Friday, May 29, 2009


Wow, what a busy month! The kids had their last day of school today. Jorma finished 3rd grade and got an award for testing in the top 10% in the nation on the standardized tests. He was thrilled to receive such an honor as were we. I can't believe he'll be in 4th grade already. Time sure flies!! Allison had her graduation from pre-school. She's so excited to start kindergarten in the fall.
Allison at the end of the preschool road. She had such a fun and great class. Her teacher was awesome and she matured so much.

Here's Jorma after dancing in the festival, a little tired.

Jorma's school has a dance festival every year that his class works really hard on. This year they danced to "Surfin' USA" by the Beach Boys. He's there in the background kinda goofin around. It's so sweet to see them dance their hearts out. They are very proud! So was I.. :) Now onto fun summer activities!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memorial Day & Derby 2009

This Memorial Day weekend was all about the kids. Jorma had his Pinewood Derby adventure and did great. Jay and him fixed up his old car and made it a flaming fast one!
The Flaming 42

#42 in action in the 3rd lane...

So Jorma is quite silly and creative. I love that he enjoys make-believe still. He came up with this get-up on his own. It's a combo of an old Halloween costume, bike helmet and galoshes. Look out GI Joe, it's GI Jojo now!!

Jojo and his buddy Gus Gus take Allison prisoner. Poor girl didn't even see it coming.. All in all we had a very fun holiday!

The Mets

Baseball season is upon us! Jojo loves it and is pretty good if I do say so myself. Here he is getting ready to steal. It's his first year of "real" ball so it's kinda nerve racking for all of us but we're adjusting (and screaming in the crowd a lot)
Take me out to the ball game...

Buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks...

But I will be back...GO METS!!!

Recital Time

Allison had her recital. She loves it & did so well.
Cute girls

Friday, May 8, 2009

Spring Time Fun

Allison loves to hop-scotch, can you tell? We're just so glad to have some good weather. Love these sunny days especially after being snowed in for 6 months!
Jorma with his best buddies, Gus & Chelise at their school's Walk-a-Thon. They are very silly but did so well running in circles for a good cause! You go Jojo!!

My sweet pea Alli loves the sunshine and dressing up so we went to our backyard for some nature shots. She's so funny and full of love. I'm loving it with my 5 year old. Time is flying so I just want to really savor every moment cuz I'm pretty sure she's gonna be a handful as a teenager (aren't they all?). She's a corker, this one..

Pretty spring cactus Allison picked out for Grandma for Mother's Day..

Here's my Lorax girl just springing up from the Giving Tree's stump. There's a story there...The piece of wood she's standing on is from our very first house we moved to when Jorma was a baby. It's part of a big beautiful Blue Spruce tree that was in our front yard and we used to play in it's shade and were amazed at the wildlife that lived in it. I was driving by the other day and saw it had just been cut down :( so I asked if I could have a piece for "sentimental" reasons. Brought it home and we're gonna shine it up and make good use of it! Ok, I'm a little nutty but it's all good clean/dirty fun! :)