Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ellison's First Day of PRE-K!!!

The day has come, my oldest baby started Pre-K...I cried. I know it isn't kindergarten just yet but it was hard. I have been working at Walker for 4 years, Ellison has gone since she was 9 months old and every year I look at the Pre-K classes thinking how one day Ellison would be in that class but it always seemed so far away. Well we are already done with week 1 of Pre-K and I know Kindergarten will be here in no time. 

The girl loves it...she loves school, her friends, her teacher Ms. Misty, being right across the hall from me, she and her little group of friends who have gone through all the classes together think they rule the school and I love it! I teach the other Pre-K class so I get to see a lot more of Ellison. Our classes take potty breaks together, go to music and chapel together and play outside together. I was a little nervous about her being close to me with having to obey classroom rules and listening to her teacher (meaning her teacher was responsible for her not mommy). Ellison has been awesome!

I saw this idea off of Pinterest and loved it! I will be doing it every first day of school for the kiddos :)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Happy Birthday to me :)

Connor and I celebrated my birthday a few weeks ago by having a date night to go see a movie and went to dinner at my favorite restaurant, Wild Ginger (yum!) So on my actual birthday (the 14th) I wasn't expecting anything much. I woke up to birthday cards, a coffee and a little gift from the kids. Ellison picked out bubblegum and a birthday girl button to wear all day :) I got money to shop for some clothes which is always fun...especially since I hosted a Matilda Jane show several days later!

The evening of my birthday my best friend Nikki picked up to take me to dinner. We always try to have a girls dinner every so often so we can catch up with each other since our schedules are so different now. So I just thought this was one of those dinners except its my birthday and it had been months since we had one of our dinner. She acted all cool and relaxed. We weren't on a time crunch. She took me to JJ's Wine Bar in downtown Franklin which I was super excited about. Well we walked in and....SURPRISE!!!
My mom was there and about 4 other girlfriends. Then later on in the night about 3 more friends showed up :) It was such a fun surprise and we all had an absolute blast...we are all mommies so it was a well deserved night away!

 Right after I got there...my dear friends Nicole, Catherine, Nikki, Lori and Annie :)
 Me and my mommy!
And by the end of the night some left and more joined...

Thank you all for coming to celebrate with me and for the super sweet gifts (can't wait for my spa day!) I am one blessed and very lucky girl :)

Friday, August 24, 2012

I am back and ready to blog!

Sorry I had to take a little blogging break...between summer ending, school starting and life with 2 young kiddos I just had to take a few things off my to do list! Here is a recap of the past couple of weeks since I blogged last...
We ended our last week of summer break with pool time...Ellison and her sweet friend Hadley sun bathing :)
  Girls just chillin...
 Ellison was on a birthday party kick, the past 3 weeks we have had 4 birthday parties or so and another one tomorrow!

 Having fun at Hadley Ballet Birthday Party!
 Bouncing on the trampoline...
 Cute ballerinas...

 We have had some gorgeous weather lately so a few Saturdays ago we took the kids down by the river for some walking, exploring and Ellison loved getting to ride her back!
 Random picture of bubby modeling :)
 He clearly loves to try on hats!

Last weekend was busy with another birthday party for a friend and Ellison had a campout with her daddy!
 Pump It Up Birthday Party for Miles!

 Happy Birthday Miles!

  Eating pizza at the party...

 Camping in the backyard :) How stylin is my girl?!

 Bubby had to be doing what sissy was doing..

 The next morning cooking a campfire breakfast!

Next post will be about my birthday and first week of school!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Williamson County Fair!

So I went out of town to Atlanta for the Thirty One National Conference...it was awesome and a great learning experience for boosting my business! I was gone for 2 nights. Came home yesterday and we decided to hit up the Williamson County Fair with the kiddos and our friends, The Bell Family! We got there at 5pm and we did not quite to head home til 10pm! The kids were amazing and had so much fun. They all went non-stop til they were strapped in the car and headed home. They ate fair food, rode rides, saw the animals and tried out The Barn (where they have stations for the kids to do activities that relate to farming then at the end for all of their hard work they get paid and can purchase a treat). All in all we had such an awesome time and are so glad to have done it with such a fun family!

 Williamson County Fair!
 Ellison on the tractor
 Elic was in love
 A happy bubby
 Ellison and her sweet friend Hadley loving some corn dogs and sprite :)
 These two were so big riding the swing all by themselves! They were so proud!
 So fun!
 Check these two out, Elic and Ellen Kate...a definite match :)
 Sibling photo!
 Daddies and daughters getting ready to ride the pirate ship!
 On the scary pirate ship!
 Mommies and daughters on the Ferris Wheel!
 We love our girl time :)
 The swings...
 Ellison and mommy on the Ferris Wheel
 The girls were psyched about riding the motorcycles
 That is a face of pure happiness!
 All decked out for the barn experience...
 Elic was so proud carrying around his basket in the barn to collect goodies...
 All the girls minus Maitland the Bell's newest addition
 Brushing Dolly
 Daddy and Elic on the tractor
 Elic gardening
 Group shot of the The Bell and The Ball families...we had such a blast!
And my silly boy...love!