Saturday, August 28, 2010

Jamboree Day 8~28~2010


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

In a Million Words or Less

In an effort to get to know her students better, Madison's teacher asked each parent to write a paper and "In a Million Words or Less" share as much about our child as possible.

I love to write and share about my kids so this "paper" was a fun homework assignment for me. :)

In a Million Words or Less

Madison. Madison. Madison.

Out of all 4 of my kids, this assignment was most appropriate for Madison. I will do my best to keep my comments to a “Million Words or Less”. 

Madison is #3 in a family of 4. Until May 19th of this year she was the “baby” of the family. That position has recently been handed down to our new son Jacob (he is 4 and adopted from Russia– but that is another paper).

While Madison LOVED the “baby” position she gladly surrendered it to her new little brother. She is a tender, kind, loving and MOTHERLY big sister.

She looks up to and respects her (not so much) older brother (Ethan) and sister (Sadie).

Madison like all her siblings was also adopted. She though (unlike all of her siblings) does not like to talk about or share with others that she is adopted. She only wants to talk about being a “Garcia”.

Madison is sensational, dramatic, fun, emotional, very raw and real about her feelings. You ALWAYS know where you stand with Madison and what kind of mood she is in. She has been nick named “Hollywood” and has earned that name time and time again. 

Madison is very sensitive and can get her feelings hurt when things don’t quite go as she expected but she has a heart of gold and is quick to forgive. She can be slow to let people into her circle because when she does she loves with her whole being and is loyal beyond words.

She LOVES to read and will read daily without being asked or reminded. She enjoys everything pink, princess, Fancy Nancy or anything frilly and girly. She is our girly girl!

She likes to swim, dance, sing, perform, draw, play games, have play dates and sleepovers with her friends.

She is an interactive and social child. She does not spend much time watching TV or on the computer and although she has a DS she does not play it often.

We are Christians and our walk with the Lord is very important to our family. We attend church regularly, and we are actively involved in the local community as well as communities abroad. It is our hope that we raise all of children with a thankful and GIVING heart.

I hope this summary of our little girl has given you a little insight to her (and us). Please never hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Back to School Cuties

Looking Sharp!

and so hip!

Gator Surprise


made these cool candy treats for all the teachers

and little gator classmates to say Welcome Back!

Thank you Mom for NEVER ceasing to amaze me and the kids and for making EVERY occasion a special and memorable one.

School Spirit

WELCOME BACK ~ Madison :~)

WELCOME BACK ~ Sadie :~)

WELCOME BACK ~ Ethan :~)

HAPPY 2010-2011 School Year.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Back to school Mani/Pedi's

Every little girl NEEDS a mani/pedi before going back to school, right?

Well that's what we and about 30 other little ladies and mommas that's what we did!!

And we LOVED LOVED LOVED every minute of it :)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Jake's thoughts...

After his first week of school...

Jake's thoughts are: Pre-School ROCKS! :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Jake's first day of School

My BIG boy on his first day of VPK

all dressed up and SO very handsome!

His first "homework" assignment was to to decorate a Mickey Mouse

Which he and his Daddy did together the night before Jake's first day :)

Nana created and made these Back to School candy treats for Jake's new teachers

and all his little classmates.

Jake, its only been 3 months and yet I can't remember life without you. I am SO proud of how far you have come in such a short time and thankful beyond words that you are MINE!!!

While I am sad to "share" you with others 3 hours day I am SO excited about all that you will learn and do and experience. Not to mention the friends and memories you will make.

It is my prayer that you enjoy this year and this time to the fullest my precious and deeply loved son!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Happy Birthday MOM

Pause my music at the bottom before pressing play

and hearing the SWEETEST birthday gift ever to ME!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Eat FREE @ Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle Mexican Grill will take part in the tax “free” weekend by offering Food With Integrity for FREE.

Eat at any West Palm Beach Chipotle on Tuesday, August 10, or Wednesday, August 11, and save the receipt. Then go back any time during tax “free” weekend, August 13 – 15 and receive a free burrito, salad, order of tacos or bowl with your receipt. No charge. No tax. No strings attached.