Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Double Digits!!!

It's hard to believe it but Addy turned 10 this year!

On her birthday, June15th, we went to my friend Nikki's house & went swimming

and celebrated with pizza & cake.

Later that night, we celebrated again with cookie cake

and a special performance by The Amazing Mysterio!

And then on Saturday, June 18th, we had a pool party for Addy at the Sienna Resort Pool.

The kids had fun swimming & sliding for about an hour.

We sang Happy Birthday

and ate cookie cake during the first safety break.

Shortly after the break was over, it started raining so everyone had to get out of the pool. 

Addy made the most of it though by quickly setting up a game of musical chairs!
Because what's a party without party games!?!

Unfortunately the rain did not slack up. Matter of fact it got much heavier & turned into quite the thunderstorm! So parents were called, kids were picked up & home we went.

All in all though, it was a good time!

And now my baby girl is not a baby anymore. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

End of School Year Activities

The end of the school year is always busy with lots of fun activities! Here are a few of those activities that we attended...

On April 8th, we went to the school carnival & movie night.
This year's carnival had so many fun things for the kids to do including...

human hamster balls

an inflatable basketball goal

a cute little train that went around the parking lot

a twist a whirl ride

and this awesome spinning thing that Alex was too scared to ride!
(He still talks about that time I made him ride Space Mountain at Disneyworld!)

After the carnival, we settled in for a showing of

The Good Dinosaur.
Alex is in the Gifted & Talented program at school and on April 21st, he had his GT showcase. For his project this year, he had to pick an animal to do a research project on. He chose the koala bear. At school, he researched all about koala bears & then wrote a report on them. And at home he had to make a presentation board. I did help him but he still did a lot of it by himself!

On May 18th, we went to the Glazery for an end of the year Art Club party.

Addy painted a bunny

And I painted this elephant!

On May 24th, Alex had his 1st grade end of the year awards.

He got awards for Texas Readers Club, Promoted to 2nd Grade & his class voted him 'Friendliest Friend!'

And Addy had her 3rd grade awards on May 26th.
She got awards for A/B Honor Roll, Promoted to 4th Grade & her class voted her Most Artistic Girl!

I'm so proud of my kiddos & all their hard work at school this year! 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Field Day

This year Scanlan Oaks held 2 field days, one day for Kinder, 1st & 2nd graders and the other day for 3rd, 4th & 5th graders. Which made it a whole lot easier for me because I didn't have to run back & forth between the kids events!

Alex's day was first, on May 6th.

1st grade started their day off with the tug of war competition.
His class didn't win but they're not really that competitive in 1st grade anyway.

After tug of war, every 1st grader was given a water balloon

and they got to throw them at the PE teachers! 
Which Alex thought was AWESOME!

Next up was field day activities. They included...

the balloon pop relay

an egg & spoon race

scooter races

beach ball carry races (which Alex got to do with his teacher)

the sponge relay

and 'sploosh' water volleyball

where Alex got soaking wet!

After the kids finished up with field day, they went inside & changed out of their wet clothes. Then a little later they came back outside for some Kona Ice!

Here are a few more pictures of Alex & some of his friends on field day...

Addy's field day was a couple of weeks later on May 25th.

3rd grade started the day off with their field day activities which included...

the 3 legged race

the ballon pop relay

bumper cars

the beach ball carry

the parachute

and scooter races.

After field day, they competed in their tug of war challenge.
Unlike 1st grade, 3rd grade was very competitive.

And her class won!

And here are a few more pictures from her field day...