Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hello Summer!!!

Yesterday was the last day of school! And today, on our first day of summer, I sit here listening to the "sounds of summer"...big kids fighting over one single blanket (out of the 20 sitting in the closet a few feet away), cartoons, and Milo screaming just because he too wants to be super loud and a few giggles in between :) The last days of school were super busy! Here is how we wrapped the year up...
 A birthday party for Luca's bestie...
 craft-a-thon with my girl...
couch naps and Pippa/Ollie snuggles...
 dance rehearsal to prepare for our upcoming recital...

 and then Luca's last day of school!!! Look how much this boy child grew in a year!
 pre-k graduation!
He has been talking about this for weeks!
 Hi mom! Actually, he was waving at his baby brother :) When Milo spotted Luca, he squealed with delight. He was SO EXCITED and happy to see his big bro up there! He clapped and laughed the whole way through and Luca looked so proud :)

 and finally...that hard earned diploma! Luca has blown me away this year. He can never tell me what he's doing or learning at school but then all of the sudden starts naming all his letters and sounds and then starts writing us notes!



 Dress yourself day...all was well, but the pumpkin socks ;) I didn't have the heart to tell him that tall socks with shorts aren't cool and/or that it wasn't Halloween haha. He was so proud! Really, I was too...he even remembered to put his undies on! That's a win!
 This summer we will be making way for our little Ollipop! I will start putting Milo down in his room with Luca for naps...so I took down the nursery and finally completed the bub club with all of Milo's stuff too :)





 Then came DANCE RECITAL DAY!!! I just love dance recitals. Ella LOVES the make up so that's fun. And I've always wanted to put mascara on Luca's long lush lashes...they are too die for. I finally got my chanced they were b.e.a.UTIFUL. But putting mascara on a 4 year old-a boy at that-was not small feat. It was about as stressful as trying to put a pair of pantyhose on an octopus. I mean, I downed a bag of chocolate in less than 10 minutes after that because that's probably the most stressed I've ever been in my life...but totally worth it!
My beautiful ballerina...her dance was a ballet dance to The Secret Garden...



 solo!


And Luca's "little man jam" was to The Three Little Pigs". He was very concerned though because he has 4 boys in his class and, "der were too many wittle piggies..." :)







 Afterwards, they received their metals. Ella has gotten many awards and trophies from her activities. She was excited for another one...
 but this is Luca's first one. When they put it on his neck he gave a fist pump in the air and yelled, "YEEEEEEES!!!!" It was a cute moment :)

 Then he wanted to talk  endlessly mid finale to the woman about his metal. She kindly shushed him...
 but he won out :)
 and that was a wrap! 
Ella and Maddie after the recital...
 and Maddies brother Ben was so excited to watch Luca! He went up to him after and said, "you did such a great job!" Sweet friends :)
 Auntie Ann got to come to the recital to watch too! The kids were sooooo excited.


 The next week we were in the home stretch! Ella had a park popsicle/picnic field trip to a nearby park to celebrate the last day of school. The whole first grade got to walk to Salmon Bay and play the day away!
 Then, Tuesday was her last day of first grade...and she has grown up so much this year too!!! I can't believe this girl! I'm so proud of the little lady she is becoming. I just love her so much.
 On the last day of school, we had a baby sitter come stay with the boys and Mike and I snuck in a lunch date before going to the doctor to get a look at our Olli Mae!
Hi baby!
 You know your in Seattle when...
When the Ella got home from school, the kids opened a Summer Fun Kit that Nana B and Papa Bo mailed to them...complete, water hop scotch, water guns, popsicles and sweet treats to boot!


 And here we are! Happy summer to all!!!

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