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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Last Day of School

Well, it's official.  The last day of school has arrived.  As all the teachers jump for joy, all the parents hunker down and prepare for summer...ha!  Actually, we are very much looking forward to our summer!  It's mostly fully of softball with a beach trip and several random activities planned.  Most of all, we plan to enjoy eachother!

The girls sure have grown this year!!
First and Last Day Pictures




So on the last day of school, we pretty much show up...have a party and leave!  :)  Carli's class had a breakfast party. 


We thoroughly enjoyed Carli's teacher, Mrs. Shofner.  This was her last year as a classroom teacher.  She is moving to be over the Special Ed program in the 3rd -5th grade wing next year.  Carli loved Mrs. Shofner and is excited that she will be in the same wing of the elementary school as her next year!


After Carli's party, we went down to claim Ava.  They weren't having a party but were having a pretty laid back day full of movies and special treats.  I offered to come back for her but she decided to come on home with us anyway.  Ava loved having Mrs. Ivy this year.  We were certainly blessed with amazing teachers.


Autumn moved to Troup over Christmas and she and Ava hit it off immediately!  Ava loves Autumn and we are praying the get in the same class next year!


We also took our teachers end of the year gifts.  The girls wrote their teachers notes and we created a wordle for them.

Here is Mrs. Shofner's letter and Wordle:



Here is Mrs. Ivy's Note and Wordle:










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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

End of Year Awards

Thankfully, Carli and Ava's end of the year award ceremony were combined so we were able to go watch them both! 

Carli with her aware for the most AR Points earned in her class.


Ava with her award for the Highest AR Average in her class.


Drew was very serious about his job of clapping for everyone when they got their award!  :)


Both Ava and Carli got awards for getting all A's this year.



After their big award ceremony, Keith and I had to split up to go to their rooms and see their classroom awards. 

Keith was with Ava and she and her classmates did a little play for the parents.  Ava was the narrator for The Three Little Pigs.


Ava was awarded for Earning a 90 or Above Average on her first grade Benchmark.


She also got an award for being a Super Reader with her AR points.


And finally, she was awarded the Best Smile award from her teacher.


Carli was awarded as being the "Glowing Example" to her classmates this year by her teacher Mrs. Shofner.


What a great year for both our girls! 


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Monday, May 22, 2017

Mom's Birthday Celebration

We weren't able to all be together on Mother's Day this year but us siblings were able to pull of a semi-surprise get together for Mom for her birthday the next weekend.


The grandkids all serenaded Grammy with a birthday song...


Then the dynamic duo put on quite the vocal performance that called for a standing ovation!


We couldn't leave Logan out, and sang him Happy Birthday too!


We managed to get Grammy birthday present from the grandkids and we think it was a big hit!  :)


We even got pics with all her kiddos...which is pretty impressive for us!  :)


After some burgers, cake and ice cream we had a little fun in the backyard playing ball.  Carli pitched to Uncle Andy while Logan caught her.


The Logan and Carli had a mini-pitching dual!


Drew absolutely wore Uncle Tone out while the big kids were playing ball!


Happy Birthday Mom!  We Love you so much!




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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Cheezin' & Sleepin'

When you just can't nap bc there's taters to dig, cows to count, chickens to cluck at, trucks to wave to and gators to ride...bedtime pretty much handles itself!


But all that business sure makes for a happy boy!



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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Ava's Birthday Weekend

Ava had an amazing birthday weekend.  She got to have a sleepover with Rylee T., spend time with Naggy and Pappy, go to a waterpark, play some softball and eat lots of cake!!


We took the girls to Splash Kingdom on Friday evening.  It was great.  Not crowded at all and then to make it even better the girls were all tall enough to ride the rides without us with them!  They had an amazing time and wore themselves slap out!


In between ball games on Saturday, we celebrated by eating wherever Ava wanted to go and opening lots of birthday presents!


Ava got lots of new American Girl doll clothes, the New AG Logan doll and Heeley shoes!



We had an amazing weekend and Ava was well loved to say the least!




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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Birthday Countdown

Sometimes it is fun to see how much she's grown...and sometimes it makes me sad to see how fast the time has passed!

Ava at birth and 1 year old

Ava at 2 years old


Ava at 3 & 4 years old


Ava at 5 years old


Ava at 6 years old



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