Saturday, July 4, 2015

8 months old!

You knew the Sailor dress was coming, right? 

This baby loves to eat!
She's 100% table food now, and will eat pretty much anything you put in front of her. Her favorites are deli ham and blueberries. She also loves chicken, strawberries, pancakes...
This is where she eats breakfast and lunch. She loves to sit here so she can be in the center of the action when I'm cooking and the boys are eating at the island.
She's crawling hands and knees now, and she is FAST!
We recently had to exile her from the boys room, aka "Legoland." She was not too happy about it! 

We finally had to retire the bouncy seat because she was about to flip it over!
Happy girl!

She's still very much a Mama's girl.
But her brothers make her very happy too...

Sailor loves this sing-along stage.
She's already started to bounce a little to the music.



It's getting harder and harder to get her to sit still for pics, but I still managed to snap a few (hundred) of her this month. Here's a few of my favorites: 
 


Love you Sailor June!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Bye Bye 1st Grade!

 So proud of this big boy. He finished off his first grade year so strong. I can't believe this friendly, confident first grader is the same boy that I bribed to get on the bus each day last September. He changed so much this year, and really grew to love school. I pray that he'll never lose his love of learning!
We totally didn't plan for him to wear the same shirt on the first and last day, but it helps with comparison!
 His teacher chose him for the "Excellent Achievement" award for his hard work all year.  It was so much fun to watch him go up front of the school and get his trophy at the awards ceremony.

We will miss Mr. Krueger!
Keaton with his friends Brooklyn and Mihn

Getting off the bus for the last time of 1st grade!
There were actual tears!

We celebrated with an ice cream party with some neighborhood friends.

Bubbles! We love Belmont Bay!
Oh, and he graduated to Wolf Cub a few weeks ago too!
Yay Keaton Ray!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Workmans visit VA!

How fun to host the Workmans in VA for the first time! Laura, Douglas, Lisa, and Grammie drove up with us after the Taylor Swift concert in Charlotte two weeks ago. We had a great week hanging out trying to beat the heat. 
Keaton stayed up way past his bedtime most nights. Mark tried to hang in there, but it was hard!!
Not sure what's going on here, but something tells me Mark is responsible for the mess.
One of the highlights of the week was a trip to Madame Tussaud's wax museum in D.C. This was such a great choice for a hot day. Everyone from Mark to Grammie enjoyed seeing the realistic wax figures! One of the unique things about the D.C. museum is that they have a wax figure for each of the  44 presidents.
Crossing the Potomac with George Washington
Sitting with Lincoln at Fords Theater
Scott sitting with Lee while he surrenders to the Union
So nice of Barack and Michelle to pose with the family.
Keep dreaming, Mary!
Taylor!
Scott and Bob
All the presidents!
One evening after dinner, we took everyone to historic Occoquan for ice cream. I even got to do a little Senior photo shoot Laura while we were there. (yes, my flower girl is a senior in HS!!)





 On Saturday our neighborhood had a little flag day celebration with a junior bike parade! The kids did crafts and decorated their bikes before the parade. We love Belmont Bay!!


Keaton was a leader!
go Mark!!

Family pic!
Chillin by the marina...wishing we had a friend with a boat!

Loves his mom!!
Keaton and Mark especially enjoyed going tot he pool with their big cousins! They had fun playing around with the underwater camera!





The boys were so sad (literally tears) to see them leave! Such a special time of cousin bonding!