Monday, January 19, 2015

MLK day

When I was growing up, in school today was a really big deal. We spent a few weeks preparing plays, songs, poems- we're talking literary works of art here people! Then the entire school would come together in the afternoon (of the Friday before) and put on one of the best tribute shows to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that you would ever see!

Now that I'm a lot older (and no longer have my days planned out by school administrators)

Friday, January 9, 2015

2014 recap survey

I've done this in years past and love the way it challenges me to reflect on the past year.

2013 Survey
2012 Survey

1. What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before?

We visited NOLA!!! New Orleans, Louisiana

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy New Year!

I am the worse at this. Keeping up with my blog. I am now average one post every two months. That's not cool.

But anyway... Happy New Year!!! I am looking forward to everything 2015 has to offer- I just know its going to be an exciting year. Over the next couple days I am going to work on getting back to blogging (easier said than done) (fingers crossed). But I really want to do my end of the year recap that I have done the past 3 years. It's so good to have it all recapped in one spot- as a memory keeper of sorts. For now I'll leave you with this gem from our New year's celebration.

Wishing you an amazing 2015!!!

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Happy Friday!

I am so excited for the weekend! But then again when am I not excited for the weekend? I have another busy weekend ahead as usual and you it's noticeable by my lack of posting. I tend to fall behind when I have  a lot of pictures to "edit".

I wanted to share an October recap (which in my head I was going to write about last Saturday the actual start of November). Since May I've been trying to do a photo-a-day project but I tend to fall short by two days, every single month. And it's already happened for November.

But by the looks of things we had a pretty awesome month. I'll have more to share... as soon as I finish editing.

Have a great weekend!!

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Halloween has been so much fun this year. With my little guy getting more and more into it, the Halloween celebrations have gotten more and more fun.

I have been debating for over a month now as to what he was going to be. I had come up with three really good choices for him and just needed to narrow it down and choose one. Shortly after I published that post someone asked my son what he was going to be for Halloween and he replied. I initially didn't think anything of it. I thought he just gave a random answer and went on about his merry way. That was until someone else asked him and he gave the same response. So I thought, he might really have a clue and may have chosen his own Halloween costume.

I will admit, i was slightly disappointed because I thought my choices were good. I mean really good. But, I wanted him to be happy and begin to exercise his opinion. And just for good measure I asked him one more time before I purchased his costume and he stuck with his answer.

The day before Halloween our city had their first annual Halloween parade. I was super excited because I thought it would be so much fun. I wanted to make a little variation in his costume just for variety and so it wasn't the same exact thing two days in a row (not that there is anything wrong with that).

The day of the city's parade, I registered him the costume contest. I did it on a whim and didn't actually know that I was doing it- I thought that I was more so just registering him to walk in the parade. They had 7 categories, 0 to Pre-K, K to 2nd grade, 3rd grade to 5th grade, 6th grade to 8th grade, 9th grade to 12th grade, family, and group. Within those seven there were prizes for cutest, scariest, and green (made from recycled materials). It was a lot of fun seeing all the costumes people came up with..

 And guess who one first place in the in cutest category in the 0 to pre-K age group??!!!!!!

I was so excited! He just wanted to eat all the candy. And to think I didn't even know there was a costume contest. I think this turned pretty well considering this is not what I had in mind for his Halloween costume. He just wanted to be Superman so I obliged. At least I did get to have a little fun with it.

Today, he went on to school and marched in the school'sHalloween parade as Superman. He's just so darn adorable in his cape!

I can't wait to take him trick-or-treating tonight. He's been asking about it for a while. My husband and I will have to tag team. Our blocks get very very busy during Halloween. Most of our neighbors just sit on the porch and hand out candy because there is no use going inside. It'll be cold (and probably snowing *gasps*) but you don't really have a choice, People drive in from all over to drop their kids off plus we have a lot of little ones on our street. Our block stays jumping for about 1.5 to 2 hours full of trick-or-treaters. Despite the madness it's actually kind of fun! I hope to get some good pictures too. Our plan is for me to take our son up and down one side of the street and hubby will stay home and hand out candy, then we will switch. 

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your Halloween!!!!

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