I am fascinated by birth order and how it impacts kids. When I saw Celia at the park on Friday it was the perfect example of being a third and having no sense of what your limits are. As far as she is concerned she has none. Unfortunately, after the weekend she is even more brave. For my own sanity we may need to avoid this slide for awhile. THAT SLIDE IS SUPER HIGH!!
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Sunday, June 16, 2013
The last week of school Noah and his classmates invited the parents to a Celebration of Learning. It provided an opportunity for the students to share the work they have done throughout the year with their families. Noah was excited for us to be there and proud to show us what he has been working on all year including writing journals, science journal, art projects, math projects and so much more.
Last day. Older and wiser!
I recently read a suggestion to take more videos of your children. Even though I think I'll always remember how Micah sounds like he has a Boston accent or how Celia says Micah, someday I won't and it will be really great to be able to watch a video and remember. So, I'm committed to take more video of my darlings. C is up first.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
We drove to Omaha to meet the Robinson family for Memorial Day weekend. Lee & Shawn went to West Point together and now Lee is stationed in Kansas. We went to the zoo, a park, the kids played in the sprinkler and pool and Grandma Jane came to watch the kids one night so the adults could have a night out. Honestly, the weekend could not have gone better. So fun and low key, maybe Memorial Day in Omaha will be a tradition.
Noah reading to Annabelle and Ruby.
Lee, Heather, Annabelle, Ruby and Grady. Such a wonderful family.
The parting shots.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Noah rides the bus to and from school. On the drive home he rides with 6 other neighborhood kids in his half day kindergarten class. The bus driver, Dodie, is an absolute dream come true. She treats every student like they are her grandchild. I am thrilled Noah was able to start the bus journey in such a positive way. The moms decided to host a luncheon to thank Dodie and celebrate a great year.
Lunches. Bus shaped PB&J. :)
I was in charge of cookies and tried decorating with royal frosting for the first time. I'm no Martha Stewart but they turned out cute and the kids loved them.
Noah, Easton and Jace. There really is something special about neighborhood schools.
Shawn and I were to able to get away to Puerto Rico for 5 days in May. Wowza! Grandpa Dennis and Grandma Jane came to watch the kids. They are SO wonderful. I was anxious about leaving for that long but by day two I told Shawn that my shoulders were down for the first time in years. We had a fabulous time and I'm glad our 10 year anniversary is next year because we have to take a trip for that.
We went into San Juan to tour the fort and do some shopping for the kids.
The view from the fort.
Most of the time though, we did this.
The first weekend in May we drove to Lincoln to attend Tyler's graduation. The weather was awful and unfortunate events the actual graduation was canceled. However, they did find a way for the students to get their diplomas in the football practice facility. It was as no frills as you can get but it made us no less proud of this guy. Tyler is such an amazing person and I am lucky to call him my brother. He will continue to great things in life. Congratulations!!
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Yesterday Noah's half day Kindergarten class stayed for lunch. An introduction to the cafeteria. We checked the menu and he decided packing a lunch from home was best. I was secretly happy about that. Our school strives to be better about lunch offerings but they still have a looong way to go.