Spring Break:iphone::2015

And now…a special “Spring Break” iphone pic edition! :)  We had a great break together…some activities, some home time, lots of laughs.

anna makes spring break homework fun…skymax…fro-yo

painting class…the girls…mama and girls

cousin sleepover…zoo day…we found the wilson’s

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more zoo…feels good to run outside…pretty girls

mama and will…fun kids…strike a pose

zoo selfie…climbers…spring break-ed outiphone_march-7

ready for easter eggs…fun…will’s ‘usa’ egg

anna’s minion egg…cate’s minion egg…will and his buddy uncle jake

happy birthday, pop…seeing cinderella…girls day out

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easter miracle…bunny cake…silly easter bunny!

‘it’s toooo heavy!!’…not sure how that one got there again…cate found her basket

anna found hers…easter morning…the bunny brought grace!

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chocolate for breakfast…easter flip flops…sweet kids

handsome hubs and kids…before church selfie…easter brunch at nana’s

kids and gram/pap…kids and gram/pop…3 generationsiphone_march-10

Soccer (and cheer!)

Will started playing soccer last night and though it was a rough start with some tears, once he got started he loved it!

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We cracked up at these pics…Will’s tongue is out in almost every single picture! :) will_soccer15-2

Um, yes. It was adorable overload. will_soccer15-3will_soccer15-4

The girls got to play while the boys practiced…so thankful for these friends…will_soccer15-5will_soccer15-6will_soccer15-7He loved it!will_soccer15-8Freckles!!!!! will_soccer15-9will_soccer15-10Will and Keldon…such good little buddies! will_soccer15-11

And now, though it is, ummm…7ish months late…Cate cheering!  Because we print this blog and use it as a ‘family yearbook’ of sorts, I have to get these pics of Cate in from the Fall.  She had a blast cheering for Jackson Youth Football…we were so proud of her and LOVED watching her!:)

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Gosh, she’s cute…Cate_Cheer-7Cate_Cheer-8Cate_Cheer-9Cate_Cheer-10Go Cate! Cate_Cheer-11Cate_Cheer-13Cate_Cheer-14Cate_Cheer-15

Half-time dance…Cate_Cheer-16

Spectators :) Cate_Cheer-17Cate_Cheer-18

One of the Varsity football games was dedicated to the Youth Football program. Cate got to walk out on the field at the start of the game…Cate_Cheer-2

Then, our darling, gorgeous, sweet neighbor and High School Cheerleader, McKenzie, asked both Cate and Anna to cheer with her during the 3rd quarter.  Both girls were thrilledCate_Cheer-3Isn’t she a beauty?!  Such a nice kid too…Cate_Cheer-1Cate_Cheer-4

What a fun season!

 

 

March:Iphone::2015

will’s dragon themed bday party…viking hat cupcakes…buddies

gram and will…mama and will…he’s 5!

bowling party…birthday donuts…new toy

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spoiled birthday-day…lunch treat…birthday day at mck museum

gifts from mama and dad…chuck e cheese…birthday at school

yeah, we celebrated #5 a lot….seuss centers at school…buggaiphone_march-2

late night reading…pretty girl…best buddy sleep over

dreamin’ big…breakfast with pap and gram…what happens when you have big sisters

teacher anna…teacher cate…tbt to abbey and i…iphone_march-3

st. baldrick’s is here!!…first shavees…me and my guy…

dan shaved…such a good day…my pops and i…

feels like spring…st. patty’s day sweeties…lunch with grandma…iphone_march-4

girls yoga night…mama and girls…stargazer app blew their minds…

sunday funday…she’s going to be such a good mama some day…made his own lunch…

intense game…these two are nuts…dinner with grandma and pop…iphone_march-5

April 8, 2015 - 5:04 pm

Aunt CL - <3

April 9, 2015 - 11:58 am

JMorgan - I don’t think I have told you how very much I enjoy these small snap-shots of your month! Makes me smile and relive them…..this is life. Love you so much.

February:Iphone::2015

will and dragons…his first time at chuck e cheese…clearly, he loves it

sister-brother love?…valentine’s from nana…he named his horse ‘marshall’

spoiled…valentines…heart breaker

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valentine’s day with anna’s class…1st graders…movie date

her happy place…her not so happy place…real life valentine’s day

box forts…winter time fun…tickets to her gun showfeb15-2

someday he’ll want her friends to come over…corey and lily before the dance…barbie spa

play with makeup…omg it she 15?!…’army guy’

ready for the stage…dance fight…it got real

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snow anna…snow cate…snow will

cate on her belly…big hill…so fun!

speedy…daredevil…hike in the snowfeb15-4

pretty girls…slept in braids…slept in wet paper towels

father daughter dance…best dad ever…cate and daddy

girls at fancy dinner…3 amigos at the dance…best buddiesfeb15-5

my date…mama and will…is that kayla?!

baller…last week of bball…

windchime ball with dan…my handsome date…my sweet aimeefeb15-6

{William} is 5!

Like every Mama in the world, I wish I could bottle up this amazing little man exactly how he is right now. His sweetness, his innocence, his squishy squeezy little body…But, the very next thought is that of excitement…to watch him grow and to witness all of the wonderful things he will become.  Our baby boy is 5 today. 5!  We feel so blessed to be a part of William’s world, to get to watch him grow, to see his mind work, to hear his funny jokes, to feel his love for his family, and to kiss his cheeks are all some of the most amazing experiences in the world.

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William is into dragons, knights, Transformers and Super-Heroes.

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When he grows up he wants to be “a cop”.will5year-2will5year-3

His favorite foods are meatballs and corndogs.will5year-15will5year-17The coolest person he knows…his Daddy. will5year-12will5year-6will5year-13

His birthday party theme was “How To Train Your Dragon”. We went bowling yesterday with friends and family and are so grateful to all of them for loving our boy.will5year-14will5year-9will5year-10will5year-8will5year-7

This last pic required some bribing to stand in the snow for a few minutes.  This blue coat was made from my Pap’s Navy uniform, we thought it would be special to have a few images of Will in this family heirloom. will5year-11William, we are so proud to be your parents and are so grateful to all of the joy that you bring to our family. Happy 5th Birthday, big guy.

**Just took a little walk down memory lane…here is Cate when she was Five and Anna’s 5th Birthday pics too**

March 2, 2015 - 11:23 am

Colleen Toussant - Jamie,
These pictures and your little guy are beautiful! You express so well the feelings of being a Mom. Their milestones are always a little bittersweet,;
But so exciting. I enjoyed each stage and still do!
I would love for Ashley to see these. I know she has these same feelings
about her little boy, especially now as she gets closer to meeting her new little
girl.
Keep up your wonderful work as a very gifted photographer and an even more
Wonderful Mother!
See you at St. Baldrick’s! Colleen Toussant

March 2, 2015 - 11:36 am

JM - Happy birthday to my favorite grandson! He is all of those things and more….Icing! I love you, William.

March 2, 2015 - 5:35 pm

Aunt Amy - Happy Happy BIRTHday Jaime…..and Happiest of birthDAYS to our sweet William. We love you so much little buddy! We love how you make us giggle right along with you! We had so much fun bowling with you yesterday!

March 2, 2015 - 9:11 pm

Shari Schwab - Wow Jaime….your photos just keep getting better. Happy Birthday to William! I know you’ve heard this before but man does he look like his Daddy did when he was little. Love the one where he is really thinking hard and how cool to have that coat! Xo