Saturday, May 31, 2008

Preschool Graduation

For two, wonderful, memory filled years Cameron has been attending 4 R's Preschool. I simply can't say enough good things about the little house that has been a preschool institution for 26 years. His was the final graduating class from the 100 year old home, as they will be moving into a different house in the fall. The teachers he has had have all been absolutely superb, wonderful women that genuinely care for each child and after two years, they almost feel like family to us. On Friday, Cameron had his performance and graduation and he was the star of the show! In addition to the four parts we had practiced at home, we were surprised that night to see that he also had quite the singing role. He sang at the microphone while the rest of the children joined in behind him, and he definitely stole the show with his charasmatic delivery. They performed The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Cameron was the swiss cheese. I couldn't help but think about how the story related to the kids. They all came to 4 R's as caterpillars and are now entering the world as butterflies, with the knowledge and skills they learned in preschool. After the performance, the kids all changed into their graduation gowns and were presented with their diplomas. I simply couldn't hold back the tears! My little boy is growing up and I can't believe he will be starting kindergarden in the fall! It was an emotional night, and it was hard to leave knowing that Cameron would never be going back. Cameron didn't seem too sad, in fact he had a huge smile plastered all over his face for most of the night, I think because he was so proud of the job he did. We sure are proud of him too.

Our Swiss Cheese
Cameron and his teachers
Cameron and Mrs. Jamison, the 84 year old woman that founded the school and taught up until this year.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Wolftrap Fireworks

This was our fourth year attending the pre-Memorial Day fireworks at Wolftrap. I think we can officially call it a family tradition and love that it starts off the summer with a bang! We went with the Candlands this year and waited for what seemed like forever for the patriotic concert to be over so they would let us into the field where the fireworks would be set off. Every year we learn something to make the next year a bit better and next year we will get there later so the wiggly, anxious kiddos won't have to sit for so long in anticipation. At least we had plenty of good food and great company and the fireworks display is never a disapointment. Now the boys keep asking how long until the fourth of July!

Waiting for the fireworks...
Snugglin' up while we waited
Finally-the fireworks!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Just like Dad

Gavin loves lawnmowers. Every time he hears one going outside he runs to the nearest window and tries to spot it. If we are outside and a neighbor is mowing, he will make a beeline for their yard and has to be carried home kicking and screaming. I am actually not an advocate of the following photo, I have read too many stories in parenting magazines about kids getting injured by lawnmowers, but I lost the battle in our house. Jeremy lets him "help" when he mows and I will agree he's pretty cute to watch. Now if they would only make a working lawnmower for kids, we could put this one to work! And one of the bitty squirt because we can't resist!

Monday, May 19, 2008


Ever since Mason was born, Jeremy and I have made a real effort to do one-on-one activities with the older boys, especailly since Gavin has been having some adjustment issues. Last week Jeremy took Gavin to run errands with him and Cameron was feeling a bit jealous. So on Saturday it was Cameron's turn to be with dad and he chose to go golfing. Living with a golf course directly behind our house, the boys constantly ask to go on the course and want to ride in the golf carts we see whizzing by all the time. A full 18 holes may be a couple of years away for our five year old, but a trip to the driving range was definitely do-able. So after Gavin and I got back from our date to the donut shop, they went off to hit some balls. According to Jeremy, Cameron didn't enjoy the driving range as much as the putting green they had and the boys were gone for a good two hours! Cameron now says he likes golf better than baseball- oh no!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Bubbles, my bubbles

Wordless Wednesday:

Monday, May 5, 2008

See You Later, Alligator...

Or should I say crocodile? Cameron's first pair of Crocs have finally been retired. These shoes have been worn to death ever since he got them two years ago for Christmas. They were his absolute favorite because they are comfy, easy to put on, and orange- a color he just loves. He would wear them year round, with or without socks and would've worn them to church if we let him. The time has come to say goodbye and Jeremy gave me very strict instructions that I could only replace them with some neutral, aka boring color. We settled on khaki. Cameron still asks to wear his orange ones, and we tell him they have gone to Croc heaven.