Saturday, May 29, 2010

Just because.......

Lately I have been having these "I can't believe they're mine" moments. I honestly feel like I just had these kids. And now the seem so big. Where has the time gone??? I don't really have babies anymore. I felt the need to post these pictures..........just because I can't stop time.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Last Day of School

The last day of school......
May 27, 2010

The first day........
August 23, 2009

The last day........

The first......

The two things I notice most about these pictures are: first, just how little he looked back in August and the second is look how tan he was as the summer came to an end!!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

One Day.....Two Celebrations

My last and final duty as room mom was planning the Kinder class party with the other 6 room moms. We had decided to go with an outdoor party with stations for each class. It was a blast.....a HOT blast but still a blast none the less.

On a different note, I had one of those moments today when I really wished I could be in two places at the exact same time. As I was walking out the door to go up to the school and get things set up for the party.....the home phone rings. It was Emmy's school....she had thrown up and I needed to come pick her up ASAP. Seriously? Today? Her last day? The only day I HAVE to be somewhere? Thank God I have JoLynn. She went and picked up Emmy and brought her to her house so I could still be with Tyson at his party. I am lucky to have such a great friend. No too many people you can call and ask to drive 20 minutes to pick up your sick child.

Ok....back to the end of the year party........
The boys getting in their sacs

Go Tyson!

Tyson getting a high five from Jackson's daddy for some good hopping

Popsicle station

All the girls were yelling "we love Tyson!"

On to the the second celebration of the day. It was time to celebrate the end of another baseball season. What a successful season! Not only did the boys hit coach pitched balls, this season they actually got players out.
Tyson getting his medal from Coach Tel

Tyson became pretty close with the Harjo twins, Barrett and Grayson

don't ask

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

He's only 6 and he has 2 graduations under his belt.....

Today was very bittersweet for me. I am so proud of my Tyson. I can't believe an entire school year has gone by. He has developed so much intellectually and socially. He's about to be a 1st grader....WOW! He started school barely being able to read, math was counting to 100 and no idea about past presidents. He now can read chapter books by himself, do addition , subtraction and story problems, he knows parts and punctuation of a sentence, and knows all about the the influential previous presidents and so much more. He was just a sponge this year and seemed to really enjoy learning. He can't wait to read to us each evening......"one more page, please Mommy." I am one PROUD Mommy!!!!

Colton and Tyson were up to no good. They giggled the whole time.

Go Buddy! It was so cute, the principal, assistant and the counselor all wore their cap and gowns to handout the "diplomas."
The expression on his face sums up the whole morning. He was so excited. He was laughing and being pretty silly most of the ceremony. Anyone that knows Tyson knows this is not his normal behavior.

After the ceremony we went back to the classroom so the kids could show us a book of their work completed during the year. Then we were treated to a slide show of pictures set to the cutest music. As I watched I couldn't help but get teary eyed.......all of these kids have grown so much. Being the room mom I've been coming to the class since the beginning of the year and have really gotten to know all of the kiddos. I should mention each child also got a copy of the slide show on a DVD to take home. My child has watched it at least 20 times already.

Kennedy and Tyson.......I will never forget after the first couple days of school he came home saying Kennedy was his friend and she was always nice to him.

Of course, Jackson is best buddy.

We will all miss Mrs. Heinze! She has made this year so wonderful for Tyson, for that I will always be so grateful.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

It was only 3 inches......

When I decided to get Em's haircut I had no idea it would make her look so much older. I was just trying to get rid of those scraggly ends. It seemed like the longer it got the more uneven it grew. I'm new at this whole thin hair thing. I have very thick hair, no one told me that thin hair can look really thin when it's long. Anyway......I told Susan make it look thick and full. So she did. She also added on a year or so.




Susan wanted to French was so cute.

Ta Daaaa........look at my 4 year old. That's it, back to bows!!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Ten teeny tiny toes

Grandma got Emmy her very own little pink bottle of nail polish for her non birthday party (aka Tyson's birthday party, Mom knew Em wouldn't understand why Tyson got gifts and she didn't, so she brought her a few gifts) anyway I hadn't shown Em the polish till today when she asked AGAIN if she could paint her toes. So after her bath we sat down for a little mini pedi.....and I do mean mini. Her nails were smaller than the head of the nail brush.

She was quite pleased with end result, however she did tell me next time she wants RED. So much for subtle color.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

What happened to the 3 legged race?

Tyson had his first Field Day on Thursday. It was our second attempt to have it, due to weather last week it had been rescheduled. His school is fortunate to be directly across the street from a huge county park, which makes Field Day even more special since it's not at the school . Each class wore different color Tshirts, that made for easy grade recognition. It actually worked out better for me, it being on a Thursday Em was in school so I could give Tyson my undivided attention. Paul took the day off so he could volunteer. He was up at the park by 7 am helping the PE teacher get the stations set up. Tyson likes me being at the school events, but he has gotten used to it; having Paul there was extra special.

Field day consists of 20 or so stations and the classes are rotated through to each one spending about 10 minutes at the station. AND there is no competition. No 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place ribbons. No score is kept. No winners, no losers. Everybody wins. There were no relay races, no tug-of-war, and there was no 3 legged race. Quick side note: My friend Jeana and I rocked the 3 legged race competition back in 5th and 6th grade. It was definitely different from how I remembered Field Day, but the kids seemed to have so much fun.

The snack station.....always a hit.

Cup stacking!!! Who knew? This was a huge favorite with the kiddos, especially mine.

Grab the Flag......this one got a little messy.

Ava. Enough said there. This little girl has been asking me to have a "play date" with Tyson since she met me on the 2nd day of school.

Look at that form! Go Buddy Go!!!

Tossing the soft frisbe into the rolling basket

Rolling the hula hoop to the red cone

All in all I would call our first Field Day a SUCCESS!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pool Day, take 2

After spending yesterday at the pool with Amanda we had decided to go back again with Liam and Emmy today. But a part of me felt guilty about taking Em and not taking my Buddy. So I surprised him and told him we were going to swim instead of going to school. I figured it's kinder and the last day is less than 7 days away, where's the harm? It's not like they're going to be splitting the atom during work stations. Tyson was very excited. I'm not sure if he was more excited to go swim or not go to school. Since their class field trip he has pretty much checked out anyway.

I don't really know what's up with the leg stance, I think Tyson stood that way first then you know who just followed right along.

This is the pose you get when you combine "pretty pose" with super hero in a straw hat.

This was Tyson's first pool experience of the season. In his usual Tyson form he was a bit apprehensive and cautious about the water. This is the summer for lessons. I think he is now old enough to be scared of what could happen since he doesn't know how to swim.

This one however, wouldn't know apprehensive if it bit her on that adorable bottom.

She loved this armadillo.

After he got some lunch in him, he loosened up a bit and got a little more comfortable with the water. But lessons are still a MUST this summer!