The awkward, nervous smiles of the first day of school. Oh how I don't miss those.
1st day lunchroom selfie:
My heart stops every time a ball comes flying at that tiny little head.
Apparently, little boys get pretty obnoxious when they are attempting to show-off in front of "big girls." Clearly, the big girls couldn't care less about these two little stud-muffins.
Montana is for cousins!
Picking fresh raspberries (and blackberries, and eggplant, and broccoli, and peppers) for an afternoon snack.
Meeting the colts:
If a dog won't look at the camera, just grab his face and squeeze:
Fishing with Uncle Breezy:
Mia feeding chipmunks (aka glorified rodents) out of her hands:
They caught our dinner:
Sweet friends and family
Mia has now graduated to whiteboard monitor when planning Disney trips (if you know my husband, this is a very big honor):
Bode is in it for the cheeseburgers:
Mia's 11th birthday at cheesecake factory:
Having dinner with tweens always ends up taking a weird turn:
I'm the mom that terrifies Mia's friends:
(I'm also the mom that chaperones every minute of a slumber party, including sleeping with the girls - there will be no funny business at my house. At some point this will mortify Mia. I do not care.
Mia's sweet besties:
Only the best of friends are willing to get up for early service after a slumber party. There is so much morning breath, frizzy hair, and love represented in this picture:
I can't think of anything catchy/snarky/thought provoking to say to end this post.
So, this is the end.