Jul 21, 2013

4th of July Festivities

We usually do a 3rd of July firework show with my parents near there home which is really nice to take some of the craziness out of the actual day.  The kids have a BLAST doing this with all their cousins.
Tate drinking way too much soda
Ella & Asher enjoying some shaved ice.
Peyton & Ella and William & Asher doing a balloon toss
I did the face painting myself so we didn't have to pay and it is better anyway.  I used something like this with glue, glitter, and stencils.  The kids love it and they have fun boy stuff too.
 The next day Ella (2nd time) marches in the local parade with her very low key cheer squad (they only meet once a week) but she loves this and it really builds her confidence.

We usually have lots of family join us.  For the second year in a row: Grammy, Grandpa, Nana, Boppie, Hayley & Adam and then my niece Claire came this year too.  The kids LOVE catching all the candy that is thrown (that I usually throw away a few days later...shh)!

Jul 17, 2013

End of the School Year and Ella's bday at school

You mean school didn't just end..

well here is our end of the school year update....

Asher was a little star in preschool this year.  The teacher said she even would have him go to the front of the class and the whole class would compete against him doing sight words.  He just loves learning and soaks in new knowledge like a sponge.  He is SO excited to go to Kindergarten, which is really nice for me to not worry about him.

He went to a little preschool called El Portero (part of Ella's school district) and he had the BEST teacher ever! (see below)  They really helped motivate him, but understand
Nathaniel, Asher, & Mia
Sarah, Janell, & Arrianna
Tate at Chuck E Cheese

Then on Ella's birthday. We took cupcakes to her whole class and got to stay while they sang to her and ate cupcakes...
The kids (especially the girls) LOVED Tate and surrounded his stroller.  Until of course he got VERY overwhelmed and started to cry. He is a baby who loves his personal space.
Asher and Mrs. Davis (Preschool teacher)!
Then Asher and Tate on rides at ChuckECheese
Mrs. Calderon (Preschool Aide)
My parents took Ella to Spaghetti Factory for her birthday and got her a new reading lamp. This girl LOVES to read!
Yes she is CRAY CRAY!
She won another medal for accelerated reader award on Cowgirl day!

Jul 5, 2013

What are you thoughts on this?

My husband took a picture of this in the men's restroom.  Personally I think it's hilarious...WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?