Saturday, May 31, 2014

Soaking In Suffolk.

We are in Suffolk for the fly-in ~ Mike and Griffin took advantage of the pool tonight.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Fun Teacher Gifts ~ Beach Towel + Mason Jar

We had a few gifts to give at the end of the school and Awana year. I was inspired by a post on Pinterest.

The gifts include a beach towel, mason jar drink cup and lemonade packets. Fill the mason jar with lemonade packages and then take tulle or twine and tie the towel around it. I then added a custom flag tag to the straw

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Griffin's 3rd Grade Art.

Griffin brought his art portfolio home today. I loved seeing all of the art pieces they created this year in class!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day BBQ

Such a fun day for a Memorial Day picnic with our church family. Mike was up at 3am to put the meat in the smoker and decided to sleep outside in his hammock.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Anna Kate's ~ Gymnastics Themed Cupcake Toppers

Anna Kate celebrated her birthday at gymnastics class. Her mom asked me to make gymnastics themed cupcake toppers.

The amazing cupcakes were made by her mom Karen of The Cupcakery

2014 - AWANA Awards Night

Awana awards night ~ Ultimate Challenge!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Uncle Jerome & Aunt Bonnie made their nephew very, very happy today! Thank you for knowing him so well! He absolutely LOVES the body part puzzles you sent him. Thank you for thinking about him and sending him happy mail.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Miss Kelly.

Griffin saw the paper flower made for the other school, so he wanted to make one for his teacher. He also made her a card, filled a jar with M&Ms and put it in a gift bag. It was so much fun watching him make this.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Oh Yeah ~ A Drummer!

Oh yeah ~ he may be a drummer just like his Dad!

Friday, May 09, 2014

Daddy's Rock Collection.

Mike just shared one of his childhood treasure boxes full of arrowheads and stones with Griffin. Thank you Daddy!

Monday, May 05, 2014

Third Grade Field Trip - Monticello

Field trip to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello today! This is my crew - Griffin, Daniel and Gabe. The property and house are so beautiful. It gave me goose bumps walking through his home, realizing I was walking on the same floors as one of our founding fathers. One of the things that stood out to me is when designing his tombstone, he wanted his contributions (and not his accomplishments) to be inscribed on it. It reads 'Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, of the Statute of Virginia for religious freedom and Father of the University of Virginia'. No where does it recognize him as President or his other accomplishments

Sunday, May 04, 2014

First Jr. Lego League!

This is the second season Griffin has participated in the First Lego League program, where I've been coaching as well. It was a fun experience and we ended the season by participating in the expo at the Science Museum of Virginia.

These awesome, terrific kids ~ the Goochland Eruptors Lego League Team were recognized for 'Best Hands On Design'. Way to go team!! Thank you Goochland YMCA for making this possible for our children!!