Tuesday, May 31, 2011

chalk humor

The kids got a hilarious Klutz book from the book fair a while back. They immediately tried out a bunch of the ideas around our house. It's taken me this long to post them(I've been having TONS of trouble with blogger lately- that's the reason I'm so behind with about a million posts!)

those little rocks all have faces on them(scared faces)

get it? Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall...

Mickey turned this rock into a mouse- and that's the mouse hole.

This is by an ant hill. It was supposed to say rabid ants but it works this way also!

snake coming up between the sidewalks

here's the head:

I highly recommend this book- it's hilarious and full of cute ideas for summer chalk fun!

Monday, May 30, 2011

a lake visit

1 day before the Bintliffs left for Denver we tried to fit in as much together time as possible so we drove out to the lake in DL to see them in the early afternoon. My sister Amy came along because she was visiting us from Eau Claire. The kids swam in the pool and I gave Amber and Matt one of their goodbye presents: a photo album of the past 6 years since we met them. Later that night they came back to Fargo and we met them at their hotel for some more swimming and visiting... and lots of crying and sad, sad goodbyes. :( We were thankful to have the extra time with them though and the kids had a lot of fun with Shia.
We miss you guys!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Last Day of School- end of the day

I was sad the year had gone by so quickly, and sad that Mary Beth was no longer a kindergartener, but mostly I was just so happy to have my "babies" home with me for 3 months!

teacher gifts for the last day

the kids each painted a special card and a flower pot for their teachers thanking them for the great year they had together.
Mickey drew a robin, Jeffrey drew the butterfly above, and Mary Beth did the sunflower painting below. Their teachers LOVED them. Jeffrey's said she was going to frame his.

He chose butterflies for the card and flower pot because his class had just been studying butterflies. They each had gotten their own baby caterpillar to keep on their desk until it made its chrysallis and then they watched them emerge as a butterfly.

We always try and make homeade gifts- I think this year's turned out so sweet!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Songs & Ice Cream

Today Mary Beth's class invited their parents to come for a cute singing program followed by an ice cream party. They sang all of their favorite songs from the year and then we watched a slide presentation of their animal research project. Mary Beth's animal was a penguin. Each child had to record themselves saying what their animal was and an interesting fact about it. Her voice was so cute! I was so proud of her that she actually did it! She also sang all of the songs in the program and participated in the hand/body motions. It's amazing how much has changed in just a year's time...

Saturday, May 21, 2011

watching the Fargo Marathon

I stood there for EVER holding my camera ready to take a picture of Amber(she was running the 1/2 marathon) and cheer her on... and I MISSED her!!! She was in a huge group of people and must have blended in. :( We did see several other people we knew though and had a fun time watching the runners.

If I didn't have my trick knee I would consider running some time. ha!

baby photo shoot

This week I got to babysit my goddaughter Estelle a couple times. (Thank you Maggie!) One of the days we did a photo shoot and these are some of my fav's...

Isn't she precious??