Monday, May 26, 2014

Field day

The big boys had a great field day again this year. They did lots of fun activities...spoon race, three legged race, bat spin, tug of war, etc. It was a little hot but still a lot of fun. Carter spent the day with me there and loved running around the field and watching the big kids. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

DARE graduation

5th graders take part in the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)program. Colton learned so much from Officer Ron and really enjoyed the class every Monday. This week the kids graduated from the program. Each kid got a certificate and a t-shirt. Colton also got runner up in the essay contest and won a neat dog tag necklace!! Proud of my boy!!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Carter's Fun day

On the last day of school for Carter, they host a fun day. It is awesome! They have snow cones, inflatables, balloon animals, face painting, tattoos and a petting zoo. Afterwards we picnic. Such a fun way to end the school year.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Art Showcase

The district has an Art and Technology Showcase every year. This year a piece of Colton's art work was selected to be displayed there. It was his scream parody piece.Loved it!! He was excited! (Of course he had a baseball game right afterward. )

                                                  Proud of my little artist!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's day

I am so, sO, SO thankful that God made me a Mama! Being a Boymom is a gift that I would have never known to ask for but am internally grateful to have been given. I couldn't have hand picked better boys to spend my days and nights loving on, worrying about, praying for, hugging, disciplining, laughing with, kissing and adoring. They are amazing! I couldn't love anything more! 

Carter made me this necklace in his preschool class. He was so excited about it. He kept telling me the week before that he made something with his thumb and paint. He couldn't wait for me to open it! I love it!!!

I am thankful that I have a Mama is not only my best friend but also a wonderful Mammy to my boys. We all adore her and love each minute we get to be together! 

I am also thankful that I have a mother in law who has a huge heart and feels like a second mother to me. She is also an adoring Omi and my boys love their time with her. 

We are all lucky enough to have Cody's grandma--our Nana. She is 87 and still active and sweet. What a gift she is to all of us!

Happy Mother's Day!!!! 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Rockin' Reading & Writing Cafe

Cooper's class had such a fun event! Parents and family were invited to come and be "served" a menu of writing pieces. It was wonderful and every detail was adorable ! We had to wait to be seated and then Cooper was our waiter. All of the kids were dressed in 50's style. We got to choose from several delicious items. =)

Once we made our selections, Cooper would read them to us. I was so proud of him! Great writing and reading. He even made us cry with a sweet writing about Mom and Dad. The highlights in the All About Mom page were...
"She is as pretty as a rose. She always says I love you. She knows everything. She gets upset when I hit someone. She is happy when I put someone before me. Her job is to take care of me. She loves me a lot." 
The highlights in the All about Dad page were...
"He always says shut the door. My Dad is so smart. He knows all about sports. My dad gets upset when I step out of the batter's box. When my dad gets free time he plays with me. His job is making meat. =)  I love him because he helps me with sports."

Here is the cute poem he wrote and his self portrait. =) 

Glad Mammy made it!

Cooper and his fabulous teacher! 

How cute is this?!

 We were beaming the whole time. SO super proud of my boy!!!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Carter's preschool graduation

Although Carter will have another year of Pre-K (because of his summer birthday), he graduated from his class at Oakwood Kids Kare today. The group was so cute. They sang some cute songs. Carter's favorite was "Oh no-You never let go." Of course I cried! Time is going so fast! SO proud of my littlest man!!
Walking in

                       Diploma time...

My handsome graduate 

Mammy and Carter
(Papa had a meeting)

Omi and Opi
 Carter had the best teachers this year. Ms. Molly and Ms. Sandra taught him so much and were so sweet to him. He loved them!!!

I know he will graduate again next year in Pre K but this picture was too cute!! I had to have it!

I am so thankful that Carter got to have several wonderful years at Oakwood in their Kids Kare program. He learned so much and had a great time! Next year he will move to a different preschool(mainly for logistical reasons) for his last year before full time kinder. SOOO glad I have one more year for him to be a part time preschooler. He is my sidekick!