Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Last Day of School 2012

This school year has FLOWN by.
Where did it go?
Jackson on his first day of First Grade....
Aug 2011
Charlie on his first day of Preschool.
Aug 2011 

This is Jackson this morning.
Last day of First Grade.
He grew many inches.
Needs a haircut..
Wears his backpack the "cool" way... 
Charlie this morning getting ready to go to his last day of Preschool!
He has grown the most.
I mean, look at the above pic compared to this one!
I wish I knew how to put pics side by side...
He is super excited about Kindergarten and riding the bus with Jackson in the morning and going to Jackson's school.

He keeps asking, "When is it going to be August?" 
Next Question:
What am I going to do with these two goobers for a whole summer?

Considering I was preggers with the lady last summer and we didn't do much of ANYTHING...
I'm hoping to be going and doing much more.
ice cream trips :)

we'll see what the summer brings! 
My three kiddos :)

I don't know what I'm going to do with myself once the lady starts school.
That time can creep very very slowly ::)

Happy Summer!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

cute teacher gifts!

I found this cute idea on Pinterest for inexpensive teacher gifts.

I knew right away it was something that was totally doable!
And cute too!! 
I found the striped ceramic pots at Lowe's for $2.98

Plants were $3.98 each
pack of pencils  $ .47
Pack of school stickers $2.00  (walmarts)
had the blue cardstock 
I just printed out the card on my computer and glued it to the cardstock and let the boys put the stickers on each card.
I glued the card to the pencil and stuck it in!
How easy is that!?

The teachers loved them!

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Happy birth on earth day to me.
32 years.
It was a great Saturday.
I got up. [thank you Jesus]
took the kids to the gym.
got my pilates on.
went to Jackson's baseball game.
He hit a homerun!!
home to plant some new annuals in the front beds.
then I got to get all dressed up and my man took me out to eat.
Del Porto.
Our favorite :)

What do I have to show for my 32 years?? 
There ya have it. 
My little Gilmores.
I love them all so very much. 
How each are different. 
How they each can melt my heart in their own special ways. 
How blessed I am to be their mamma.
How she makes me smile constantly :) 
how he loves to challenge me...
He is growing up.
No longer a small child.

I am blessed.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day in Destin

We made a last minute trip to Destin for Mother's Day.
I was excited to get to spend a Mother's Day with my MOM.
Hasn't happened in several years....

My brother's girlfriend, Ryan, drove over that Sunday morning and spent the day and night with us.
We were so happy to have some time with her to get to know her better.
....and for my kids to waller all over her.
We followed the rule that Mom's don't cook on their day.
So Poppa took us all out to dinner at Marlin Grill :) 
Jackson and his dinner date :) 
mamma hen and her chicks
My sis and Momma
Lana and Ryan.
wit their big sunglasses.... 
Mom and Steve
I really tried to get him to smile.
Even did the happy dance.
Oh well.
He was a trooper for taking us all to dinner :) 
Love this pic.
IF only the girl was in it too...
The boys love their poppa
I love this one too!!!
Ryan was a trooper :) 
What is it with little girls and purses?
Does it really start this early??
She loves to pull everything out of my purse, or yours if you let her, one at a time.
She observes it and then puts it down and moves on to the next thing..
So funny to watch. 
Don't know what the smirk on MY face is all about...
probably trying to hide my purple teeth...hmmmm
Only thing missing this Mother's Day was James and my brother!

It was a fun weekend and always goes too fast!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

a rare family pic!

There are just too few family pics of us.
I'm always the one behind the camera.
Now, this is not my first pick for a family photo op, being in my bathing suit and all...
but you take what you can get.
[AND everyone else looked great]

My cousin, Chelsea, took this pic in Destin over Easter break.
Why is it soooo hard to get a decent Gilmore family photo at Christmas?
I might just have to move our session to the beach!
[I promise I won't be wearing a 2 piece for our 2012 Gilmore Christmas card!!]