Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Big Celebrations & Big Changes....

Judah had the sweetest awards ceremony at the end of school.  We will sure miss his incredible teacher, Miss Donnahoo! I can't believe I have a 2nd grader & a kindergartener!

Judah getting his award & hugging his teacher. Judah got the most enthusiastic learner & his music teacher gave out the most musical award to one boy & one girl in his class & he won that award too!
My Mom's big milestone birthday came up this year and we had been planning for months a big celebration!
It was so covert, my sisters came down a day early & I kept having to throw my Mom off about her big birthday weekend.
We made the most out of our Friday night with the Quinton's & Nizam's- taco truck & game night! Starting the weekend off with our favorite peeps & favorite activities. :)

We surprised my Mom by everyone holding balloons and singing her happy birthday on the front lawn. She had NO clue my sisters & their families were down and she was so overjoyed!
Of course we had to start with her favorite meal- shrimp & grits.

We were soooo happy to have everyone down. How I wished we all lived in the same place!

I pray that Vivi & I always have the special relationship my Mom & I have!

My Mom was pampered all day and each part was a surprise to her.  Nails did, hair did, makeup did. ;)
Little did my Mom know that we were having our family photos taken, which we've never done before....
Rebecca was able to get this vintage car for the picture (and thanks to Matt too!!) & brought down that chair & blanket from ATL!
My sisters make sure everything is perfect, I swear, those two and their eye for perfect details & my grunt work we could conquer the world. Lol.
Sweet little cousins. I love how Vivi is looking lovingly at her Judah bear.

This is by far, my favorite! Such cute Mimi & Papa & their grand bebes.

My Mom is so amazing in every way.  We loved celebrating her! She is by far one of the most selfless people I know.  Everything she did and does was for us kids or my Dad.  She has blessed us in SO many ways and we were so happy to bless her for her very special day!
Look at that handsome couple!

Like all great weekends, it ended too soon!
Happy Birthday Mom! I loooove you!
You know it's summertime when almost everything you do has to do with getting wet!

& lots of dinners outside before the bugs & heat become unbearable....

Look at Viv's little mischievous face!

These two just adore each other.

Monkey see, monkey do....

Yea, that one didn't end well.....

I love that there are several free fountains in the low country.... this one is one of the best, for the days you're willing to bear downtown traffic/tourists.

These three are my world. My favorite thing in the whole world is to be with them!
For the big changes in our life, Viviana started preschool at a wonderful church daycare & the boys are in summer camp this week.  It's been a big change for us, but I think it'll be really good.  The boys will have the best summer they've ever had going on field trips & to the big water park at least once, if not twice a week.  Viviana, who is so social has already said she Loves her friends in school.
And on sad news, our dear, Tio Jorge has passed away.  It just breaks our hearts.  Tio welcomed me into the family with such open & loving arms.  He was so, so kind & complimentary to our family and they came here to Charleston to visit us when the kids were born, which meant so much to us. Guillermo has so many great memories of Tio & always respected him so much as a kid & growing up.  He will be dearly missed. We love you Tio!

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