I had always hoped that I would be the type of mom that would document every single thing that my kids do, say, learn, etc... so that when they grew up I would have mounds of memories for them to look through and reminisce on. And then I actually had children and I quickly learned that it wouldn't be so easy. Having two kids has definitely kept me on my feet and has taught me to multitask even better than I already knew how to. I am going to make it more of a priority to take the time to write down things that have happened, because I have been realizing just how important it really is.
Since the last time I posted anything there has been a ton of things going on...
Our little man officially turned 1! It was quite possibly the quickest year of my life, and also one of the best. We celebrated by having an "Uno" themed bash at a local park. The one down side of having it at an outdoor location is the weather is always up in the air, and it was quite windy on the day of his party. Luckily it didn't rain so it wasn't a complete disaster. Lots of our friends and family came to help us celebrate the big day, and Ben had a fun time crawling around with the other little ones.
Even though things could have gone a bit smoother, I think we all enjoyed the day and being with each other. It's hard to get all of our family and friends together, so it's nice when mostly everyone is able to make it out for an event like a birthday. Ben felt the love around him, and was totally spoiled as usual.
(We nicknamed this photo "baby races.")
(Still cannot believe that this little meatball is one whole year old.)
Summertime is always busy for us, and this year has been no exception. At the beginning of June we celebrated my little nephew's 2nd birthday with an awesome cars themed party that my bestie planned. She did an amazing job with everything, and everyone had a great time!
Shortly after that, our little princess had her preschool graduation! She will still be attending the same school in the fall (and is currently in their summer program) and she absolutely loves it. She gets so excited whenever she knows she gets to go, and always has so much to tell me when we pick her up afterwards. When we originally enrolled her I was a bit worried about how she would do, but it was actually a pretty easy transition for her. My sister is one of the teachers in the older class (the one Amelia will be in this fall) and she made sure to make her feel right at home. She loves all of the teachers and it makes me so happy to see how much of a passion she has for learning. She totally takes after me! =)
Even though the younger class comes back for a second year, the school never wants anyone to feel left out so they always let them have their own graduation ceremony. Completely adorable! The kids walk out and sing a few songs, and then they get called up individually to receive their diploma and a lollipop. As a child, I was always a bit shy when it came to being on stage and I always wonder how Amelia will do because she can be the same way. She did wonderful for the whole ceremony, and sang and danced with the rest of her class!
We are already halfway through summer and I have absolutely no clue how July is almost over. In a few short weeks I will be turning 27 (yikes) and might possibly have a breakdown. Wasn't I just turning 18?
Other than that I've been working on some major moves that I am hoping to accomplish by the end of the year, and I am going to make sure that I document that along the way. One of those has to do with being an adult and making some wiser financial decisions for our family, but more on that a bit later...