Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pink Palace

Today didn't quite go as planned. We were going to go to the Pink Palace, eat some lunch then head to the zoo. Holly took her grandma to the doctor and clearly he had no regard for the fact that people don't want to be in a dr. office for 5 hours of their day! Oh well, we're flexible so we just went to the pink palace later that afternoon. Then we topped it off with Yogurt Mountain!

Wouldn't it be nice to pay that price for gas today

My favorite gem

Wooly Mammoth with tusks from his "nostrils"

Holly and I remember going here on field trips back in elementary school, it was fun to reminisce.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Boys being silly

Caleb and Kyle act like old friends even though they have only been around each other a few times. I was trying to get them to pose for me and Kyle was not cooperating, Caleb was trying to help. HA!

Memorial day fun

Our friends from Knoxville, the Aytes, are here for a few days. Yesterday we went to church then Incredible Pizza then hung out at Luke's. For Memorial day of course we are hanging out at Luke's.

What the adults did most of the day



what the kids did most of the day


Signature hat

We grilled, swam, went on tractor ride, played basketball, played kinect and just enjoyed the day!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tornadic Weather

This year has been really bad for tornadoes all across the US. We have gone in the hallway 3 times at school and I think we have only been in the hallway one other time during the 12 years I have been teaching. Sirens and stormy weather don't really freak me out, I am not one of those people who spend the whole time in the bathroom while the sirens are going off. However last night I put myself and Kyle (John and Kaitlyn were at the skating rink for the 5th grade party) in the bathroom after I went outside and took this picture:

and here is Kyle reading while waiting it out in the bathroom

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

5th grade graduation

Kaitlyn graduated from the 5th grade and elementary school today. Next year she will go to 6th grade and officially be a middle schooler.

All the 5th graders sang a song at the beginning

Kaitlyn got to walk across the stage twice, once to receive her certificate for 'graduating' and again to receive a trophy like thing for being at Bartlett from Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Gran and Kaitlyn

Ms. Vitale

Ms. Worley

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Soccer party

Kyle had his last soccer game and end of year party tonight. The field was super wet.

Before game huddle

no telling what these two are scheming

I posted this to show how wet the field was

Then on to the after party at Rizzi's pizza

Kyle and coach Todd

Go team!

We are staying with this team for the fall

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kaitlyn's field day

Kaitlyn had her field day today. Don't know why they can't have all the grades on the same day so I don't have to take 2 days off work but I digress.

the sponge race

obstacle course

and at the end was the mud slide, she waited all year for this. That is the assistant principal waiting to throw them all down in the mud, I'm sure he has been waiting all year for this too!

and then they did the obstacle course again

all muddy and nasty, no I don't think I will be checking you out to go home early and ride in my new car

then inside for some volleyball

and last the much anticipated tug of war

they won in the first round but lost in the second round

Monday, May 16, 2011

Kyle's field day

Kyle had field day today. He looks forward to field day all year. But this year it was about 53 degrees outside so they moved it in the gym. Last year he had to have it in the gym too because it rained which means both years he has missed out on the tug of war. Poor kid!

knocking down the cones

scooter races

trash your yard

and the chicken dance