Friday, May 31, 2013

Griffin's Last Day of 2nd Grade

Today is Griffin's last day of 2nd grade. He has grown so much over the past school year. This is a photograph of his first and last day of the year.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Mrs. Gordon Banner ~ We Will Miss You!

Saying goodbye to one of our favorite teachers as she transfers to another school
Goodbye, Mrs. Gordon we will miss you!

2nd Grade Field Day!

Second grade is coming to an end and the kids enjoyed field day today!

5th Grade Graduation Banner

I made this banner for the 5th grade graduation class of GES.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

2nd Grade ~ End Of Year Gift For Classmates

Griffin wanted to share a little gift with his classmates at the end of the year. The kids will take the ice pops home and freeze them. Then they can enjoy a nice, cool treat. Griffin can't wait to share with his class.

2nd Grade - A/B Honor Roll!

Congratulations to our sweet Griffin for earning A/B Honor Roll!!
He has worked so hard this year in 2nd grade!
We are sooooo proud of you buddy!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Walking Through The Wheat Field

I love going for long walks with this guy. Today we walked down to the wheat field.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Fishing With The Gills.

The boys and I went fishing down at the pond today. The fishing was GOOD for the boys, though my bright, new pink fishing pole only worked when sweet 3-year-old Clara took over. Griffin had such fun catching fish today and he cleaned fish for the first time too! It was a great end to a pretty perfect day.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Walk With Fred & Judy.

Enjoyed a nice walk down to the field after dinner last night with Fred & Judy.

Friday, May 24, 2013

A Gift From My Son.

A gift from my son ~ a poplar tulip.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cameron's 1st Birthday ~ Elmo Themed

Cameron celebrated his first birthday with a super cute ELMO themed birthday party! ~ {We all loooove that little red monster}

Handmade party essentials included a custom banner, cupcake toppers, favor tags and confetti

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

2nd Grade Economics Project

Griffin has an Economics Project due tomorrow ~ he knew right away he wanted to make candy airplanes. He chose the image to print on the gum, designed and created his advertisement (with a little, tiny bit of help from Mom) and he actually sat there and made all 20 of the airplanes. He decided to put two in a pack because they only cost 13 cents per airplane to make. This project will allow the students to gain understanding of the principles of economics. They will have the chance to be both producer and consumer. The children were to make 10 things to sell to their classmates. They were to cost less than $2 each to make. Each child will set a price for their item and try to sell it to their classmates. They had to create an advertisement to go with their product. After that they will get to be a consumer. His teacher will give each child $10 in play money to buy their classmates products. They get to keep the items they buy in order to make it authentic. I think he's going to have SO much fun tomorrow!


Griffin is out on the back porch with a bucketful of cicadas in various stages. He said "Mommy do you want to come look at the cicadas". I said "no thank you". But now that I'm thinking about it, exactly how much longer will he want to sit on the backporch with me? So, I'm goin' out to look at some cicadas.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Baby Shower ~ Monster Themed

Welcoming baby Jase Christian to the world with a sweet monster themed baby shower!

Handmade party essentials included a custom banner, cupcake toppers and confetti

Kelsey's Birthday ~ Monster High Theme

Kelsey celebrated her 7th birthday with a Monster High themed birthday party!

Handmade party essentials included a custom banner, cupcake toppers and confetti

A Sweet Gift.

Griffin is such a sweet boy ~ he gave me this rock the other day. I love how he sees the beauty in everything.

Friday, May 17, 2013

USF Bulls!

Griffin sporting Mike's alma mater shirt ~ go University of South Florida Bulls!!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cub Scout Promotion Bonfire.

Enjoyed some family time at the Cub Scout Promotion Bonfire last night at Brady Saunders Cub Scout Camp. Griffin was promoted from a Wolf to a Bear ~ off with the yellow and on with the blue!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day.

I had such a wonderful Mother's Day ~ my boys treated me to an absolutely wonderful day!! We enjoyed a nice church service and then they took me to Frida's for lunch. It was such a surprise to get a long stem red rose while there! Back home, I was presented with beautiful cards and chocolate covered pecans from Virginia Diner! I also was gifted lots of plants and a rose bush on Saturday for our garden. Mike worked on the raised garden bed, Griffin and I pulled some weeds and then I took a break to attach the tens machine to my lower back and watch a marathon of Cupcake Wars. My wonderful husband had put baby back ribs on the smoker earlier in the day (cooked low & slow) so we had ribs and all the fixings for dinner. Thank you Mike and Griffin for making me feel extra special on Mother's Day!!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Family Game Night.

Tonight we had so much fun at family game night at church!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Day.

Griffin decided to make his teacher a paper calla lily flower for Teacher Appreciation Week!

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Patrick's Birthday ~ Octonauts Themed

Patrick celebrated his 3rd birthday with an Octonauts themed birthday party!

Handmade party essentials included a custom banner, cupcake toppers and confetti

Nataleigh's Birthday ~ Little Mermaid

When I asked our friend Nataleigh what kind of birthday banner she wanted she said mermaids and pink!!

It was great fun creating this custom banner, confetti and cupcake toppers party set for her


I love this little guy ~ every single thing about him. Right down to the last little freckle on his nose.

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Favors For Lego League!

Griffin has been participating in the YMCA's Lego League. For the final presentation, the kids were invited to the Science Museum of Virginia's expo.