Sunday, May 27, 2012

One thing is for sure....

...this one takes "princess" to a whole different level. Gotta love her.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Another brick taller.

Experienced parents will tell you at any given moment, "Enjoy it, time flies and before you know it they are all grown up."  And they're really does.  Aside from my love to take pictures, they doubly serve as my memory.  And since I don't scrapbook, or print very many pictures for that reason, I keep this blog.  It's my official scrapbook in cyberspace.  And on top of that it lets me enjoy those moments over and over again...because yes, time does fly.
Remember just a few months again when this was posted: First day of Kindergarten
Those pictures from just nine months ago gives this sappy mom goosebumps, especially when we now have these...
Last day of Kindergarten
"Dynamic Duo" (is Hope even the same girl from last fall?)

Accepting "Best Handwriting Award"
One more picture with the very brave Mrs. Townsend as she huddles together 25 children one last time.  Did we mention of the 25 only 8 are girls!
Nothing is better than popsicles on the playground with your buddies!
New first graders, Emma and Alivia!

What a fun day, Emma Lillie.  We are so proud of you and can not wait to be apart of your new adventures as a first grader!  You still are making this momma glow.  xoxo

Friday, May 18, 2012

Water Girl.

Sometimes you just need your sidewalks watered. And when you do, we've got the girl for the job!  Goes something like this...fill, dump, repeat....

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

No flash photos, please.

Saturday was time for Village Dance Studio students to take center stage. It is hard to imagine a whole year as passed by us already! It is also hard to take pictures of moving children with little light and not use your flash! But we did the best we could for our little "Firecracker" and her dance showcase.
Warming up...always important and taken very seriously!
Hair in a bun and proper dance attire on made my sweet little girl look so grown up.  Am I really ready for this?  As much as I want her to grow and experience new things, I still want her to forever be that toddler that wants to curl up on my lap to watch Sesame Street. 
She's so beautiful.

Love it.  Not only was Emma's performance spectacular (just ask her mom, she'll tell ya), Hope sat still and didn't make a peep for the whole hour show!!!  And as for our little "firecracker"....well, she was proud as punch and grinning ear to ear.  
.....and Mom and Dad were too.

Thanks Emma for sharing your dance with us - it was the best 90 seconds of the whole weekend!  xo!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

Mother of seven...

Lives in this home...

Beautifully decorated with every inch dedicated to her children..

One bed, one crib, one bunk-bed, family of nine...

Wishing her the happiest of Mother's days.  She is deserving and amazing. 
I am completely humbled.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Two mothers, one world.

Two mothers, living miles apart from each other.  The love for one beautiful child brings them together.  Sitting in a circle of dust, breathing the humid weather, while an interpreter communicates between the mothers of alike.  There is nothing more real to witness this amazing homecoming of such different, yet same, families.  Amazing.
Photo embracing the hands of a Bolivian mother holding the photo given to her of her daughter and her American sponsors through Compassion International.