Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

A friend of mine posted this on facebook and I thought it was a wonderfual tribute for families and troops.

Get out the tissues..... It is fantastic!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Busy weeks behind us!

Wow! The last couple weeks of school are very busy with finals and field trips and so many things!

Boyd went with Kaci on her field trip last week to the Newspaper and our zoo in Springfield. They both had a great time. Boyd forgot the camera so no pics of that trips.

This week Kole and Boyd attended a Cub Scout Orientation meeting, a get together at Chuck E Cheese and the year end field trip to the Children's Museum and Scovil Zoo. The T-shirts say "I was in Mrs. Coady's last Class 2008-2009. Kole's kindergarten teacher is retiring at the end of this school year.

I attended the Junior High/High school Spring Band and Choir concert. It was going to run long, so Boyd stayed home to take care of the younger two and get them in bed at a decent time.

Today, May 23, we went with friends to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Strawberry Festival. Then back home to chat for a bit before they left. Then we took care of the dogs and off we went to go to dinner then home to watch some movies.

Kole, Kaci, Kali and on the far right is Uyen!

Kali's big field trip is Tuesday to Kickapoo State park. She will have a blast!

A small clip from the concert taken on my phone

Friday, May 15, 2009

Kindergarten program

Kole's Kindergarten program was Thursday night. Here is a song they did. He was not very enthusiastic. Boyd wondered was I proud of him or was it just funny. I would say I was proud that he tried. I am thinking he was not too enthusiastic because he is a 7 year old boy and it had nothing to do with video games and it was not his idea. He still needs to learn that you have to do things in life that you don't want to do and you should do them to the best of your ability. Kole is in the red shirt in the front row.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I won a graphite drawing!

I entered a picture of our sad Reiko Suave to win a 5 x 7 graphite pencil drawing of him.
It turned out so good! The artist has such a wonderful talent!

Here is a link to the winning photo and the drawing:

Reiko did not want to go in his crate and this is the look he gives when he knows he has to be crated.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

The girls fixed me breakfast this morning. Then they all brought out their gifts that they had made. Kaci cooked the eggs, Kali took care of the rest. Kole watched and then kept me out of the kitchen until they were done. I took a pic with each of them earlier this past week having fun and I have added them too. It has been a really nice mother's day so far. I talked to my grandmother last night and my mom today. I even got to go to the store "Alone". Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers who might read this! I hope you all had something to remember! I think this will be my most memorable one. Right up there with my first one.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Our little biker babe

This is Kaci riding the new used mini bike. She is a natural just like her mom was years ago!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

A new toy for the "kids" and some pics

Random pics of Kaci and Kole during having some conversations with them.

Boyd drove to Indiana yesterday and purchased a mini bike for the kids. I think he has ridden it as much as they have. Kole is in heaven. Too bad he didn't listen to instructions about stopping and ran into my van.. So no more mini bike for him until he listens...