Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Ava's "Kindergarten Graduation"

Our school technically doesn't have a kindergarten graduation, but thanks to my wonderful family, we celebrated anyway.  They got her a cap and tassel and gave cards and gifts.  We all went to eat and get ice cream.  I really am so thankful for my family who loves us and our children and wanted this to be special.  Ava got her very own Princess Bible that she read the whole way home, and she bought a Sheriff Callie dress and microphone and a big purple ball with her graduation money.  What a fun and special time!  Now bring on summer!!


End of school pancake supper

 New pool
 Fun with our Friends

Memorial Day Weekend 

End of School Busyness

Well so many things have happened in the rest of May!  It's one of my favorite times of year.  The weather is nicer, the end of school and looking forward to summer, and this year, all of the end of school year fun things we were able to be a part of!
Jack had his cello concert and did a great job!  This sort of fell in our lap, and we are grateful.  I am looking forward to more of this since we loved his teacher and he did a great job.

Here's my latest bulletin board.  I was just proud that I taught myself how to do tissue paper flowers!

The end of Kids 4 Truth was great!  The kids did a wonderful job.  We had a fun bunch this year and really enjoyed it.  Jack and Ava both got the gold award for perfect attendance and for the amount of points theu earned. (They pretty much had to be there since we were - ha - but I don't think they would have missed it anyway!  They really loved it.)

School awards: Ava got the Penmanship award, and they both got Scripture Memory and the Citizenship Awards.  I was especially proud of that for not only knowing the Bible but for exhibiting Christian character.

Our school was given some new soccer nets and goals, so here are the kids with the CEO of Volk, the company who donated them.  

Ava's scripture memory chart

The kids holding all of their awards from school and also their sashes from Kids 4 Truth. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Queen and the Captain

Ava has no interest in riding her own bike.  We have way too many options in storage waiting for her to transition, but she prefers this trailer.  So I call her the Queen.  She may be a "lily of the field...toils not neither does she spin." She makes me laugh and shake my head at the same time.  And then here's Jack being Captain America.   No doubt he's ready to take on the world!

Mother's Day Weekend

Mother's Day is one of my favorite times of the year, and we had a great weekend celebrating together with our family and also our moms and extended family.  We did some shopping in Anoka and then went to Outback for some prime rib - delicious!  It's one of my favorites.  It meant so much to be with our families and especially our moms who have been so good to us.  I'm grateful for both of them along with all of the other "moms" in my life who have helped and influenced me.  I got some meaningful cards from Jack and Ava who can write their own messages to me now.  I will keep them forever.  And I got some fun treats and a Magnolia Market gift card to spend on our upcoming trip.  More details to come!  Very exciting!

I asked Jack why he wanted this horn and he said, "To get your attention!" He certainly has!