I know I am going to want to compare Kara to the boys when she is born tomorrow, so I am posting these here for easy reference. Then we can all compare and say who she looks like...
Friday, May 17, 2013
From last Friday, this is the only picture I'm allowed to get of the event. Unless of course I happen to be home when they come home all stinky and dirty and dropping their clothes and gear everywhere. I chose not to be home this year!
Can't wait for next year...
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Just horsing around at Gigi's on a Sunday afternoon. This reminds me of one of those girl camp skits where one girl is the head and another girl is the arms. I sometimes look at this and have a hard time figuring out where Clark is!
And another version because the boys just couldn't get enough! They thought it was hilarious!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
What a full day we had on May 4th! It was a lot of fun to be able to just spend time having fun together as a family. We didn't do too many chores and we tried to just enjoy the day. We don't get a whole lot of days like that around here.
We started at the mall and of course we had a carousel ride because dad was with us.
And we stuffed Kara's special little Kare Bear at Build A Bear Workshop. The boys were so cute cleaning her up and getting her ready. They are excited for their sister to come. Jason bought the bear ahead of time and brought it home so I could sew on the supergirl patch. Then we took it back to stuff.
Next stop...Graham Cracker Comics for Free Comic Book Day which is the first Saturday of May each year. Maybe we have it set up as a repeating event on our Cozi Calendar. Maybe. We of course had to pick up a Star Wars edition since it was May 4th.
Then we had a baptism and a birthday party and then our first outdoor movie night of the year!
It was still a bit cold out for Star Wars Day, but you can't tell Jason no when it comes to outdoor movies. We just bundle up and brave the cold. We kept with tradition and picked up Milky Way and Star Crunch. This year we even added Yoda Soda. It's our typical punch just made green.
And here's the new set up with the inflatable screen. We are trying to figure out where we want everything and then Jason is actually going to run power out there. It sure will beat having wires everywhere.
It was good. The fourth was with us.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
We've been spending a lot of time at Clark's school lately. It's been wonderful! I first signed up to be a guest reader to share a book with his class. Clark asked me to read What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?
Then we went in for his Spring Music Concert. He has been talking about this for weeks. He would draw me maps all the time about how to get there and where we are supposed to sit and where he is going to be. Finally the day came and we all were there to clap as he sang his little heart out. Pay no attention to the scabs on his face. He had a run in with the monkey bars.
One of my favorite songs they sang was this Wiggly Worm Song. I just love when he wiggles. He gets distracted mid-song then comes back, wiggles, gives the family a little hello and then gives himself a nice round of applause. Too funny.
And finally I was invited to a Mother's Day Tea where my boy had created a portrait of me, gave me this vase of flowers, a rice rainbow, a flower to plant in the yard, and some yummy treats. He was such a gentleman as he served me my water, cookies and muffins. What a fun way to start my day! Even if my portrait had a big streak of gray hair... :)
Monday, May 13, 2013
Oh I've been waiting for Teacher Appreciation Week at school all year long! When I was a teacher, this was the best week of the year. I hope Mr. K had as great of a week as I did when I was a teacher. He certainly deserves it!
On Monday we decorated the doors. Mr. K loves the movie Up, so we based our gift and door decor on those things. We had each student write their name on the balloons and tied the strings together with a tag. I know these kids look UP to Mr. K and want to be like him. He's a lot of fun and really does a fantastic job teaching them!
The parent mentor in the room also organized a little something for Mr. K each day. We sent in fruit, flowers, candy, notepads and hand written thank you notes.
Then we put together a little keepsake book for each of the kindergarten teachers. Again based on the movie, we made them an Adventure book.
Each student drew a favorite memory of kindergarten and their teacher. This is Clark's drawing. They are on the playground.
Thanks Mr. K for making Clark's first year of school so memorable! Kindergarten really does ROCK!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
We finally did it! We were able to observe the life cycle of the butterfly up close and personal. Last year we tried to hatch praying mantises, but it didn't work. Butterflies are much more reliable.
Here they are after they have had a few days to eat and get bigger. We were so surprised at how fast they grew!
Here they are after they have formed their chrysalis.
And finally we have painted laides! They boys loved watching the caterpillars turn into butterflies. What shall we try next year? Nothing too adventurous...they are still bugs, you know.
And some other favorite shots from the butterfly release! Come on Clark...mooooooove over!
Making some observations...
Completely oblivious to the fact that the butterfly is on his shirt!