Wednesday, May 27, 2015

School's out for summer!

The last walk to school as a Kindergartner.   What an awesome year Lily had!  
But I think we are all looking forward to the lazy days of summer with lots of swimming on the agenda.  Can't wait!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Lily happenings

A few happening the last few months of Kindergarten…

~Another successful soccer season.  The game really clicked for Lily the final month.  She even scored two goals in one game, and is already looking forward to playing again in the fall!

~Birthday book club at school.  During their birthday month, students pick out a book from the PTO, sign their name in it, and donate it to the student library for other students to check out.  

~Mother's Day tea in Lily's class.  After a sweet singing performance, the moms were served tea and cake, and then presented with our gifts.  One of my favorite mornings ever!

~Wrapping up her Musical Theatre class with a performance.  The group sang Believer (Shrek), Welcome to Munchkin Land (Wizard of Oz), Fly a Kite (Mary Poppins), and Do Re Mi (Sound of Music).  Lily did a fantastic job not only singing, but knowing the actions, cues, and different spots on the stage.  We also saw her helping out a few younger classmates…our girl does love to be the boss!

~Mystery Reader!  Each student was given the opportunity to be a mystery reader for their class and read a book of their choosing.  Lily was hesitant at first, but after watching a few friends, decided she wanted a chance as well.  She practiced hard and said it went really well!  Ryan and I are amazed out how much she has learned this year…she went from not being able to read and barely write, to reading full books and writing paragraph after paragraph in her journals (our girl has LOTS to say!).  

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A visit home

In April, we spent a special weekend in Kansas.  

~Lily and William are becoming expert flyers - they were both jewels and made our morning so easy! 

~Dinner at Lydia's with two of our favorite couples…Nanny & Papa Kurt, and Auntie M & Uncle Casey

~William was amazed at how close Nanny and Papa Kurt's apartment is to the downtown trains.  We spent quite a bit of time outside watching them go by!

~The reason for the trip…the 100th Anniversary of Tri Delta at KSU led to us four gals having an excuse for a Manhattan reunion.  Annie, Lesley, Kelly and I spent two days catching up while exploring all our favorite Aggieville stores, restaurants, and bars.  Priceless time spent with three of my very best friends!

Composite fun…didn't see Auntie M!

~Don't worry…Lily and William didn't miss me a bit.  Instead, they met up with Grandma, Grandpa, Aynslee, Liam, Elijah, Aunt Brooke and Uncle Jason for a night of fun at Great Wolf Lodge.  From these pics and all their stories, it appears they had an absolute blast!!  :) Thank you Grandma for organizing such a special cousin weekend!