May 22, 2009

Graduation ... Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da

This morning we attended Tyler's preschool graduation. GRADUATION!! I can't believe my baby boy has graduated from preschool and will soon start kindergarten. I know I joke that I am counting down the days for kindergarten (which yes 75% of me is counting down), but I feel like I just brought him home from the hospital yesterday. Where has the time gone?! I am so incredibly proud of the little boy he has become. Yes we do have our days where we tune each other out, but he is my "little man" and I will cherish the bond between us for a lifetime. Now that I have tears streaming down my face ... here are some photos from today and a video I found of him from when he was a baby ... I think he was about 13 months in the video and FAT as they come!!

Waiting to see Tyler come in 

The Flag Salute



Tyler with Miss Carrie and Miss Cyndi ... He is going to miss them so much!!!



video

May 17, 2009

Photo Shoot with Ashly Layne

I have been waiting so long to have our family pictures done. We finally got our act together and scheduled our photos with one of the most sought after photographers in Bakersfield, Ashly Layne Photography
She was absolutely AMAZING!!! Despite the temper tantrums Tyler pulled a few times. I really wanted our pictures taken with no shoes on. So when we got in the car and got to the bike path, Derek and I looked at each other and we had forgotten ALL of their shoes. I thought, we're going to be on grass so it wouldn't be a big deal. Oh was I SO wrong. Their were stickers that got in the kids feet, Tyler stepped in a pile of red ants, which he then proceeded to scream at the top of his lungs. I think the poor child was traumatized from the whole event. So when I got home and saw some of the pictures Ashly had uploaded, I was so ecstatic. She was able to capture all of the kids and a couple cute ones of Derek and me. I am so please and I cannot wait for the others she is going to post!! Here is a snippet of the ones she got ... 





May 6, 2009

Yet another accomplishment

Erin and I have been sewing like mad women for the past couple weeks. I totally feel like I have found something that will stick with me for the rest of my life. And actually I think it is one of the first things Derek has seen me take on and succeed. It makes me feel so happy to know how much he supports me. Anyway, Erin sewed a cute dress for Lauren, and of course I NEEDED the pattern. So I got one and finished Addison's dress last night. I have to say, that I was quite impressed with how it turned out. Especially since I haven't taken on anything with this much detail thus far. I am so EXCITED!!! Kate will have the matching dress by next week. Ashly Layne is taken our family pictures next week and I think I am going to have some shots taken in these dresses. Till' next time ..... 

"Sew" long :)










The Happiest Place on EARTH!!!!

Last weekend we headed to Disneyland for Tyler's 5th Birthday! My baby boy has quickly turned into a little man. I remember trying to carry him and him weighing so much I would get the best workout. I remember taking walks around the mall because I had no idea what to do with a baby, and you could only clean a house so many times. I remember the first time Derek made him REALLY laugh and tearing up. I remember how FAT he was on his 1st birthday. I look back and think, "How did the time fly by so quickly?" I registered him for kindergarten last week and I thought I could handle it, but truth is, I was an emotional ball of tears. And he hasn't even started yet!! Anyway here are some pictures from our fantastic time. I have to say that it was fun with everyone that was there, but the real special time I am going to remember is doing all the rides with the 4 of us. (Addie stayed home) Enjoy!!


I made both of their outfits for the occasion ... 


A VERY VERY VERY rare moment ....