Thursday, May 30, 2013

Awards days at school

This was the last week of school for Zachary and Zane and also the week they received awards.  Zane’s ceremony was Wednesday.  He is first grade so the awards are more of a fun, everyone gets something awards.  And I messed up my pictures on the big camera so you have to rely on the few I got with my cell phone. 

Zane’s award is for Best Storyteller.  Apparently his teacher said Zane is very good at making up stories for their writing practice.  Zane and Aiden…

05-29-13 Zane award 1Zane is such a ham!05-29-13 Zane award 4

Congratulations, Zane!  Keep up the good imagination and the good grades!

I took Zane and Aiden home with me for the day since they were released early from school.  I think they had fun.

The funniest thing was watching them play on the Wii Just Dance II.  I laughed and they had a blast.

05-29-13 Zane and Aiden 105-29-13 Zane and Aiden 305-29-13 Zane and Aiden 5Ross let them ride in the back of the truck down to the trash.  Now that was a little different for them!05-29-13 Zane and Aiden 605-29-13 Zane and Aiden 8

Then on Thursday we went to Zachary’s awards ceremony.  He is in 6th grade and will be in jr. high next year!  And awards for him are a bit more important. There are over 400 kids in 6th grade, divided into 5 teams with 3 homerooms in each team.

Zachary had several awards.  Circle of Friends for being so helpful to everyone.  Commended on the STAR test in Math.  05-30-13 Zachary Awards 0305-30-13 Zachary Awards 05He also got awards for Excellence in Science, Math, and Social Studies.  That award is for having a 95 or higher average for the year in those subjects.  He had an award for A-B Honor Roll.

Here he is showing the teacher that his name was misspelled – on several of his awards.  She was very apologetic and promised to redo all of them. 05-30-13 Zachary Awards 0705-30-13 Zachary Awards 11But the biggest award to me was his Outstanding Augustin (The name of his team - I think that is how it is spelled).  This award was given to one boy and one girl in his team by the three teachers that taught the core subjects.  It is for being the best all around student – courteous, always working hard and tending to business, helpful, all that good stuff.  When his name was called, I just cried.  So did his mother!  We know what a good kid he is and it is just wonderful to have his teachers tell Kathleen what a wonderful son she is raising.  05-30-13 Zachary Awards 15I think he was a bit shy about this award, but I know he deserved it!  05-30-13 Zachary Awards 16

Congratulations, Zachary!  We are just so very proud of the young man you are becoming!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

The annual school “track” meet

Today was the track meet for Zane’s school, grades K-2.  It is always so much fun to watch the kids compete with so much fervor.  Zane is very competitive anyway and he really does put his all into it, regardless of the outcome. 

There are several events and the kids each compete in four of them.  Zane competed in the balloon pop race, the fifty yard dash, the three legged race, and the bean bag on the head race.

Waiting for his first race.05-10-13 Zane track 01Zane seems to always have a good time!  Maybe why he was voted the craziest in his class.05-10-13 Zane track 0605-10-13 Zane track 09Amazing how many of these balloons were so hard to pop.05-10-13 Zane track 1005-10-13 Zane track 1205-10-13 Zane track 14Fifty yard dash.  They run to a midway point, turn around and race back, touch the ground, then turn and run to the end.  Zane slipped in the turn and lost lots of time.  But he finished.05-10-13 Zane track 1705-10-13 Zane track 1905-10-13 Zane track 21Three legged race.  He told his mama he did not know why it was called three legged as they used all their legs.  His partner is Aidan, one of his best friends.05-10-13 Zane track 2805-10-13 Zane track 29They fell right off the bat but only once!05-10-13 Zane track 3005-10-13 Zane track 31They were not the fastest but they just had a great timing down and made it all the way without falling again.05-10-13 Zane track 3305-10-13 Zane track 35This is my neighbor’s granddaughter, Audrey, second from right in the Falcons tshirt.  She is so little.  She is in Zane’s class and was voted most talkative by the class.05-10-13 Zane track 39Look how much fun the kids are having.05-10-13 Zane track 40Bean bag walk.  Last year Zane was really good balancing the bean bag. 05-10-13 Zane track 4305-10-13 Zane track 4505-10-13 Zane track 48This year it seems his head was slick!  But again, he just kept going.05-10-13 Zane track 4905-10-13 Zane track 51

The day was cool, cloudy, and a little damp but all in all, it turned out to be a great day!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Spring is in the air!

Finally we seem to have leaped over all the freezing weather.  My grandmother always said “Don’t plant until after Mother’s Day” and she was usually right!  We were working in the yard and garage today and I was watching the clouds roll in.  Later in the day we did have some thunderstorms.

Those big old fluffy cumulous clouds…05-09-13 clouds 0105-09-13 clouds 0205-09-13 clouds 0605-09-13 clouds 07This one was taken when we had a slight lull in the rain before the real rain hit.DSC_0447

With spring comes babies and we have had a colt in the field behind us for a couple of weeks. Today I took the time to take a few pictures.  He is a cutie but they will not come quite close enough to pet them.  Darn!

05-09-13 horses 0205-09-13 horses 06Coming in a little closer…05-09-13 horses 0805-09-13 horses 09Right by the fence but wary.05-09-13 horses 1605-09-13 horses 1805-09-13 horses 19He would not get too close.Wait, a treasure!It was an old cantaloupe rind.  He thought it was quite good to chew.  So CUTE!05-09-13 horses 25

We had a cottontail in the yard.05-09-13 cottontail 1

And last but certainly not least, a Bullocks Oriole.  My neighbor called me to come take a picture of this orange bird.  He did not let me get close so this is what I got before I could get my lens changed. We will be on the lookout for my spring birds traveling.

