Month: May 2015

Kailey’s First Soccer Season

This Saturday closed out Kailey’s first soccer season ever! The Silver Sharks had a fantastic season and I am sad to see it come to an end. IMG_4510 Her last game started at 8:30am, so we had an early start to our day and got there in time to get her soccer pictures before the game started. Doesn’t she look like a pro already?!

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We don’t keep score in this league, but I can tell you that there were a lot of goals going into the other team’s net 🙂 I remember the first game starting out with the kids so uncoordinated and unsure of where to kick the ball. They came a long way and we owe a lot of that to their awesome coaches! They did a great job with the kids – always patient, nurturing and kind. IMG_4508 After the game, it was time for pizza and trophies!! Kailey was so excited to earn her first trophie. We already have plans to hang shelves in her room for future awards and trophies. She can’t wait to play again next season! IMG_4509 Which sports do your kids enjoy?

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VPK Graduation

Not gonna lie – I find all of these graduations a little off-putting. Don’t get me wrong; I am incredibly proud of these kiddos and how hard they work each year to accomplish their goals and make good grades, but I feel like VPK graduation, Kindergarten graduation, fifth-, eighth-, and any other graduations they can sneak in there tend to minimize high school and college graduations… which, let’s be real here, are something to truly celebrate! So, while it’s hard to say out loud, I went into VPK graduation with a bit of an eye-roll.

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I have to admit that it was an entirely too-cute event and I was soaking up all the momma pride I could muster as these little ones sang their hearts out and showed the audience what they had been practicing all year long! These little people are growing at record pace and I cannot believe my first baby is already heading to kindergarten!

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Their teacher, Mrs. Becky, did a terrific job of acknowledging each child and pointing out a personal accomplishment or funny story for each one as they were awarded “VPK Superlatives!” Kailey got the “Creative Cat award for always building special cakes or coming up with the most creative ideas during free play. I can totally see that; this girl has one heck of an imagination!

While I am still standing firm on the importance of high school and college graduations, this VPK graduation was A LOT of fun and we were so blessed that so many family members could attend.

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All of my thanks to the teachers, faculty, and parents that have such a great hand in molding these little ones lives each day at this best preschool in town!

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What are your thoughts on early-year graduations?

Lyss Turns 30!

Another busy weekend in our house! Saturday morning started off with Kailey’s soccer game at 10am, then I rushed over to a fun, beach restaurant, The Funky Pelican, for one of my high school friend’s 30th birthday celebration!

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Alyssa turned 30 on Saturday so we all got together to have lunch and enjoy the beach for a bit. It was so great to see Alyssa, Jenn, Amy and Christina for a while. Most of them couldn’t make it to our Mother’s Day brunch last weekend, so I was so glad to see them and catch up!

Amy took me home after lunch while the rest of the girls headed off to the Flagler Beachfront Winery – our favorite hang out in Flagler. I was bummed to miss it, but had to get home to help Blake with the kids… or so I thought. I got home to find that my mom had taken Kailey for the day and Blake’s mom was watching Cameron. So Blake and I had a free afternoon! Where should we go? To the winery! I called the girls to be sure they were still there, and off we went.

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We hung out at the winery for a bit then headed over to Breakawayz for some snacks. Eventually we decided we should relieve the grandmas, so we headed back home to get them. Christina and her daughters stopped by for a bit that evening, as did my sister-in-law, and that wraps up our busy Saturday!

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Do you prefer busy weekends or laying low at home? Usually we’re homebodies, so it is fun to switch things up a bit every now & then!

Mother’s Day 2015

This Mother’s Day was probably my favorite since becoming a mom. We started the weekend by hosting a mother’s day brunch at our house for some of my girlfriends from high school and their moms.

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Our group of friends in high school could be my sisters, I love them so much, so it was only natural that their families became like our own families growing up. Now that we’re older and many have moved away, we don’t see each other nearly as much as we used to, so this brunch was extra special and felt almost like we’d morphed back to 2003. I swear, whenever we get together, it is like no time has passed.

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It was so much fun catching up for a few hours while devouring Blake’s homemade pizza and sipping champagne.

My best friend wasn’t able to make it because she was working, so later that evening she stopped by with her mom and kids and we had get-together round 2!

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I love having her literally around the corner, with kids the same age as mine, and her mom & mine get along beautifully! Such a fun time.

Sunday Morning we went to church where the kids handed out roses to all of the ladies and then we drove up the St Augustine to have lunch at one of our favorite beach spots, Southbeach Grill. My mom, brother, SIL and my gang all had a great time!

Another Mother’s Day bonus this year was winning a free Mommy & Me photo session Sent from my iPhone I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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