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Monday, May 31, 2010

Trying to make nothing interesting... ;)










It's hard to make nothing look interesting!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Red Butte Gardens (practicing part two!)



Angles




Aperture, with a bee for fun! (mike spotted the bee)




There was a reception getting ready to start, I had to snap one from the door as my Brother thought it would not be welcome to start wandering through without an invite!




S-curve




There were so many pretty flowers and plants, you literally could take a thousand pictures!




This as in the Childrens Garden, a broze Ethan!




Lizards on the lawn...




Aperture...




... And again...




This looked like a cross between a caterpillar and Snoopy




I think the kids would have loved this little guy.




It looked like it was being set up for a wedding




I just HAD to include this Peony bush, which just happens to be named after my VERY favorite piece of classical music EVER!




There were fruit trees being fixed to this to grow up and over, it was cool to see this theme throughout the garden's.




I big thanks to Mike, who knows A LOT about this, and was kind enough to haul me up there and TRY to "help" me! He will be in attendance at this little shin-dig I'm doing in July, he'll have to hold my hand, and I'm glad he agree'd to that without hesitation!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Academic letter



Spencer receiving his certificate and pin.




Cambrie just LOVED his finger! and he loves her, so he let her chew and SLOBBER..




Holding the EVIDENCE! ;)



Each year after this one, he'll get gold bars.




Spencer and his proud Mama!


My boy is one smart cookie, I'm proud of him, and thrilled that he has taken such care with his school endeavors, one day, y'all may be calling him DR!!

Ethan's teacher gift






Ethan gave his teachers each a lovely shimmer chapstick and a twizzler, I thought it was put together well, and it was SO CUTE! (of course I put it together! ;)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My little man



Mr. Cap and gown!




All smiles to start the show




"Can you hear me?".... YES!




Miss Heather on the left, Miss Jackson on the right.




Miss Heather asking Ethan what he wanted to be when he grew up... A Fireman, of course!




Ethan wearing the lay Solo's Mom made for him




Ethan and Solo!


Ethan and his good buddy Gavin, who also got a candy lay!




Posing at the graduation tree! there was a little bridge they crossed over here..




When we walked out of school, Ethan said "this is a "SPECIAL DAY"... and we took him wherever he wanted to go for lunch, which was In/Out burger with our good friends the Davis's!!!








My ONLY problem with today's graduation was that we were a bit "mis-informed" about what day it was! I thought; along with Gavin's Mom that it was tomorrow, so when she called this morning to ask if I knew, I told her it was tomorrow, to which she said "I have a piece of paper with it on here for TODAY".....

THEY WERE LATE! We threw Ethan's clothes on, wet his hair, scrubbed his teeth and Gavin picked him up... We joined them at 10 for the program but were sad that it basically meant Doug and I were the only family he would have there, as it was just too late to start calling around, so our last child had just Mommy and Daddy in attendance, he didn't seem to mind!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Thou, Oh Lord - The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

GTU GIRLS...




It was by far the BEST part of my week, to sit and enjoy the company of these wonderful women! I miss them all so much, individually as well as collectively!

Today is Michele's birthday, so a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to THE DUCHESS!! Thanks for the past NINE years, you've been such an important part of our family, we LOVE YOU AUNTIE A-SHELL!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Practicing...



I'm sure our engaged couple will end up here!




Orange is his FAV color too!




...And here!



..I LOVE it..



I sure wish I had dressed him up!




I LOVE his freckles...




Just a little aperture...


Now, you may look at these and think "so what" BUT, for me it was learning in progress, I'm still learning to look for what I don't want to see, and I have to think a bit to change anything, but I was pleased that, for the most part, I could adjust. My BIGGEST complaint was that my SUBJECTS were mostly uncooperative and generally UN-helpful! Part of the point was to get real people involved, but it was cold and windy to top it off, so I guess it was ok, I am hoping to try again!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ethan's field day



































Ethan's field day was yesterday, they had several activities that they all rotated through, croquet, bowling, ring toss, hot dog & icee, reptile and parachute, and they let some butterflies go that they had brought in as caterpillars, the kids loved that! The kids had a great time, and it would have been perfect if the sun would have stayed out more!

Ethan will "graduate" next Wednesday, then Kindergarten in August, the ONLY downside to Kindergarten is the shots he will have to get on June 1st! I am planning to have a REALLY GREAT Transformer with us that day!

All in all, Ethan's had a good year at Pre-school, this was new for him this year since he didn't get signed up in time to stay at Miss Becky's, and he has struggled on and off all year, I think his heart never left Parkin Place Preschool. It will be very interesting to see how he does with one more day, he hasn't exactly been hip on going from three day's to four, but we made it!

Ethan is my LAST child to be in pre-school, so it is very symbolic for me, time marches on, babies grow up, and Mom is one more year away from no kids home during the day!!... (part two)feels like it's been FOREVER since I had that with the boy's.

Ethan's a little Joy, a little tornado spinning around ALL the time, We just love our little "moppy top"