Thursday, August 27, 2015

Playing in the rain

We have had a much wetter summer than normal.  I mean much wetter.  It's been pretty fabulous!  While there have definitely been times Ive been a total grump about it (ie: when I rained about everyday for 2 weeks), it has been such a nice change from the normal drought conditions we have.  And it's made things a little cooler around here too which I am definitely not complaining about:)  Our summer started off wet.  Really wet.  And this was the time I was probably most grumpy about it.  School was out and I wanted to get the kids in the pool and do fun things outside.....but it just rained.  One day I decided I would just take the boys out to play in the rain instead:)  Sawyer was ticked until he could lose the umbrella.  Which is funny because he usually freaks out about being rained on.  But he didn't want one, and I certainly didn't care at all!  So after we got over that, the little boys had a blast splashing through the puddles .  And I just enjoyed watching their cute little rain boot-ed feet play.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Preschool Program

This year the preschool the kiddos go to had a music program.  Eli was at the ECC (early childhood center) for two years too, but they never did anything like this.  I'm not gonna lie.  It was pretty sweet.  The kids have music once a week, so they've been working on these songs/actions all year long.  I hear them every week while Im waiting on them to get done with school, but I don't usually stick my head in to watch.  So it was pretty cute to watch.  And fairly impressive.  This 3, 4, and 5 year olds know there stuff!  I was most surprised at Parker.....he actually hates music, and usually just sits there.  In fact, I've been told usually he gets upset and refuses to go at music time (have a mentioned Parker is a VERY stubborn kiddo) and they have to do quite a bit of coaxing.  Anyways, Parker stood up there and sang and did all the actions.  He was cracking me up because between ever single song, he would yell, "Hi mommy!" "Hi, Sawyer!" and wave as big as he could.  Funny kiddo.

Kamdyn just rocked it.  She's so shy and quiet, but she likes being up on stage.  And she did a great job too.  So fun to watch my kiddos.  And a bonus was that they were at the same time, so I didn't have to run back and forth between their programs and spring parties.  Next year, I only have one preschooler.  It's gonna be so relaxing when it comes to party times:)  But, I am only going to have one kiddo home with  me all day most of the week, which will be kind of sad, and a total adjustment for me.  So, now that school is out, we are just going to enjoy the summertime!

Here's some pictures of their program

These pictures are a little out of order.  The ones with the teachers were taken after the program, but for some reason they are snuck in here.  So anyways.....

This is Kamdyn with Miss Kelly.  She is the Para in her room.
 And Miss Tammy.  This is Kamdyn's teacher.  She was Eli's first preschool teacher.  And she's totally awesome.  We love her.  And I'm really hoping all the kids can have her before she retires:)
 This is Miss Ashley.  She is the speech pathologist in Parker's room.  So he gets to work with her one on one a little bit each week.  She is also totally fabulous.  Parker loves her (when he isn't being stubborn:))
 And Miss Crystal.  This is Parker's teacher (also, this was Eli's teacher last year....are you sensing a theme:))  I know it won't surprise you when I say she's awesome.  My kids hit the teacher jackpot every year.  But the two who work with Parker are something special.  Like I said, Parker is a very stubborn kid....and they love him and work so well with him.  He has come such a long way since the start of the school year, and it's all thanks to these two ladies (and the other para's in his room).  They are so good with him and great at redirecting or distracting him when he gets upset or is in one of his moods and doesn't want to do anything or be a good listener.  I never worried about leaving him behind if he was having a fit because I knew they would handle it in no time flat.

There you have it.  Preschool music program at it's finest:)

Friday, May 22, 2015

Kindergarten Music Program

The end of the year, always brings all the fun end of year activities and programs out.  Eli's Kindergarten program, Kinderific, was the kickstart to our end of year activities.  It was exactly what you would expect a kindergarten music program to be.  Totally cheesy, a total riot, incredibly tone deaf, and adorably cute.  It was so cute to watch those kids up there.  They were all having so much fun and worked so hard.  You could tell they just loved some of the songs they were singing.  I was just cracking up through half of it because it was so cheesy and cute.  But It was so fun to watch Eli.  And so fun to see all the kids' personalities when they get up to perform for their parents and grandparents.  There's really not much more to say on was just cute:)  Eli is in a red shirt if you are having a hard time finding him......
Here's to the start of many many more cheesy school music programs to come!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Tiny Dancer

It is so fun to watch your kids do something they love.  And to watch them grow and change and get better at what they love.  For miss K, it's dance.  She loves it.  If you had seen her dance two years ago, you certainly would have wondered if that was true or not:)  But she has come a long way, and she does such a great job dancing!  May always marks the end of the year recital for her so she can show off all her dance skills.  That means we have been busy with all things dance:)  It started in April when we got to have a parent watch day and got to see what they've been working on.  And they tried on their costumes.  This is always fun for girl is not necessarily a girly girl, but she sure loves dressing up for dance recitals!

 Parker apparently loves looking at himself, because instead of watching his sister dance, he was watching himself in the mirror and giving himself lots of loves.  Weirdo:)

 After months of work, it's time for the show!  K loves dancing on the "big stage"  And I sure love watching her!  She has just blossomed and lights up when she's up there.  Preschool recitals can be a little painful because a good majority of the kids have no idea what they are doing:), but they are all so cute regardless!!

 And after the big show.....K with her bff Grace.  They weren't in the same classes this year, which was very sad for me, and I know K missed her, but she sure stepped out being without friends this year.  And, they were still open for posing for pictures for us in their cute little costumes:)
 And some of her biggest fans......I have a feeling they will have a lifetime of dance recitals in their future.  And she's going to have her share of sporting events:)