28 May 2011

Blake Turns 2!

Happy Birthday, Blake!

The plan was to go see hot air balloons for Blake's second birthday. Unfortunately, the weather was not cooperating. We went to the park. the kids played hard at the playground, despite the misty rain, but no balloon launch. They did try to pacify us with blowing three balloons up for a couple of minutes, but that was all they could do. Bummer. At least we got to see them last year. 

Blake's reaction to everyone singing it him.  

Do I have something right...here?

27 May 2011

Puddle Jumpers

We headed out for a walk and romp at the park this morning. The kids collected rocks to throw in the stream, but we never ended up using them. We spent too long at the park and had to make it back for supper.

26 May 2011

School's Out For The Summer

The kids were both sad to see school end this year. I am so thankful that they both love school. It has been awesome to see their progress through the year. We are especially thankful to both of their teachers. 

It is hard for a little kid to think of next year being different, with a new teacher. Maddox cried the other day, saying he didn't want to leave 1st grade and his teacher. He loves her so much. 

And as a surprise to her mom, Ava cried when I picked her up from school yesterday. She too will miss her teacher.

It's been a great school year. It is hard for this momma to accept that it is over. I now have a preschooler, a 1st grader, and a 2nd grader! My babies are far from babies. But let's just not think about that all summer and have some fun!

11 May 2011

Zoo Field Trip #2

I had the opportunity to go the zoo with Maddox's class a week after I went with Ava. I had Maddox and his friend Santiago in our group. They were characters together. It was a nice relaxing day, actually. Fun to spend it with my boy.

There was a baby chimp. So cute!

Their teacher is moving to Australia at the end of the summer. 
They were showing her that they beat her to it!

We saw a lot of ducklings.

They had fun chasing the penguins!

Waiting for the bus.

Awana Awards Night

The kiddos finished another year in Awana. This was our first year to have all three of them in a class. They all loved it. But we are all happy to have a break for the summer. Although, Brent and I are going to miss our mid-week date nights!

09 May 2011

She Sings!

Ava had her Kindergarten program tonight. She has been practicing for weeks and was really looking forward to it. She wouldn't look at us the entire time. She was so nervous. She finally started singing after the first song. I asked her about it afterwards and she said she made herself sing even though she was scared. That's my girl!

These pictures crack me up. Some of the kid's expressions are too funny.

Christian was enjoying hearing his cousin sing! 

We had a little ice cream treat afterwards, courtesy of Grandpa Sweigart.

07 May 2011

03 May 2011

Zoo Field Trip #1

Today I got to go to the zoo with Ava's Kindergarten class. Kade spent the day with Grandma. This was a first for me and I had a blast. It was so fun to watch Ava with her school friends. It was a long day. I was ready for bed when it was over, but I enjoyed it while it lasted. Now, I need to get some rest before next week. I'm going with Maddox's class!

The first think we saw was this peacock giving us a show!

They had fun chasing the otters. It was so fun to watch their excitement.

Ava and her friend Lucca. They were pretty much inseparable.

Probably my favorite picture of the day.

This picture is funny. I love it!