July 4, 2012

Lila's First Race

 Lila ran a 1K race this morning.  She has been SO excited and counting down the days until her race.  She wanted to have everything just like I do when I run.  She even had me make her ponytail like mine and pulled a flower off of a headband so it looked like the ones I wear.  

Cara brought her cowbell and cheered "Go Lila Go!" 

Lined up at the start 

 Crossing the finish line!!

She got a medal and a freeze pop at the end and could not have been happier!  Some parents were running with the kids and she was feeling left out so I ran with her for a little bit.  She did a great job though and is already talking about her next race!

Happy Birthday, Ian!

Ian turned 15 on Monday!  We are celebrating on Friday, but Ian and I went out to dinner at a place called Heaven on Seven on the night of his birthday.  It's a Cajun restaurant and one entire wall of the restaurant was covered in hot sauce bottles.  Ian ordered the hottest sauce on the menu and still added about four more types of hot sauce to his meal.

Lila's Dance Recital

Lila's first dance recital was June 3 and she did an excellent job.  She did all of the moves to her dance and looked adorable.  She had a lot of fun and already said she wants to do it again next year.

She was most excited about hair and make up.

Lila and I before the show. 

On stage 

All done!

Looking for her fans during the grand finale.

8th Grade Graduation

Ian graduated from 8th Grade on May 25.  The ceremony was very nice and now Ian is on to high school!

After the ceremony we all came back home for a graduation party.  There was chaos as usual, but it was a fun time.  Here's Ian with Momoo and Popoo right after a hysterical laughing fit by almost everyone.

With Mom and Dad 

 Katie and Tim

Posing with his cake.  Not getting ready to throw it despite how it looks. 

Ian and his dad 

Ian is taking a computer concepts class this summer at the high school so he can have room in his schedule for an art class each semester next year.  Otherwise, he's been enjoying his summer break and spending lots of time at the pool.

Last Day of Preschool!

Hard to believe, but Lila is done with preschool!  She will be starting Kindergarten in the fall and is so excited.  Here she is with her amazing teacher on her last day of preschool.