June 2009 – Kindergarten Graduation and HHI Vacation



June is flying by – must be all the fun!  Will graduated from Kindergarten which makes his 4th Graduation event in 6 years.  In contrast, I can remember 2 graduation events in my lifetime.  Beware:  parental bragging to follow.  He received the Kindergarten Media/Reading award – one of ten special awards given out across all 8 kindergarten classes!  It was so cool to see!  Ok, bragging ends here (for now).

A few days later we packed up the family vehicle and traveled down to Hilton Head Island where we met Mom (Grammy), Dad (Poppy) and Emma for time at the beach.  Hilton Head was a GREAT place for a beach vacation.  Tons of activities, a house with a pool in the backyard walking distance from the beach, running, biking, eating (seafood all but the last day of the trip), kayaking, playgrounding, etc.  It was a really special time with the extended family – Tim even made it down for a day or two.  Not to mention it was Charlie’s 1st vacation and he didn’t seem to mind sleeping in a pack-n-play in the walk-in closet, or at least he didn’t say he minded.  Enjoy the pictures and video below.

Click here to see a slideshow of the Kindergarten Graduation

Click here to see a slideshow of our trip to Hilton Head Island

Click here for Charlie’s Video Playlist

Click here to see all of our pictures a la flickr.

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Late May 2009 Sutton-arama (plus, Charlie at 15 weeks!?!)


Four of my favorite pictures from this year are above and all came in the past few weeks (note those desserts on the 3rd picture!).  May has been a fun month.  Cindy and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary this month and spent an evening at the spa (say it with a high english accent for full effect) at Grove Park Inn in Asheville.  The more time I spend in Asheville the more I like it there.  We picked flowers for days in anticipation of Mother’s Day.  Stewart “graduated” from her current pre-school and embarks on yet another year in a different pre-school.  Charlie is busy setting new trends: one of his hairs is nearly mid-back – bringing back the mid-80s “rat-tail”.  Speaking of wild hairs, we found a 6-8 inch long hair growing out of Stewart’s eyebrow a few days back.  We just thought it was one of her hairs from her head.  I swear, could things get more exciting around here?!?!  Nonetheless, I do wish we would have captured it on film. We also did some light camping but you will have to use your imagination as we took 0 pictures.  To make up for it here are a few videos you may enjoy…

So more of the same here.  Pictures, slideshows and some videos of the kids being kids.  Enjoy!

Click here to see a slideshow of our last few weeks.

Click here for Charlie’s Video Playlist

Click here to see all of our pictures a la flickr.