Sunday, June 29, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
When I was picking the kids up the day of Back to School night, a boy came up to Alexa and said, "Alexa, I dedicated my book to you." And when her teacher asked him why, he said,"Because Alexa is always nice to me. And when I was worried because my mom wasn't here after drama class, she sat with me and made me feel better until my mom came." He was so sweet. He's not in her class, so that evening we made a stop to see the book and sure enough it said, "This book is dedicated to my parents and ALEXA." It brought tears to my eyes. She is really amazing, wise and sensitive. Only eight, and able to make such an impression on people.
A few days later, her teacher stopped me to tell me that while they were preparing for a class party, she made a comment about too much sugar making the kids go wild, and Alexa came up to her later and said," You know Ms.Lightfoot, I never get wild." Her teacher was cracking up, she was so sincere, and worried that her teacher believed she would be wild.
At the bank yesterday, and as we were walking in Travis held the door for me pushing the stroller, something he always does, and as usual we were stopped and asked about the babies by a couple of women in the waiting area. They commented on what a good helper he was and how old he was, and then we went to get in line. As we finished, one of the women came up to Travis and told him that since he was 5 and such a good helper for mommy, she wanted to give him something special, a five dollar bill!! I wish I had my camera with me....but it was so nice of her to acknowledge him. So often the other kids are overlooked because of the twins, and to have someone go out of their way to make him feel special, especially a stranger. It was really nice.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Jack was 'promoted' out of 5th grade on Friday, June 13. It was a cute ceremony. The sang a bunch of songs, and each child had a quote to say throughout.
Great job Jack!! Off to Middle School next year...it will be another awesome adventure!!!
It was so much fun! The theme for the showcase was Broadway, which is a little hard for ballet, but Alexa's class performed to 'Let's go fly a kite!", from Mary Poppins, and it was really sweet.
Monday, June 16, 2008
I forgot that crawling babies run into sliding glass doors all the time!!! It's really cute, but poor Lily has a headache I think.
Travis had is last day of preschool on Wednesday. He was so cute. They have celebration called 'My Day', just in case some of the kids are hanging out for another year. It can make the term 'graduation' inappropriate. So we had a picnic prepared for us. It was peanut butter and jelly for me, turkey and mayo for Daddy and Travis. We also had Cheetos(YUM!), and fruit salad. The kids also provided a little entertainment.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
I'm procrastinating...I am so behind posting...we've had so much going on...maybe I'll have time next week since school is out Bwah ha ha ha ha ......
Anyway. Do you know the number one song of the day you were born??? It's definitely good to know. Mine was 'Hey Jude' by The Beatles.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Alexa was in the school 2/3 grade musical on Tuesday night. 'The Weather Show'. She was a wind sister. It was a really cute program, the woman that runs it does a great job. Alexa was great!! She LOVES to be on stage, and loves the applause...she has a very natural presennce, and it's really fun to watch her.
Well, they're out of the playoffs. It was a rough night,there were some pretty sad Blue Jays around the baseball diamond last night. Jack handled it really well...He said he just had a lot of fun playing Little League. I lost my photos somehow in the other post, so I used them again here.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Luke and Alexa had their first 'official' father daughter outing on Saturday.
It's been keeping us pretty busy. Jacks team has done very well, upsetting the number one team, and heading into the playoffs.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
picture face, I guess it was just a matter of time.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Some photos from the party with my family...we are having a party at The Jungle for Travis and his friends this afternoon.