On Monday Dean's school had Sport's Day. I can't even put into words how PROUD I was of him!!! He is such an awesome kid. He put so much effort into all the activities and took them all so seriously (not in an over serious way, but really concentrated, listened and then put his all into it.) Most of the activities were group activities where everyone got a sticker for effort and participation. There were two races, one was a good old fashioned running race and one was a potato on a spoon race. Dean took 2nd place and 3rd place respectively. (it wasn't placing that made our hearts soar though....it was in honest to goodness whole hearted approach!!) Love that kid!!!
It's amazing how much Dean has changed in the last few months. He has grown a couple inches (his size five jeans are now like capris) and he as really matured into a "boy" as opposed to a little kid. Tomorrow he is having his first sleep over at a school friend's house (he has done sleepovers with neighbors and other family friends and he thinks they are great....so I am confident he will do just fine), but having him sleeping far away (about 15 miles from home) feels kind of strange. Everyone says kids change and grow so fast, but while you are living it's hard to see on a daily basis....but looking through all the pictures from Sports Day and packing an overnight bag really gave me a lump in my throat and made me think....."he's not little anymore....he's really growing up."
Must change gear before I get all teary-eyed!
I love this picture of Addie from Greece
The kids still talk about Greece everyday. Dean really thinks we should move there....he is totally serious! He said if we can't move there he at least wants to have his birthday party there. I had to break the news that it was not likely we were moving there anytime soon and that we would not be going back for his birthday....he was so funny...he said "well I know we can't go for my fifth birthday but we can definitely go for my 10th birthday." What a funny guy!
Let's not talk about how fast Addie is growing up or really I could just lose it and spend all morning pining over my "babies." She has started doing this funny thing where she will ask a questions, like "where is my baby doll" and then tap her head and say "think think think"....only it sounds like "fink fink fink." She cracks us up on a very consistent basis!
I've got a full up busy morning....lots of deadlines to meet in the next two weeks (want to get it all done before my mom arrives.) I've a few articles to write, a class the prepare for, lots of Pencil Lines layouts to do and a review for The Scrap Review. I have to be at home all morning waiting for our new bedroom furniture to arrive, so I plan to get in my studio and GET TO WORK!!
Will post my last couple Pencil Lines layouts and be off!
My super sweet niece Baby Kate.....LOVE my sister in law for sending almost daily pictures of her!!!
Photographing this layout was a nightmare......it has been raining and windy, so getting any shots outside was NOT happening.....had to keep it indoors and the lighting is just never right! None the less, so pleased with how the layout came out!
Can you believe the Laura Ashley delivery guys are here with my furniture....so glad to be at the beginning of their delivery as opposed to the end....now I can run off to Sara's for a much needed (but quick) visit!