Thursday, May 27, 2010

Last Day of School!

Since we always take pictures of the first day of "school" I thought I needed to take one of the LAST day! School is actually Mothers Day Out right now, but it is school to them! Next year Mason & Kate officially start preschool and Caroline will start a Mothers Day Out program. They were able to go to school in their swimsuits today. Kate was so excited she woke me up already dressed ready to go!

We also had our meeting today with Mason's school for speech and apparently his hard work and lack of TV have paid off! They are dismissing him from one of the two classes he was in and they think that he might not even need to be in that class much longer! Wow! I did not expect that type of result at all! Hopefully we can work hard this Summer and be done with it, even though he loves going!

Not the best pictures, but these are the reactions I got today.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Ready for Summer

We are ready for Summer to get started around our house! This past week and weekend we have all had some sort of illness. The girls and myself have all had pinkeye, Caroline had an ear infection on top of that and I have also had some type of infection as well. Then Mason woke up sick after his nap this weekend and Caroline has a nice knot on her head from playing ring around the rosie with her sister in the garage. New rule is that we only play that game on the carpet. :)
Kate and Mason are ready to start their Summer schedules. We have swimming lessons, gymnastics, ballet and still deciding whether or not to do soccer camp. Plus a trip planned for Louisiana soon, which they cannot wait to go see grandparents, cousins and even the dogs!

Here are a few pictures from this past week BEFORE everyone got sick.

Kate and Caroline. (Kate HAS to pull up her socks for some reason??)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Go Higher

I hear the words "Go higher!" EVERY TIME I push someone on a swing. Since the weather has been so warm, not necessarily nice, we have been outside a lot! It does help to get out of the house and go swing or let them ride their scooters and other toys in the driveway. This has been a huge help to me for Mason. If you don't know, he has been in speech classes this year to help him with language and articulation. As of a month and a half ago I have completely cut TV out of his "play" time. It is like he is a different child! He follows instructions better, answers questions, helps out with his sisters more often. It is amazing! I just wish I had done this sooner. It is hard to not just turn it on for one quick show, but I am treating it like an addiction, for him and me! If I turn it on just once I know he will ask for it all the time. His teachers at school say they have seen a difference as well. We have a few more messes to clean up throughout the day, since I don't have an instant babysitter when needed, but I think it is worth it.
Mason swinging, and most likely telling me to push him higher!
Caroline is new to this swing. Sometimes she wants to do just what the big kids are doing.

Kate is the wild one that wants to stand on the swing and be pushed or tries to do this while it is going. I don't recommend this, nor do I allow it, but she still tries. :)
Mason & Kate with their new folding chairs. I had no idea they were going to be such a hit, but they love them! I had to go back and get one for Caroline too!
I think this is just a good picture of Mason. Not sure if it is the black Saints shirt or the orange camo hat that make him look so good! Haha!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Kentucky Derby Day Party

I think we will make this an annual party at our house! We have not done this much cooking in awhile. Everything was out of Southern Living magazine or the new Southern Living Homestyle Cooking Cookbook. Ham and biscuit's with chives and butter, 7 layer buttermilk cornbread salad, shrimp and grits and peach pecan cobbler. YUM! The only thing we might add to the list for next year would be hats! Just a good excuse to go buy a new hat right?!

Salad and Peach Cobbler. (Shrimp and Grits were on the stove.)
Mommy and Kate
Me with the girls. It is rare these days that I get my picture taken with any of them. I am always the photographer!
Mason Man
Caroline looked so cute in her white dress I had to take pictures of her after church. She was the only one willing to let me take photos!
Another day this past week. My mom made the pants and her monogram lady made the shirts for the girls. This is another outfit I love, so I had to take pictures of this one too!
Caroline in the grass. She is so good about sitting down and smiling for the camera!