Sunday, June 30, 2013


Love all of the stages of a hydrangea.

Love my pretty pink hydrangeas.

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Shop Update

I know school just ended here in WNY, but lots of kids start way before we do.  So you can now find these ABC & 123 chalkboards in the shop.
You can now find these Princesses (Mulan, Tiana & Merida) in the shop, too.
I also have anchors, whales & crabs in there, too.
Get them while you can.  They will be leaving the shop next week.  :)

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Moving Up

A week ago Wed (June 19th) was Ian's 6th grade Moving Up Ceremony.

First we listed to the orchestra play and then the chorus sing.  Ian was a bit upset and unfair that the 6th grade band didn't get to also play, but such as life.

After that they handed out some awards.  First Ian won an Art Award.
Then the band & orchestra teachers handed out their awards.  The band teacher handed out Band Student of the Year awards to one boy and one girl.  Ian won the award in band.  I can not get over that he is taller than her now.  
Then they handed out folders with all of their achievements for the year.  Ian was first up.  (Gotta love the last name Adey.)  Ian received the Silver Award for Academic Achievement, Concert Band, All County, Cadet Band, Jazz Band, District Jazz Band and his Certificate of Completion. 
We are so proud of you sweetie!
Then the picture taking commenced.  :)

Ian with his band teacher.  LOVE this woman.  She ROCKS.  Best yet, she is also going to be teaching over at the middle school next year, too.  She will probably not be Ian's instructor, but we will get to see her.  Super excited for her.
Jimmy (my nephew) came to the ceremony with us.  He is going into 8th next year.  They will both be in the same building again.  :)
I will be definitely sending these photos in when they are seniors for the slideshow.  :)
Boys are such goofballs.

Thank you Mrs. Homes & Ms. Wirth for a great year.  (Ian's regular teacher, Ms Homes, was pregnant and left at the end of October to have her baby and Ms. Worth took over after that.)  Here is a picture of Ms. Wirth.
WOW, I still can not believe how fast the last 7yrs have gone by.  I can still remember him going to Kindergarten. 

This year is unusual in the West Seneca elementary schools because 5th grade is also moving up.  Next year our middle school will be a 6, 7 & 8 grade building.  (It used to be just a 7 & 8 building.)

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Kindergarten Celebration

A week ago Tuesday (June 18th) was Lily's Kindergarten Celebration.  It was the second to last day of school.
The kids looked so cute up there.  Lily's class is the one on the left.
The kids sang songs which were adorable.  Here is one of them.

Then the kids were called one by one to receive their certificates.
After we had cake and juice in the cafeteria.
We are super proud of you sweetie!  You did a great job this year. 
Thank you Mrs. DuCotey for an amazing year.  You did an amazing job and Lily LOVED your class. 

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Community Days

On Saturday both of my children marched in our West Seneca Community Days' Parade.  Last year Ian marched with the Cadet Band.  This year Ian marched with the West Seneca High School Marching Band and Lily marched with her softball team.

We dropped Ian off really early at the school.  They practice for a couple hours before they step off.  It was a warm steamy one here on Sat.  Thankfully there was a breeze. 

First we saw Ian.
He is the one with the white tuba in the back left...
(the brass sousaphone is too heavy right now, so he is using a fiberglass one.)

And then they were gone.
Then we waited to to see the Cadet Band, but before they reached us their were a few pretty cool pipers.

Then the Cadet band.  Ian was a tiny bit sad he didn't march with them one more time and was worried about leaving his fellow tuba player to be all alone.  
After they passed us, we decided to walk down the street and catch up with Lily.  I was a bit nervous because when Jeff dropped her off 15 minutes before the parade was going to start only a couple people were there.  Leaving my 6 year old in the midst of chaos just made me a wee bit uneasy.  Of course she was fine.  I was shocked there wasn't more kids.  Her team had the most show up, which was 5. 
They both had a great time marching in the parade. 

For more WW check out 5 Minutes for Mom, Seven Clown Circus,  Parenting by Dummies, Project Alicia,  Focused on the Magic & Fresh Mommy.

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Monday, June 24, 2013


Yesterday was a productive day.  :)
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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunday Citar - Full

 “When all's said and done, all roads lead to the same end. So it's not so much which road you take, as how you take it.” ~ Charles de Lint

This week has been very full.  Full of many ups and downs.  Full of friends, family, another school year coming to a close, moving up ceremonies, a parade and a funeral for a beloved family member who will be greatly missed.  Many sad and happy tears were shed this week.
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wordful Wednesday - Shhhh....

For more WW check out 5 Minutes for Mom, Seven Clown Circus,  Parenting by Dummies, Project Alicia,  Focused on the Magic & Fresh Mommy.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Take Me Back Tuesday

Family faces are magic mirrors.  Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.  ~Gail Lumet Buckley

While looking through some old photos on Saturday, I came across this one.
This is a photo of my father and his dad circa January 1953.  My dad is only about 1.5yrs old in this photo.  Ian looked JUST like him when he was little.  Sadly my grandfather passed away the year Ian was born.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!!

Jeff & I would like to wish our father's a Happy Father's day.  Love you guys!

I would like to also wish my husband a Happy Father's day!!  We LOVE you!

Hope everyone has a Happy Father's Day!!

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