Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jenny's 6th Birthday Party

We had Jenny's 6th birthday party on August 29, 2011. Her birthday is actually on the 30th, but we had her party the day before. Her party was at Bethesda Park under one of the pavilions. It worked out really well because there was a grill for us to cook on, plenty of space and picnic tables for us to use, and a playground close by for the kids to play on.

Silvestre and Jaime preparing the grill

The birthday girl!

Her Spongebob cupcake cake.


Opening presents

Jenny in her new sunglasses

Daddy and Jenny while we all sang Happy Birthday to her

Some of Jenny's friends: Belle, Jenny, and Kaelyn

Guests at the party

More guests


Jenny had a great birthday party. Thank you to everyone who came! 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

The picture Aiden colored at Awana.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

So excited about Girl Scouts!
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wordless Wednesday


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Monday, August 8, 2011

First Day of School 2011

Aiden waiting on the bus.... wishing he was going to school, too.

My first grader!

Getting on the bus!

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Summer Collages

Our Summer....

June Vacation

Water fun!

Fourth of July

Cooling Off

Playin' Around!

At the Park

Lake Lanier

Daddy & Jenny

More Fun at the Lake

Silly Glasses

First Grade

Dear Jenny,

Tomorrow you start your first day of the 1st grade. How did it get here so fast?? It seems like just a few weeks ago that you were starting Pre-K. Now, here you are, two years older, and two years smarter. You have changed so much in the past two years!
We couldn't have asked for you to be any smarter, you amaze us everyday with your intelligence! I love watching you work in the first grade workbooks we bought you. You do them so well, and you hardly need help. I know you will do great in the first grade!!
Your teacher's name is Mrs. Robertson. We took you to meet her a few days ago. You were very shy upon meeting her, but I know that soon you will warm up to her. I'm sure she will adore you just as much as we do.
I know that you are nervous about starting the 1st grade. After we met your teacher you told me that you want to go back to kindergarten and be in the same class again. I wish I could take your nervousness away, but I also know that nothing I say or do will stop that feeling completely. I can only hope that I can help you to feel less nervous.
When I was in school, my parents always told me to do my best. As long as I did my best, it didn't matter what my grades were, they were still proud. So, I'm going to tell you the same thing. In everything you do, do your best. If you always do your best, you will never have to second guess your efforts. You will always know that, no matter what, it was the best you could do.
So, tomorrow when you get on the bus and go to school, know that we are so proud of you! Know that we are so blessed to have you in our lives. Know that we love you more than you can imagine, and know that we are always on your side. Have fun, and good luck!!

Love you forever,
Daddy, Katie, and Aiden
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Saturday, August 6, 2011

An Interview with Jenny

Here are the questions I asked Aiden last week, but this time I asked Jenny. Here are her answers:

What is your name? Jenny


How old are you? Almost 6 

What is your favorite color? Blue

Who is your best friend?  Kaelyn

What is your favorite animal? A zebra
What do you want to be when you grow up? A teacher
What is your favorite movie?  Despicable Me
What is your favorite book? Biscuit
What makes you happy? Ice cream
What makes you sad?  When my friend leaves

What is your favorite food to eat?  Pineapple
What is your favorite song to sing?  The Lazy Song (Kidz Bop)
What games do you like to play?  I like to play Big Time Rush and Victorious.

Monday, August 1, 2011

August

Well, hello there, August. Not sure where you came from or how you got here so fast. This year is already more than half way over.

This month is full of big changes for us. Good changes, not bad ones. :)

Today I started my first day of online orientation at The University of Phoenix. I will be taking classes online for my Bachelor's Degree in The Science of Elementary Education. I am looking forward to teaching!

Thursday is Orientation at Jenny's school, and her first day back is Monday. I can't believe she's going into first grade! Her teacher called Jenny earlier today, her name is Mrs. Robertson. Jenny is excited about starting school, but I can tell she is a little nervous, too.

August 14th is Jaime's birthday. I think we will celebrate by going out to dinner. He's not a big fan of cake, but he does like cheese cake, so we may do that instead.

August 17th is the first day of Awana. Jenny went last year, too. She will be in the Sparks class. Aiden is going to go this year, he has never been before. He will be in the Puggles class. I am already looking forward to their award ceremony next May and watching them both up on stage!

Jenny also turns six on August 30th! I am working on her birthday party plans. The party will be August 29 as Jaime is off on Mondays.

We are looking forward to a fun, busy month!
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