Friday, June 11, 2010


Bethany finished 1st Grade this week. She did very well this year, and is super excited to be a 2nd grader now. Reading and math are favorites of hers, and PE and music, of course. I tried to take the traditional picture in front of our door, but her eyes were red and didn't fix right. Oh, well.

After school, Last Day of 1st Grade
Before school, last day of 1st Grade...let's compare to the 1st day of school this year below..

Monday, June 7, 2010


I want to remember this one from last night....
As we're getting the kids ready for bed, Mallory took some time with just me and "the baby". My tummy just started to pop this weekend and she was touching it and asking about the baby. She said, "Mommy, is the baby a girl baby or a boy baby?"
I said, "I don't know. We'll just have to wait and see."
Mal - "Oh, we have to see if it has boy eyes or girl eyes??"
heehee, so sweet

Mallory's last day of Montessori ....for this year anyway.

Owner/director/teacher - Ginny (retiring), New Director/teacher - Pam, and Denise in background.

These teachers are amazing, so patient, and loving. We're very glad that Mallory got to go to this school, and will for the next two years.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

You may have noticed...

You may have noticed the new little widget to the right......yes, we are having a baby. I found out in mid April. As is usual for us, the news was shocking, even more so this time but I don't know why. I have felt like there would be another baby for us someday, but I don't think I was expecting it to happen right now. Though, the timing is great. Mallory will be 4 by the time new Baby Bennett arrives, and we found out last time that it is a great age difference. And, we'll all have a very special, early Christmas gift. :) We are excited, and I'm looking forward to the next phase of pregnancy. The last five weeks or so have been very slow and yucky for my body, my poor husband and kids have been dealing with 1st trimester mommy. I've hit the 12 week mark. I must say, Brad has been outstanding...taking on the dishes, laundry, cleaning, outside work, extra parenting duty plus his own job and normal responsibilities. He has made all the difference in me keeping my sanity. I'll have my 1st ultrasound next week, and after a conversation I had with my mom a while back, Brad and I are looking forward to confirmation that there is one little blessing in there, and not a twin shocker. ;) I told her that I've had every 1st trimester symptom in the book this time, and she said her third, and twins pregnancy, was like that..very different. hmmmm.....of course, we'll take what the Lord gives us, but I'd feel more confident with what I'm used to - one at a time. :)

Some favorites I haven't shared....

impromptu "tea" party after school

going to daddy's bball tournament

egg hunt at Gma and Gpa Poe's house, also Elite Eight game day for WVU

end of season bball Bethany

last time they bundled up for snowplay 2010 (yay!)