Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watcing you. --Robert Fulghum
A person's a person, no matter how small. --Dr. Seuss

Thursday, October 29, 2015

First and Last Middle School Carnival Dance

 I'll never forget Lexi's first Middle School Dance and I was really in shock that it was Ainsley Grace's turn..... They both said it was a lot of fun.  They got ready early with their friends and went with their buddies.  It was fun shopping for dresses.  But, with Lexi getting taller and skinnier we could not find a dress long enough that fit.  So she opted for jeans and looked sooooo grown up!!!

The Fair

We went to the fair with a whole gaggle of kids!  It was fun to take the train and get down there.... Although the fair is so expensive it was kind of a bust, it's just not fun anymore bc of the expense.  The kids had an okay time, I think they have more fun at the school carnival tho!  Anyway, here are some cute pics.


King Tut

Anderson was great in his class play.  He is always sooo movtivated to memorzie his lines and cues.  He does a great job!  He LOVES drama at St. Thomas Aquinas.  He only gets one more year... This was a great play.  We love Stax of Wax!

Wanted for Cuteness

There is NO way around it, this is the cutest kid I have ever seen.  He is funny, sweet, naughty, super super creative and just down right CUTE!  We are obsessed with this kid almost too much.  It's like we are not saving money for College we are saving money for Bail bc we spoil him rotten.  I'm trying to get back on track with discipline but OMG he is just so cute!  Here are pictures from him at his preschool The Children's Center.  He went to a field trip at the arboretum too, it was great fun.  Only disappeared like 5 or 6 times.... Totally manageable.

Family Karaoke

 It happened.  Another darn birthday!  Her sweet friend's mom suggested we do a combined birthday party for our girls and invite the whole grade.  WOW - it was sooooooo much fun!  We rented rooms at Family Karaoke in the Korean section of town.  We had 2 large private rooms.  They were awesome.  The girls had so much fun.  It was such a great time for all of these sweet girls.  Their last year together!  Lexi was so excited for her party.  Her friends were posting funny videos of her.  I'll try to get them and post them.  That's her checking her facebook while eating a salad before we left. 

Both cakes spelled her name wrong! Haha!!!  It was funny, cute cakes tho!!

Happy 14th Birthday to my beautiful Alexandra Elizabeth!  We all love you so much!

My natural leader

My beautiful girl.  She has been in charge since the day God put her on this earth.  But, not in an abnoxious bossy way.  She is so helpful, thoughtful, at ease and can explain and teach so well.  She is soooooo NOT lazy and always willing.  She can see the big picture.  Man, I love this kid.  She ran for her Student Council President and she did not win. However, her campaign was AWESOME.  Her speech was killer! And, to be honest, usually boys win the STUCO President, it's kind of a thing.  But, apparently, it was very close.  Here were her campaign signs - these were all her idea.  She got ideas from Pinterest and then came up with 2 of them.

After that election the school had another election to name the President of the National Junior Honor Society and guess who won that hands down! ;)  She is already making a great NJHS prez.  She can do sooo much more tho.  

8th Grade is such a big year.  The biggest part, of course, is Confirmation!  We are so exctied, it's coming up very soon.  She toured High Schools and right now she is in love with Ursuline!  She says it's where she wants to go.  Whoever gets her will be so lucky.....  

Thursday, October 22, 2015

12 years old

My sweet girl turned 12.  It's just a lot to handle with how fast time is flying.  I know I sound like a broken record.  I guess we all feel it.  She did not want to big birthday party, just wanted to invite her favorite 3 people to go to the mall and walk around!  It was so cute.  They shopped and bought Starbucks, and did whatever they wanted.  They also went to build-a-bear!  It was so cute.  Happy Birthday to my beautiful Ainsley Grace.  She is such a good kid, so funny, so compasionate, so thoughtful and still very tender hearted.  She is a great friend and a great student and a great sister to her siblings.  So far so good with this sweet girl! ;-)