Maxwell’s last day

Finally, after PJ day…

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Water day…

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and field day…

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It was finally Maxwell’s last day of school on Tuesday!

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First day and last day…

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and the official class picture!

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Top row: Mrs. McCandless, Gabriel, Stella Rose, Frank, Eloise, James, Robert, Maxwell

Middle row: Molly, Evans, Caldwell, Lila, Searcy, Bo

Bottom row: Graham, Katya, Law, Butler, Scarlett

Funny, on the first day of kindergarten, Spencer was so sad to have Maxwell go…

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and on the last day Baby didn’t want him to go!  :) (yes, that’s a swimsuit. on a rainy day. at 7:35am. don’t ask)

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We all love Maxwell and never want him to leave! He had a fantastic year in kindergarten – made great friends, learned tons, and had lots and lots of fun! A great school year indeed!!

Baseball!

Maxwell played coach pitch baseball this year and, I have to say, it was a lot of fun. Baseball has never been my favorite sport but getting to watch him play might make me change my tune! This was definitely a step up from t-ball because they got to play the games out at the high school fields which are top notch. Maxwell had a really great coach who encouraged him and taught him a lot about the game.

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Maxwell had some great plays throughout the year and started off really strong on his hitting. He seemed to hit a rough patch toward the end of the season but I’m sure it’ll all click soon and he’ll be hitting homers every time up to bat! Most importantly, Maxwell had a lot of fun playing this year. Go Cardinals!

Some pics from the season…

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And some pics from the final game and the all-important pizza party after! Trophies for everyone! :)

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What a great season and a great team!

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I’m envisioning many future weekends at the ballpark for our crew! Go Cardinals Go!!

ps – a HUGE thank you to Susan for keeping Samantha during each game so I could actually watch Maxwell play!

Mother’s Day continued

After my fun morning on Mother’s Day we hopped in the car to drive down to Montgomery and celebrate Lou Lou!

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We had a nice lunch at the country club and then got to enjoy he afternoon swimming in Lou Lou and Granddaddy’s pool! The best!

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Like I said, it was a great Mother’s Day weekend! I love my crew!

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See you tomorrow!

Mother’s Day weekend

My mother’s day treats continued on Saturday when I got to sneak away all Saturday morning to do the Workout for Water competition with Iron Tribe. My partner and I competed in the most challenging division. We came in second to last but, hey, we finished! I was pretty proud of us! If they gave trophies for having fun, we’d have gone home with the biggest!

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When I got home that afternoon I had these sweet surprises waiting for me!

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The next morning I got breakfast in bed! About 6:15 I heard Maxwell (with the help of Robert) coming into the room with a tray full of cereal, fruit, and granola! What a sweet treat. Maxwell was SO excited about it which made it that much better. Later that morning I had the best second breakfast I could have asked for…

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My crew then surprised me with all sorts of wonderful presents! The first was when Baby walked into the room dressed like this…

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I just about DIED!! The cuteness!!!! Too, too much. This was a Susan special and she knocked it out of the park!! Samantha in that tiny tank just made. my. day!!

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The kids then had the sweetest gifts they had made with Susan…

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Robert even got me something very special too! Diamonds!  :)

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How in the world did I get so lucky to have all these wonderful people love me?! It’s good to be Momma around here!

Mother’s Day Tea

Goodness, so much good stuff to catch up on around here! We’ll start with Friday of last week and the Mother’s Day Tea at Maxwell’s school. He was supposed to wear his “Sunday best” which meant I (barely) got him out of Under Armour for the day. He was looking so cute that I decided Baby needed a party dress and I made my three cuties take a picture before school. As always, it went well…

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It’s not perfect but this one is actually my favorite…

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I went to Maxwell’s class that afternoon and they had everything set up so nicely with punch and petit fours! They sang 3 songs for us and it was precious. They had clearly worked hard and were proud of themselves, as they should be!

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I sure do love this kid. He makes me proud every day just for being himself. Being his momma is the best.

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He had made all sorts of fun goodies for me and I loved it all!

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I do make chicken and rice a lot! ha! :)

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A great start to Mother’s Day!!