you while you dream. I kiss your soft cheeks and tiny nose, brush your hair from your face, watch your eyelids flutter. I wonder how I ever lived without you. I know I couldn't now. And I wouldn't change anything from my past because it would mean I wouldn't get you. And all the bad that I've been through isn't worth a drop of the good you bring to me every day. I love you Vyni.

Monday, August 22, 2011

First Day Of School

The weekend before classes started we had orientation. We met the teacher and checked out the classroom. Devyn and Laney are in the same class. . .

At orientation she got homework - pictures of things that start with "A". So here she is, doing her first ever homework assignment. She's coloring a picture of Ariel. . .

And then it was here! The FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!!!!
Headed through "Froggie Village" to get to their classroom. . .

Class begins. . .

On the way out, Val and I stopped for some photo ops of our own. . .

After class she was happy to see me. . .

In the afternoon we went swimming. . .

And after a long hard day she was all tuckered out

Thursday, July 14, 2011

God Bless The USA

Happy Birthday America! Laney spent the night so in the morning we painted pictures of fireworks. Then we went to a parade in the afternoon and fireworks at night.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Bootleg Recital

It's finally recital time!!! Yay!!!! She's been practicing her "ducky dance" since Christmas and the performance was finally this past weekend. She loved dancing on "the big stage" in her costume.

The actual recital was so boring! But her 3 minutes were the best 3 minutes EVER! I've had some technical difficulty getting the video from my phone (that I inconspicuously held at my stomach to video her routine against the explicit and stated EVERYWHERE rules of no videoing)
So, without further ado, heerrrrrrre's Devyn (in case you can't tell, she's beside Emma, the "mama duck", in red. She's directly on Emma's right if we're facing the same direction as them.)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Good Times with the Blimes

My entire family was here this extended weekend. Both parents, both brothers, both sisters, 3 in-laws, and an assortment of kids. We had good time. i do have to say, in my totally unbiased opinion, I have the best family ever ever. Not just ever - EVER ever!

Fun in the pool

.Marquesas wanted to stay glow-in-the-dark white.

Oliver wearing Devyn's ponytail she had for her recital,

Devyn loved her "Uncle Dran" and "his girls"


And all of us together (minus Tracy, who was too busy to come outside when we took these pics)