Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Savannah's First Day of 1st Grade!

Savannah started 1st grade yesterday! When I asked Savannah what she liked most about 1st grade, she said, "playing on a new playground that has monkey bars." Ha!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Lap Full of Love

Grandma Barbara and her 3 Grands: Harper (2), Hadley (9 months), and Savannah (6)

Day at the Lake

Yesterday we spent a fun family day at Falls Lake with Grandma Barbara, Uncle Benny, Aunt EJ, and Cousin Harper. Falls Lake is about 20 minutes from our house and has a family-friendly beach that includes swimming, grilling, and playing areas. It was a beautiful day in a beautiful setting with our wonderful family. It was the perfect way to wrap up Savannah's last summer weekend before she starts 1st grade on Monday!

Falls Lake

Brothers Tal and Benny

My beautiful 2-year-old niece Harper:

Our family

Savannah and her noodle:

Hadley loved kicking her legs and splashing her arms in the water:

What a beautiful setting!

Our family

Uncle Benny and Savannah

Tal and Savannah:

Savannah wanted to show me that she could swim to the yellow line 
(where the water is over her head)...

...and she made it!

Savannah was so proud of her accomplishment!

 We grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch...

...and relaxed while we waited for the food to cook:

Aunt EJ and Harper

Hadley (9 months) fell asleep on Grandma Barbara:

Here are some cute candid photos of  Harper playing with her bucket on the beach: 



Thursday, July 23, 2015

Random iPhone Photos

These photos are dark, blurry, and untouched, 
but they capture everyday moments that I want to remember forever.

July 2015
Savannah is feeding Hadley baby food at Taco Bell:

July 2015
Hadley (9 months) is "driving the car" in the mall play area:

July 2015
Hadley's first time riding in the cart at Target:

July 2015
During Aunt Renee's visit, we went shopping at a shoe store:

July 2015
Savannah's first pets--two hermit crabs!

July 2015
Hadley took a 2-hour nap on Grandma Judy's shoulder:

July 2015:
Mya and Savannah found my phone and took selfies in our hotel room at Wrightsville Beach:

July 2015
Savannah and Hadley playing in our hotel room at Wrightsville Beach:

July 2015
Grandma Judy braided Savannah's hair:

July 2015
Savannah was excited to find this sign with her name at Michael's (the craft store):

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Home is where love resides sign

Since Hadley was born 9 months ago, my hands have been full (both literally and figuratively...but it's all worth it!). Since I don't have time for painting and DIY projects, a few months ago I decided that I would focus on adding artwork and accessories to our home in 2015. I can easily shop for accessories online or hang pictures while Hadley is napping or crawling around my legs. That's why I recently did our staircase photo wall and hung the marsh painting at the top of our stairs:

This week I hung this sign in our entry. I bought it from this seller on Etsy

I love the words in the sign, as well as how the teal and white colors 
complement our home's color scheme:

Our entry is becoming more colorful and personal 
with our staircase photo wall, marsh painting, and home sign: