Thursday, August 28, 2014

Preschool: A Year in Review

Presley just started kindergarten this week, and it occurred to me that I never posted about the end of her preschool year. 
Enjoy the pics below summarizing Presley's last year in preschool!

Meet the teacher/supply drop off

First Day

Halloween Party

School Picture

Christmas performance

Class Christmas Party

Pajama picnic

Valentine's Day party

First field trip at Johnny Carino's to make pizza

Mother's Day tea party

 Spring graduation performance



  Water Day

 Last Day of preschool



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

First Trip to the Beach

 Back in May, we took a trip down to Corpus.  Presley has been dying to see the beach, so we made sure to take the kids for the afternoon.  They loved it! Enjoy the pics below of Presley and Beckett's first trip to the beach!

I don't feel right about posting these pictures of us having fun at the beach, without mentioning why we went to corpus in the first place.  

At 10:37 am, on Saturday, March 22, 2014, a mudslide occurred in Oso, Washington. It engulfed 49 homes and killed 43 people.  Among those 43 were my Aunt Theresa Harris and Uncle Steve Harris.
We went to Corpus in May to attend their memorial in the same church they were married in 30 years earlier.  It was a beautiful ceremony for two very beautiful souls.  They were dearly loved and will be missed.

Rest in peace, Aunt Theresa and Uncle Steve.
We will see you again one day. 
Love you.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Ballet Recital

Presley did another awesome job at her dance recital this year.  She danced to "A Whole New World" and was the sweetest little princess on that stage.

This was her last year of dance for a while.  Once kindergarten starts, we won't have much time for after school activities.  I've so loved watching her do ballet and tap. Hopefully, once she is able to do more after school, she will want to get back into ballet.
I'm so proud of my little ballerina.  She truly shines on the stage!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Mother's Day Tea

Presley's teacher had a Mother's Day Tea for all the moms in her class.  They had been preparing for it for weeks and it was so special! When I walked in Pres ran up to me and said "Welcome to your party, Mommy!  What can I get you to drink?" 

 I told her that I wanted whatever she wanted to drink and her reply was "Oh no, Mommy.  This party isn't for me, it's for you.  You can pick whatever you want."  
You could really tell that they had been practicing what to say and it was so dang cute!

We each had our own place setting complete with a picture, hand print, and a mason jar labeled just for us!


 The kids were in charge of serving us.  Her teacher had made cute little finger sandwiches, mini pastries, and big bowl of fruit.  It was so sweet!


 After we ate, we got to play a game.  A couple days before the party, Mrs. Benge had all the kids answer some questions about their mom and she wrote them down and had them laminated. At the party, she read each one aloud and we had to guess which mom it was about.
Here's the one that Presley answered about me!

 The last one kind of gave it away :)

After the game, we watched a slideshow her teacher had put together.  It was from pictures she had been taking all year long.  She put it to music and it was just a giant cry fest in that room.  It was so sweet and sad all at the same time.  I just couldn't believe how fast my little baby was growing up.

After we all dried our eyes and wiped away the mascara running down our faces, she gave us our final present.  Each kid had made their mom a key chain.  I love it and I'm never taking it off my keys...ever!

  I'm so thankful that I get to be a mom.  
Presley put so much hard work into making this a great party for me.  I feel like the luckiest mom in the world!!!