Friday, May 24, 2019

Five on Friday

Happy Friday and Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

 Jackson and Avery have their last day of school today!! I can't believe we'll have a 2nd grader and a Kindergartner in August. They're growing up so fast!

We'll be celebrating Memorial Day with a huge pool party at our house! Though the water is still freezing, I'm sure the kids won't mind. Ha! Jackson and Avery have went swimming once last weekend. Crazy kids!!

Then the day after Memorial Day, we board a plane headed for Jupiter, Florida. My cousin is getting married at the lighthouse in Jupiter on June 1st, so we're going for that, but staying a full week. I found this dress to wear to the wedding from Loft and I just love it. It's very comfortable and on sale right now for only $35.

 I just love the lace and the little cut-out in the back.

I searched Amazon for a couple pair of earrings this past week and found 2 great pair. I was looking for some navy tassel earrings to wear to the wedding and then I was also looking for some blonde tortoise shell hoops for everyday wear. I just love Amazon and their next day prime shipping!!

Wednesday night Avery had her Mini Dance Recital. It was her second year and she loved every minute of being on stage!! She and her whole class did so great! They danced to "Me and My Teddy Bear" and it was the cutest thing ever! Avery was right in the middle in the purple leotard and the pink bear. I'll post all about it soon, but here's a quick picture of them on stage.

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Avery's Pre-K Graduation

Avery had her Pre-K graduation yesterday and it was bitter-sweet to say the least. I'm going to really miss her school. The teachers she had and friends she made over the last 3 years were some of the best and we'll miss them all dearly. 

For her graduation they put on a little play for us at the beginning. They acted out a book they had been reading called "Mortimer." 

Then the teachers had made a really sweet slide show set to music of pictures and videos from the past year. By the end I was a puddle of mush. Then, just like when Jackson graduated, Mrs. Darr read a poem called, "A Touch of Love," about the kids growing up that had us all in tears! They even passed out Kleenex to all of us when we walked in the door and we certainly needed it. 

At the end, each child came up and accepted their diploma and as they did, the teacher read how much they had grown that year and what they wanted to be when they grew up. Avery had grown an inch and a half throughout the school year and said she wants to work on a computer when she grows up. Ha!

Afterwards, we went back to their classroom to take a few pictures and pick up their stuff to go home. 

Jake couldn't make it because of work, but my mom and I went and it all was so cute! I can't believe Avery only has one more day of preschool tomorrow and she'll be off to Kindergarten in the Fall. How is that even possible?? 

I'm so proud of all that Avery has learned and how much she's grown the last 3 years in Preschool and I'm so excited to see all that she accomplishes in Kindergarten. 

Friday, May 17, 2019

Five on Friday

Happy Friday!!!

First and foremost, today is World NF Awareness Day. My sweet niece Addie was recently diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis, or in her case NF1, after falling and breaking her leg. You can read all about the genetic disorder here but there are several symptoms and no cure at this time. So we're spreading the word about Neurofibromatosis to help people learn more about it and so that they'll hopefully find a cure someday soon!

 I just love this picture from Thanksgiving last year of Avery and Addie!! They love each other so much! 

This past week I ordered this super cute top from Walmart of all places. They seem to be stepping up their game in the online clothes department and I love it because the prices are great. At $15 I thought it was worth a try, though I didn't really have high hopes, but I ended up loving it. It's comfortable, great quality and fits great too. So I ended up going back online and ordering 4 more tops. They should be delivered today. I'll let you know how they turn out.

I also recently ordered each of the kids new swimsuits for our upcoming Florida Beach trip! Since we have a pool, we can always use more swimsuits anyways. 

I ordered this one for Avery from Target, since we're loving all things "Rainbows" right now! It looks adorable on her.

And this one for Jackson from Walmart since he continues to love all things Space-Related. 

Speaking of our upcoming Florida Beach trip, we leave in a week and a half and I'm so ready to spend a week at the beach. We're going for my cousin's wedding in Jupiter at the Lighthouse on June 1st!! It's going to be beautiful!! We are flying there the day after Memorial Day and we're staying at the Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa and it looks awesome. The kids are coming along and are so excited to go to their first wedding and stay in a hotel right on the beach! I'm looking forward to a week of relaxation (at least as much as I can with 2 kids in toe, ha.)

Our St. Louis Blues Hockey Team is in the play-offs and we're so excited!! We've had a couple neighborhood parties to watch the games together at our neighbors' house. We've had SO much fun!! This particular picture is from this past Saturday night. It was a cool/damp evening but that didn't stop us! We just built fires in our fire-pits and bundled up. Tonight is game 4 of the Western Conference Final. #LGB
Photo Credit to my neighbor Maria. 

I hope you all have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Mother's Day 2019

I had a wonderful Mother's Day at the Cardinal's baseball game spent with my 3 favorite people!

The Affton Athletic Association, who Jackson and Avery play baseball for, had their day at the Cardinal's Game on Mother's Day this year. The Cardinal's were giving away free cross body Cardinals bags, which was awesome!! We also got to walk the field before the game and then after the game, the kids were able to run the bases! Our lunch was also included! The only thing that would have made the day better is if the Cardinals would have won! They came close, but lost it in the end. They did hit 2 home runs so that was exciting! We went with 2 other families from Jackson's school and baseball team, so that made it even more fun! We all had a great time!!

All the teams at Affton Athletic Association have names that coincide with a Major League Baseball team. Jackson and Avery are in different age groups and play on different teams, but it just so happens that both of them are on teams named the Royals. Much to Jake's happiness, since he's originally from Kansas City and is very much a Kansas City Royals fan.

As you walk around the field, at one point there is a camera and you can see yourself on the big screen!

Fredbird's Mom was at the game with him for Mother's Day. It was too cute!!

Avery did get a little bored and restless towards the middle of the game, but my phone sufficed for a while.

This was the first Cardinals game that Jackson went to that he really started to get into the game. He had a great time and already wants to go to another game soon.

Every adult got a cross-body bag, not just the mom's. So the dad's gave theirs to their girls. :-) They were very excited!

Each kiddo got a certificate for running around the bases.

After the game, we went home and I played a round of basketball and an inning of kickball with Jackson and then Jake put the kids to bed for me that night, which was great. It was a great day and I feel so very blessed and grateful to be the mommy of 2 amazing kiddos that I love so much!