So our story begins over 11 years ago in April of 2000 on the beach in Florida! When I went on a weekend getaway w/ my girlfriends little did I know I would be meeting my future husband and the father of our 2 beautiful children Kaden & Kendall. This blog has been created to share our daily life w/ friends & family as well as creating a keepsake diary that my children can one day look back upon. I love to share exciting firsts about the kids, mommy superhero moments as well as the blunders & especially pictures from our parties & travels. I hope that you will enjoy reading about our daily life as well as our journeys and maybe read something that your family might find useful.
Well, I finally have an answer. Over the last few months Keith and I have been struggling with one of our son's biggest decisions so far...where to send him to school in the Fall to start Kindergarden. The school district we are located in was not an option for us, the best school in the county was simply too far, and both the private schools in town just didn't seem to have what we were looking for in terms of both academics and sports for the money. With all that said I think we were looking for excuses at all of these schools, b/c we simply wanted him to go to Cartersville Primary School. Its by far the best option but the problem was/is we don't live in the City. So in April we signed Kaden up for an out of district spot and then it was time to sit and wait. We could hear as late as the first week of school and with no back up plan I was stressed...a self pronounced planner this was not sitting well w/ me! We got the phone call!!!! They have a spot for him at Cartersville!!! Keith came running up the stairs, phone in hand as I was giving the kids a bath. WE are going to celebrate by going out to dinner tonight :)
With all that said here are the pics from Kaden's pre-K graduation at First Pres, a school we adored but they are just a preschool...however, Kendall will be attending the two day two year old program in the Fall so we will be back.
Kaden made some great friends during his time at First Pres and many of them will be joining him next year at Cartersville including his best buddies for which he is soooo excited about...now here's hoping they get in the same class!
Needless to say I cried at his graduation. My little man is not so little anymore!
So I realize this is not the most appropriate song for my children to listen to. However, after seeing Kendall dance to this song on the radio Keith had one of his employees go buy it at the store for one of our road trips. After we played it we realized it was the unedited version. So now we just lower the volume during the inappropriate parts! With that said how funny is she!!!! She loves this song..."play boom boom"!...she says every time we get in a vehicle.
As we transition into baseball season from soccer season, I realize I forgot to post about Kaden's last soccer game and trophy presentation last month. Kaden and my nephew Ethan played on the same 6 and under team and really took it up a notch this year w/ their competitive nature. We had a great time watching them play every Tuesday and Thursday this Spring and look forward to the next season. The picture of Kendall & my niece Kylee tells the story of how they spent their time on the sidelines...listening to music and playing w/ the cell phones. Kendall adores her "KY-KY" so pretty much just does whatever she does :) Kendall's soccer sister outfit was the best way to cheer on her big brother!
For Keith's birthday my parents bought tickets to the David Copperfield magic show at the Fox in Atlanta. We decided to make it a big night out w/ a fancy dinner and limo. Kaden was the only kid to come along w/ the grown ups, which was my parents, Ken & Lindsey and Keith & I. Needless to say, Kaden thought he was the coolest kid in the world...he kept saying he was like a "famous" person! After the show we headed off to the BlueRidge Grill in Buckhead for dinner. It was a perfect evening! Thanks, Lala & Pops :)
Dogs & Babies!!! My child has literally become obsessed by these things. If she sees a baby enter a restaurant she spends the rest of her time there waving, saying "Hi" and begging to go hold the baby (aka smother). And the same goes for dogs...if she hears one bark outside she immediately stops everything else and starts looking and repeating "dog-dog, dog-dog" She can't get enough. And then there is her baby cousin Journi, omg she goes to whole other level of obsessive compulsive when baby Journi is around...needs to hold her and tell her its ok and if she can't hold her she gets her baby doll and repeats everything Jenna, my sister, does w/ Journi. The child is so deprived right!...she needs a new baby brother or sister (not happening now) so maybe its time to give in to my children's constant begging and get them a dog!
In an effort to catch up on all the events of the past few months I wanted to backtrack and add some of my favorite pictures that I simply haven't had time to post. I turn my blog into books after so many posts so that my children will have a hard copy when they get older...who knows if they will appreciate it or not, but it is my goal to keep some sort of diary for them to look back upon. So w/ that said I can't believe I forgot to post about our one night trip to Atlanta during spring break. We had too much going on with our businesses that week to go out of town so we decided to bring the kids on a mini getaway at the St. Regis in Atlanta. We spent the afternoon at the pool. Got all dressed up and went to a lovely dinner (in which Kaden broke a wine glass and spilt water everywhere and Kendall did a lot more crying than eating). Then we brought the kids to the Fox to enjoy the Curious George Live Performance, which they both did great at, even though I thought it was one of the worst plays I had ever been too. Then it was back to the hotel for dessert...yummy! The next day we went to the zoo and did some shopping. It was a great 24 hours :)