May iPhone pics

I am figuring out that I take a lot more pictures on my phone than on my camera these days because these “iPhone blog posts” are becoming longer and longer!  Here is a very random recap of some of my iPhone pics from the month of May!

 

Emma thought it would be hilarious to put cucumbers on her eyes while we were eating dinner on the patio at Zoe’s one night!

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I got to have a fun girls night out one night with my Mom, my Aunt Judy, and Cousin Sara… we went to my cousin Haley’s high school play- she did awesome!

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Haley is the one reading the letter. :)

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Over several months we have saved up a TON of coins.  My Uncle Ron gave us a TON more when he moved out of his house in May.  I decided it was time to take the coins to a Coinstar to turn those coins into actual cash. The kids loved it!

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Not bad!

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This is the 2nd time in a year that the lights have gone out at church on a Sunday morning!  We have learned to improvise with flashlights on our phones.  

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One day after school Marissa came over to play with Emma and they were being very silly posing…

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A few minutes later I looked over and the boys were posing too and asked me to take their picture! :)

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Foster went to a fun Birthday party at Lifetime Fitness one Friday evening and he had so much fun trying to climb the rock wall!

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Foster and Corbin at the Birthday party

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We had several rain-out soccer games during the Spring season.  Some of our make-up games were played in the rain as well!

 

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At the end of May we went to Mom’s school one Saturday to help her pack her classroom.  The kids had a blast going through all of her stuff.  It was somewhat bittersweet!

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We had record rainfalls during the month of May.  Our backyard needs some work in the way of grading and drainage. :(  I posted this picture to Facebook one night… we had flash flooding and we could tell there was standing water in our backyard so Robin went out to check if the french drains were actually draining.  He wasn’t taking anything with him and I said, “Aren’t you going to take something with you?”  He looked at the ground and grabbed Foster’s plastic sword! 

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Memorial Day 2015- visiting Grandpa Charlie’s grave

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We had Braylen over for a play date one day… these two boys are good buddies.  I love watching them together! 

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Last Day of School

It seemed like the last day of school would never come! So many schools got out quite a bit earlier than we did.  Our last day was the Friday after Memorial Day, May 29th!

Here are some pictures of the kids on the last day of school:

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The change in Foster is very dramatic to me… he went from baby to big boy!!

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Emma, last day of 2nd grade
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The Moms carried on the tradition of shooting silly string all over the kids as they got off of the bus on the last day! It was rainy which was a bummer but we still managed to have some fun.

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Pre-K Water Day

Foster’s Pre-K class had a very fun Water day on May 20th… only problem was it was very COLD so we didn’t have any water! :) We did all of the activities except for the sprinklers and water toys.

 

Corbin, Henry, and Foster- we called these boys the “3 amigos” this year!

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Batman

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Here is Foster’s whole class posing at the end of water day.  He had a great class- they really bonded and played so well together. 

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Soccer Party!

We had our soccer party and trophy presentation on Saturday May 16th.  We had an early morning game so we decided to go to Merritt’s bakery immediately after the game for donuts!  

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Coach Paul talking to the boys

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Waiting to get their trophies…

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Foster and Coach Paul

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Daddy and Foster

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Team Pic with Trophies

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The sisters… these girls are great cheerleaders for their brothers!

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The Moms!

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Preschool Play Date

The Preschool Play Date at our church was on May 9th.  This year was a Barnyard theme and they had so many fun things for the kids to do!  Foster LOVES animals and he really loved petting all of the farm animals. 

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Cash loved petting the little bunny rabbits.  He has a black eye but I can’t remember how that happened- I think he ran into a wall at our house. :)

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Craft time

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Snack time!

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Story time

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Here is our good friend, Paul Smith, posing with the boys and one of the animals. 

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Mom’s Retirement Party

Several of Mom’s teacher friends threw a surprise retirement party for her on Friday, May 8th.  The party was at Los Cabos for dinner and mom was very surprised when she walked in!  She thought she was just having dinner with these two friends: 

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Little did she know all of these people were there to celebrate her!

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Me and Mom:

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Karen, Mom, and Laura

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Sara and Mom

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The mariachi band from the restaurant serenaded Mom with several songs and we were all cracking up due to Mom’s obvious embarrassment!  They sang “Pretty Woman,
“La Bamba”, and “Take This Job and Shove It!” 

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I am so proud of Mom for finishing her teaching career so well.  She is so loved by her students, parents, and co-workers.  She was an awesome 3rd grade teacher and now I’m grateful that we have our very own private tutor for my kids!

Foster’s Celebration of Learning

Foster’s Pre-K Celebration of Learning was on Friday May 8th.  It is wild when I look at pictures of Foster from the beginning of the year and then the end of the year- he has grown up SO much!  

Here he is with his awesome teacher, Mrs. Bradshaw.  Emma had her fro Pre-K as well and we just fell in love with her even more this year.  

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Foster holding his Pre-K diploma. :)

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Foster with his Early Childhood Assistant, Ms. Wilson

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Emma’s Celebration of Learning

Emma’s Celebration of Learning for 2nd Grade was on Friday May 8th.  We started in her Chinese classroom where the teacher asked the kids a series of questions in Chinese and the kids took turns raising their hands to answer- I am always in awe of how much the kids understand!  

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This is a blurry picture but this is a book Emma wrote in Chinese. 

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Being silly with Mommy!

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Emma and her good friend Aleah

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Unfortunately this is a blurry picture but this is Emma and Mrs. Springman, her 2nd grade teacher!

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Emma showing off some of her school work to me
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Emma and Ally being silly

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Marissa, Emma, and Nina

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We are so proud of Emma and are grateful for a great school with great teachers!