Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Happy Father's Day Daddy!

Okay, I'm a slacker and didn't get a card in the mail so I asked the kids what they wanted to say to you on Fathers' Day and this is what they said. Thanks for being a great Daddy and loving us so much. We miss you and can't wait for you to come home!

Daddy's Babies!!!
I love my Daddy because he takes us places, gives us stuff when he comes home, and keeps our country safe. Heath McDonald, age 8
I love you Bobby McDonald. I love him so much because he loves me. He is in my family.
Eli McDonald, age 6.
Daddy and boys trip to Atlanta to the Monster Truck Show!!
I love you. My Daddy takes pictures. He takes me to Disney World. Caroline McDonald, age 3.
One of the kids favorite activities to do with Daddy....wash cars!!!
I love Daddy. I play with Daddy. Daddy runs! Chloe McDonald, age 3.

Happy Father's Day!!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Dance Recital 2010

Backstage with their friend Brooklyn.
Chloe on stage.....she rub her eye so it looks like she has a black eye!
Caroline dancing!!!
Tap number......they caught fish at the end.
On stage with the whole studio for the finale.

The girls had their first dance recital! After many dance recitals in my lifetime it was weird to be on the other side of the process. I completely understand what my Mom meant when she said that she didn't really remember what the dance was like until she watched it at the actual recital even though she had sat through rehearsal because I was the same way. I was so concerned with getting pictures(which aren't great but I did get some) and trying to video that I didn't really even watch them at rehearsal. On the way home from rehearsal Chloe yelled from the backseat, "Mom, you listening? That was fun!!!" It was totally worth sitting in the studio every week trying to keep Heath and Eli occupied for an hour when I heard that come out of her mouth. The both danced and remembered most all of the movements......which is rare for children their age. They smiled and looked like they really enjoyed themselves. They have asked already when they get to dance and sing on the big stage again. I did learn a few lessons.....their hair does not curl well so next year they will get a bun, Chloe doesn't like mascara, and Caroline loves lipstick!!!
P.S. I worked for over an hour trying to get video to upload.....there was an error so I will try again when I have more time!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

The best picture I could get on Memorial Day Sunday......it took forever to get this one!!! Maybe one day they will take a good picture together.

Heath Finishes Primary School!

Heath helped lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Getting his certificate from Mrs. Comeau.
Singing the dreaded song.....yes Mom cried the entire time!
Clap Out....getting a hug from Mrs. Shirey his favorite counselor!
Mrs. Comeau....the best 2nd grade teacher ever!!

He finished 2nd grade last week. He had the best teacher and she pushed him to learn new things and think for himself. He was challenged daily by the kids in his class as well as Mrs. Comeau. He will "graduate" to the Elementary school next year and so this was a bittersweet last day of school. He loved attending Lake Joy Primary and loved the teachers he had the privilege of seeing everyday. They had a very long awards assembly on the last day of school as well as what they called a "Clap Out." The Clap Out was where all the teachers and children in the school lined the halls and the 2nd graders walked the halls of the school getting cheers, claps, and high fives from the children and staff. Look at Lake Joy Elementary.....Heath is on his way!

Our Kindergarten Graduate!

Singing his song about Kindergarten.
Hugging Mrs. Kiefer when she gave him the Teddy Graham Award.

Eli with his Top Reader Medal.
Eli Loves Mrs. Kiefer and Mrs. Volkert!!!

Eli finished Kindergarten last week. He has grown up so much in the last year and I don't like it!! He is reading and writing up a storm and working really hard at adding and subtracting. He had such a great experience with Mrs. Kiefer and Mrs. Volkert this year. He will miss them very much and so will I. He won a medal for being the top boy reader in his class. He was also given the "Teddy Graham" award from his teachers for giving the best hugs in class!

Chloe and Caroline End of Year Party/Program

Ice Cream!!!
Last Dance of the Year!!
Singing their little hearts out!
The whole class!
We Love Miss Wren!!!!

Chloe and Caroline finished 3 year-old preschool! They had an ice cream party and a end-of-the-year program. The girls had so much fun in Miss Wren's class this year. They have grown so much and learned a lot along the way. They will miss all the fun activities that Miss Wren had planned each day of preschool. They will also miss those sweet boys and girls that they call friends!