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Awards days at school

This was the last week of school for Zachary and Zane and also the week they received awards.  Zane’s ceremony was Wednesday.  He is first grade so the awards are more of a fun, everyone gets something awards.  And I messed up my pictures on the big camera so you have to rely on the few I got with my cell phone. 

Zane’s award is for Best Storyteller.  Apparently his teacher said Zane is very good at making up stories for their writing practice.  Zane and Aiden…

05-29-13 Zane award 1Zane is such a ham!05-29-13 Zane award 4

Congratulations, Zane!  Keep up the good imagination and the good grades!

I took Zane and Aiden home with me for the day since they were released early from school.  I think they had fun.

The funniest thing was watching them play on the Wii Just Dance II.  I laughed and they had a blast.

05-29-13 Zane and Aiden 105-29-13 Zane and Aiden 305-29-13 Zane and Aiden 5Ross let them ride in the back of the truck down to the trash.  Now that was a little different for them!05-29-13 Zane and Aiden 605-29-13 Zane and Aiden 8

Then on Thursday we went to Zachary’s awards ceremony.  He is in 6th grade and will be in jr. high next year!  And awards for him are a bit more important. There are over 400 kids in 6th grade, divided into 5 teams with 3 homerooms in each team.

Zachary had several awards.  Circle of Friends for being so helpful to everyone.  Commended on the STAR test in Math.  05-30-13 Zachary Awards 0305-30-13 Zachary Awards 05He also got awards for Excellence in Science, Math, and Social Studies.  That award is for having a 95 or higher average for the year in those subjects.  He had an award for A-B Honor Roll.

Here he is showing the teacher that his name was misspelled – on several of his awards.  She was very apologetic and promised to redo all of them. 05-30-13 Zachary Awards 0705-30-13 Zachary Awards 11But the biggest award to me was his Outstanding Augustin (The name of his team - I think that is how it is spelled).  This award was given to one boy and one girl in his team by the three teachers that taught the core subjects.  It is for being the best all around student – courteous, always working hard and tending to business, helpful, all that good stuff.  When his name was called, I just cried.  So did his mother!  We know what a good kid he is and it is just wonderful to have his teachers tell Kathleen what a wonderful son she is raising.  05-30-13 Zachary Awards 15I think he was a bit shy about this award, but I know he deserved it!  05-30-13 Zachary Awards 16

Congratulations, Zachary!  We are just so very proud of the young man you are becoming!

The annual school “track” meet

Today was the track meet for Zane’s school, grades K-2.  It is always so much fun to watch the kids compete with so much fervor.  Zane is very competitive anyway and he really does put his all into it, regardless of the outcome. 

There are several events and the kids each compete in four of them.  Zane competed in the balloon pop race, the fifty yard dash, the three legged race, and the bean bag on the head race.

Waiting for his first race.05-10-13 Zane track 01Zane seems to always have a good time!  Maybe why he was voted the craziest in his class.05-10-13 Zane track 0605-10-13 Zane track 09Amazing how many of these balloons were so hard to pop.05-10-13 Zane track 1005-10-13 Zane track 1205-10-13 Zane track 14Fifty yard dash.  They run to a midway point, turn around and race back, touch the ground, then turn and run to the end.  Zane slipped in the turn and lost lots of time.  But he finished.05-10-13 Zane track 1705-10-13 Zane track 1905-10-13 Zane track 21Three legged race.  He told his mama he did not know why it was called three legged as they used all their legs.  His partner is Aidan, one of his best friends.05-10-13 Zane track 2805-10-13 Zane track 29They fell right off the bat but only once!05-10-13 Zane track 3005-10-13 Zane track 31They were not the fastest but they just had a great timing down and made it all the way without falling again.05-10-13 Zane track 3305-10-13 Zane track 35This is my neighbor’s granddaughter, Audrey, second from right in the Falcons tshirt.  She is so little.  She is in Zane’s class and was voted most talkative by the class.05-10-13 Zane track 39Look how much fun the kids are having.05-10-13 Zane track 40Bean bag walk.  Last year Zane was really good balancing the bean bag. 05-10-13 Zane track 4305-10-13 Zane track 4505-10-13 Zane track 48This year it seems his head was slick!  But again, he just kept going.05-10-13 Zane track 4905-10-13 Zane track 51

The day was cool, cloudy, and a little damp but all in all, it turned out to be a great day!

Thanks for visiting!

Spring is in the air!

Finally we seem to have leaped over all the freezing weather.  My grandmother always said “Don’t plant until after Mother’s Day” and she was usually right!  We were working in the yard and garage today and I was watching the clouds roll in.  Later in the day we did have some thunderstorms.

Those big old fluffy cumulous clouds…05-09-13 clouds 0105-09-13 clouds 0205-09-13 clouds 0605-09-13 clouds 07This one was taken when we had a slight lull in the rain before the real rain hit.DSC_0447

With spring comes babies and we have had a colt in the field behind us for a couple of weeks. Today I took the time to take a few pictures.  He is a cutie but they will not come quite close enough to pet them.  Darn!

05-09-13 horses 0205-09-13 horses 06Coming in a little closer…05-09-13 horses 0805-09-13 horses 09Right by the fence but wary.05-09-13 horses 1605-09-13 horses 1805-09-13 horses 19He would not get too close.Wait, a treasure!It was an old cantaloupe rind.  He thought it was quite good to chew.  So CUTE!05-09-13 horses 25

We had a cottontail in the yard.05-09-13 cottontail 1

And last but certainly not least, a Bullocks Oriole.  My neighbor called me to come take a picture of this orange bird.  He did not let me get close so this is what I got before I could get my lens changed. We will be on the lookout for my spring birds traveling.

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Thanks again for visiting!