Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Today was the B Team’s last day of school. It’s summa, summa, summer time.
They got a little gift this morning on the last day of school.
They got a new three pack of Leap Frog movies. We love leap frog around here! (and added bonus it will count as “homeschool” to watch them!)
The we grabbed a picture on the porch before heading out.
Just look how much my babies grew this year!
Both boys had parties in their classrooms today and came home plum wore out since they neither one got a nap!
It took three trips to get all their stuff and them loaded in the van! Let’s hit the highlights of what they came home with.
First off, his folder from the year. My big boy got a happy face every.single.day. So proud of him. What matters most to this momma is his heart and those smiley faces go along way in showing that he respects others and is a kind, sweet boy. Writing your name will come.
This is Bates’ All about Me poster we made the first week of school. Looking at this literally brought tears to my eyes. This boy has some so, so far. I will treasure this poster and keep it forever!
The most favorite thing he came home with was his Memory book from the year. They had the classroom all set up so mommy’s could come in and sit and look through the books with their kiddos. Bates’ was just perfect. And where in the world did that first day of school baby go?
Look how much he grew this year- almost 3 inches and a pound and a half (which is a lot for him!)
The book is filled with different things they did throughout the year.
Page after page of pictures, but my favorite was Luau Day. He is something else. He wore the “shells” like the girls but I only got that picture in a text. They said he threw a fit to wear them! Bless him.
Brodie came home with this jewel. Oh my heavens I love it so. It’s perfect and so his crazily cute profile. This will go on the wall, ASAP.
But if you ask Brodie what the best thing he came away with from this school year, it won’t be a memory or an education- it’s this lion!
Yes, his teachers sent him home with this GIANT lion. This lion laid on the floor of his classroom every day (his room was the Jungle Station) every.single.morning when I dropped him off he would whine and cry and they would give him his puppy and he would lay on the lion during early activity. He would join the group after the drop off activity was over, but for the the early morning it was just him and his lion. He and his lion were quite the pair. His teacher is moving up and into a different class next year and her new class won’t be the jungle station, so she was parting ways with her lion. And there is no one else in the world she would rather the lion live with than Brodie Brown.
This was an incredible year for both boys. Last year Brodie had been home just a few months, so we were just trying to survive school. This year, my Brodie boy, moved up a class into a class that was a bit older than him and came out top of the class. He can tell you all the Bible stories, knows all his colors, letters, and is spelling and at the veeeeery beginning stages of reading. He couldn’t make me any more proud.
And Bates, this was the best year yet for him. He grew from the kiddo who would cry every morning to the boy would could see momma in the hall and wave and just stay with his class. He met some challenges this year and faced them head on and coupled with an incredible set of teachers who love him like his momma does, he is set to overcome them! Things are clicking together for him and we are going to channel this momentum and kick up Summer School at the Brown Academy!
Here’s to Preschool 2013!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Then lunch at one of my favorite places, Your Pie.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Mother Nature has seemed want to keep us out of the strawberry patch, it has rained every single weekend we have planned to go!
But after soccer on Saturday, we braved the misty weather and somewhat cooler temps and headed to Valley Home Farms for our 2nd annual Strawberry picking!
I think it’s safe to say we all had a great time!
After we filled our baskets to the brim, we made a stop to see our cow friend.
And of course you cannot leave without some strawberry ice cream!