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Monday, June 28, 2010

G Slide (Ella's Dance Recital)

Ella pre-show
The fam post performance

Addison and Avery also performed

Grandma and Grandpa Story

Grandma Choo Choo and Pat
Ella rocked her first dance recital at the BCPA!! She took the beginning hip hop class, and it was very evident that this was her passion:) If you know Ella you understand what I mean-the girl loves to perform!! She did a super job and had so much fun!!
I think we may have a few more dancers next year!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Uncle Tim's Birthday Cookout

Happy 29th Birthday!!

Peris and Berlyn

Avery and Fiona

Ella gearing up for PCSL

Hanging out on the dock

The crew

A long awaited "silly" pose

Photo's courtesy of Aunt Jessica

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Love to read?

I love to read!! I could sit around all day long and devour book after book. But what does a girl do when she runs out of reading material? Well of course one can ask for suggestions, but you can also check out this super cool web site:

You enter a book title that you have enjoyed and it will give you a list of new titles to check out-like I said it is super cool!!

If you are looking for a few good summer reads I would definately recommend:

Year of Wonder by Geraldine Brooks
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

Both were recommended to me by my friend Laurel and both are excellent!! I didn't want to put either read down!!!!

Have a suggestion? Leave me a comment because I am always looking for something new!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010


Kindergarten Program 2010

Emmy receives her published writing from Dr. Coffman

We sat through our final Kindergarten program for Emmy and it was lovely. I will say right off the bat that I did NOT cry during the entire program! I did sit and wonder how it was possible that my youngest daughter was now finished with kindergarten? Of course knowing that we were done with kindergarten also was a little strange after having had Ms. Hatch and
Mrs. Nevius for 3 years straight. I remember getting so annoyed by people who assured me that "this time goes by so fast"-thinking that time was going by so slow! Now as I sit and look at my prospective first grader I realize that I would give anything to slow time down just a little! Now I am the Mom who looks longingly at the Mom with littles ones-I am the Mom who wants to whisper it really does go by so fast!
1st grade here we come.

Fiona's Play Day

Fiona and I enjoyed lunch on her play day at school. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate, so her play day was inside rather than at the park. It turned out great-the kids had such a good time at stations and then in the gym!!

DARE Graduation

Peris' certificate of graduation from DARE
Her super cool DARE t-shirt
(they were NOT this cool when I was a 5th grade teacher! Mine was white with huge red lettering)

Among other things, 5th grade means DARE. DARE is an awesome program put on by local police enforcement to teach kids about D-drug A-abuse R-resistance E-education. But it is so much more than that! This program also teaches the kids about self esteem and having the power to "say no" to so much more than drugs and alcohol. It lays issues out on the table such as smoking, peer pressure, and friendship. The program begins to hold the students accountable for their actions and does address the question-what will you choose to do when faced with these choices? What I couldn't believe is that this program has been cut in our community!! Our 5th grade students are the only 2 classes in our area who received this program for the 2009-2010 school year! I hope that changes, because for some kids this will be the foundation that will help them cultivate the skills to remain drug and alcohol free through junior high and high school! That seems priceless to me.