Monday, May 21, 2012

Marissa's Preschool Graduation!

This morning we got to celebrate Marissa and her graduation from preschool!  It has been such a fun two years and I'm SO thankful for such an awesome school and teachers she has had the last two years!  It doesn't seem that long ago that she was just beginning this experience and now it is over!  Good thing we have Brody's preschool years to look forward to!  I took so many pictures so I'm going to "TRY" to limit them in this post but no guarantees!  Here we go:

Friday, May 18, 2012

Brody's 1st Haircut!

Last night, we brought Brody in for his first haircut!  He cried at first but once she actually started cutting he was fine.  Maybe he thought that he was going to the doctor????  He looks like such a big kid now without all those whispy curls! 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Last day of preschool!

Today was the last day of preschool for Marissa.  It was so bittersweet to see her finish our her two years of school.  She has really enjoyed going to school and it's sad to see it come to an end!  Preschool graduation is on Monday!  We are looking forward to celebrating with her! 

I thought it would be fun to look back to see how much she has grown up these last two years.  Here's a picture of her for September 2010 on her very first day of preschool!

Then a few pictures I took this morning before school!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day Weekend!

We just finished up an incredibly busy but fun weekend!  I got lots of shopping time in this weekend and it was pretty successful!  I think I am all set for our trip next week!  Mom & I went to Albertville shopping on Friday night and we closed the place down!  Finished the night with some Caribou coffee and then we were off to the Mall of America early Saturday morning.  We took the kids on lots of rides, had lunch at my favorite restaurant, Crave and then did lots of shopping all afternoon.  I finally got home around 8:00 PM last night and I was SO tired!  Today, we had Brody's dedication at church and then brunch with the Holgrimson family plus Grammy at Green Mill.  Then we finished out the day with dinner at Chili's and playtime at the park!  It was such a fun weekend and lots of things accomplished! 

Marissa has her last day of preschool on Wednesday along with lots of fun things planned for this week!  I hope the week goes by fast since we are SO excited for our trip away next week!  Happy Mother's Day to all you mama's! 

Pics from our weekend:

Grammy, Marissa & Brody riding the roller coaster!


Marissa LOVES this ride!

Riding the train with daddy!

Breakfast in bed followed by gifts for Mother's Day!

Marissa made me this very special card!

Inside of the card!

This special girl made me a mommy! 

At Brody's Dedication!

The girls!

My kids!

I could not get him to pose all day!

Park time!

The closest to the beach we are going to get this Mother's Day!

The beach!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Cubbies Award Program!

Last night, we celebrated with Marissa as she finished out her 2nd year of Cubbies at church.  She got all her patches and was super excited to be moving on up next year to Sparky's.  She learned over 70 verses in the course of 2 years and has worked super hard each week on memorizing!  We are SUPER proud of her hard work and I seriously can't believe how quick these two years flew by!  I remember the first night she came home and wanted to go over to Grammy's house at 9:00PM to have her sew it on.  So we made the deal that we would go over during Grammy's lunch hour the next day for her to sew it!  It's been fun watching her get each patch and her excitement over every accomplishment! 

Marissa with her grandparents!

Family Pic

Marissa and her teacher, Ms. Ruth!  She was lucky enough to her Ms. Ruth for both of years as a cubbie!

Getting her award from Tammy Atkins, Awana Commander

Showing it off!

Cubbie Vest all COMPLETED!  Good Job, Marissa!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Dance Recital Weekend!

We just finished up the weekend of Dance Recital fun!  Marissa really enjoyed the weekend and as she was getting changed out of her last costume, she looked at me and said, "Mom, I'm really going to miss dance and I don't want it to be over."  So, that makes a mama happy that she had so much fun!  She did a good job being appreciative to her daddy for dancing with her too.  She did a great job being thankful and that makes us willing to do it with her again starting in the Fall.  I'm looking forward to having a break this summer of all the practices :)  Here's some pictures from our weekend!

Ballet Costume:  Bop Til' You Drop

Mommy & Marissa

Dancin' Feet Studio Picture

Father/Daughter Dance

Marissa and her BFF at dance, Lexi!

Marissa and Daddy dancing to Angel in My Arms!

Grammy & Marissa

Proud of my little girl!

Father/Daughter Dance Day 2

Grandpa and his girl!

Grandma and Marissa

G & G Holgrimson and Marissa

Both dancers :)

Marissa and Meghan

Family Pic!

To finish up this post, Marissa also had her first soccer game this week.  Uncle John & Aunt Beth and Meghan, Abby & Sophia came out to cheer Marissa on.  She was super excited about that!  We even got to end the night with some ice cream!  Tomorrow night, she has game #2!  She also on the tail end of her school year with only 5 days left of school!  Preschool graduation is coming up quickly!  Here's some pics from her soccer game!  More fun to come this week!

Group Huddle

Brody cheering!

Marissa with her little cousins:  Meghan & Abby

Marissa with her Uncle John and Sophia & Abby