Sam graduated from PreK last week. They had the cutest graduation program where they showed us some of the things they had learned throughout the year, The Pledge of Allegiance, The Pledge to the Christian Flag and The Lord's Prayer. They also sang "B-I-B-L-E" and one other song. After their part of the program, they had a graduation ceremony complete with diplomas and graduation hats. As they called each child's name, they stated what that child wanted to be when he/she grew up. Sam said he wanted to be a Superhero. I liked that he didn't hem himself in, he kept some options open so he can find which Superhero suits him best. :) After the program, they had a little party with cake and lemonade. The kids had a blast posing for pictures and were just all around crazy! There are some pictures in here of Sam with his two best friends, Skyler and Tucker.
This morning, as I was feeding Luke his bottle, he smiled up at me and I saw something funny looking in his mouth. Upon further investigation, I realized that it was a TOOTH! His bottom, left tooth has broken all the way through...he is 4 months old! Once I got over the shock, I felt so terrible. All this time that tooth has been coming in and I had no clue! He got his first tooth without teething tablets, Tylenol, frozen teething toys and sympathy from Mommy (and he survived)! No wonder he has been a little extra fussy...poor baby. Isn't 4 months a little early to get a tooth? Sam and Gabe were well over 6 months before they got theirs. Anybody out there have early teethers?
Thanks to a mess up on our builders part - we ended up getting brick on our new house. Initially, we had planned on having a black roof with dark grey hardy plank. The accidentally put up a brown roof instead of the planned black. So, because of their mistake, they told us we could upgrade to brick. We were so excited, since we wanted brick in the first place, but didn't want to pay the extra $$ for the upgrade. We also found out this week that we have a "set" close date of August 18th for the new house. That is much sooner than we had anticipated. We'll see if that actually happens, but it puts us in the house in enough time for Sam to start school.
*I love Fridays. I don't have to rush to get everyone ready and out the door by 9. We've had a busy week, so we are having a PJ Day today. I am smushed up on the couch between Sam and Gabe watching Bob the Builder (which is why I'm posting, I don't particularly get involved in Bob the Builder). I'm not doing laundry today. I'm not cleaning my house. When the boys have rest time, I'm going to catch up with Tivo to see Grey's from last night.
*I still love The Office, but 30 Rock is really cracking me up lately. It's quickly becoming a new favorite. I love Tina Fey and can't wait to see her new movie "Baby Mama". Anyone seen it?
*We are going to Houston in a few weeks and I'm already thinking about all the Mexican food I'll be eating, all the time we will spend at the pool and with our friends and family.
*They have started bricking our new house. It should be done the beginning of the Fall. I'm so excited for my first season in the new house to be Fall.
*Luke is rolling over. Sometimes he gets stuck on his side and will just hang out there for awhile before he gets all the way to his tummy.
*I made the mistake of telling Gabe we were going to a birthday party tonight. He has been asking me when we are going every 5 minutes this morning. I just told him we weren't leaving until after rest time, so he told me he is ready to go to bed. I should never tell him what we are doing until we get in the car and are almost there.
*I'm still working out every morning at 6am with my friend Stacey. We usually do the same Spinning class on Tuesday and Thursdays. We love spinning so much that we decided to do one Fridays as well. I thought I was getting pretty good at it until I took the new class this morning with a different instructor. I'm going to be so sore this weekend! But at least I'm finally losing some of this extra pregnancy weight.
*I can't believe summer is a few weeks away, that means school is out in a few weeks. That also means that this is our last summer with a PreK boy in the house. I can't believe in a few short months, Sam will be going to REAL school. I want to soak up every minute of him this summer. I want to hear everything he has to say, every thought that he has in his quick little mind, every jump in the pool, every laugh, every smile, every tear. I want to remember how he looks with his little buzz cut and tan skin. I pray that the Lord will grant me extra grace with Sam this summer so that I can enjoy all those moments. Extra minutes to answer all of his questions and to really listen to what he has to say.
I don't like posting pictures of me all by myself, but I had to document what I did on Saturday night. Callie is in town, so I headed over to Kandice's house and Callie cut all my hair off! I've had long hair for 5 years, and while I loved it, I decided it was time for a change. My hair has seemed curlier with each child I have had, so we were surprised at how curly it really is in the back when it's so short. I've yet to straighten it to see how it looks that way. It's really short in the back and gradually gets longer towards the front, as you can see in the pictures. Please don't tell me if you like the before picture better!