Saturday, May 29, 2010

A redo

Russ has been working ALOT of hours lately with the Police Dept. and Muddy Boys. That leaves me home alone alot. I have been getting anxious to repaint, redo, and clean up my house. My first project was our entertainment center. It is built in and I thought it would look good dark brown. I LOVE IT. I put the curtains on the bottom to hide all of the hideous wii stuff. On to the next project.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Bye-Bye 1st grade

I really can't beilve Riley is done with 1st grade. I feel like the school year just started. This year Riley had Mrs. Taylor. She was a wonderful teacher and really pushed the kids to be ready for 2nd grade. Riley has really started to LOVE reading on his own. He has always LOVED books but now he craves reading. One day I had to ground him from reading--OH MAN!! He did 100% in all areas at school and we just can't believe how smart he is. He is a very likable boy and has LOTS of friends. On Thursday May 20th they had a little program at his school. All the 1st graders sang some songs and then we got to go to his class and look at all his work for the year. His favorite part of 1st grade was the field trip they took to Mogion Rim (sp??) in ShowLow. Way to go buddy. Riley is looking forward to a nice LONG summer break and next year for 2nd grade he got Mrs. Sims.

Preschool--NO MORE!!

Well Raegan is all done with preschool. This is her second year in preschool and she has grown so much in the last year. She really LOVES preschool. I think she likes it more for the socializing than anything--but she learned a lot too. On Wednesday May 19th they had a little graduation program. They sang some songs and put on some short plays. Her play was the three little pigs. Raegan got to be.....A PALLET OF BRICKS!!! I know huh--exciting. Really it was a very cute program and all the kids were super excited. She got a book bag from her teachers and she has already been to the library to fill it up. Ninna, Molly, Hannah and Rae's friend Justin all came to watch her which made her feel very special. After the program we came home and had a small cake. She got a pretty star necklace from mom and dad and Ninna and the girls got her a bunch of paper and note pads and pens. We love you Raegan and are so proud of you.

Friday, May 21, 2010

I know, I know, I'm sick!!

I have been doing lots of crafts lately. Last time I had my buttons out I thought, "Dang I have a lot of buttons." So, I dumped most of them out and spread them around. I had to take a picture. CRAZY!! I think I have an illness. LOL!! I love buttons.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

More crafts

I made these for Raegan's preschool teachers yesterday. I have to say I LOVE THEM!! It was really hard for me to give them away this morning. I thought these would be a good teacher gift because they can hang art work from the clothes pins. Raegan is graduating preschool tonight and has had these teachers for 2 years. They are wonderful teachers and we are sure going to miss them.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Printed my blog

Today I had my blog printed into a book. WHOO HOO!! I'm so excited. This is what I asked for for my birthday and so I think I will have it printed every year on my birthday. I can't wait to get it back.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Teacher appreciation

I always feel I need to thank my kids teachers at the end of the year. We have been VERY fortunate to have had so many good teachers each year. This year for 1st grade Riley had Mrs. Taylor. I think she is great. Riley really loves her. He has really been streatched and has done so well this year. His reading has improved as well as his math and writing. THANK-YOU Mrs. Taylor we think you're a star.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Raegan is 5!!

Man, I just love this little girl. I seriously get emotional when I think of her being 5 years old. She is such a special girl. She is so giving and loving to every one she sees. She is smart and beautiful. She loves going to pre school and dancing. She is a social butterfly and has many friends. We had a little party for her on her birthday. Well, I invited 12 girls thinking only a few would come. We ended up having 21 kids all together. YUP it was very crazy. But she loved every second of it. She really wanted a tutu party. I was not sure on how to make a cute invitation for that SO I decided to make purse invitations. They turned out super cute. They open and the info is on the inside. Of course, she got many new and exciting things. Russ and I got her a new "big girl" bike. It is a purple Hello Kitty bike. SHE LOVES IT!! She is still trying to figure it out and has already had a scrapped up knee. She just gets back on and tries again. OK short story on the cake. I wanted to make her a pretty cake and had been running tons of ideas in my head. The morning of her birthday she said "mom, I want a pretty cake. So, can we go to Basha's and get a pretty one." NICE!! I do have to say they did have some pretty cakes BUT HELLO I can make a pretty cake too. Oh well, it was one less thing I had to worry about. I hope Raegan felt as special as she is on her special day. Raegan, I love you so much and I am so grateful to be your mom.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Dino Diorama

Riley had his first BIG homework assignment. He had to do a project on dinosaurs. After he picked which dinosaur he wanted (he choose the Tarchia pronounced TAHR-key-ah) he had to write a report and present that report to his class. They also had to make (with some help) a diorama. OK I really didn't even know what a diorama was until he had to make one. It was actually a lot of fun to help him. His dinosaur was a plant eater and had lots of spikes on his back and sides. It took him awhile but he did a really good job on it. The hardest part for him was writing out the report. He would work on the words everyday until it was done. Way to go Buddy.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Meet our TWINS

We have TwInS!!! Aren't they soooo cute? We love them. There is one boy and one girl. The "real" kids have named them Tony and Sophie. We were soooo shocked when we walked outside on Sat morning. We didn't even know our momma goat was pregnant. They are identical and oh so sweet.