Monday, May 28, 2012

Sylvia Is Done With 1st Grade!

Sylvia with her 1st Grade Teacher, Mrs. Bird

Sylvia had her last day of 1st Grade on Friday, and though she was excited, I could tell she was a little bummed that school was over for the Summer.  Sylvia LOVES school!  We have lots of fun activities planned for the Summertime, so I think she will be busy, but she will miss going to school every day.  

Instead of a final report card, Sylvia's teacher sent home a letter.  It was very sweet!  Mrs. Bird said,

"What can I say about Sylvia!  She has been so BIG in our classroom this year!  I have loved having her in my class.  I love it when she figures out how to do things.  The big smile that spreads across her face has been a great reward for me.  Sylvia is very smart.  She can sit and figure things out on her own, and when she gets frustrated she isn't worried about asking how to do something.  Keep doing that, Sylvia!  Always ask questions and wonder about things.  I will miss you next year.  Remember, it doesn't matter what size your body is.  Your personality makes up for everything!  People forget your size if you are big and happy inside." 

Mrs. Bird has been a fun teacher for Sylvia, and it is easy to see that she genuinely cares about her students. 1st Grade has been awesome, and now I think Sylvia is looking forward to a little vacation, and some fun before 2nd Grade begins in the Fall.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sylvia's Spring Piano Recital

Our sweetie after playing on Uncle Bob's Steinway

Sylvia being so cute!

Sylvia did a great job at her piano recital yesterday.  She played two pieces: Angry Alligator, and Slavic Dance.  Afterwards, we all got to enjoy treats at Bob and Penny's house.  We love getting to hear Sylvia play piano!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Henry Is One Cool Kid

Kelley's Grove

 Daddy and the kidlets

Something is very interesting right there 

What a cutie! 

Because Ben's a boy, he just HAS to sit in the water...

We love going up Hobble Creek Canyon during the Spring and Summer time to get away from the heat.  Last weekend was a perfect time - it was hot, and the kids needed to get out and run around.  Kelley's Grove is the perfect spot!  It is shallow enough for toddlers to play in, and there is a shady grassy area good for mommies that don't feel like getting wet.  There is even a deer trail close to the water, so sometimes you get up close and personal with Bambi, which can be very exciting. Besides losing Sylvia's flip flop in the water, we had lots of fun :)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Feeding Some Ducks

My cuties :) 

Fuzzy baby ducklings! 

Ben is getting super tall. 

King Henry and his Daddy 

The geese were crazy! They scared the crud out of the kids!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Ben Graduates From Preschool!!!

 Ben doing a special self portrait on a backpack.

 Henry is observing.

"Take my picture, Mom!" 

He was pretty close to being finished with his masterpiece here. 

Ben was so happy that Henry came today :) 

Ben with Miss Marianne, his preschool teacher extraordinaire!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sylvia's Spring Dance Recital

Waiting for Sylvia's recital to begin.  We're so excited, can't you tell? 

Sylvia got flowers from Mom and Dad! Super cool! 

Auntie Melissa always comes to see Sylvia dance. 

And lastly, our sad attempt at a family picture.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Henry is 5 Months Old

Our little baby Mario...

At 5 Months:
  • Is an old pro at sitting unassisted. He's got this.
  • Loves reaching and grabbing at everything in Mommy'a hands
  • Still not super sure about solid food, but will give it a try when offered
  • Has added many consonant sounds to his ever expanding vocabulary
This kid is super cute!  We love him tons, of course :)