Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend 2011

We spent most of Memorial Day Weekend in Pickensville, Alabama

camping with Trey's parents.

We had a great time in spite of the hot temperature and the bugs.

The kids had a great time riding bikes, fishing and swimming.

One of my students was down at the river fishing

and he took the kids for a boat ride.

They were super excited to ride down the river in the boat.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Schools Out For Summer

The kids are out of school for summer and they are so excited. They all did so well in school this year. Savannah is going to the middle school next year and ended her elementary school with a bang. She received 3 awards at Awards Day:

  • All A's

  • Presidential Physical Fitness Award

  • 4th Grade Music Award

Jack also had a great year. He had wonderful teachers and he is now getting his love for learning back. Jack also got 3 awards at Awards Day:

  • All A's

  • Governor's Physical Fitness Award

  • Dibels Reading Award

I am so ready to be out of school for summer, but I have 4 more days. The system I work in had a few more snow days than the system the kids go to school. I am so ready to be home for a few months even though lots of our days are going to be filled with baseball. Jack made baseball all stars. I am so proud of him and cannot wait to see him play some more baseball!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Julia's Preschool Graduation

My sweet baby graduated from preschool last night.

I cannot believe it is time for her to go to big school.

She is such a smart little girl and she is going to do great in Kindergarten.

I just wish I could keep her a baby forever.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Busy Saturday

This Saturday was one of those days where I wish I could be have in two places at once. The girls had their dance recital and Jack was playing in a baseball tournament in Starkville. The boys went to Starkville for a long day of baseball. Trey reported that Jack played well, but the were not able to pull out a win.

The girls did great in their recital this year. Savannah had to do four numbers: three dances and one gymnastics routine. Julia had two numbers: dance and gymnastics. They both did absolutely wonderful and I was so proud of them both.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Sweet Savannah you are graduating from elementary school tonight. I cannot believe howyou have grown. I love getting to see what a wonderful young lady you are growing into. You are a very compassionate, sweet girl.

You are your brother's biggest cheerleader on the baseball field and during his piano recital. During the recital you looked as if you would like to go play the piece with him. I love that you will play catch with him in the back yard.

You love your little sister with your whole heart. You love teaching her new things and even play dolls with her. I love watching you two grow together and how you both love life.

I love that you are not to grown to let your me pick out your clothes and fix your hair. I love that you want me and your dad around when you are doing things. I love that you love Jesus Christ. I love that you want to spread joy. I love that you love the beach. I love that you want to spend time outside. I love that you love to shop. I love that you still want to snuggle with your mommy. I love that you are my precious princess.

Continue to be the sweet angel you are. Don't let the evils of the world change you. Continue to look to God for your help.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Field Trip to McWane Center

Yesterday we went to the McWane Center for Jack's 2nd grade field trip. He had a great time with all the activities at the museum. We also watched the IMAX movie Tornado Alley. It was a cool movie. Jack was super excited that some of his friends were able to ride home with him.

Spring Piano Recital

Sunday, May 15th Savannah and Jack had their spring piano recital. They both did a wonderful job. It was a little bitter sweet because Jack has decided that he is not going to take piano anymore. Maybe one day he will decide that he wants to take again. Savannah played "Here We Are to Worship" and Jack played "A Concert Piece".

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Ewan Baron's Style

Ewan, one of Jack's friends celebrated his 8th birthday at the Birmingham Barons baseball game on Saturday night. We had a great time with friends even though the weather was less than perfect. I cannot believe that it has gotten so cold again. Julia had a great time even though she was the only girl at the party.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Family of Five with Four Eyes

Yesterday confirmed our belief that we would all have glasses or contacts soon. Julia went to the eye doctor yesterday after failing her vision screening for kindergarten. She will soon have a new pair of glasses to wear. She is excited about getting her glasses.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Dinner with Girlfriends

Last night Julia and I met some girlfriends from high school for dinner. It was great to see Merry who lives in Canada now. We had great adult conversation and a wonderful Mexican dinner. Julia was an angel. She sat quietly and drew in her notebook. I was so proud of her and her wonderful behavior.