Three Kids

Three Kids

Friday, May 19, 2017

GEMS Sunday!

 We had an unbelievable year of GEMS ... new girls every single week, up to the last GEMS meeting! 136 girls! 28 counselors, 1 prayer counselor, 1 snack helper, 1 craft helper, a children's ministry leader ... and Megan and myself as coordinators! Oofta! We made it!

Two Sundays ago, we had GEMS Sunday!
I love GEMS Sunday! 
Our second graders said our theme verse ...


Megan sang ... I talked ... and our girls all did their theme song! So fun to watch/listen!

I am so thankful that Jordyn was a part of GEMS this year, and Jayla will be next year!



And through the craziness (and often stress), I'm so thankful that I get to help this lead program with my best friend!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Saturday at the lake!

Last Saturday after preschool graduation and baseball, we went to the lake! The weather was beautiful!

All snuggled up in his favorite swing!

Justin braved the cold water and drove the jet skis!

Yay for our first boat ride of the spring/summer!!










Barefoot!!

I love each of their facial expressions in these pictures ...






Jax made his own boat ...







Saturday, May 13, 2017

Preschool Graduation!!

Jaxon graduated from preschool last Saturday. I'm not going to lie ... I had tears in my eyes as the director talked about this group of kids. Very similar to Jordyn's class, Jax and most of his classmates have been together since they were babies.

It's strange to think about daycare/preschool not being part of everyday lives in just a few weeks ... it's been a part of our lives for 8 1/2 years! I think it's safe to say it was a pretty special place if we were able to start all 3 kids there as infants and have each of them graduate from preschool there ... and ... many of the same staff members have been there since Jordyn was a baby.

Check out these 3 each on their graduation day!
Jaxon - 2017
Jayla - 2015
Jaxon - 2014





In true Jaxon form, he sprinted for his diploma and sprinted back ...



Granpda Marlin and Grandma Shelli came to celebrate with us!




Regan has been Jaxon's girlfriend since they were 2. There have been tears from Jax about how they are not going to the same school next year. She is one of his very best friends.

Jamison is another friend of Jaxon's ... and it's a small world ... Jamison dad and Justin were childhood friends.

Opening a few gifts ... in the back of the Acadia (ha!) ...



From preschool graduation to baseball practice an hour later ...