Saturday, June 21, 2008

Hmmm...

Mommy: "Amara, can you please come here & put your blocks away?"

Amara: "No way."

Mommy: "Amara, would you like more banana?"

Amara: "No way."

Mommy: "Amara, you may not hit your brother, that is not nice to do, that hurts him."

Amara: "You're a meanie! Mean!"

If anyone has any suggestions on what how to respond to a 22 month old for a responses such as these ones she gave me without laughing...I'm listening. :-)

Thank you, Nana!

Madden received his special birthday gift from, Nana (my mom) a few weeks ago...so he was very excited to open & see what was inside! My mom cannot just sent one of the kids something...so everyone got some goodies!

My mom sent Madden some money & we went to Target & I let Madden pick out what he wanted. He chose:

A kid pool with an inflatable slide...(the kids LOVE it!), some water table toys & buckets, some bubble guns & bubbles, a few little jets & I chose to have him pick out 5 outfits for summer...so he picked out some red & blue shirts & shorts. :-) THANKS, NANA!

Madden's Card...


The cute outfit Nana sent!


Goodies!!!


Nana sent Makenzie & Amara a few outfits for summer, too. CUTE! Makenzie got an adorable Hannah Montana shirt & shorts...

Fun together...

Just some fun pics...








One of my favorites...




Maddy boy...




Madden's MANY faces...












We love this kid...haha.

Makenzie's Last Day of School & Graduation

We can hardly believe that our little girl is going to be in 1st grade! Makenzie had her last day of school & Kindergarten graduation a few weeks ago. Grace Christian had a very nice ceremony & program for the kindergarteners & the 6th graders. The entire school was a part of the program. It was really nice. :-) Their program was an ode to classical composers & was a HUGE hit for Madden & Amara...especially Madden because he loves the Little Einsteins which has a lot of classical music on the show. So, he was in awe of hearing all of his favorite Little Einstein music. :-)

Makenzie had a great year & she did such a great job learning & growing this year. We are so proud of her!

Last day of school...






Graduation...


They had the 6th grade graduates & the Kindergarten graduates walk in together to the graduation march. So cute. :-)




Makenzie receiving her diploma & rose from her teacher, Mrs. Carollo.










Makenzie & her very special & amazing teacher, Mrs. Carollo.


Congratulations, Makenzie! You're a BIG first grader now! :-)


Our fam...


The Promenade...

The Promenade Shops up in Center Valley is one of our families FAVORITE places to walk around in the summer with the kids. It's a beautiful shopping center...but we just love to go up & listen the the Thursday bands sometimes & do some of the complimentary activities that they hold there.

One of Makenzie's FAVORITE things about the Promenade is in the middle of the shopping area is the concert seating area & a huge ground fountain that is open to the public a.k.a. children to run around in! It's a huge hit & at first we used to let the kids get wet & we'd deal with it...but those who are familiar with the fountain just bring their suits & towels now! Madden was a little disinterested with the fountains as he was having fun going up & down the stairs & being up on top looking out from there. Amara was sleeping for 1/2 of it...but soon woke up & played in the fountains a bit, but liked the stairs, too. :-) I took the kids a few weeks ago during on of the hot & humid days...they had fun!!!



And she's off!!!




Sitting on the fountain stream spout....


This is what happens when you only weigh 40 lbs...she seriously could not stay on it...it was funny. :-)








This was Madden's favorite spot...












Silly little man...


This is the life for this little guy...a lollipop, his Phillies hat & the sun.




Hmmm...what to do...the stairs of the fountain??


She wants the fountain...


Big sis, Kenz, helping her little sister...it's so cute!








Amara is our water baby for sure!!!


HAPPY SUMMER!