Saturday, October 31, 2009

3 years running

Gracie has received an award at school in October for the last three years. Looking back on her pictures I hope we remeber that it was Halloween dress up day and that she didn't always go to school looking like this!

Good Job Gracie, we are so happy for you and know the many great things you are capable of.

Friday, October 2, 2009

RHS Graduation 2009

Thirteen years of school, great friends and in a blink everything changes.

Here are some of those that have made it so memorable...

Tanner Freeman, Dani, Blair Collins
Dani, Janae Anderson, Tawnee Gonzales

Chanet Stevenson, Dani
Connor Paysse, Dani

Dani, Roman Trujillio
Katrina Werlinger, Dani

Sam Villegas, Jordan DeLay, Cierra Miller, Blair, Dani, Angel Ledezma, Megan Bezona
Dallas White, Dani

I miss them all, you don't realize how attached you are. I wish them all the best...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Green Dot, Yellow Dot, Red Dot, Gold

I found this draft of a post I had started and never finished in May.

If you don't have elementary kids you are missing out on the daily run down of who's who on the dot list. Green (everyone starts here, good place to be). Yellow (just like the light, a warning you had better stop what you are doing). Red (not where you want to be, usually a loss of recess). Gold dots are given randomly to kids who are caught doing extra good things, they are announced on Fridays and given prize bags.
Needless to say my boys have spent a fair share of the year on yellow. They are quick to let me know when it was NOT a red or yellow day. I was a little worried one day when I helped in the kindergarten room and noticed the yellow dot had completely fallen off the chart. I just knew my buddies had worn it out. Lane has pointed out to me that he mostly has been on yellow because he just didn't know all the kindergarten rules. Now that he has learned more he can do better.
Justin surprised us with receiving a gold dot for helping pick up papers from under the table for Mrs. Vasquez without even being asked. Gracie was the next to receive her Gold Dot from Mrs. Vermeer, for always trying to be the best she can be. Last but not least Lane received his gold dot award and was thrilled beyond pieces!
We now have car stickers to let everyone know of their accomplishments.
I know of a few red dot days I have had and can certainly work harder at doing gold dot deeds more often and without being asked. Thanks kids for the life lesson for all of us.

End of School

Carley & Angie Gilbert, her piano teacher.

The debut recital.

Waiting for the Moses Lake Parade to start,

Gracie, Justin & Lane at the circus. Even as skeptical as I was it turned out to be a pretty fun time. The animal tamer was lame but the kids were overly impressed with the tricks from the tightrope walker and the girl on the balance boards. This kooky clown stole the show...
At the end of the school year the kindergarten class has a big production to showcase all of their many singing, dancing and acting talents. After Lane acted as a goat for one song and each boy had their turn holding an alphabet card we got to see their dosie-do skills. And then to cap things off they all dressed up in their bee costumes.
I know the boys will be happy to have these posted all over!