Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Thank you notes

At the end of the school year I ask my kids to write a thank you note to their teachers. They both love their teachers so much and are sad to say goodbye to them. Anna gets really emotional when she thinks about leaving her teacher for the summer. I am sad for them but also excited for their future. 

Before I put their thank you notes in their folder I took a quick picture for my keepsake. 

Anna's note

Isaac's note

Ice Skating

The whole school (minus the kindergarteners and the preschoolers) went ice skating since they reached their goal from their school fundraiser. I drove 4 kids there and hung around while they skated. It was a fun outing......

2 days until summer!

Isaac and some of his friends

field day

The kids have field days on different days because of their ages. Kindergarten and 1st have it one day at school and then 2nd thru 6th have it the next day at a nearby park. 

I went to cheer Anna on with her class and it was really fun. They all cheered each other on and were really into it. They had to do their activities in the school because it was too wet from the rain. Anna is such a team player. 

The next day I helped work at Isaac's at the park. A friend and I ran the scooter races. It was fun. All the kids had a great time, too. I am proud of all the kids. 

kindergarteners and their treat

scooter racing

2nd graders

Mother's Day

I had the perfect Mother's Day weekend. It lasted the whole weekend, not just on Sunday. 

We spent most of our weekend at the soccer fields watching Isaac play in his first soccer tournament. He had so much fun and loved being out there. He is growing up way too fast. 

Then we rode bikes down to B & G for ice cream. On our way down there we stopped at the park and ran into some friends so we all went together for ice cream. It was a really good evening. 

On our way home from ice cream we stopped and looked for flowers. Jeff had his pick up so he was able to take our stuff home. He brought his pick up for Anna as we assumed riding home would be too far. We were wrong. Just kept right up with us and made it all the way there and back. She is growing up way too fast. 

I love my crew. 

flower shop

soccer games

bike rides

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

spring blooms

After out May snowfall I wasn't anticipating my lilacs to bloom for a while. I was wrong. They are blooming and are gorgeous and smell incredible. One of my favorite things to do during this time is to make little bouquets for friends. I delivered this to my girlfriend for her birthday. 

principle for the morning

One of the auction items at a recent fundraiser for our school was for the kids to be principle for the morning. So, I bid on it and eventually won it for my kids.

They got to pick the dress down theme- which they chose pajamas. They also got to spend the morning with their principle doing all the things she does in the morning. Anna told me she was so tired from walking up and down the halls visiting each classroom. They finished by going to lunch and ice cream where they then went back to their regular day. 

They had a great time!

ready for pajama day!

hanging with the pups. Roma is about 11 weeks now


Jeff and I went to Florida for a Burger King convention. I was under the impression I would get lots of rest and relation... Which I did. But I was not planning on the late nights, either! 

We had a great time. Sun, pools, spa, day trips, dinners, etc.

We sure have a good time!

Thanks Jeff, for letting me tag along!

selfies on the beach

Naples sunset

morning walks

Our awesome rental

twinkle lights on the palm trees. sweet

Monday, May 1, 2017

May 1st, 2017

Happy May Day from snowy South Dakota. 



Isaac's First Communion

We celebrated Isaac's First Communion last week on a beautiful spring day. He was very proud of himself and so were Jeff and I. After mass we had family over to grill out and spend time together. 

He celebrated again with his school the same week. They had a little reception following First Communion for the kids and parents. These 2nd grade boys are crazy!

We are proud of you, Isaac. 

Anna. Dad. Capri. Isaac. Mom. Owen. Suzie

looking good

a bunch of crazy 2nd grade boys

2nd graders

family love celebrating isaac