Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Baby Baby Baby Ohhhhhhhh

Sorry, I have a cold, Bieber Fever comes with the territory. But, I did get to see a brand-spanking-new-lil-bundle-of-joy this past weekend, actually, I got to see THREE brand-spanking-new-little-bundles-of-joy! Ava and I took a girls trip up to Seattle to meet baby Raleigh (and were lucky enough to also meet baby Smith and baby Wyatt).

I've been waiting for this moment ever since Coffey told me she was preggers. Meet baby Raleigh. My new love. It's always such a joy to meet a new baby. But it's pretty incredible to meet one of your very best friend's baby. Coffey and Steve sure made a good one.
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It was so wonderful staying at the Rinabarger home with this little punkin. I loved rocking him for hours. Thanks so much for having me stay and help you guys. You both are going to be such wonderful parents. I can't believe how you guys already take the ups, and especially the downs of having a new baby in stride. Raleigh is one lucky little boy!

Of course, we had to see Ava's Seattle buddies (and my other besties) while we were in Seattle. Here's Tristan, Addy, Eden, Ava, and Baby Raleigh (Brayden was sleeping in the stroller) at Kelsey Creek Farm.
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I cannot get enough of this kid's sweet face!
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A perfect afternoon. The kids had a blast, the sun was shining, and I was in heaven just being with these girls. I miss you guys SO SO SO much.
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We were also lucky enough to see the Sandusky family and their new twin boys Smith and Wyatt! I unfortunately don't have a photo (Coffey you need to send me that one!) The babies are precious, strong and healthy as can be. Big brother Walter is doing great (and is officially in love with Ava), Scotty is a fantastic daddy and I just can't say enough about Max. WOW...first of all, the woman looks INCREDIBLE!! It's insane, like, she looks bikini ready, not that she just had TWINS 18 days ago! AND, she's completely calm and at ease. I'm so proud of you Max, and so happy for your beautiful family!

So...here we are, at home and for the past 4 days suffering from the dreaded "Seattle Flu" with a tinge of "Bieber Fever." Please think good thoughts for a speedy recovery before the weekend. I've got stuff to do.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

It's Official!

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Ok, this is going to be a bit of a brag fest, but I just couldn't resist...I appologize for being that annoying mom ahead of time!
My little sassafras is officially going to Kindergarten in the fall, and she is SO excited about it! After much thought, we decided it was best to have Ava take the Early Entry Assessment with the school district. The cut off for kindergarten aged children is September 1, her birthday is September 24, and we've known she's been ready for kindergarten for a long time, but not this ready...SHE PASSED WITH FLYING COLORS! 99% to be exact! I'm so happy, proud and impressed with my little smarty pants. The psychologist who tested her told me "I have never worked with a more intelligent and outgoing person at this age, you really have an extraordinary child on your hands" WOW... music to my ears. Then she went on to tell me how much she loved her outfit (Ava picked it out of course). Anyway, I am happy to tell you that my little preschooler is moving on in the world, and I couldn't be more proud.
Here are her scores (only a small amount of kids who take this test even pass)!
Receptive Language: 97%
Fine Motor Skills: 98%
Reading: 98%
Math: 97%
Cognitive Skills: 99%

Way to go BIG girl! We are so proud of you!

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Our Favorite Work Out

Bouncing Bouncing Bouncing!

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Oh Mr. Sun

I love the sun. I love the sun. I love the sun. Have I mentioned I love the sun?
And, because Mr. Sun decided to shine down on Bend this weekend, we celebrated with bike rides, long runs, many a trip to the park, a little fishing, a little golf, and a whole lotta fun. Lets just hope my love affair with Mr. Sun lasts longer than this weekend, I've officially broken up with Mr. Snow.

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Lets keep our fingers crossed Mr. Sun stays around awhile.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Welcome Raleigh!

Ok, this is a few days late...but better late than never! I completely blame myself for not being able to figure out how to get text photos off of my phone. I usually call Coffey for help with these types of things but she has been kinda busy...taking care of this precious little bundle!
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Welcome to the world Raleigh John Rinabarger! I couldn't be more excited to meet this baby boy. I am madly in love with him already. I know Coffey and Steve are going to be excellent parents, and cannot wait to see this boy grow into a little person (hopefully) as full of fun and love as his parents are. Congrats you guys! Sending good sleep vibes from Bend! xoxo.