We are now in year 4 of swim lessons with Mrs. Cheryl of Hubenak Swim School. Kate's pretty advanced now and swims like a fish, but there are so many more things to learn and I love that she enjoys it so much. It's also bonus time with friends, and there's nothing wrong with that! These girls have managed to be in the same class now for the past 3 years.
Friday, June 9, 2017
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Yiayia and Bill spent 30 very long days visiting some friends in Europe. Kate was not pleased with their trip and missed them terribly while they were gone. She cried the first few days after they left, but Yiayia had left some gifts behind for her to open occasionally while they were gone so that kept Kate occupied some, and they were also able to facetime and text as well. She was still super excited when June 8th rolled around and it was time to pick them up from the airport. She made them a welcome home sign:
Monday, June 5, 2017
I have visited Airfield Falls in the past for photo opportunities. It's the only natural waterfall in Tarrant county, and before there wasn't much of a trail head to get you there other than a sad parking lot and sidewalk. Not many people knew about it, which was kind of nice, but it's also nice now that the parks department has constructed a fancy new trail head with good parking and a cool partial aircraft display. Kate and I decided to go check it out today, since we've had tons of rain lately so I knew the falls would really be flowing.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
It was the first night at VBS today and Kate was very excited! Our theme this year is The Battle Belongs to the Lord. The church building is decked out in Army and camouflage. We even have a almost life-size (cardboard) tank in the foyer. Everything looks so good!
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Yearbook signing party.........awards........last day of school.......moving on to second grade's greener pastures. It's finally here! School is out for summer.
Second grade, we will see you soon!
Friday, May 19, 2017
One of the exciting parts of the end of school is always field day. I remember when I was in elementary school and we would actually walk from our school several blocks through a neighborhood to get to the large city park for the day. It was always super excited and really fun to get to do that. Kate's field day was a tad bit rainy, but that didn't stop them from having a blast. They played a lot of water games anyway, so the kids were going to get wet one way or another.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
This year Kate made me some special gifts for Mother's Day at school. She was so very proud of herself and the things she brought home (which she hid in her bedroom until it was time to give them to me).
Since Yiayia was going to be gone during Mother's Day this year, we gave her some fun gifts a few days early that we picked out at the Japanese dollar store. It's mostly a long family joke about cheap Japanese gifts, and we got the response we were looking for in giving her silly gifts this year.