Saturday, June 18, 2016

End of School!

 I'm so proud of all the kiddos this year. Wesley and Ammon had a wonderful year of preschool(well, Wesley had a wonderful 4 1/2 months ;) Ammon is so smart, a hard worker, very artistic, well behaved, well liked(thanks to his "silly" nature at times;), but always on task and just a great student. Wesley's speech is definitely improving! His teachers say he is very obedient and a good friend. He listens very well(huH?! :) One comment I thought was sweet was how his teacher loves his smile and how much he smiles. He definitely loved going to school and was sad when it wasn't a Tues or a Thurs! All 3 girls had an awesome year. None of them once complained about anything! They had amazing teachers, made good friends, and were just happy. I can't tell you how happy that makes me :) Prayers are answered. They really are. I feel so blessed that our first (school) year in Iowa went so so well. I love these kids and am proud of all of their hard work, but most of all the good natured sweet kids they are. The boys had celebrations/programs at school and I threw a little movie/sundae bar party for the girls on the last day of school. Cuz you gotta party!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Cali's Fun Run

Can't NOT post these pics of cute Cali and her friends at her school's fun run last month. We had fun cheering our girl on! The weather was perfection and she really had fun with her little friends. Cali is one friendly and sweet girl..her smile is contagious and those she knows, love her so much. I loved how she would run and then walk with friends that were tired(even though I knew she could run more :) She is a true friend!

Monday, June 06, 2016

Days of spring

Posting this late(pics are from early May) Crazy how different spring feels when you live in a cold climate like Iowa. It stayed cold for sooo long that spring was such a welcome sight. Our yard is back to an amazing green-the soft vivid green grass is so beautiful and cozy. The kids are outside playing lots again! We are still in pants which is crazy as a Texas native, but I love that! I hate heat. So we are enjoying a beautiful cool Spring. We busted out the kiddie coaster again and the kids had the idea of putting it on the hill which makes for an even more exciting ride :) Joey built a garden for us and Wesley was a really big helper. We all chose different veggies to grow..and Wesley ended up pouring a TON of pumpkin seeds so, yeah, that might not go too well..hahaha.  I trimmed back my rose bushes in the front and they have come back like crazy, even fuller and more beautiful than last year(okay, that photo was garbage but that was when they very first started to bloom again, now they are abundant!). I also planted little petunias in pots out front. I've become somewhat of a flower lover lately! I loved trimming the roses. Something about it was therapeutic for me.  I never thought I'd be the old lady that spent time in gardens...but I think I might be that lady someday out pruning and digging and weeding! I love it. Anyways, spring is here in Iowa and its lovely.