During one of the many times I was at school for award ceremonies, parties and field days I was walking the hall and found this outside of Carli's room. Made me smile and a bit proud!
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
We did our wordle teacher gifts again this year. Carli and Ava each wrote a note to their teachers to include with their gifts. Carli wrote hers, put it in an envelope and sealed it before I could snag a picture of her or the note! Ava, who is not my sit still and create child, took a good afternoon to finish her note, but she got the job done! And it was legible!
"Dear Mrs. Tinkle,
Thank you for teaching me about science and stuff. Stinky feet day was the best. I really liked to sit by you and talk to you. I will miss you a lot.
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Well, this summer I am determined to make it more productive, fun and watch less TV. I found this idea on Pinterest - look for the Super Summer Challenge - and decided that we could tailor it to our needs and make a go of it! We already had our pallet board, so I just redid the bottom half to meet our needs.
Goodies for the girls Spectacular Summer Challenge. Missing study guides for the Bible Bee Study we sign up to do this yr, plus their little Sewing machines that Grammy is gonna teach them to sew on. And we will make a trip to get library cards tomorrow!
Carli is a very visual kid. She wants to know is going on, when, where and how...so she requested her own calendar.
Revamped our board! Top jars have our summer goals/rewards (which include iJump, Splash Kingdom, Skating Rink and trip to craft store), jobs/bored jar (which Carli wrote all the jobs on) and "Gold coins." Each Gold Coin equals $0.25. The girls earn them by doing activities listed on the board, completing their daily chores and as we see fit to award them. They can also lose coins when they are disrespectful or no minding.
Each girl got summer coupons (date nights, sleepovers, etc) for one time use, a list of mental, spiritual, physical and helpful activities with Gold coin values, daily chore check list and summer rules. For ever 100 Gold coins earned, they get to choose one reward.
Friday, May 27, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016
They did a cute little program for us! Carli opted to stay with her class b/c she already graduated last year and knew every single song. Ava was on the left hand side of the stage, second row from bottom just under the first 'S' on Class.
Ava is the one with a pink bow in her hair. The little girl on the left is her friend Gracie and the girl in black in front of her is Bella. The little boy in plaid beside Bella is Grayson who was a bit infatuated with Ava this year.
After their ceremony, we went back to their class to gather up their things and say goodbye to all her friends and teacher. This is her "friend" Grayson and neighbor Will Cody.
Grammy and Pa came to watch Ava graduate and cheer her on as she walked across the stage!
Ava and Bella have been begging for a play date forever - so today since the kindergarteners got to leave school at 9:30 am Bella came home with us to play! We had to go back and get Carli at 1:30 Then we made cookies, and had a great play date til Bella's mom got off work!
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Last year Field Day was rained out, so the girls were pretty pumped about field day this year! Drew and I went to go watch and enjoy the fun! They had bounce houses, bubbles, sidewalk chalk and lots of games!
Carli finally did go play - here she is with a group of friends Skylar, Carli, Lilly, Kadaisha and Wylie Jo.
I tried to sneak off and leave the girls at school but was not successful! :) So, we rounded everything up and headed out after having a lot of fun!
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
She also was recognized with her accomplishments in Math. Carli thoroughly enjoyed her year with Mrs. Chambers.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016
So, when water starts leaking out of the bottom of wall, Keith does exploratory "surgery" on the wall only to discover that it was the shower head that had literally broken off in the pipe at the wall.