Thursday, June 27, 2013

Last day of school!

So the kids' last day of school was June 5th and it really couldn't come fast enough.  I was done.  I was tired of homework and projects and 20 minutes of daily reading and getting up early everyday and I wasn't even the one going to school!  However, I think Alex and Ava would both agree with me.  To be fair, the kids had great teachers which really helped them have a great year at school.  But now it is time for summer!

Ava with her teacher, Mrs. Phelps.

Ava with her friend, Elena.  Ava got the "Love Bug" award
because she was so loving to everyone who came into the class.

Ava with her friends, Gabby and Gwynnie.

Ava and her friend, Isaac-the classroom Casanova.

Ava with her friend, Aydian (who wrote her a love note).

Alex with his teacher, Mrs. Campbell.

Thursday, June 6, 2013


Alex turned 10 on May 5 and it's hard to believe that I have been a mom for 10 years!  My mom and step-dad came down to celebrate Alex's birthday.  Since the 5th fell on a Sunday, we went out the day before.  We went to Zao Island and played mini-golf, video games, and rode go-carts.  Alex also got to pick where he wanted to go for dinner and he chose...Burger King.  We also stopped at Cold Stone after for some ice cream.  The next day we celebrated with ice cream cake and presents and all in all it was a fun birthday weekend.  Happy birthday Alex!
Here are 10 fun things about Alex:
1.  He loves to read about Guinness world records and other strange facts.
2.  He loves all the typical kid fare: corn dogs, chicken nuggets, and pizza but thankfully loves fruit, too and will eat some vegetables.
3.  He is a purple belt in karate.
4.  His favorite books are the Wimpy Kid series and Captain Underpants series.
5.  He loves Legos.
6.  He loves playing his 3DS (favorite game at the moment:  Luigi's Mansion).
7.  He is really good at math.
8.  He loves to be swimming in a pool or at the beach.
9.  He still hugs his mom and always tells her he loves her.
10.  He is a good big brother (for the most part).

Playing mini-golf.

Driving the go-cart.

Celebrating the big 1-0!

Present time!