Thursday, May 29, 2014

Last Day of 4-K!!

It's Olivia's last day of school!!  **CELEBRATE!!**

Here's Olivia back in August on her BIG 1st DAY!!




And this was her this morning beaming with delight when I dropped her off!!







I'm off in just a bit to go pick up a Kindergarden-bound big girl!  (How is that even possible!?!)

Then we're swinging by my friend T's house to drop off this lasagna since she broke her leg and had surgery all in the last couple of weeks.  That's no way to kick off the summer!

Hope this perks you up, T!!

Let the SUMMER FUN BEGIN!!

Sincerely,

Leigh

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

End of the Year Teacher Gifts

Man alive!  The Memorial Day weekend was such a tease!  This is Olivia's last week of school, and it was sooooooo H.A.R.D. to get up this morning!

So while Olivia was at school today, Davis and I hit up a few stores to round up a couple of teachers' gifts.

Olivia wanted to get Mrs. Tammy a little something.  She's not Olivia's teacher, but she was the one to greet Olivia every morning, walk her to her classroom, and bring her out to the car at pick-up time.  She's been so sweet and loving to Olivia all year, and so we came up with this little oldie but goodie to thank Mrs. Tammy.






The reusable cup is from Walmart (uggggghhh...yes, I went to the dreaded Walmart) and we filled it with packs of Starbucks Refreshers for a quick summer drink!

Olivia's teacher's gift is all about ice cream!  Yum!







It all started when I spotted this white, metal caddy at Target.  I thought about filling it with picnic essentials, but decided against the "picnic theme" since not everybody loves picnics as much as we do.  Surely EVERYBODY loves ice cream!!

I snagged the "summer/beach" napkins, the clear ice cream bowls, and the sugar cones at The Dollar Tree.  The cute ice cream scoop, Breyers Ice Cream Sprinkles, and Breyers Hot Fudge Sauce are from the dreaded Walmart.




I tied everything with red and white bakers string and red and white ribbon left over from Olivia's 3rd birthday party.  The "You're A Sweet Teacher" printable is here.  It's actually a Valentine printable, but it works perfectly for this gift!  I hope Olivia's teacher likes it!  

Only 2 more school days to go!

Sincerely,

Leigh

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Things are Winding Down

The countdown has begun to Olivia's last day of 4K!

Last week was a jam-packed week of review, so to make it fun, her class had Silly Dress-Up Week!

Monday was Nerd Day...



Tuesday was Crazy Hair Day...



Wednesday was Cowgirl/Cowboy Day...



Thursday was Favorite Team Day...(Go Tigers!!)



And they finished off the week with Superhero Day which I failed to get a picture of.  :-(

Olivia also finished up her second year of ballet last week with recitals both Thursday and Friday nights.  Recital week makes for a crazy busy week what with afternoon stage rehearsals and evening dress rehearsals on top of two nights of recital.  

Olivia is such a natural, and she has no problem getting out on stage and performing in front of an auditorium of people!  She is a STAR!







Only five more days of school left, and, trust me, we are counting down the days!!

Sincerely,

Leigh

Monday, May 12, 2014

A Little of This and A Little of That.

Since my last post was way back just after Easter, I thought it was high time to get things caught up around here.

So here's a peak at what's been going on since then!

Olivia broke in the pool on April 25th!  Let's just say the water was ICE cold.  She insisted on getting in, so I just let it happen.  I pick my battles.





Olivia went to the Allergist to have some allergy testing done.  Back in February, she had a pretty severe reaction to what we thought was Nutella.  Turns out it wasn't Nutella.  In fact, she doesn't seem to be allergic to any nuts which is great, but we still don't know what caused the reaction.  That's bad.

Kevin took Olivia to her appointment, and we stayed in contact via text the whole time.  





Olivia got very nervous and started crying, so I sent her this pic to make her giggle.  It worked!!






We took the boat out to break it in for the summer!  Davis LOVES the boat!  He HATES the life vest!




We put out 40 bales of pine needles.  I got a sunburn.  The yard is ready for spring!




We went to a friend's graduation party this past Saturday night.  

Olivia picked out her entire outfit and insisted on wearing the boots.  Davis doesn't do much these days without his hat, so it was a given it would be part of his ensemble.  This was a moment of "Mama picking her battles!"



We had a lovely Mother's Day.  I didn't take a single picture just because it was a nonstop day!  Kevin went out early to get breakfast for us, so we had a lovely family breakfast before I jetted out the door to get to church early.  Kevin and the kiddos later met me at 10:00 so we could attend the Mother's Day service as a family, and after the service, it was back home to get things set up for lunch!  Mama and Daddy and Allison, Randy, Sarah and Bradley all came, and we enjoyed a delightful lunch followed by  shenanigans in the pool!  Once everybody left, the four of us were in the pool, hanging out, having fun!  So much so, that I crashed on the couch at 9:30 last night!  It was a nonstop day of fun (and a nonstop week, for that matter, hence Mama's early evening crash!)

Nana brought these purple Princess Sofia slippers for Olivia, but, as you can see, Davis took them over!  Apparently, princess slippers are a necessity for cutting the grass!




The last day of school is just around the corner for Olivia, so her 4K class is celebrating by having silly dress-up days this week.  We kicked off this week with Nerd Day!  If you remember, I passed out early last night, so we didn't prepare Olivia's "nerd" outfit.  We threw this ensemble together literally 4 minutes before running out the door.  She's a pretty cute little nerd! 


Tomorrow is Crazy Hair Day!  She's got that one in the bag!  Have you met her Mama!?!


So that's just a little of this and a little of that.  It's just how we roll!



Sincerely,

Leigh