Saturday, May 23, 2015

Kicking off Summer Fun!

To celebrate the end of school and to kick off the summer fun we hit up the putt putt course last night.  It has been a while since we have been to play mini golf so everyone was really excited.  
 Ben being the ever competitive first child was really into the game and keeping score.  He played great and got 2 holes in one.
 Kate being the ever wild second child spent most of her time playing and exploring the course and the "wild animals" that were around.

 Family selfie!!  Love these people so much!  We had so much fun being together as a family.

 Matt beat us as always.  But Ben and I were highly competitive for second and Kate ,well Kate, finished.
Such a fun way to kick off the summer!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Last Day of Second Grade

Today was Ben's last day of second grade.  He has grown up so much this year!!  He is so much more confident in who he is which is awesome.  We are so proud of how well he did all year long!  
 He is so excited that school is over.  It has been a hard year at times.  He struggled to enjoy school but he pushed through and had a great year.  We loved his teacher Mrs. Holcomb and he learned so much!  He was jumping up and down with joy that it is now summer time!
 We were sweating it out but he was promoted to third grade (ha!).  He is going to rock it out in third grade!!
But first up we are going to have the most awesome summer ever!!!  The "Summer List of Fun" made its official debut yesterday and we are ready to kick off the fun.  We are going to have a great summer.  Can't wait for all the adventures.  

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Kate the Softball Player

Kate's softball season is quickly coming to an end.  It has been fun to watch her play this year.  Not going to say softball is her sport but she has had fun so that is all that matters!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Good Bye Mayfair

Since Friday was Kate's last day of Pre K, it also meant we had to say good-bye to Mayfair.  MCDC has been such a big part of our lives for the past 4 years so it was a hard good-bye.  I am having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that I won't be doing there everyday.  
 I think what we will miss most is these sweet ladies giving our kiddos hugs every morning and afternoon.  They wait to greet every child as the come in the door.  We love Mrs. Lori and Mrs. Norma.  They are amazing!!!  I didn't think it was possible for someone not in our family to love our kiddos as much as they do.
 We are also going to miss Mrs. Jenerick so much!!  She is an awesome Pre K teacher that both Ben and Kate were privileged to have.  She taught them both so much and prepared them so well for kindergarten.  
 We celebrated the last day with the annual picnic.  These sweet girls have been together for the past 4 years.  I am not sure how they are going to make it without each other.  I didn't know it was possible for such little people to be such good friends from such a young age but they showed me how much friendship means even to little ones.
Kate's favorite part of the day was the bouncy house.  
 Or was in the snowcone?
 So thankful Kate and Perry got to be in school together this year.  It was so sweet to see them interact in the hall and at chapel.
 BFFS for life!!
 Sweet Mr. Ben.  He loved these girls so well along with all the teachers.
 I'm not going to lie.  A few tears were shed as we gave our last hugs and left.  Mayfair will always hold a special place in our heart.

To celebrate, we went to lunch with Kaylee and Ashley at BuenaVista.  We have been meeting in their parking lot for the last 2 years every morning for carpool so we figured it was a great way to end the year.
Sad good-byes always mean there are exciting new beginnings coming.  We are so excited about our next adventure of having 2 elementary aged kids.  We are no longer a preschool family!!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Last Day of School

Friday was Kate's last day of school for the year. Can't believe she is already finished with pre k. What an amazing year it was and she has changed and grown up so much!!

We kicked off summer with a trip to Pump It Up today!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Spring Fling 2015

Friday was a big day for the kiddos. It was Kate's last day of school and Bens's Spring Fling. They were so excited for the day. 
First up was Spring Fling for Ben!  It is what we used to call field day back when we were in school although it has been updated some. They have inflatables that fill the gym. 
There was a dj. Crazy!!  But the kids loved it and there was lots of dancing going on!
Loved getting to hang out with Ben and his buddies all morning. Just one more week of school!!!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

1/2 Birthday

Today our sweet Kate turns 5 1/2.  When you are 5 that is a big deal!!  She is so excited.  I must say that 5 has been my favorite age for Kate.  She is so sweet and growing up each day.  We are so proud of her and all that she is doing.  Love this little girl more and more each day.  Here is her traditional 1/2 birthday interview.  
  • Who is your best friends?  Addy, Paige, Isaac, Kaylee, Libby and Emery
  • What is your favorite thing to do?  Play with friends
  • What is your favorite color?  Pink
  • What is your favorite food?  Tacos
  • What do you like to do with our family? Go on vacation
  • What is your favorite toy?  Polly Pockets
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?  Gymnastics Girl
  • What makes you happy?  When my friends are all around me
  • What makes your sad?  When my friends are not around
  • What is your favorite TV show?  My Little Pony
  • What is your favorite movie?  Makenna (American Girl movie)
  • Where is your favorite place we have been?  Disney World and Graceland
  • If you could go anywhere, where would it be?  Hollywood, California 
  • What do you think about before you go to sleep?  My friends
  • If you had one wish what would it be?  To be with my family always
  • What would you buy with $1,000?  A bracelet for my mom
  • What is your favorite snack?  Fruit snacks and goldfish
  • What food do you not like?  Broccoli