Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer SS Party ~

We had our SS class, and 4 other "Young Adult" classes from our church, over Sunday afternoon for a "Welcome Summer" party. We rented a huge water slide (for the kids AND adults), set up a "kiddie pool" area for the younger kids, and made our own (enormous) slip n slide! We used a
20' x 100' heavy duty painters tarp, 15 bottles of baby oil, 25 bottles of baby shampoo and 300 feet of water hose....and VIOLA! It was so much fun, even Jeb couldn't resist! We grilled hotdogs for dinner, along with chips, cookies, and brownies that everyone brought, then topped it off with snow cones! Needless to say, everyone had a blast! I love having the space to do stuff like this! Although we were exhausted by the end of the day (the party was from 3:30 til dark), I can't wait to do it again!

Daddy's Helper ~

"Helping" Daddy cut grass is hard work. So, after a long ride on the mower, she needed to cool off a little by playing in the sprinkler. What a hard life!

Good Bye Elementary School....Hello 5th grade!

It didn't really hit me until we were sitting in the auditorium at Julian Newman Elementary school, at Em's 4th grade awards ceremony, that this was it.....she's officially out of Elementary school and on to 5th grade at the Intermediate school! She's so excited.....lockers, changing classes, being at a school that doesn't have kindergartners down the know, Big School! It does hurt my heart a little to see how grown up she's become but, at the same time, I'm so excited for her as she moves in to this next chapter of life! Congratulations Emma! 5th grade, here you come!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Chef Emma ~

One of Emma's favorite things to do is cook! For Christmas, she received a gift certificate from Mimi and Pop for a private cooking we finally decided to cash it in! Emma chose the menu and Chef Margaret came over to give her a lesson. Emma's menu consisted of cheese fondue with assorted dippers (as an appetizer), Chicken Cordon Bleu, fried green beans with homemade ranch dipping sauce, twice baked potatoes, and homemade white chocolate bread pudding for dessert. I was thinking it'd be something along the lines of homemade pizza or chicken fingers.....I was way off! As soon as Chef Margaret arrived, they got straight to work. I offered to help but she wanted to do it on her own (apparently I'm "a little too controlling in the kitchen")....hmm. Mimi and Pop were able to join us for dinner and it was awesome! She did a great job on everything! She always talks about opening her own restaurant one day....I think it just might happen!

6 Months Already!?

Actually...she'll turn 7 months old in 8 days! Time really does FLY by! This is one happy baby (for the most part). She goes to bed at 9 and sleeps until 10am....she'll "bounce"herself to sleep in her bouncer....for the most part, she just sits back and "watches". Her little personality is starting to show.....she talks and babbles all of the time! She LOVES bath time and splashing in the water and has 2 brand new teeth! She's so soft and cuddly, you can't help but to kiss her chubby cheeks! As chaotic as it can be around here sometimes, I'm going to miss these baby days! Happy 6 (almost 7) months Edee!