Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Today was Father's Day and I just want to tell my hubby Happy Father's Day! You are the best dad and husband, and we appreciate all that you do for our family. I remember when we were dating, I thought you would be a great dad and I was right! We had a great day with a BBQ at Nick and Lindsi's with the whole family. It was nice that Nick's parents John and Susie were in town. The kids gave Bri a new putter and tons of new golf accessories and a gift card to one of his favorite places-Barbacoa. In addition, he and I will be seeing Sir Paul McCartney in July! Hope you had a great day; love you!! All the boys and Brian.
The cutest kids in the world with the greatest dad!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

First Days of Summer

It's been a busy first few days of summer....

On Saturday, I ran my first 5K fun run. Weight Watchers was sponsoring a 5K walk/run through Wheeler Farm. I always enjoy walking with my friends, but never really thought of running. I have been inspired by several friends running half marathons, so with my new Mother's Day running shoes on my feet, I convinced Nick to run with me and off we went. It was hot as the run began at 1:00 and I was super thirsty about 10 minutes in, but all in all we completed 3.1 miles in about 30 minutes. Here are some pictures of the day: 1st pic Nick and I all smiles before the run! 2nd half way through I was glad to see Bri and the kids cheering us on!

Mission accomplished!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Bye Bye Bella Vista

After being at Bella Vista since 1993 when Lindsi began there in 5th grade, we said goodbye today with Ben's graduation. I have to admit, it was harder than I thought it would be I cried when I sent him to kindergarten and watching him walk out of school today, I found myself a little teary. The time has really flown! Over the years, I have enjoyed being involved with the kids' classes and doing various PTA jobs. Lindsi, Kristi ad Ben were blessed to have wonderful teachers and great friends. So, I have taken some of the "last" pictures of Ben and various events at school. The "last" safety patrol day. It seemed like Ben was always doing safety patrol; he was just always willing to do it. He did a great job and enforced the rules very well!

The "last" field trip with Mom at Hale Center Theater to see The Three Musketeers The kids who have gone to school together since kindergarten. The future classof 2016!

The "last" field day after tug of war! Brandon, Easton and Ben
A few moms and I decided to celebrate "graduation" with a pizza and cake party. We decided we will plan their graduation party in 2016! Bella Vista has a tradition that on the last day of school, the 6th graders parade through the halls and the other grades "clap" them into middle school. It was really cool to see the halls lined with all the students saying good bye. Mrs. Cope, Ben and Mrs. Shenosky; Ben's teachers this year. They were the best and really prepared him for middle school. The "last' picture in front of the school. Bye Bye Bella Vista!