Saturday, September 20, 2014

Twisted Lizards

We kicked off fall soccer with a win!  We have the same team from the spring, plus our friend Emery.  And a new name, the Twisted Lizards.  {Anyone who has visited us in AZ will get a bit of a chuckle from that name.  No worries, our favorite watering hole will be sponsoring us with team jerseys in our team color, lime green!}

This season it's four on four with no goalie, and Lily did awesome.  She was engaged, confident, hard working, and most important, had so much fun with her friends.  Not much else we could ask for from our girl.  

{Assistant coach Daddy, and brother William, taking a break from their sideline spectating}

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Exceptional day

Lily had a very exceptional day on Monday!

We started off with an early morning dentist appointment before school.  Not only does Lily have TWO loose teeth, but she was such a brave, sweet girl.  The dentist even commented he couldn't believe she was only five and that she was acting like an eight year old.  Much to Lily's delight!  Her behavior was particularly helpful for me…as it was also William's first dentist visit.  He was not so brave.  Lots of crying, screaming, and squirming.  

{All smiles on our ride from the dentist to school drop off}

 The day continued to get better.  First, she received TWO Roars awards, which are random awards given by teachers on campus when they see students portraying good behavior.  Her first came from the drop off lane, where a teacher helps the students out of the car.  Lily said the teacher gave her one because she said thank you, and was kind and respectful.  Her other came because she moved to the top of the clip chart in her classroom (a behavior system where a child can move up or down a chart depending on their actions each day).  

A few other highlights included passing a 'sight words' tests as well as Mom surprising our girl at lunch.  I had the pleasure of sitting with Lily and her friend Emery.  These girls cracked me up telling stories about their classmates, about their fun morning at school, and just lots of silly, happy girliness.  Honestly, it was one of my favorite lunches ever.   

To reward our girl with such an exceptional day, Ryan came home from work early, we ate a quick dinner, and off to the ice cream store we went!  We were ALL very proud of Lily and thrilled to celebrate her!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Tee Ball

We've been watching lots of baseball lately (GO ROYALS!).  William is slightly obsessed and turns absolutely everything into a bat…a book, a truck, silverware, his blanket, you name it.  He also likes to use his sister as his ball.  So.  Ryan had the grand idea to pick up a tee, a few real bats, and whiffle balls.  

Lots of begging to play in the backyard, even though we are still in the 100s during the day. We are ALL ready for fall weather and lots more outdoor play. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

School picture day

Lily had school pictures last week, and William wanted in on the action practicing our smiles.
{ya think someone needs a haircut?}

 {And the outtakes}
he was giving her sloppy kisses  :)