Friday, July 06, 2012

Kindergarten Wrap-Up with Ava

What will you miss about Kindergarten? Being with my teacher.
Who are your friends at school? Not everybody because some people don't want to be my friends sometimes.
Who did you play with? Mikayla, Savanna, April, and Abigail
What is the best part of the school day? Going outside
What is your favorite thing that you learned about? I Don't Know
What food did you like to eat at lunch? Pizza
What is your favorite game to play at recess? Princesses
What do you like about your teacher? When she lets us do free drawing.
What are some fun things you did in class this year? The Christmas singing
What was fun about the first day of school? Staying for a half day.
What was the best about the last day of school? Having the picnic on the floor with the brown paper.
What was your favorite thing to do in the classroom? Watching movies at the end of the day.
What will you remember most about kindergarten? Doing work.
What are you looking forward to this summer? Having play dates.
What are you looking forward to in 1st grade? Going outside.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Father's Day - 2012

Father's Day really snuck up on us this year. With Bradley being so sick, it just came to quickly for us to get a plan in place and he didn't feel like going out anywhere to eat or anything. I did manage to have the kids fill out this interview form with questions about Bradley. It was funny to hear their answers. They both know that he loves to watch ball games and Ava thinks his favorite food is a salad covered with his favorite dressing (Harrison's answers all consisted of tractors, lawn mowers, tillers, and weed eaters). ;) So while Bradley was with Joe, the kids and I ran to the store and Ava chose to have a big salad for supper. While I was working on the fixing, she made a quick sign for Daddy. We also enjoyed some Brave cupcakes which were served to Daddy and Pop while we sang Happy Father's Day to You (to the tune of Happy Birthday). I thought it was a nice Father's Day.
I am so thankful for all the wonderful daddies that have been placed in my life; my dear Bradley, my own Daddy, and Joe.

I just love all of these crazy facial expressions my children are giving.


In the evenings, we have taken to walking on nights when it is not crazy hot (so none for the past week!). Ava loves walking at night and we usually head down towards Pop's house where we are greeted with cool pops and then head to the playground at Ava's school. Harrison and Ava love getting the chance to run around and while they are distracted, I usually use the time to read a little on the Kindle App on my phone. I have loved these summer nights and love knowing that my kids are enjoying being in the outdoors and working up a little sweat. ;)

And my favorite photo of the night. I arrived at the slide to hear screaming and fighting. Ava and Harrison were both coming down the slide. Look at her face. Now look at his. In his hand is a handful of Ava's hair. So glad that I could capture this sibling moment on film. :)

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Fourth of July

Today was a pretty low key 4th of July. With the holiday falling in the middle of the week, we didn't have the usually family get-together that we have had the last couple of years. We just relaxed around the house for the first part of the day and then enjoyed supper with Pop. After dinner we went outside and the kids played with sparklers (Thanks, Pinterest, for the idea of wearing a cup over their hands to keep the sparks away!) Then we came inside and watched the fireworks on TV. Ava was disappointed that we didn't go see some in person, but with some ice cream and cookies, we were able to persuade her. ;) All in all, it was a nice, relaxing 4th and I enjoyed spending it with my babes.

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July! Here is a picture of Ava before church on Sunday. Harrison wouldn't let me take his picture! :) this is the 3rd year (and last!) that Ava has gotten to wear this dress. :) so cute!