Wesley, Rebecca, Mahlon and Sara Beth

Making memories TWO at a time!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Memorial Day

We had some friends over for a cookout on Memorial Day. The kiddos played in the sprinkler and baby pool in our back yard. Mahlon and Sara Beth had so much fun with a "baby" to play with! Mahlon was so sweet and shared all of his toys and Sara Beth was proud to have a "mini me" Snow White!

And it is amazing to see what 2 little girls can make their daddys do when they say PLEEEEASE!!
We meet Snow White, the wizard, a monkey, a king and "mini me" Snow White!! Sweet Memories!!

Just a normal day in the neighborhood!! We have the best neighborhood to raise your kids in and some of the sweetest neighbors! The other night we all searched through our pantrys and came up with a great impromtu supper club! The kids all wore their swim suits and played in the sprinkler and on the water trampoline! So much fun! We're so thankful for all of our sweet friends and the fun memories we make on any given day!!

Don't know the weight limit for the trampoline, but I'm pretty sure 2 adults and 5 kids may be a little much!! But what a great way to babysit!!

Our latest project!!

For a few months now we have been discussing the urgent need for big boy/big girl beds! SO why not build them ourselves!! Yes we are crazy! We found an awesome website www.ana-white.com that has detailed plans for building all kinds of things! And we picked out the perfect day beds! I'm sharing photos of the progress we've made so far on bed number one!! But you'll have to wait til we finish bed number 2 to see it all together with bedding, sheets, pillows and storage baskets!!

This is what we started with day 1!!

After a few cuts, lots and lots of sanding and few days later we had part of the first storage box complete! This was a huge accomplishment!!
We had the best little helpers!! They loved every minute of "making their beds"!

By the end of that day we had 3 boxes!!

And after a few more days and lots of sanding and staining and filling holes and sanding and staining more this is what we had!

Then we had to add the trim (again, more sanding and staining and filling more nail holes!!!!)
And 2 1/2 weeks later this is almost the final product!!

I have added one more coat of stain to finish bed #1 and this weekend we start on #2!! I'm not sure who is more proud Wesley and me or the babies!!
We have learned a lot through this process and hopefully the next one will go much more smoothly!! I'll post pics once we've moved in the new furniture!! P.S. I now know why pottery barn charges $899 for this same bed!!! But it is sooooo worth for us to work on it together and see those sweet babies beaming faces each time they walk into the garage!!

Our FIRST Graduation!!

Mahlon and Sara Beth graduated from Mother's Morning Out at Chapel of the Cross on May 18, 2011!! They started "school" when they were 13 months old and though graduation was a few weeks ago they'll finish with school the week of their 3rd birthday!! Oh how time flys!!

Now on to the ceremony...Sara Beth started crying uncontrollably the moment she saw us!

Wesley ended up having to sit with her through the first half of graduation! As part of the ceremony several of the children were selected to sing! Mahlon and Sara Beth were supposed to sing their ABC's, but since sissy couldn't stop crying, mommy and daddy and the rest of their class got to get on stage and perform too!! Only one little boy sang an abbreviated version, but at least he sang!!

Then they got to get their diplomas followed by a party with their teachers and classmates!

We will miss Ms. Rochelle and Ms. Renada!

So proud of this little piece of paper!! What a big day!!

My babies are all grown up!!

Gran and Daddy Day came down for a few days to play. The kiddos had so much fun at the playground and taking walks around the neighborhood and feeding the geese! Got a few quick pictures when they had some down time!

They love to read!!

Day 5

We woke up early on our last day at the beach to get just a little more playtime in before packing up and heading home! They really loved the beach this year! Can't wait to go back soon! Digging in the sand, running from the tide and searching for shells were some of their favorite things to do!

One last picture in front of the water feature before we left!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Lords Prayer

I know I still have a lot of blogging to catch up on, but I had to post this video! Precious babies singing a duet!! I grew up singing in my church, think they will too!