Monday, June 20, 2011

Kindergarten - Jack's Last Day

On Jack's last day of kindergarten his class put on a show for the parents. They sang all the songs they had learned throughout the year and put on a few skits. It was SO cute to see Jack with all of his classmates. I got a bit teary eyed during one of the songs, but held it together.
Jack has done such a great job his first year of school. He's mastered math, spelling, and is a terrific reader. He'll read anything he can get his hands on. Jack also loves to write stories. He writes notes to his friends, to us and also writes little stories to go along with pictures that he draws. He's turning into quite the little author! Also on the last day of school Jack received the "prolific writer" award! We're very proud of him.
Look at that little smile!
Such a great day and I'm so happy that both Nathan and I were able to be at school to see Jack. We had a great time! Congrats Jack on a very successful year of Kindergarten.
Jack is already enjoying his summer. He goes to "Kids Club" during the day and is loving it! They do art projects, play sports, play games, and EAT! He's having a blast. Tomorrow, "summer school" starts. It's not really summer school, but it's classes that we registered Jack for. He'll be playing soccer, flag football, art classes, etc., he's really looking forward to it.
Here's to a great summer filled with lots of fun memories.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Maddie's 2nd Birthday Party

WHOOO's Turning TWO?
Happy 2nd Birthday Maddie!!
It's hard to believe that our baby girl is already two years old. It's such a cliche to say "that time goes so fast", but it's so true. It feels slow and "every day" during the week, but when I sit back and think, it sure does go by quickly.
Maddie is such a sweet girl. She's happy go lucky with a skip in her step. She continues to amaze us each day with hers sense up humor, her love for her brother and her words. Maddie is truly a joy...except in the morning. Crankiness must be an inherited gene and I must confess that she gets that from me. Poor Nathan and Jack, their girls aren't very happy campers in the morning. Oh well...good thing there's an afternoon and evening for us to really shine :)
This year I planned an owl party for Maddie. I had fun making Maddie's birthday banner and decorations. We had a treat table with all sorts of sweets. Maddie loved seeing all the candy and treats on the table. Thank you to Grandma Jo (my momma) for coming to help me prepare.
Here are a few photos of the party decorations!

Maddie had a lot of fun at her party. She was a little confused that she now had to hold up two fingers to show her age. She wasn't very happy when we told her that she was two. She said, "no, my one". I told her to get used to it and that women don't ever like to tell their age, I guess it's true all our lives, not just when we get older :)
Enjoy the photos of Maddie, family and friends. Thanks Daddy and Grandpa Dave for taking such great photos to capture the day. The party was a HOOT!
La-ti-da...just strolling through with my juice and my mustache...have you seen my brother?
Here he is!'s Maddie to inspect all the goodies and owls!!!!