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Friday, March 2, 2012

Flashback Friday - Lauren

Today's post is about my oldest child, Lauren.
In a few short month's she will be turning 15!
She's in her first year of high school, my how time flies!
Seems like yesterday I was sending her off to Kindergarden....

Look how young we look!
Well I was only 21 when I had her, so I was young & hubby was 27.

This is when she was about a year old.

And now she's so grown up!
Such a beautiful, smart, talented daughter I have!!

Before I know it she will be graduating from high school!
I'm sure there will be many tears that day!
Here's to hoping the next 3 1/2 years don't go by too fast!


Trip to Yankee Candle Factory

Last week my sister, mother & I took our kids to Yankee Candle Factory in Deerfield, MA.
It's a great place to spend the day w/your kids.
They have great shops, a cafe, restaurant, candy shop, toy shop & a place where you can dip your own candles.
If you ever get the chance to go, I highly recommend it!
Here are some pics from our day.....

Here Lauren is making her own hand sculpture out of wax.

And Laci's turn...

They had a little show that day & of course Braedon & LuLu got up onstage to sing & dance along.

dipping candles....

This is in the toy shop, Santa & Mrs. Claus are usually here for the kids to visit.
(They were on break when we were in there)

It was my first outing w/all 5 kids.
A little crazy at times but the kids had fun & that's all that matters!

Have a great week!


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Leah's 1st Valentine's Day!

I know it was a few weeks ago now, but here are a few pics from Leah's 1st Valentine's Day.

It was also Leah's 1st "photo shoot".

She's such a good baby!
I'm so thankful for my 5 beautiful, healthy children!!