May 26, 2010

What Kind of Mother Am I...

Yesterday was not a great morning getting kids out the door to school.  The kids were not very cooperative and they picked a bad day for that because Scott was working so not able to help with the morning mayhem as usual.

Anyway, Janessa put on jeans with holes in the knees.  And I let it go because at least she was finally dressed.  However, it was time to go and her hair wasn't combed.  It is hard enough on normal days to comb through her curls, but it had been windy the day before and she spent most of the day at the park on kindergarten field trip which meant her hair was a tangled mess. So I was in no mood to brush through her hair.  I raked my hands through her hair and put in a messy ponytail. 

Yet as she walked out the door I remembered that it was the day for the Kindergarten Completion assembly.

Janessa received two awards and got to go up on the stage twice--once for perfect attendance for the last quarter and an award for OUTSTANDING WRITER in her class.  Then she also got her certificate for completing kindergarten and went on stage again with her class.  All with her messy ponytail (with some hair falling out by then) and holey jeans.  But she didn't care one bit and I don't either really.  I am happy with a child who does well in school and is going to be a great writer someday.  And she is pretty cute, too!

May 21, 2010


It's May.  The month for end of the year band concerts, programs, class field trips, awards assemblies, band banquets, field days--and two soccer parties thrown in there too. . . Did I miss anything?

And don't forget the usual stuff like scout activities and camp-outs, cub scouts, piano lessons.  And this year lots of baseball games (this is a baseball town and it has been in full swing since the middle of April). 

Cameron did very well and was oh so cute in his little pre-school program.  He stood up on the 'stage' and sang songs with the rest of the pre-school.   

The band concerts for both Dustin and Brennen were on the same night at the same time in different places.  (You would think there would be better planning there). I took the little boys with me to Dustin's and Scott took Janessa with him to Brennen's.  Divide and conquer.

During the band banquet, Dustin was named section leader next year for what he refers to as "pit"--or the percussion ensemble of the marching band that doesn't march.  The marimba and xylophone and a bunch of other instruments that I don't know the names of. 
Janessa and Andy had a great time at field day.  And so did Cameron and I. 

rope climbing...

Cup Stacking

Cameron and the BIG ball

May 5, 2010

The End of a Season

Andy and Janessa finished their spring soccer leagues last Saturday.
Funny that we moved 400 miles from Brigham City to Farmington NM and we still have blue/red reversible jerseys!
Andy going for the goal!

Janessa schoolin' the boys.  Her league was boys and girls.

And the medals!