I remember the day I got these pictures back from her preschool teacher. They brought me to tears (surprise, surprise). I also remember thinking that seeing her in her high school cap and gown would crush me. But, I didn’t have to worry about that for 14 years.
I’ve been dreading graduation for months. I’ve been through this before and I know that even though I’m still their mom and they’re still my “babies”, things just change. Of course the feelings don’t change, just the day to day activities that we’ve been doing forever. Like I said in Emma’s graduation post, it’s not a bad change just different.
I lasted without tears until this next part (SAME as Emma’s graduation)
So even though I got a little teary eyed I really am so excited for her!!
It was upside down and it made us laugh. She really is a very smart girl.
I am SO proud of her and I know that she will go on to do great things in life.
And I hope she knows that where ever life brings her, she will always have this support system who will love her and be there for her no matter what.
Happy Graduation Megan Mackenzie!!
She was sitting on the couch while I was putting Lucy’s lunch together this morning. I turned and saw her staring at me. She smiled and I burst into tears. It’s gonna be a long week. Graduation tomorrow.
Jon hosted the Legend’s box last week at the Red Sox game and it was pretty awesome
Megan had her final choir concert last Sunday morning in Worcester.
The girls sounded amazing!! I’m still trying to get over all of the “last’s” with her. It’s crazy!! Wasn’t she just 9 years old singing in the 4th grade chorus??
Beckett and I had a lunch and shopping date with our friends
Jon got another 4 tickets to the Red Sox and took Emma, Chloe and Lucy (Megan had a date)
I took Beckett out for pizza and then we hung out watching Boss Baby (currently his favorite movie)
Another quick week!! A few more Pics from the week:
I’m pretty sure this boy just keeps getting cuter
When I first started this blog I used to post a lot of Lucy art. She is a fantastic little artist!! A couple of years ago she was trying to earn money for something and my dad made an “art deal” with her. He would pay her $5 for the pictures she brought home from art class. She’s probably sold him about 10 pieces by now. Ha!! I love how much he encourages her though. It really is the sweetest thing.
This most recent piece of Lucy Art is my absolute favorite so I decided to keep it for a little while before letting her sell it to her grandfather
Amazing, right?? I’m totally thinking this one is worth at least $10 😉
Boy was Beckett excited yesterday morning! We had a plan the night before that he would wake each one of his sisters up when he woke up so we could check out what the Easter bunny brought him. He ran into each of their rooms saying “Happy Easter”. He was just the cutest little thing!!
I decided to “get in the photo” this year so most of these are of me. Ha! Ha! Sorry….
We stopped at my parents for a quick visit before heading over to Marlene and Brians for dinner
Getting a photo where all seven of us are looking, smiling, keeping eyes open is getting harder and harder. This was the best one. hahaha…not great
Can I just tell you that these two are really going to miss each other this fall.
Check out B with his little buddies, Connor and Camden. It was so fun watching him be able to play with his boy cousins.
It was a really great day!! Happy Easter!
Beckett has a new favorite drink. It’s called a blended chocolate milk. Hahaha! He always hears the girls talking about Starbucks so it’s just one of those places he always tells me he wants to go to.
After a quick Toys R Us trip on Saturday
We took Beck to Starbucks.
He was a little curious about his sisters drinks too
But ultimately decided that he liked his best
Love my new little Starbucks date 💕
I am trying so hard to get over here and record some of life lately, I have a bunch of random photos from the last week that deserve a little spot on this big World Wide Web.
We took Chloe, Lucy and Beckett to the aquarium this weekend
After the aquarium we walked over to Quincy Market to grab some dinner
I don’t usually look like I’m about to do yard work when I’m out in the city (hooded sweatshirts are never a good idea) but the aquarium was celebrating the Patriots so I had to show my support 😉
Lucy is trying to convince us to get another puppy……. more on that later
Speaking of Lucy, she is the sweetest sister!! She loves taking care of Beckett so much!!
This kid is such a charmer!! He smiles and talks to everyone when we’re out in public. He’s such a happy little boy 💙
I had to take a picture of these three before they headed off to school the other morning. I know they’re going to complain about the picture. Ha! That’s the reason why they’re not on my Instagram more. All grown up!! *sigh
I love the way he holds my hand when he’s on my lap 😍
And a few from Instagram
It looks like we’re going to have another white Christmas. This will be our 11th Christmas up here and our 8th white Christmas. I’m only a big fan of snow until about mid February and then I’m DONE. Beckett had a great time watching the snow fall this weekend
He probably doesn’t remember this from last year so it was all new to him.
Sunday morning I took Lucy and Beckett out to play in the snow
After about 20 minutes I asked him if he was ready to go in the house (he had wet mittens and hat) he reached his hands up for me to pick him up. ha! This is the first time EVER he didn’t throw a temper tantrum when it was time to go in the house. I guess he’s going to be more of a summer guy. Fine by me!
Our little Christmas elves are back! When the girls were little our elves would bring them little treats throughout the month of December. They had little stockings that hung on their dresser drawers. They would get things like Christmas stickers, pencils, Hershey kisses, candy canes, etc…… as they got older they got things like lipgloss, nail polish, headbands, etc…. I’m not sure WHY this tradition was started and I’m pretty sure it’s too late to tell our elves to lay off the treats. Ha! But we’re down to two Little’s getting daily treats from our favorite elves so we’re gonna enjoy this a bit longer.
Beckett did NOT know what to make of the elves this morning. He was a little nervous at first but he’s starting to warm up to the elf idea. He walks by, points and blows them kisses. Sooooo cute!!
Oh what fun!! Is there anything better than little kids at Christmas time?