Both August and September were filled with wonderful adventures and lots of changes! Autumn has officially arrived and I’m looking forward to everything this beautiful state of Kentucky has to offer!
It’s hard to believe Kindergarten has finally arrived! All summer Madeline was counting down the days until the new school year began – And, her first day back couldn’t have been better! Last year when we asked Madeline what she wanted to be when she grew up, she responded with “A Fairy Godmother”. This year, she simply responded with “A Pediatrician” and walked out of the room to take care of those more important five-year old things! ;]
And, just to compare, here is a picture from Madeline’s first day of Pre-Kindergarten. We certainly have a silly little girl on our hands! ;]
With the new school year upon us, it’s hard to believe summer is nearly over! Madeline and I spent three weeks enjoying the Kentucky sunshine – We couldn’t have asked for a better vacation! Hope everyone had a lovely summer!
We’re already a good week into the month of June and I’m still wondering where March, April and May slipped away to. The summer is already upon us and we’ve been making the most of our time with lots of day trips to the pool and the Florida Beaches. We’re thankful and excited for the warm weather and sweet friends we’ll be spending our time with!
One item you’re likely to never find in my closet: patterns. I’m usually drawn to clothing in shades of pink, cream, green and blue. And, regardless of how toned down or pretty a patterned blouse or dress may be, it usually doesn’t make its way home with me. Yet, when I stumbled upon this blue chevron dress during my mid-week trip to Atlanta, I simply couldn’t pass it up! It was fun and a perfect fit for this mornings outdoor Change of Command Ceremony!
“Mommy, today I’m four! Next month, I’ll be FIVE! I can’t wait for my birthday!”
Over the last few months, I’ve been making an extra effort to record all of the little “Madeline-isms” we hear throughout the day! Her most recent one absolutely melts my heart – It’s so hard to believe this little girl has a birthday just around the corner!
Annnnnd, this is what a basket full of sweet treats does to Madeline! Hope everyone had a lovely Easter!
The eggs are ready, the dye is mixed and there is a basket full of treats hiding in the foyer closet. And, after her nap, I’ll have one very , very excited little girl!
Although my heart hurts more than I could have imagined, I’m so, so incredibly thankful for the sweetest of moments. A few weeks ago, my father and I watched the sunrise over the gulf and just last night we shared a few laughs as we watched Madeline’s silly movies on my iPad. This morning my father lost a very, very long battle to cancer and as much as it hurts, I’m still thankful. Thankful for these little moments that we all so often overlook. Below are a few of the sweetest pictures I recently discovered – It’s hard to believe he was saying his “hello’s” nearly twenty eight years ago.