Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I want to be a part of it, FIRST GRADE!!!

Another year in the books!  Despite some ups and downs because of some anxiety, Logan had an AWESOME kindergarten year!  I can not say enough wonderful things about the amount of love, knowledge, and experiences he gained because of the wonderful teachers at Sunflower Elementary!
Pioneer Day!  Logan actually had an ear infection but we brought him for the fun anyway!

One of his "bros," Joe.

Churning butter with Mrs. Furlong

Super 100!!  Logan decided we would put 100 lego pictures on his cape.

100 day snack

Uniform day in K!  Logan decided that he wanted to be a principal just like daddy!

A highlight for mom: LJ reading Green Eggs and Ham!

Rainforest presentations, mama helped turn Logan into a boa constrictor!  

Rainforest bros

Logan gained a lot of confidence playing with the Gardner Stars.  He was the youngest player but ended up learning so much thanks to amazing, patient coaches and a great group of kiddos!

Logan's spring field trip was to Deanna Rose Farmstead

He fed the baby goats but only outside the fence (mama doesn't blame him!).

This boy has always loved the tractors!!

The field trip was cut short due to some storms in the area.  Logan and mama made the most of it with a lunch and bowling date.  He dominated me!!!

At the end of the year, Logan had gained enough confidence that he taught my entire class to make paper airplanes!  We had a blast flying them down the hallway!

Logan's kindergarten program was GREAT!!  The kids were all precious! 
 Logan's big part was using sign language to say the Pledge of Allegiance!  He did a wonderful job!

 The last song of the show told how the kids had mastered the K world and were ready to move on to first grade!  There were tears shed by every mama in the room!

The Bros cracking up that I was teary!

Logan receiving his certificate from Mrs. Tann.


Silly boys!!

Logan and his Grandma B!  Before this picture they were sharing a special kinder memory when B toppled over during a picture!

Sweet Alli!  Logan has shared 3 years with this special young lady.  We will miss her next year!

Logan and his best buddies, Laden and Joe.  These guys really kept Logan going on the hard days!

Mrs. Turner and Mrs. Furlong!  World's best K duo!!
My heart breaks a bit to know that Logan's kindergarten year is already behind us but I am SUPER pumped to share the first grade world with my baby!!  I am so proud of how far he has come!  I will be forever thankful to his great friends and our amazing staff that helped him through hard times and smiled with him through the great times!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

E is 3!!!

We started off Easton's 3rd birthday celebration with our annual March for Babies.  It was a beautiful morning, we had our new team shirts on, and we were ready to stroll!

 After the walk we made a quick change into our Royals gear.  Easton was SO excited to head out to the K to celebrate his big day!  He even got to wear his new "Cosmer" jersey.
 This face right here sums it up!!  He could not contain his excitement!  He just kept telling everyone in the car, "Look!  It's Kauffmic stadium!"
 We had a BBQ and brownies tailgate with Grandma B., Gramma Jan, Uncle John, Jenny, and our family before heading into the game.

 Eventually we headed over to the kids' K and played ball.  Grandma B. even managed to score autographs from Slugger!

 The Royals didn't get the W Easton had hoped for but we still had a great day celebrating our little slugger!
 On Easton's actual birthday we set up a neighborhood party at the "little park" by our house.  We invited the neighborhood crew, Miss Tracy and her family, and the Burkins.  Easton was pumped to finally break out his decorations and balloons!

 We set up a little baseball field for the kids to play at.  E told me that was his favorite part, "hittin' the ball."

 We enjoyed hot dogs, nachos, applesauce, and peanuts!

 Everyone was having a great time...UNTIL...the sky went dark!  I procrastinated as long as I could as our guests schlepped everything back to our house.  Then, the sky opened up, and DRENCHED our little party!
 E was so sad.  He just kept crying "My balloons!  My letters!"  Luckily, we have the best friends and family around and they managed to save his balloons and his party!
 After he realized that his party was not totally ruined we broke out the cupcakes.

 He was very excited about opening his gifts!

 He got a singing card from the Criger dudes that made his day!
 Mommy and daddy bought him a baseball blanket for his big boy bed.  His number one goal for this summer is to get it ordered!   Too bad that the rails have been back ordered for months!
 This little man is a laugh-a-minute!  He is ALL BOY.  He loves burps, "toots," and sports.  His big brother is his best buddy.  He loves to watch baseball on youtube, play the Wii with Logan, and is constantly wielding a bat.  He has an imaginary friend named Stinky Bob that is often up to no good. Easton is the life of the party, the last dude to pass out, and even when he is being VERY 3, he can still bring a smile to your face.

E loves BIG.  He loves baseball, his family, and mac-n-cheesey.  Before he goes to bed he often rattles off the list of all the people he loves.  We are so very blessed to have him in our family.  It is so hard to believe that our journey to bring him into this world was so long ago and now he is a happy, healthy, 3-year-old!!