This is one of my favorite days every year! I love watching them get messy and hearing them giggle at how slime it is.
This was the first time someone other than dad has cut Leighton’s hair...he wanted to go all out and get a design too!
They needed to get out of the house...they were crabby and continually arguing with one another. What I thought what just a walk around the pond turned into an "adventure" as Jade calls it now. It reminded that it doesn't take a lot of time, energy, or even money to make lasting memories with my kids...just time!
As we were walking we found fish, frogs, shells, shiny rocks, you name it...they were in a sense of wonder the entire time.
Today we chose colors that we thought we could find in nature and painted them on a board. While we waited for it to dry we hunted for our colors and sorted them in piles. They couldn't believe we weren't able to find any blue in nature today.
Noth Park is a new favorite hangout for us lately. The new playground is absolutely amazing! There are lots of different ways to climb and burn off energy there. Feeding the ducks and a picnic by the pond tops it all off too.
If you know me then you know what a crazy picture person I am! I strategically picked out outfits that would coordinate with not just each other's pictures but also the house. Unfortunately, they always find a way to outsmart my planning. When I peeked in their classrooms just before pictures I saw Leighton and Giovanni is completely different outfits than what we had laid out-not only were they different but they were as mis-matched and ridiculous as you could possibly get! Hahahaha...Leighton did bring the correct shirt with him at least to change into for pictures but seriously...?!? And then only 3/5 cooperated for school pictures, although I haven't seen Lexi's yet so my percentage might need to go down. I'm really hoping they'll agree to it on re-take day!
she always complains when I want to take a picture of her yet I find countless selfies and group pics on her phone...ugh life with a teenager!
See these pictures larger on the page titled Looking Back.