Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Graduation, Mother's Day, etc

All the family came over before graduation and we grilled out (veggie and meaty burgers). Esther enjoyed all the attention and playing with her cousin, Spencer. She also felt so big playing in the back of Pops' truck.We only got a few pics of me in the regalia. Ben made me walk, which I'm sure I will appreciate in the future. I was just ready to get home and celebrate being a MASTER!
For Mother's Day, Ben made me a beautiful fruit salad and I helped with a black bean, peppers, and onion omelet (YUM!). We then went to the Botanical Gardens and walked around. Esther enjoyed the trails and searching for frogs in the ponds.

After the Garden, we went and got sand for E's new sandbox. She loves it! It is hard to get her out once she's in, but gives us some chill time while she plays. In fact, she is in the sandbox while I'm writing this. It is really nice to sit out in the shade and both enjoy some playtime. Here's a pic of her and Papa building a castle.

It feels good to be officially done with school. I am working about 30 hours at the Garden and really loving being back. Ben and I work opposite days so we don't have to put E in daycare. It is working out pretty well, though we miss each other. Our friend is opening up a Montessori out of her home in August. We are excited give Esther some social time and allow us some time off together as a family.
Well, the mosquitoes are getting bad. I guess we'll go in and make dinner. Until next time...

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Summertime...and the livin' is easy.

I finally finished my last project of the semester and am ready to graduate with my Masters degree on Saturday. It has been a long, hard road, but I feel very accomplished and excited to move on. With some extra time on my hands, we've been spending a lot of time outside, enjoying the beautiful weather. We've done a lot of planting, trips to the park, and went strawberry picking last weekend. Here are some pics to recap.

scrunchie face at Lake Herrick

Here, duckie-duckie (Memorial Park)

Bustin' a move in the kitchen - topless!

Check out this strawberry!

I made this berry dress for the blueberry festival we're going to in June in Alma, Georgia (Esther's middle name is Alma and she LOVES blueberries). It was perfect for strawberry picking too. Here is the back below.