Friday, May 23, 2014

Graduation Day!

The day that seemed so far way back in 2011 finally arrived on May 18, 2014.  Frances is now a Bell Center graduate....officially done.  I still can't quite figure out where those 3 years went, but holy moly, The Bell Center was a huge part of it!  Frances started at The Bell Center when she was a teeny tiny 4 week old peanut who weighed 6 lbs.  The support, knowledge, and love from The Bell Center staff is immeasurable.  They are friends and family to us, and we will forever be grateful.  And, for you Bell Center folks reading're not getting rid of us that easy.  We will be crashing your Wednesday lunch time often!

Frances and her best buddy Quinn (ok, so its her boyfriend).
These two are something else.  Frances LOVES Quinn!

Getting her diploma! 
Frances, class of 2014 and Kat, class of 2006. 
Ethan and Frances having a serious discussion over goldfish and cupcakes.
Meme and Grump!
Aunt Amy: world's best friend, godmother, and teacher!
Proud of our girl!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Just Beachy

We spent Mother's Day weekend down at the beach with Meme and Grump, and had a great time.  Frances has always been a big fan of the beach, and it was a different world this year since she is walking now.  The main highlight of the weekend was......Frances did NOT eat sand!  Maybe a little taste here and there, but nothing like in the past.  I think *maybe* we have gotten over that fun habit.  She was very busy on the beach- meeting new friends, digging holes, picking up shells- I love watching her learn and explore.  It was just a fun, relaxing, and much-needed escape for the weekend...toddler dramatics and all.  We can't wait for our summer beach trip with ALL the family!!!

Yay, the beach!

Playing with Grump 

Sharing some sandy crackers with Grump
Love the little footprints!

Will and I went out to eat (alone!) and the road was closed due to a bridge washout, so we just parked it and walked....thank goodness the car was where we left it after dinner!