Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Elsie is Three

She's been 3 since November 17.

I had her 3 year old pictures taken in March.

Here are some of my favorites.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Track Star

David completed the track program this month at school. The kids can walk or run the track during recess. They get punches on a track card for each lap completed. Each track card has 25 punches. There are 7 track cards. That's 175 laps! I should know, but I don't remember, how many miles it equals. For each completed track card, a small foot is added to a chain necklace. If you finish the program, you earn your the big foot for your necklace.

David was super excited about earning his "big foot" and I am super proud of him for accomplishing his goal.

Here is at the assembly getting his award:

This picture shows how excited he was:

Here's his beautiful smile:

Friday, April 01, 2011

2 Awards, 1 Super Happy Jonathan

The kids had an awards assembly today at school. Jonathan received two awards.

His first award was for participating in the Regional Battle of the Books competition. This was the first year a team from our school has participated. He did a fantastic job.

Getting the Battle of the Books Certificate:

His second award was for being the March Student of the month. Jonathan looks forward to getting this award every year. This year, it was getting harder and harder for him not to get it each month.

He was really happy to get the certificate today:

Getting his Student of the Month picture taken:
Today was hat day at school. (As part of a fundraiser, the kids could pay 50 cents to wear a hat.) Jonathan didn't say anything to me but I know he is thrilled to be wearing his Ducks hat in his picture.

Getting a high five from his teacher:

I decided to treat him for his awards. I offered to pick up a treat after school, suggesting special kid treats like milkshakes or slurpees. Jonathan asked if I could buy watermelon. Oh, how I love that boy. Since it's too early for watermelon, we opted for cantaloupe.

I am proud of Jonathan for working hard at school. This has been a great year for him.