Thursday, September 16, 2010

Congratulations Seth!

Evan's brother Seth recieved his masters from UCI!!!!!

Ashton's 8th Grade Promotion

This promotion hit me harder than I had expected. There is something about watching your oldest child promote out of middle school to go to HIGH SCHOOL! It is amazing and terrifying at the same time. I really can't believe how fast the years have gone by and it really hit home for me this year. I am so proud of my oldest son and all that he has accomplished so far in his life:) I am officially a mother of a Freshman in High School...yikes!

Emilee's 6th Grade Promotion

It feels like just yesterday I was taking that sweet girl to kindergarten, now she has left elementary school to start Jr. High. I am so proud of Emilee, she is turning into such a fine young woman.

Emilee the Queen of Hearts

Emilee and Ethan

Emilee's Lip Sync

Emilee also did a Lip Sync this year, it was her last year being able to participate since she has promoted up to Jr. High. Her group did a medley of "Alice In Wonderland" songs. A few of my friends joked that we were putting on a "mini broadway production" ;) Well it was definatly worth it their group was the grand finale of the show and they were amazing to watch!

Ethan's Lip Sync

Every year our school does a Lip Sync at the end of the year. It is such a fun tradition. This year Ethan was in an all boy group and they did a Run DMC mix combined of two songs, "You be Illin" and "It's Tricky". The boys all did a great job and had so much fun performing.

Aquarium of the Pacific

At the end of the school year Tot Lot does an end of year field trip. This year we went to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Aubree was so happy to go with her friends and her cousins. Ellie had so much fun looking at all the different sea creatures.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day 2010

We decided to make a weekend out of Mother's Day. We had the opportunity to go to Indio with some close family friends and stay at their time share. Can I say heaven!!!! It was such a much needed rejuvenation for our family. We had so much fun playing in the pool, enjoying the lazy river, playing games, and watching movies:) Aubree and Ellie had so much fun playing in the 1 foot kids pool and the water was so nice like a big bath.
On Sunday Evan was so great he got up and made pancakes with the kids. He had them make homemade cards and best of all I got to sleep in...nice!We just really took time together as a family it was really special, I couldn't have asked for a better Mother's Day. I am so thankful for these special moments that turn into such great memories.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

St. Patrick's Day at Tot Lot!

Those mischievous Leprechauns came to Tot Lot today while I was teaching, the kids had so much fun searching for the Leprechauns. We finally found some footprints and shamrocks leading into our classroom where we found quite a mess waiting for us. At least the Leprechauns left the kids some Lucky Charms and green milk for a treat:)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!

We had such a busy but fun St. Patrick's Day. We had green milk and Lucky Charms for breakfast it is our tradition.Some friends of our family's invited us over for a St. Patrick's Day dinner. It was so yummy and best of all I didn't have to cook any of it:) We had the traditional corn beef, cabbage on the side (yucky), mashed potatoes, boiled potatoes, gravy, Shepard's Pie, Irish soda bread,and Boston Cream Pie. There were green decorations, accessories, and goody bags filled w/ Lucky Charms and mini 100 grand bars so cute! We had a great time and it was so fun to celebrate a fun little holiday!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Emilee's Science Fair Project

Emilee had to do a Science Fair Project for school. She chose to do the Sublimation of Dry Ice. Evan and her had so much fun working on this project together. I am happy to say Emilee earned an A+ on her project! Good Job :)