Summer decided to show up for the afternoon and no one was sad about it. @rachelmhammond
Pretzels, shaved ice, and ice cream sandwiches for dinner!
Last day of preschool for this dude. He’s wrapping up his final paper.
Really couldn’t feel luckier for these two and the honor it is to be their mom. To know that I was specifically chosen by their first families to raise them as my own is a weight not lost on me or one that I take for granted. They are always one of the best parts of everyday, even on hard days. Georgia & Crosby.....you are the best kids for me everyday of the week and being your mom is my favorite job! ❤️❤️
When Georgia was four she burst into tears in my bosses office when she noticed they were cutting down a tree outside his window. It took us both by surprise. He promised her they could plant a tree together one day. She’s always loved being outside and is always looking for ways to protect the earth. Crosby believes the prisons are filled with litterers because in his mind that’s the ultimate crime. These kids are proud to be tree huggers.....and they should be.
Not a bad scene on the worst April 27th Michigan weather could come up with.
Happy Easter! So thankful for all these little duckies!!
Guys. He started T-Ball today. 😍
We are here for this amazing spring weather in Michigan....until the wintry mix that’s predicted for Thursday.😬
Last day in the sun! At least the Florida sun!
Magical day!! ❤️ 🧙♀️
If you know Crosby....you know he didn’t eat one bite of this. But he WAS game for a photo op. #hogsmeade #universalstudiosorlando #threebroomsticks
In the pool within 20 minutes of arriving. 🌴 ☀️
No one happier than this guy to be outside again. And that sun flare.....so good.
Scavenger hunt at the mall for the ten year old birthday girl was a huge success!
Tomorrow is her last day of being a nine year old....last day before double digits. Ten feels so old; after ten she has less years left at home than she’s already been here.....and that is just too much for me to wrap my head around most days so I don’t and pretend it’s not really true. This last year has been such a defining year for her......she can’t get enough of school and challenging herself to do harder work, she’ll talk to you like a friend, she makes the most interesting observations about people.....and she won’t tell you about them until she’s thought about them for a good long time, she is fiercely loyal and a lover of traditions....it breaks her heart when one gets broken, and she is honestly one of the least judgmental people I’ve ever met in my entire life. She is such an incredible example for me in that way. It’s an absolute honor to call her my daughter......and if you know her....you know how perfectly this picture captures Georgia’s priorities in life.....it’s just missing a recycling bin and a pair of scissors. ❤️❤️ this girl like crazy!
Signs of a desperate Michigander after the longest winter ever: 40 degrees seems like 70 so you take a bike ride in snow.....and reconsider the size of your kids helmet. 🤔
Thinks there’s Oreos to be found in the laundry room. Cute shirt from @wireandhoney
In her favorite classroom. Her art teacher stopped me in the hall today at school and told me....do you know what an amazing artist this girl is? We sure do!
This needed a spot forever in the squares.