Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Last Day!

It really does. This school year flew by so quickly.
They have all gotten so big since school started way back in September - and they have learned so much.

His favorite thing to learn about at school this year was math!
He really enjoyed making, saying, and talking about H's.  Seriously.
This picture cracks me up.  She saw a bird...
Which is fitting because learning about and coloring pictures of birds were two of her favorite things about Pre-K!
Now we're on to our summer of fun.  But first - Mommy Boot Camp.  I might lose my mind if I have to ask all 3 of them 3 times each to put plates away and put clothes in the hamper!  Crazy kids!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Field Day

The school year is over!  Last week was CRAZY busy, but still so fun!

Wyatt's class had Field Day on Tuesday.  He has been looking forward to this all year!
Each First Grade class had shirts made - they've been perfect for Field Trips, "Team Days", and their class Easter Egg Hunt.  It made Field Day so easy because you could easily look up and see which class was which.

Wyatt's team won the Tug of War and his friend Rhianna hugged him.  This picture cracked. me. up.
Wyatt is typically very "Girls....ew."  But not when celebrating athletic achievements.
The "egg carrying race" was not his thing.  He opted out of the potato sack race because it was itchy (an alternative theory is that he suspected he may not be good at it, so he gave up.  That's just a hunch.), and then had a bit of an attitude about this.  Always fun times with this kid and his competitive streak!
Nothing like a a little "Gangnam Style" (you know, the Kids Bop version).
And an inflatable for the win.  
This water game cracked me up.  It was kind of funny to watch them carry the water back to dump out.  They wanted to fill up that bucket, but they also wanted to get the water all over their friends!
And then at the end my crazy child begged to have water dumped on him.  Awesome sauce!
Buddies!  Wyatt's made so many new friends this year - he came home every day talking about his friends and what they do at school.  It was such a great year for him!
During his class party, his teacher presented Class Superlatives to everyone.  Wyatt got the "MLB Award."  If you read his Writer's Workshop journal you would understand why - every journal entry is about baseball.  "Hi.  Wyatt here.  Today I want to talk about __________________, he plays _____________ for the _____________."  Pretty sure his writing was influenced by his early morning Sportscenter and MLB Network viewings!  His teacher was telling us a few weeks ago that she can't help but laugh about how competitive he is - even at math games!  She also said that she had a chance to sit down and read with him one on one a few weeks ago, and he is doing a really great job reading.  His love for non fiction animal books is apparent!
Before we left we stopped for snow cones at the truck that came to school.  What a great way to end an awesome year in first grade!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dance Recital 2014

Another dance recital weekend is over!

All of my "performance photos" were taken with my phone at rehearsal last Thursday.  I forgot my real camera for dress rehearsal, and then forgot the SD card and battery for my Canon on Sunday.  Oops.

I just love watching her dance.  She's come a long way since her first recital when she was three, and she's learned lots of new technique since last year's recital as well. She's my perfectionist though, so she's always working hard to get better!

She danced twice this year.  A little ballet.
And some tap!
This girl was front and center in both of her dances.  She seems to remember her routine well.  And based on what I know about ballet (which can be summed up by saying I know the positions, and that you need to have your toes pointed, thanks to one year of dance!), she's a pretty good little dancer, too! 

She wore her costume like this for tap.  She practiced all weekend after her rehearsal.  I actually heard her in her room one night after I put her to bed, "Tendue, tendue, back, side, front.  Tendue, tendue, back, side, front.  Arabesque!  Arabesque!"
Her recital was at 12:30 on Sunday, and I knew that there was no way that Reese or Wyatt would make it through the entire thing with no lunch.  So like any good ballerina, she ate a cheeseburger and fries on her way to her recital.  I mean, obviously we protected her costume with a blanket.
It was so much fun to watch her dance - they even had a music mishap and she had to come on stage three times before it worked!  They all handled it so well, though.

Wyatt on the other hand...do not bring a seven year old boy to a recital.  Yikes!  I made him go because she sits through ALL of his sports, but a three hour recital might be too much payback.
This girl loves her flowers!

She is still deciding about taking dance again next year.  I don't want to push her and make her do it, but I also think she's angling to see if she can try something else instead - like horseback riding.  I think this because she actually told her teacher that she'll miss her next year, but she's going to taking horseback riding lessons, so she won't be at dance. Where in the world does she get this stuff?

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Tee Ball's Over, Too!

Reese ended her tee ball season two weeks ago (I know.  I blog about all the latest information).
She had so much fun playing tee ball this year.  She is eligible to move up to softball in the fall.  I'm not getting in the middle of the "discussion" she and Brian are having about whether or not she's moving up!  I'd love for her to play more tee ball, but I know she wants to play with girls and not the boys!

She is my lightning fast girl!  At her team's pizza party, another mom walked up to her just to tell her that she loved watching her run because she is so fast,  and she wished she was as fast as Reese is! I'm not gonna lie, I'm a little jealous of her speed, too!
She played second and pitched, and managed to get two outs in her final game!
Love that her trophy has a ponytail on it!  She came home and made a space for it immediately.  She's very proud of that thing - but we are much prouder of all her hard work and effort!

Can't wait to see what she chooses to do in the fall - soccer or baseball?  Guess we'll just have to wait and see!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Final Game of the Season

The Coach Pitch Dodgers had their final game of the season last week.

This guy was ready to play.

 The team that they played had a lot of big hitters (it seemed like the ball was always in the outfield), and Wyatt's team had a hard time getting the ball out of the infield.

 The final two innings had some pretty big hits, but that pesky 5 run limit got in their way.  No way to catch up!
Looking bigger since the season started in March!
 Three amigos having a talk with Coach BJ about playing in the outfield in the final inning.
 And a little team pep talk.  Brian is losing a lot of boys next year to Kid Pitch - so this was their final game as a team!
We did have a little trophy pizza party on Tuesday.  It was a fun season for the Dodgers.  I'm ready for a break - but there's still All Stars season for Wyatt, and a certain 3 year old will start playing t ball at the YMCA in June.  Brian actually got the call about the coach's meeting for Hudson's league while we were at Reese's final game on Wednesday :).
This is going to be a big week - the last full week of school before summer vacation, All Star practices, and Reese's dance dress rehearsal and recital!  Hoping (hoping, hoping) things slow down a bit soon!