Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Beachin it!

We just got back from our family beach week and it was the best beach trip yet. The boys are at the perfect age to enjoy the beach......and for Josh and I to enjoy a little relaxing as well.
It was just Josh and I with the boys the first part of the week and we enjoyed spending some quality family time together.
We ate dinner with one of my college besties, Amanda, and her family on Sunday then went to play at their house. I'm sad to say we did not take one single picture.....
We also spent a day on the beach with Josh's best friend and his family....again....no pictures. I got better towards the end of the week! :)

On Tuesday night the Mitchells joined us the rest of our vacay and we had a blast. The kids enjoyed playing on the beach and making sand castles, flying kites and swimming in the pool. We also took a trip to broadway and then of course to Kirks Ice Cream....my fav.

It was a great week and we are already looking forward to going back with Josh's family over Labor Day weekend.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

School's OUT

Schools Out for SUMMER! And for Price, (Pre)Schools Out FOREVER!

Yeah, Yeah.....we all have Alice Cooper playing in our heads this time of the year.....

This was a very bittersweet time. Price finished his very last year of preschool at Lexington Baptist. He has had such wonderful teachers and this year was the best yet. Everyone at the school knew his name and greeted him each morning walking in......it's hard to imagine that he will be lost in the big crowd at public school next year. Not only has Price met some wonderful friends at Lexington Baptist, but so have I. I never imagined I'd meet so many great mommy friends at preschool and I will be sad not to see them every week. It's an adjustment for me, as well.....

Price is still unsure about BIG school. He thinks it's like getting to go to Lunch Bunch everyday.... He can't seem to understand that all his preschool friends won't be with him like they are now. I've tried to tell him that he will meet new friends but he just says that he will still see his old friends on the playground. Hopefully he won't be too dissapointed when he realizes I'm right....

Price is the one I get to experience all of the very firsts with. Thinking of his lasts are what makes me so sad. I know I have mentioned Karen Kingsburys book, "Let Me Hold you Longer" , but every time I read it to Price I tear up. He doesn't understand how special these times are yet, but I know one day he'll know exactly why I shed these tears.....

"Long ago you came to me,
a miracle of firsts;
First smiles and teeth and baby steps,
a sunbeam on the burst.
But one day you will move away
and leave me to your past,
And I will be left thinking of
a lifetime of your lasts....."

It's a special time for Owen as well. He just finished his first year at Lexington Baptist and he loved his teachers. They have been wonderful with Owen. He's a smidge needy.......not sure who he gets that from...... :) He has learned so much from his teachers this year and I am so thankful to have such wonderful, Godly women to be a part of my childrens' lives.

I can't imagine how I'm gonna feel when Owen is in big school too.

I took pictures of the boys on the first day of school and the last day. It's funny how much they have changed in such a short amount of time.

O's 1st day w/ Mrs. Woods & Mrs. Rush

O's Last Day! (Not sure where his smile was......maybe he was sad, too!)

P's 1st day w/ Mrs. Lambrecht & Mrs. Whittle

P's Last Day! (Ms. Whittle had carpool duty so she is missing.)

We celebrated the end of the year with our preschool friends at Corley Street Park. It was a great way to end the year!

We have so many fun things planned for this summer and I'm looking forward to cherishing every moment I have with them while I still can.