Friday, July 15, 2011

Mommy Bragging

In the months leading up to Maiya turning three to two months after she turned three my baby girl is showing me that there is not much baby left in her.  She decided to hit all these grown up stages close together and I am not prepared to say goodbye to my baby just yet.  In the last four months she has transitioned to a big girl bed, potty trained (which only took a day and half), takes a shower and now she writes her name!  She knows how to write just about every letter in the alphabet and loves learning.  She amazes me everyday!  I can't wait to see how much she learns when she actually starts preschool in September.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Great Sale-Thursday July 14th

My Grafico is having a 40% off sale.  If you like to scrapbook or other crafts this is a great site.  Check them out!  Sale is tomorrow July 14th only!

Mygrafico Digital Arts & Crafts

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Maiya's Beach Party!

Every year we rent a house and we go to the beach with my husband's family.  We used to go in September after everyone went back to school and things were a little less crazy.  However this year with Andrew starting Kindergarten we had to go in May, so that meant that Maiya's birthday would be celebrated at the beach!  What a lucky girl if you ask me. 

She decided she wanted her theme to be Little Mermaid so we made it a beach Little Mermaid theme and we all had a great time.  She was so excited and loved every second of her party.  I think it was by far the best party she has ever had...not to mention the best guests...FAMILY!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

My Mom

My mom is an amazing woman.  She has been going through chemotherapy since March and will have to undergo 11 more months before she will be done.  She has six more weeks in her second round which she has to go to every week.  She is staying strong though and I am so proud of her.

In May my mom gave us all quite a scare.  She got really sick and was admitted into the hospital for a week.  She had developed pneumonia and they could not keep her oxygen levels up.  She ended up getting a blood transfusion when her blood cell count dropped dramatically low and once they did that she started to get better much faster.  They did find some new spots on her back and ribs but decided that if it was cancer all the chemo she had left would take care of it.  We are all praying they are gone in 11 months.  She also has a broken bone in her back and that has been causing her huge amounts of pain.  There is nothing they can do for the broken bone, that will just have to heal on its own.

Even through all of this my mom is staying strong.  It is hard but she is a tough woman. She is my hero and I love her so much.  I am so excited to be going back up to be with her next month...and the kids are too!

Me and my dad
My parents with my kids

Friday, July 1, 2011

Preschool Graduation

Okay so I am really far behind on posts.  I am working on getting caught up but it is going to take me a while.

Since Andrew's preschool graduation was May 12th I thought that would be a good place to start...not to mention it was the cutest thing I had ever seen.  Watching all these little kids walk down the isle to Pomp and Circumstance in their caps and gowns was absolutely adorable.   They all were smiling ear to ear with pride and it was awesome!  I am so proud of Andrew.  When I think back to the start of this preschool year and all the problems we had at the old school to where he was on this day it brings tears to my eyes.  He has grown so much in a short time and I couldn't be more proud of him.  I still can't believe he will be in kindergarten in six weeks but I know that he is going to LOVE it!

 Family Picture
 Grammy and Andrew
 Ms. Donna and Andrew
 Andrew and his friends from school
After the graduation ceremony several of us met at the fountain to let the kids play.  We had a wonderful time and I met some really amazing people!