Thursday, May 24, 2012

Class of 2012

 Our little girl has graduated Preschool!!!  We are so proud of her and all that she has learned in the past two years.  We had the great fortune of finding a wonderful preschool close to our home with an amazing teacher, Miss Amee.  Jane has loved every minute of preschool starting even before the first day when I took her to orientation and she screamed when we had to go. :) 
Their little graduation was darling!  Miss Amee had the kids wear their dad's dress shirts backwards and they marched in and sang different songs they had learned throughout the year, some kids got to read books to the crowd, they got to throw their caps in the air (something Jane had been anticipating for weeks), and then we all got to watch a cute slideshow/movie from the year.  I am usually not an emotional person, but I cried several times during Jane's graduation.  It was one of the only times I can remember feeling like an official parent.  Sitting there watching pictures of the kids and listening to them all laugh together about good times...made me realize that my sweet baby girl is growing up and becoming independent and making memories that I'm not in.  *sigh*

Afterwards, we went to get ice cream and Jane got beautiful lilies from her Daddy. 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Jane's Movie Night Party

For Jane's birthday I wanted to have a party but we try to only do big friend parties every other year for the kids and this was her off year.  So I thought maybe we could just do some cake and ice cream in the front yard with some of her neighborhood friends.  Perfect!  Oh but wait!  We could totally borrow my Aunt's projector and watch a movie on the house. . .that would be free. . . and I could make cute little invites. . .PERFECT!  Wait, when did this become a big party?!?!  Oh well.  I had fun :)

So last night we had the neighborhood kids over for movie night.  They started claiming spots on our driveway 3 hours before we were even planning on starting the 'party'!  Trent set up the equipment and "screen" (a white table cloth) and I got the refreshments ready.  While we were waiting for the sun to go down, the kids had a dance party, Jane blew out candles, and we ate ice cream.  We ended up having 5 unexpected guests and it was so great!!  Once it was dark enough to see the movie, we started "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked", handed out more ice cream and some popcorn and then just enjoyed the party ourselves.

For an 'off year birthday' it was spectacular!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday Jane!

5 years ago our sweet baby girl joined our family.  What did we do without this character???  Life definitly got more interesting when she joined us!  Happy 5th Birthday Miss Jane!
What a day!  This morning we had muffins and opened presents and played.  For lunch we went to Old McDonalds and played some more.  Then, since it was such a hot day, Jane and Grant's friends invited us over to run through the sprinklers.  Jane was the only one brave enough to actually run through!  Go Jane!
 Then it was a quick dry off and on to Boondocks with the Grandparents.  Nothing quite compares with pizza and arcade games.  Everyone had a blast! And Jane ended up with so many tickets she was able to get prizes for her and Bubba!  What a day!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Kinghorns, twins, and the Zoo

Our dear friends the Kinghorns made a trip down to see us last weekend.  We definitely needed a "sanity" weekend and we got it!  We got to cuddle little Kalie, the kids got to play, and we got to play games and catch up.  Turns out that the DePolas are pregnant with TWINS!!  We are so excited for them!  They been trying for a while and now they get a 2-for-1!  So exciting :)

On Saturday we all went to the zoo.  It was hot and crowded and we got there later than we had planned but it was fun to watch the kids check out all the animals and get to be there with friends. What fun Memories!