Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day weekend

What a fun family weekend we had!  We went to eat at the Fickle Pickle on Friday night, went for a hike to a waterfall on Saturday morning, played tee ball Saturday afternoon, had a picnic....




Our big adventure was the Braves game and the post game Concert by Chris Stapleton....fun was had by all.  Chris Stapleton knocked our socks off!












Do you believe in magic?

Savannah's third dance recital and when she came on stage her smile lit up the whole room!


Savannah and Anna...


Love this girl...




I found some cute pictures

and have been so behind on blogging...here they are...

Me and my sweet Mother in law...


Savannah and Tess on the playground..


Savannah's first pedicure at a spa...sparkly pink!


Calvin so proud he can spell his name...


Surprised Savannah with her first big girl hair cut...this is with Malaika who cuts my hair!


Linder's love their time with Uncle Jeff...


Thanks to my friend Jay, I had lunch with Williams Perez - Braves starting pitcher...


This frog got into our house and found it's way to the upstairs bathroom...so we woke up 3 times over night trying to find out what the noise was...didn't find anything until the morning when Savannah sat on the toilet and then found this...can you imagine the commotion at our house at 545am finding a frog on the toilet?!!


This girl loves helping in the kitchen...


Pretty smile...


We had some fun times with Shannon, Ben, and Tyler...all the best as they leave Atlanta and move to Wisconsin!



Calvin and Owen...adorable.


Calvin

Calvin is 2 years and 8 months old and is a joy and a challenge every day!  We've been told by many and found out, this kid is all boy!  He gets into and climbs on everything!  You cannot turn your back for a minute and if you do, the flower vase that was on the side table is on the ground.

Here are some sweet pictures of Cal...





Here are some more of Cal's silly side...


And here are two pictures of Cal at the zoo!  The top one is in the reptile house and the second he is talking to Calvin the goat!  Cal's favorite thing is going to the Zoo.  He talks about it all of the time and asks multiple times a week "can we go to the zoo?".   He can tell you all about the animals and what he saw and what their names are.  This boy LOVES the zoo!  At home he is always carrying around an animal..Gerard the giraffe is his current favorite.



Some other things Cal loves...
- "How do Dinosaur" books
- Ice cream
- Running
- Sleeping - he will for sure be our sleeper
- Spelling his name
- Leaning how to say "Savannah" instead of "Sanannah"
-asking "why nottttttt?"

Calvin - you make us smile and we love you!


Linder Party of Four

David takes the best photo's of our family - Thanks Uncle David!


Spring Soccer 2016 - The Vikings

We signed Savannah up for a 6 week soccer league this Spring - and we were not at all sure how it would go.  She's taken ballet since she was 3 and loves to perform, but she has expressed a lot of interest in playing a sport so we thought this would be a good start.  They practiced every Tuesday for 45 minutes and had games on Saturday mornings.  Before we started Dan took Savannah to get cleats, socks, and shin guards.  The first practice came and she was a not phased, told us "it was fine". First game came and she told us, it was ok but she didn't like that her leg was wet under her shin guard...right...she was sweating!!!   Once she got in the groove...this girl took off and loved it.  She had one game that she scored three goals and the last game of the season they put her as goalie and she blocked three goals with focus and fiercely kicked the ball back to the field of play.  

We couldn't be prouder of how focused she was and how hard she tried each practice and game.  It was neat to watch how she listened and took it all in, and in just 6 weeks showed improvement.  She was sad when the last game was over and told us promptly "I want to play soccer again".  I don't think this is the last blog post you will see about soccer.






Thursday, May 19, 2016

Pre K Graduation

Ms. Liberty and Ms. Danielle posing with the graduate!!


Fancy cake

Mom and her girl..


Smiling parents with a smiling SSL...


Love that Gram and Poppy were here for the fun...



5 years starting our days with Ms. Jiulie...we are lucky Linder's to have this lady in our life!


Love...

to all,
Torrey, Dan, Savannah, and Cal

Saturday, May 7, 2016