Britt and his best friend, Daniel - two peas in a pod!
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Last night Britt's class held their Poetry Cafe, and it was, of course, SPECTACULAR! The turnout was huge, and every kid did a wonderful job of reciting their poems, "en espanol," into a microphone in front of everyone. They all wore black and white clothes, and Britt posed for his Big Mama before we left. Isn't he a handsome one? I love that precious face of his... You can see his sweet heart right through those big blue eyes.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Sadly, Alvin's foot has still not healed all the way. It is almost there! But not quite strong enough to be used. And so he's been set out into the pasture for more time off. Another summer! And frankly, he couldn't be happier. I wanted to cry when our favorite vet, Chris Camp, gave us the news, but Alvin is enjoying every second of his pasture time. Doesn't he have the sweetest face ever?! Somehow, over the course of his recovery, he's become "my" horse. And now Brady has his perfectly sound horse, Maggie. How did this happen? Seriously, I wouldn't trade Alvin for a million-zillion sound horses. Maybe a million-zillion dollars, but don't tell my Alvie... That's just between you and I. As far as Alvin knows, he's a keeper for life. I do so love this horse!
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Friday, May 25, 2012
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
He's almost ready! On Sunday, we spent the afternoon with Britt's classmates and their families at a retreat to prepare for their First Holy Communion. It was a great experience, and after Monday's class, Britt and Brady are down to only one more Monday evening class to attend. And then it will be time to celebrate Britt's First Communion, which he has been so excited for, ever since Brailey's First Communion two years ago. Celebration time! We're pretty sure the "big day" is going to be the 23rd of June. He's had his guest list for this party made since January!
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Yes, both of my B's made TWELVE LAPS around the Sheldon track for the Jog-a-Thon this year. That was Britt's goal, since he went eleven last year, and Brailey's long legs just carried her farther this year, I think - last year she did ten. The weather was absolutely perfect, not too hot, not too cold and no rain! And although they didn't have the festive balloons at the start line like they have in the past, every kid received their own water bottle with their name on it, and that was a big hit! And I'm so proud of my B's for going 3 miles - WOWZA! They were both really tired when they got home from school, and Britt said, in his Britt-speak, "I'm not made for Jog-a-Thons!" And yet he still managed twelve laps...
Brailey, Carrie and Camille on their way to the track - ready to jog!
Britt and Daniel are still in Fiesta-mode, perfecting their 50's moves... SO CUTE!
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Friday, May 18, 2012
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Thursday, May 17, 2012
When I say special, I mean S-P-E-C-I-A-L... My dear friend Nicoley, the very first friend I made in Eugene and my pretend little sister stopped by on her way to Coos Bay, her hometown, and spent some precious time with us. It was so good to see her and to meet her newest edition, Baby Andrew, and also to experience all the cute expressions and personality of her oldest, Jason, who is two years old. Britt was a perfect babysitter and played with him the entire time, making sure he was entertained and safe and happy. It was adorable! And Baby Andrew is so handsome and strong! Our Nicoley is more beautiful than ever, and it felt like old times to visit and reminisce and catch up on life. She is the best mother ever, and her boys are angels!
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
It was our first track meet, and we didn't know what to expect, but guess what? It was a blast! The weather was perfect and the atmosphere was festive and happy for all the fourth graders at North Eugene High School's track. Brailey even won her first race, the 50 yard dash! We thought about participating in track, this spring, but neither one of my B's really knew what that meant. But after experiencing this fun event, Brailey is ready to go out for the sport next year! Every kid got a ribbon every time they participated in an event, and it was a fantastic experience for all of them. And like my friend Kristin said, it was great to see all those kids exercising. A "win-win" situation all the way around!
Brailey and her best buddies, Camille and Carrie.
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Friday, May 11, 2012
Unbelievable that it has been here and is gone, already. Another year, whizzing by...! Every year we attend Fiesta, we say it is the "best one yet." Truly, I think this was the very best one, though. It was just wonderful! Every class had a special performance, and now that we've been at Buena Vista for a while, we had kids to watch that we knew in every single class. Brailey's class got the "party started" (the name of the song they danced to) with the opening act, and she was such a joy to watch! What can we say? The girl can dance! And Britt's class performed to "La Bamba," which Brailey performed to, as well, when she was in second grade. Even more special, he got to be the "caller," which means he introduced the dance to everyone, which Brailey did as a second grader, too. So it was truly a special night for our entire family, and Brady and I enjoyed ourselves immensely! Here are some fun pictures from the evening - enjoy the happiness you will see reflected!
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