Saturday, May 29, 2010

Congratulations, Bailey!!!!
We're so proud of you!
Varsity Football Cheer Squad 2010-2011

Competition Cheer Squad 2010-2011

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It BUGS me out!

It is officially Summer break for the little kids. No more preschool! We kicked it off with a great trip to the library yesterday...but 2. Now what?! Pools aren't open yet, neighbor kids are still in big-kid school..and I want to keep it cheap. I decided we'd pretend we were home school/preschool and I developed a theme...Bugs and Spiders. After a few Google searches, here's what we came up with:

Dragonfly craft (packing tape wings with yarn smooshed in between. Popsicle stick bodies and we markered a face on it.)
Bug-themed snack: Ladybug snack (apple slices, banana in the middle and raisins stuck on w/peanut butter to make the dots). To drink? lemonade sipped from butterfly straws. (I SHOULD have made fruit punch and mosquito straws...oh well).

Movie time - A Bug's Life. I had Lauren write down every time she saw a new type of bug on the movie. She gave up after three bugs. Too much work she said.
A library book about a caterpillar changing into a butterfly.
Bug Bingo! (The kids LOVED this!!! We played many, MANY games of it)

We also played a game where I was the spider and the kids pretended they were their favorite bug. (Grant was a bee and Lauren was a butterfly). We ran around and I caught them in my web. They loved it!
Before lunch (which was NOT bug-themed...didn't have any more ideas in me), we sang "Itsy-Bitsy Spider and a few other songs about bugs I found online.
After lunch we took a "nature walk" around the neighborhood. The only bug we saw (no lie), was a little bee. I did capture him in the bug jar and the kids had a fun time observing him. We let him go. The kids were frustrated they didn't see more bugs on our walk. I told them it was nap time for all the bugs...just like THEY were going to nap when we got home. =-)
But first....a little story before nap.

Then I wrapped them up in their sheets (cocoons) and told them they would be butterflies when they woke up....but FIRST they had to nap.
Shwew! Exhausting! I have soooo much respect for preschool teachers and all of you Moms who home school! HOW?! I didn't get anything else done this morning! But everybuggy had a great time.
AWWWW....aren't they sweet?

Or ARE they? They SEEM normal, right??? Ok..maybe not.




What a CRAZY bunch!

Monday, May 03, 2010

Happy Birthday to the BEST other Dad and "Grandpa of 'Em" out there!!!

People are lucky to have one great Dad....I'm so blessed to have two. Thanks for always being there for me, for being a great husband to my Mom,

and for loving my kids more than pecan pie and corn casserole.

You are loved and celebrated every day, but especially on this day - YOUR 66th BIRTHDAY!!!