Monday, May 23, 2016

Last Day & Weekend Fun

This weekend was fun and BUSY! We enjoyed it lots and are worn out this morning but ready and motivated to tackle this last week of school!!

We kicked things off on Friday with Austin's last day of preschool. He had a great year and we are so thankful for his teacher and school! The opportunity for Austin to be away from me and the house and Layton and Baby A for a while each week was such a good thing for him. He really loved his teacher and classmates and thrived socially. I think our little man was possibly most popular this year. =)

And here's my middle on his first day... He's grown sooo much! Every first day of school I make a point to take in and soak up their faces and just how little they are because on the last day they will seem so much bigger and older. It never fails that I'm still shocked at the difference though. *Tear*

Friday afternoon Piper stayed with us and her boys were thrilled! =)

Garrison had a choir rehearsal on Friday night so our littles enjoyed a movie night together. Layton only watched off and on but I did capture this sweetness at one point during the movie. 

Saturday morning we were up bright and early ready to see Austin's end of year program/graduation. I think he was smitten over having us there all for him and only him. =)

It was the cutest program and Austin Selph took his performance so serious. We laughed so hard at him and his serious and determined stage presence and singing. It was priceless. 

Oh this boy. He brings us so much laughter, joy, and fun. 

Austin with his teacher and best bud from school. 

So thankful for such a great year!

Immediately following Austin's program we rushed home to change and get ready for our first pool party of the summer! It was cold but the boys still enjoyed themselves and had fun celebrated their cousin's 5th birthday. 

Terrell and I on the other hand couldn't relax for a second thanks to this little man. Gracious.

On the way home everyone was tired and in a mood and there was lots of backseat drama, complaining, and loudness going on... so Terrell rolled down the window and stuck his head out to get a break from it all. Hahaha!! I laughed so hard. He definitely knows how to keep things light around here!

After naps by Layton, mama, and daddy on Saturday afternoon and Swiss Family Robinson by the big boys, we decided to go grab some fast food and head to a park we'd never been to before for supper. We had the BEST evening. The weather was perfect, the boys loved being at a new park, and fun was had by all. It was definitely another wish I could freeze time moment. I loved every single second with my guys.

After making up obstacle courses and running around and playing lots, the big boys walked over to the walking track/field to throw the baseball with daddy while I kept up with Layton. It was a GREAT night.

Sunday morning was wild. And not even because of these 3. Ha! I had 8 teachers out on Sunday morning. 8!!!! Half I knew about in advance and the other half were last minute things that came up Sunday morning. Can you say State of Emergency?! Thankfully we managed to have every preschooler and baby taken care of. Phew. It was craziness. But these 3. They were my big helpers just like every other Sunday morning. #madaboutplaidandboysinwhite

Sunday afternoon was short and busy and then we were back at church for the boys' choir programs. Our church has the best children's and youth choir ministries EVER. Seriously. I can't say enough about our Minister of Music and all the various choir leaders and teachers. They do a wonderful job every single year and I'm so thankful our church has such a strong music ministry for children. 

Austin's choir was up first and I smiled the whole time his little choir sang. I didn't have the best view of him but still managed to watch him the whole time. Such a sweet little program! Nothing like hearing little voices sing about Jesus! 

After Austin's choir finished, the older kids did the musical It's Cool in the Furnace about King Nebuchadnezzar and Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and the prophet Daniel narrated. The kids did a great job! It was funny and entertaining and told the story from Daniel on a kid friendly level. I think Garrison was a little worn out and tired by the end but I loved watching him. They all worked so hard and it paid off! 

Both boys received medals for attendance that they were super proud of. =) It was a fun night for us watching our big boys and we've had a great year of choir!!

Phew! I think that covers everything. =) This weekend was FULL but we enjoyed all of the celebrations and good times lots! Happy last week of school!!!

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