Saturday, March 17, 2012

Hanging out in KY

We have spent the last 2 nights in KY with my family and have had a great time. We have gotten to spend time with my Nanny as well as Aunt Bo, Uncle Mike, Grammy, Gramps, Gabriel, and Trayton. We have ran and played, shopped until we dropped, and laughed and laughed. We have had a great trip so far and the kids have had a blast!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

New Year's Eve/Bradley's Birthday

Well, it was only 3 months ago, so I guess I may as well finally post pics from NYE/Bradley's Birthday. As usual, we hosted a little get-together here at our house to ring in 2012. We ate lots of yummy food and played games before ringing in the new year. It was lots of fun and a tradition that we look forward to every year.
The first 2 are of Harrison napping before the party started. I love that swet angel face!

Ava with her sparkling grape juice (which is what we all toast with) :).

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ava - Terrific Kid

Ava and I were both so excited when she brought home a note that said she would be receiving an award for being named "Terrific Kid" for the last 9 weeks. This award goes to a student who has made vast improvements in academics or behavior in the classroom. I was so proud that she was honored with this award.

As we all know, Ava is definitely Ava, but her behavior at school has improved so much since the beginning of the year. She has also made great strides in her academic work and is reading ahead of what most Kindergartners are. Her math skills are also very good at this point and she can add most one-digit numbers.

Words cannot express how proud of her I was at the award program. I just hope she continues to excel with her schoolwork and her behavior.

Way to go, Ava! You are a TERRIFIC KID! :)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Party/Read Across Town

On March 1st we did our annual trek to downtown Dyersburg to celebrate Dr. Seuess's birthday at the Read Across Town Event. This event has various community members read at several locations and share books with the kids. Just like last year, we started by eating at McDonald's with the Babbitts before heading to the event.

Harrison was without his stroller this year which proved quite a workout for me. At the first stop, he went right in and sat down to listen. That didn't last long and he was busy going from kid to kid saying, "Sshhh. We have to listen." So funny and cute, but I am sure other people found it annoying. Then he got distracted by some girls with face paint that looked like cat whiskers. He started yelling, "Is your name Zoe?" (one of our cats' names).

The first reader was Ava's principal who read a book called "Chicken Big" and ended with the kids getting to reach into a big egg to receive a prize. Ava was first and felt around inside the egg until she pulled out a chicken. She was super excited to get the big prize.

After that we headed to get our faces painted and enjoy some snacks before stopping at one final reading. Harrison was done after that and even though Ava was disappointed not to get to hear more, she was happy that we had gotten to go and listen to her principal. :)


Ready for Church

I snapped these two pics on my phone right before leaving for church. Harrison has started staying in the nursery (praise the Lord!), so we are now able to enjoy the service! Ava LOVES children's church and hates missing. So thankful for our church!