“Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix”
~ Christina Baldwin
Happy Saturday, happy Spring!
“To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower; hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour”
~ William Blake
I’ve always been struck by how Jessica is drawn to the minute details, the “up close” of everything. While the rest of us look out towards the horizon, Jessica is very much in the moment of whatever is right in front of her…nose down, fingers in the sand, exploring hidden worlds in a tiny pool of water under the driftwood…
This was taken back in November before we were socked with nearly 3 ft. of snow…looking forward to the warmth again!
Mother Nature is providential. She gives us twelve years to develop a love for our children before turning them into teenagers.
Jessica became an official teenager on Thursday –though she’s had the drama queen attitude and door slamming technique perfected for quite a while now.
My parents were vacationing in Williamsburg, so the girls and I took a road trip to visit them last weekend and celebrate Jessica’s birthday. We had a great time and Jess really enjoyed her party.
Just thought I’d share a video…please excuse the singing
School will be back in session soon…so maybe I’ll be able to start blogging regularly again!
Thought I’d share this video of Jessica “entertaining” her grandparents and uncle. She sings “It’s a Small World”, the end of “The Star Spangled Banner” and says the Pledge of Allegience…all in Jessica language of course! Notice how she initiates the applause at the end of each tune.
Wow, the past month has been busy and I’ve seriously neglected this blog!
I thought I’d post a few photos of what the girls have been up to
Amanda went to her Senior Prom
And behind her you can see my new car. I wasn’t planning to get a new car this year. My old car was 15 years old, but still had a few years left in it…but sadly Amanda had her first accident. She, thank goodness, was okay. My poor, old car was not.
We’re enjoying it, but I HATE having a car payment!
Jessica’s school had their 2nd annual dance. Jessica had been asking about going to the dance since the 1st annual. Yes, from May 2008 to May 2009 I heard “Go dance? Dance P.E. Room?” approximately 3.2 million times.
Needless to say, she was quite excited when the day of the dance finally arrived! Look, she’s even wearing a skirt (well, okay a skort…but it’s close enough).
She looks like she’s already “busting a move”
I had to take one last photo before we got in the car to go. Look at that lovely smile/grimace on her face. Doesn’t it just scream “take the #!**@! picture already so we can go!” Hehe, I just love annoying my kids with photo ops.
And last, but not least…Amanda graduated!!!!
I’m so proud of her. And I feel soooo old!