Thursday, June 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Gracie!!!

Happy 6th Birthday sweet girl. We love you!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

She finally lost it...

Gracie finally lost her tooth that has been loose since April. YAY!!! She was so excited. She even pulled the tooth all by herself!!!!! The Tooth Fairy did come visit our house Friday night. So exciting!!! She left Gracie some money, and she even took the note/pictures that Gracie made for her. (One note even had the word "tooth" on it with an arrow pointing towards where the tooth was. I'm sure the Tooth Fairy will keep all those treasures forever!!!)

This whole losing a tooth thing is really bothering Emily though. She just keeps looking at Gracie's mouth saying, "oh, dear!!!" She keeps asking Gracie what happened to her tooth, and Gracie keeps explaining it over and over again!!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Memory Boards

I finished my first craft for the summer today. I made memory boards for the girls and one for myself to have at school. I don't have a pic of Emily's because she was sleeping. I covered her board with a purple/white gingham fabric and I put a strand of ribbon at the top and bottom. (No feathers for Emily----Believe me, she would figure out a way to get them off that board!!!) Now I have to find some cute stuff to put on their boards..... Gracie's memory board--ignore the pillow falling off her top bunk. She and Emily spent some time up there playing today.

Here's my board for school. We're having the same "wild" theme next year. Not sure if I'll hang this in my room, on the door or in the hall. I have a name plate that matches to hang outside my door. I also haven't decided if I'm going to hang it by ribbon or put a hanger on the back. Oh, the decisions to be made. HA!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Going to Sonic......

Kris and the girls headed to pick up lunch at Sonic today. Gracie asked if she could wear anything she wanted, and I said, "sure." So, she and Emily went to their rooms to dress themselves. This is what they came out wearing. H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S!!!! Yep---they will probably be dressed like this all day, or at least until they go to Grandma's house later this evening. (Kris and I are going to a birthday party tonight for a sweet friend of mine. Woo-hoo!!!)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Guess where I went today???

First, to a b-o-r-i-n-g workshop in Brenham. Learning about all the revisions made to the Language Arts TEKS. Fun stuff!!!

Then, we stopped by Blue Bell to get a cup of ice cream. YUM!!! What a great way to end such a boring day.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

On our way to first grade....

First Day of Kindergarten

Last Day of Kindergarten

Gracie graduated from Kindergarten last week--woo--hoo!!!! She had a GREAT year with an AWESOME teacher. We are so proud of Gracie and all of her accomplishments this year. She was happy that she gets a break, but very sad that Mrs. Cox won't be her teacher next year.

I can't wait for her to be in first grade!! We're going to have so much fun together, and NO I am not going to be her teacher next year!!! I have had several people ask me that. Seriously???

We're going to continue learning/working on things this summer. Gracie LOVES math--not sure where she got that from. She is learning to add/subtract double digit numbers right now, and she LOVES it. Really?? You wouldn't believe how much each day she spends doing math related work. And she even thinks it's so fun to write all her numbers to 100. Now she is working on writing to 200. DORK!! Just kidding---- I was not that motivated in math, at ALL. We're continuing to work on reading and writing. Reading is going very well--she is more than ready for first grade. Writing---we're getting there. She has great ideas and is beginning to express them a LOT better. I've just got to keep her motivated. Handwriting---she has her daddy's, HA!!!! It's not bad---it's just not as "pretty" as I would like it.

Mom and I spent the afternoon yesterday planning little field trips for the girls this summer. We're so excited!!! We pretty much have something planned for each week. Mom and I are also working on planning a girls trip for ourselves at the end of June--fun, fun.