First Days…

Today is the first day of Christopher going into the first grade and of Emmy moving into her preschool class. In honor of that, I thought I would do a side by side comparison of some of the pictures, just to see how they’ve grown…

Emmy

2013 vs. 2014

2013 vs. 2014

Chris

2013 vs. 2014

2013 vs. 2014

The kiddos together…

2013 vs. 2014

2013 vs. 2014

 

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Summer Photo Recap

Christopher starts back to school (FIRST GRADE!) on Monday, and it just blows me away how fast summer flew by. However, we were still able to pack a ton of fun in a few short weeks, so here is a recap of Buckner Summer 2014…

They went swimming – A LOT…

At the McCullum's pool...

At the McCullum’s pool…

Relaxing poolside...

Relaxing poolside…

In the lake...

In the lake…

We lived outside, even though it was a chilly summer…

Riding bikes after VBS

Riding bikes after VBS

Taking her brother's old bike out for a spin

Taking her brother’s old bike out for a spin

Park fun

Park fun

Splashing in puddles

Splashing in puddles

Sliding with Cousin Sophie

Sliding with Cousin Sophie

Ziplining with Cousin Ava

Ziplining with Cousin Ava

Enjoying popsicles and PERFECT weather at the Carmel Farm Market

Enjoying popsicles and PERFECT weather at the Carmel Farm Market

We celebrated birthdays!

Christopher's SpiderMan birthday

Christopher’s SpiderMan birthday

Sean's splash pad birthday party!

Sean’s splash pad birthday party!

America's birthday!

America’s birthday!

It was the summer of baseball and ballet…

Before his first ball game of the season!

Before his first ball game of the season!

Manning the bases...

Manning the bases…

Ballet recital day!

Ballet recital day!

See the bunny that's the fourth from the right? That's Emmy!

See the bunny that’s the fourth from the right? That’s Emmy!

We went to Holiday World and Splashing Safari!

Dancing before the water fun began!

Dancing before the water fun began!

All dry and ready for a ride!

All dry and ready for a ride!

And the grand finale? The Tooth Fairy came to visit for the very first time!

Here's my tooth!

Here’s my tooth!

It was a great summer, we are sad to see it come to an end – but we are also excited for first grade to begin!

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Tooth Fairy

Tooth Fairy Time!

Tooth Fairy Time!

Christopher’s first tooth wiggled right out of place last night (and happened about 45 minutes after bedtime, so everyone was up extra late last night). Once we got everything cleaned up and secured the tooth into his Tooth Fairy Box, I settled them back into bed. The house was quiet and I heard Emmy walk to Christopher’s bed and whisper “Christopher, can you believe it? You’re a really big boy now.”

“I know Emmy, but go to sleep so she comes for my tooth!”

On the way to camp this morning, I overheard the following conversation:

“Chris, I saw the Tooth Fairy last night. She hugged & kissed me while I was sleeping.” (This is very true)

“You DID Emmy?! What color hair did she have?” – Chris asked while clothing his $2 for dear life.

“She had yellow hair, like me. And she was beautiful.”

“What time did she come, did you see?” – Chris

“She was there at 11:30 when I went to sleep.” – Emmy (This is a lie, the Tooth Fairy was very tired & swung by around 9:45)

“Yeah, well, I saw purple sparkle wings Emmy, did you see those?” – Chris

Emmy’s big brown eyes widened and she nodded.

He’s already asking about losing tooth #2, but I think I’m ready for time to slow down again – mainly because the Tooth Fairy only has so many dollar bills.

 

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Better Late Than Never… the Fourth Of July

The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday. Food, sunshine, fireworks, parades, festivals. I just love it.  This year, we went to CarmelFest (where ran into Papa Karlos – while he was driving IN the parade!), and had a blast. :)

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Dancing in the street before the parade…

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Selfie!

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They thought standing in the street was SO cool.

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Look who we ran into!

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day was nice… The weather was perfect, the kids were happy, and I had a little wine hidden in a green solo cup while playing at the park. My kind of Mother’s Day.

Ahhh, the sunshine...

Ahhh, the sunshine…

Warm air, green grass, bare feet, shining sun = absolute Heaven for a kid.

Warm air, green grass, bare feet, shining sun = absolute Heaven for a kid.

Kids safely happily entertaining themselves  within my line of vision, sun shining, green grass, wine in cup = Mom's version of absolute Heaven.

Kids safely happily entertaining themselves within my line of vision, sun shining, green grass, wine in cup = Heaven for a Mom

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Interpretive Song & Dance

Christopher played baseball for the second time in a week on Wednesday night – and while he played, Emily & I worked the concession stand. It was fairly slow, so we helped a few customers (Emmy would get drinks and collect money, I made the hot dogs) and we sang a lot. I have the Frozen soundtrack on my phone, so I turned on Let It Go and Em felt the music. Below is my most favorite series of photos ever taken in the history of photos.

Sitting on the counter, looking cute...

Sitting on the counter, looking cute…

 

Yelling out the window for customers...

Yelling out the window for customers…

And then I turned on Let It Go.

And then I turned on Let It Go.

Getting into character

Getting into character

I'm pretty sure she was demonstrating how the cold doesn't bother her anyway.

I’m pretty sure she was demonstrating how the cold doesn’t bother her anyway.

The pointed finger emphasized the "don't let them in, don't let them know...' lyric.

The pointed finger emphasized the “don’t let them in, don’t let them know…’ lyric.

No clue

No clue

Singing her damn heart out

Singing her damn heart out

By the way, she introduces herself as Elsa now.

By the way, she introduces herself as Elsa now.

As the song started to wind down, she sat down...

As the song started to wind down, she sat down, but still sang it…

It was when I took this picture that she realized I was photographing her...

It was when I took this picture that she realized I was photographing her…

And... song is over, time to rest I guess.

And… song is over, time to rest I guess.

Oh dear Emmy, how I love that you sing and dance like there is no tomorrow. Please don’t ever change. And it’s cool if you only want to be referred to as Elsa, I get it, she’s cool.

 

 

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Get Your Head in the Game

Christopher is playing baseball this summer and it is adorable. I love watching the kids play in the dirt, fight over a ball, slide into base for absolutely no reason, and race to the post game snacks. On Tuesday, I caught Christopher completely ignoring his first base duties – who cares about baseball when there’s a girl to talk to?! It was too cute not to share.

Picture caught through the fence...

Picture caught through the fence…

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