Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Tunes

I love the songs of the summer. Here are three new ones the girls and I are enjoying:











Monday, July 21, 2014

Sunshine Fun Time

Fun floats
We love to spend our time out at the pool in the summer. Always a good time!!!

Snack time


Posing

Blowing kisses

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Process

I just recently read a post on the HumansofNY Instagram and a mother mentioned that she was working on the process of letting go. That really struck a chord with me. As mothers, we are constantly creating an environment where we can see our children growing and becoming independent and our job is to let them go. 


Little Lily

I'm a newbie at this process. I've just recently started seeing the value in keeping my mouth shut and allowing my children to make some decisions without hearing my opinion first. And guess what? It has been a pretty successful experiment. They are making good decisions, pushing themselves, and gaining confidence. 


Small Shelly

I have to admit, I'm a talker. I love to give them advice and share my experiences. But sometimes I think all of that keeps them from the process of letting go...of letting go of me and making their own choices.


Lily and Shelly growing up

I know I won't always keep my opinions to myself, but I'm learning how to stand back and let my girls succeed or even fail. I know that with either outcome they'll become aware of how to make their own choices in life and I'll learn how to let go...one step at a time. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Wedding

Saturday was our niece's wedding. It was just beautiful. We are all very happy for the newly wed couple.


The view
Sofia and Shelly
Arthur and Leni


Matthew and John


Sweet Shelly
The bride

Pretty Sofia
Sisters and brothers


The bride and the girls



 




Silly
Family



The favors
Flower girl and bridesmaid
The guys


John and his girls

John gazing at the ocean

Kristina and David


Pretty Lily


Lily and John

Posing

Sisters


Flower girl
Matthew and Kristina

Mary and family


Pat and Chelsea

Daughter Father Dance
Cutting the cake
Polaroid Booth

Looking over the deck


Shelly, Sofia, and Lily


Dancing



video

Shelly & Sofia





The super moon on a super night


Deck craziness
Groom and the bride dancing



Shelly holding the moon

Cousins



Cousins by the moonlight