Monday, May 30, 2011

Field Day Fun!

Remember when we had that glorious week of snow days back in January? It was such a fun week off! Well, it wasn't so fun on Memorial Day when the kids had to go to school as a makeup day!! :( But the school very smartly scheduled field day for that day too - probably because otherwise none of the kids would have wanted to go. I admit - I didn't really want them to go to school either, but knew they weren't about to miss field day! They were totally excited. And it was one of those days that made me SO thankful to be a stay at home mom. Because I was able to go and watch them laugh and giggle and be silly and have fun. And because it WAS Memorial Day, David had the day off and came along with the kids and I. The boys LOVED having him there!!!

Why are we here mom? it's hot! And there are lots of kids playing around outside but you want me to sit here in my boring stroller?
This kid shows his JOY like nobody else!! Unbridled!! I love it!
that soccer ball is calling my name!
the parachute - this was ALWAYS my favorite thing about PE!

Even on field day, they lined up like good little ducks when Mrs. Stewart called them!
This was a cool game. Each team had 3 little half-tubes. They had to try to get a golf ball all the way across by moving the tubes from the front to the back as a transport. It took them a while to get the hang of it,but it was very fun!

Two football players from LHS came to show the kids how this game worked - the kids (especially the boys!) were in AWE!
Hurdles! :)

A few of the girls were a little tuckered out!
This relay included saying the pledge of allegiance. The kids thought that was hilarious!

Popsicle time! :)
Jacob's class was done with their field games and they headed back inside.

Next it was time for the 2nd graders to take the field! Here comes Josiah's class!

Kids at this age are so fun. All these silly little uncomplicated games were absolutely hilarious to them - they had so much fun and I LOVED getting to watch them and cheer everyone on!

Can you imagine all the laughs when the teacher told them this was how they had to run the relay!

Josiah's my reserved, internal child - so this look on his face is HUGE!!! :)
See? Back to very thoughtful, serious, focused Josiah.
The class was waiting to rotate to the next station and we had a few minutes, so the teacher let Callie have a turn at it - she took it very seriously!
And then Caleb had a turn....
...and BOY was he excited!

During the soccer kick game, the younger kids and I stood behind the goal to help chase down stray balls. Callie especially loved this because she was SO proud of herself that she could be so helpful to the big kids!

Callie and Caleb and I got to participate with the parachute - we ALL loved it!
And then my camera battery died so I didn't get any more pictures. We had so much fun though. I loved that David got to be a part of it too - a special treat!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day Picnic

Our guitarist sent me these pictures. They were taken when our band played at the church Memorial Day picnic! :)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Jacob's Date with Daddy

Jacob left for his date with Daddy right after school was out on Friday. It was the first thing he said after getting off the bus actually - "when am I leaving for my date with Daddy?" :) Jacob's choice was to go see the new Kung Fu Panda 2 movie in 3D with David - and lucky for me, I had 2 free movie tickets! :) Love those kinds of deals! They had a great time, and Josiah is looking forward to his date now!!! :)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Callie's Date with Mom & Dad

Callie got to be first to have her one-on-one date. Lucky for her, the perfect opportunity came up! Our senior pastor's daughter was getting married! Callie was SUPER excited to go see Miss Mary get married! :)
Does she look excited or what? (See the black and white bow that was on all the pews? Loved it!)
It was a beautiful ceremony! Her colors were black and lime green and I LOVED all the color accents everywhere!
During the ceremony, Callie must have asked me 100 times "When is she going to kiss the prince?!?!" It was very cute. I'm not sure if it's because we just watched the Royal Wedding not long ago, or if it's just because in her mind everything is a fairy tale. Either way, it was a cute question! :)
Her cake! :)

We enjoyed our evening with Callie. The boys were all home with a babysitter and so we enjoyed spending the evening just with her. She LOVED all the fun decorations and fancy things that go along with a wedding! A girly girl's favorite things for sure!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Josiah's Field Trip to the Zoo

On Friday, Josiah had ANOTHER field trip - this time to the zoo! They didn't need me to be an official chaperone but said that we were welcome to meet them there and tag along! :) As we were driving there, Callie was talking all about her favorite things that she was going to do. I reminded her that we were there today with josiah's class - and that his teacher was the boss! (This is the problem when you have a membership - callie is used to getting to do whatever we want when we go - all the activities are free for members). She was mad and said "No! I don't want to do that. I want to do what I want to do!" I almost laughed. But didn't - and reminded her again that if she couldn't follow directions from the teacher we'd have to leave! :) When the school first got there, they got to go into a special wildlife classroom for a special lesson, so I took advantage of that time to take Callie and Caleb around to do a few things that the 2nd graders wouldn't want to do! It worked out great!

We took 2 other little boys with us to go around the zoo until it was time to report back. I let the boys wear our membership bracelets so they got to do some of the fun member-freebies, like feeding the birds and the giraffes! :)

We had a great time! Have I said how much FUN school is? :)