Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Lauren's graduation

My niece Lauren graduated high school over Memorial weekend.  I was a senior in high school when she was born, so it's mind blowing that she is old enough already to be the one graduating.  
We went to her ceremony, and then had a little dinner party for her at a mexican restaurant in town.  
Way to go Lauren! I'm so proud of you!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Angry Birds

After Dane's field day was done I checked Dane out of school and went with some mom friends from his school to see the movie Angry Birds.  This was Jace's first movie theater experience and will be his last for quite a while.  I'm still feeling traumatized by the whole ordeal.  The big kids loved the movie, and wasn't phased at all by the loud screaming and tantrums that occurred down the aisle.  Jace was absolutely terrible during the movie.  It was horrible and I have never felt so stressed out in my entire life.  I had to take him out several times and let him walk the halls, and then he would make me feel like he was better and going to cooperate and then the whole ugly ordeal would start over again.  He loves watching shows at home, so I thought with the help of popcorn and snacks he would be ok for most of the movie.  But, he wanted to climb through the openings of the chairs in front of us and when I would stop him he would lose his mind.  So, it was quite the experience.  Sigh.  
But, Dane loved it and was excited to be checked out early and see a movie with a couple friends. 

The week of field day was also teacher appreciation week for the staff at Dane's school.  So, I was pretty busy that week with my hospitality duties getting the teacher luncheons set up and taken down every day.  We ( the school and PTO) provided 2 restaurant lunches, a sandwich bar day, a treats and soda day, and food truck day.  
Dane gave each of his teachers a gift to show our appreciation.  He filled out these cute surveys and we filled up a gift bag with some of their favorites and a gift card to their favorite store.  

Later that evening Kevin and Dane went to a NERF WARS family event at our church.  This is Dane's church bestie Mason.  They always have a blast at the annual nerf wars events.  

Last Friday as a 2nd Grader!!

2nd Grade Field Day

Another Field Day in the books!! 

It was suppose to be a few months ago, but got rained out twice.  We were all so happy that we made it through with no rain, unfortunately it was beyond humid and hot and we were all dying! Dane had a blast as usual.  He competed in several events, and cheered on his classmates when he wasn't particpating.  Jace also had fun running around and getting tons of attention from all the girls in the class.  They all loved him.  It's hard to believe that Dane has done 3 field days now.  Field Day was after 2 important benchmark tests that Dane had studied for so he was feeling burnt out and needing a break.  His teachers told me that he would only be missing lunch, recess and PE so, after field day was over several moms and I checked out our kids for a day of fun. 
Great Day to be Dane! :)

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Hockley Train Ride

We took the boys to Hockley to ride the live steam model train.  It had been several years since our last visit, Dane was really young when we went.  It's a fun 20 minute ride through the woods near Zube park, and it's free to ride on certain Saturdays.  Even though it was mainly for Jace Dane really enjoyed it also.  He liked getting to ride through the woods, and it was breezy that morning so it was a nice ride for all of us.  I couldn't get Jace to ever look at the camera but he loved the ride.  He kept saying "ohhhh and weeee".  We plan on going back before the season ends to ride it again.