This was a big birthday. The big 4-0.
His idea was a day date, just the two of us. We drove to Williamsburg Winery. Had brunch. Walked around the winery taking photos of us. And me. Finally, I got to be on the other side of the camera. It was just a sweet and thoughtful idea. Although I felt way out of my comfort zone, I kept thinking how much my kids will appreciate these photos when I'm no longer here.
My very first "homemade" costume. I've always been a buy the classic Party City costume at the last minute kinda mom. But she insisted on being DJ Suki (from Trolls) and of course this costume just didn't exist.
I found the tutu on Etsy and tried to recreate her outfit. The headpiece though....it wasn't as easy as I had hoped. I found a bunch of tutorials on Pinterest, and they seemed easy enough. Just a headband, some tulle, and a ribbon. But, the first one just kept flopping over and wouldn't stand up straight. She was obviously upset and worried about what would happen if we just couldn't get it to work. .We had everything else, including the headphones we had around the house that we had covered with felt to match DJ Suki's.
We eventually got it to work weaving some orange pipe cleaners throughout and coating it heavily with hair spray.
She was one happy little girl. Mom for the win.
And then this guy was some "game master" or something. He asked for this mask specifically. I was just happy he even dressed up. It's his first time trick or treating in about 4 years!
And the whole crew, minus a few of the older ones.
Oh what a weekend of fun, crazy, intense and exciting sports it was!!
Jackson's Pacers played the HRBA in the championship yesterday and it was quite THE game, to say the least. Something I know him or I will never forget.
This team had already beaten us by an average of 20 points twice this season. I tried to encourage Jackson beforehand not to go into the game thinking they had already lost. The entire game was a nail biter. The two teams played tough and physical. The Pacers just looked different on the court. Even Jackson pushed his limits. We went back & forth with the lead, never falling further behind than 6 points.
At halftime, the scored was tied 21-21. In the final minute, the opposing team had taken the lead. We were down 41-39. With only 4 seconds left, Jack swished a 3 to narrow the lead 43-42. The other team went to the foul line and made 1 of 2 free throws; the score was now 44-42. Only 1 second remaining, and we got the rebound. The ball was passed up court to Jack who took the shot right at the buzzer for a 3 for THE WIN!!!!!! The crowd went nuts. The parents and spectators charged the court but Jack's teammates had already erupted off the bench and surrounded him. People from other courts had been watching the game because it was the championship and such a close game. The entire place was so loud. I stood back and watched Jackson surrounded by his teammates and coaches who were jumping and screaming all around him, bear hugging him and slapping him on the back. The biggest smile ever on his face. Quite possibly one of the best parent moments ever for me. I can't imagine what it felt like for him.
My name is Kaci. I am a working mom of 3. Wife to Josh. Mom to Jackson, Cameron & Isabella. My life is dinner, homework, baseball, basketball, grocery lists, laundry, middle school, wine, video games, and schedules. I started this blog because I love taking pictures, and I needed a place to document our life. I wanted a place to write it all down, to remember little details so easily forgotten in the mad rush that is the life of a family of 5. Through my photos and words, I endeavor to capture our story.