Random Moments of Love

Flirty fun in her new dress for her Auntie Caren's wedding reception.
More fun with dad.
Showing off her new Hannah Montana shirt. She LOVES it!

Of course I have to end with her gorgeous eyes.

Bay is heading to Hogwarts...

We got her Robes (uniforms) and her potions and cauldrons (school supplies) ready to go. OK so it isn't really Hogwarts but it sounded fun. Miss Bay is getting ready to go to her first real official Big Kid School. Here are some cute pictures of her in her uniforms. She was dying to try them on and I was dying to get some pictures so it all worked out for your benefit! Enjoy. :c)

She is so excited to be starting at big kid school and I must admit I am a bit excited too. It is sad to think she will not be across from my office anymore but it is rewarding to know she is ready to move on and move up in the world. She is only heading into Pre-K but it is still a big move for her since she has been at the same daycare center since she was 8 weeks old. She did their Pre-K program last year but with her being a December baby she missed the cut-off for starting K without testing in. I could have tested her and did have her on the list at one point but thought better of it. While she has the academia part of it down I think that she needs more time to grow and mature. Being almost 4-5 months younger than other kids in her class is huge at this age so I took her name off the test in list and decided she will go when she is ready next year. She will be ahead of the curve and if it comes to it we could also test her up a grade later if that is what she is ready for. Time will tell and we shall see what we see!

At any rate, she loves that she gets to wear skirts and dresses most of the time so it will be less of a fight getting her ready for school in the mornings. She has 2 pairs of shoes, one in blue and one in brown so she will be able to match everything. Believe it or not that matters to her. She picks out her own shoes every day and always makes sure to let me know that they match and if she doesn't have a pair that will match perfectly she goes for her clear flip flops. She has also taken to picking out accessories for her daily outfits. Yesterday when we went to the Cowboy event she made sure she had on a necklace and ring to match. When we came home she put them away and later when we went out again she picked a new set out to compliment her change of clothes. She is too funny! I hope her future boyfriend has enough money to support her love of shoes, purses and jewerly. :c)

Day of the Cowboy

It is really nice to have such great friends who are active with their kids and want to do fun things. Becky and her two kids A1 & A2 joined Bay and I at Goldfield Mining Camp for Day of the Cowboy on Saturday. The kids really enjoyed themselves and despite the heat it was a nice break from all the "city stuff" we typically do.

Here is what you see when you come to town.

I have no clue what this is but it looked neat so I thought I would get a picture of it.

Bay and A1 get along really well so it makes playdates with them pretty easy.

We watched the Professor above try to sell his "Cure-All" to the townsfolk. His sales went south quickly when he got ran out of town. Bay asked me if I got a picture of that and I had to tell her no because he ran so quickly!

Here is one that shows her pretty eyes again. Sorry...can't help myself.

She was making friends with all of the cowboys and cowgirls that we came across and asked if she could get pictres with them. This particular one liked her so much that he gave her a gold (or bronze) coated dime so she had her own chunk of gold in her pocket!

Bay even got a picture with the town Floozy! She was well dressed for a floozy but who am I to judge!??!

Here was the gentleman who was standing by the floozy area so of course Bay had to make friends. I swear she has never met a stranger.

Here are our playmates for the day! Becky, A1 and A2. Like I said, it is nice to have friends who are active with their kids and don't just stick them in front of the tv for the weekend. We all had a nice time so I hope we can go and visit the area again once it cools down a bit. :c)

More Random Moments...

So I promised I would just post random photos from time to time and now is one of those times! Enjoy.

Bay on the beach in Cali!

Just being her cute self.

Flower Girl pose 1.

Flower Girl pose 2.

This is just one I love because you can see her bright and pretty eyes. She may be a handful at times but really, aren't we all!??! I find myself smiling inside (and out) at times when I look in her amazing eyes.

Random Moments...

I sometimes find that I don't post pictures because there is no real story behind them so I have decided that I am going to do segments now and then of just random moments for the sake of sharing.

Here is a picture of Shrish, me and mom over the 4th of July.Here is a picture of Bay and her daddy after baking and decorating a cake for no real reason other than she wanted to. He is such a good daddy and I am always grateful to have him in our lives. They enjoy doing random things like this when they can and she loves to wear her chefs apron in the kitchen so any chance she gets to wear it is a good day to her!

4th of July Family Fun

I had the chance to get together with my brothers and sisters over the 4th of July in Ohio. While the flights turned out to be a bit of a drag the adventure overall was great and I am really glad I went.

This is the view I woke to every morning. They had a pond dug in their back yard several months back with the expectation that it would take years to fill to a reasonable level for use. Well, with all of the rain they have been having...

This is my sister "Shrish" aka Crystal. I could not pronounce her name as a small child so it came out as Shrish and it has stuck ever since. As you can see, the rains have filled the pond quite nicely so she and our cousin Paige decided to take a nice dip...

while our newest addition to the family, my brother in law Ric enjoyed the view and watched from the shore.

We did lots of visiting and lots of eating. While we did venture off the sprawling acres of Alice & Gerry's estate I did not manage to take a single picture. We were able to enjoy 4 towns fireworks right from their driveway because outside the front door is nothing but wide open fields. So in the absence of pictures from the rest of Clayton, OH please enjoy more from their gorgeous yard and some of the family in general.

Next time I am hopeful that B and maybe even S will come with me but given the sad happenings at the airport in Atlanta I am grateful they did not. The airport was shut down due to inclement weather and our filghts were delayed for over 8 hours. I could not imagine having to entertain my sweet little girl for that many extra hours in an airport or when we were stuck on the tarmac in our plane. It was rough enough on my mom and dad. Oh and poor Shrish and Ric were stuck overnight in Atlanta and didn't make it out of there until late the next day. But like I said, airport drama aside the trip was great and we are all looking forward to getting together again in a few years.

I hope that you all had a nice 4th of July and were able to spend it with family and friends. I also hope that you all remembered to say a nice thank you to those who are and have been serving our country so you may continue to have your freedoms. I am grateful to come from a family chock full of military service. Mainly my family is Air Force but we have a few in other branches as well so I would like to take a quick moment at this time to thank them all from the bottom of my heart for the sacrifices they have made for me and you!

God Bless America!

When Cousins Come Calling!

Little B has been having fun with her sweet cousins from California. Allow me to introduce you to Andre and Sunshine.

I will post a little more later but for now we have to run so enjoy the sweet smiles above until I return!