Saturday, May 24, 2014

Paper Sorting

I just love/hate the last day of school when the kids come home with piles and piles of papers... I have started a pretty good little system where throughout the year, I file them in a little folder and then at the end of the year make a binder for each kid with the papers that I haven't thrown out:) I'm collecting quite a few binders with 4 kids. I notice though that every year, the binders get smaller and smaller because they do so much of their work on the computer. But I am glad that I saved special papers, etc from their younger years. I remember going through boxes of old school papers with my mom and being the sentimental person that I am am, just loved it. I would love those same experiences for my kiddos when they are grown:)

So, I came across these gems from Elijah! I was cracking up!!! 

 "Dear Mom, 
We have a problem. 
Ella looks at me mean every day. 
Ella doesn't want me to help her. 
She says go away. 
One time she hit me with a fork. 
She is mean, I tell you, she's mean.
Your son, Elijah"

Then to show that he really loves his sister.. I found this one that he wrote...
"Dear Ella from Elijah
I love you 2000 tons
Can I sleep with you
to do today
play with Ella
play balls with Ella
play babies with Ella
read books with Ella"

Priceless. I tell you. Priceless. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Another Year Bites the Dust!

We are done with school. WOW! What a year it has been. It was FULL!!!! The kids have grown, not only physically but definitely academically and emotionally. This morning at the breakfast table, Arianna was crying real tears because she was not ready for this year to be over. I love that my kiddos love school and consider it to be safe, fun and a place they want to be. I pray they always crave learning and socializing with friends. As I watched the 5th grade continuum today, my eyes teared up as I thought about next year for my twins- finishing elementary school and moving on to a new building, a new adventure- just plain growing up.
And to prove it- look at these pics:) 


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Bridging From a Daisy to a Brownie: Ella's Moving Up!

My sweet little Ella went from being a Daisy to a Brownie last week:) She is very excited to move up in Girl Scouts and we had a great year with all the girls. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Field Trips Galore

Ella's class went to the zoo last week and Elijah's class got to visit the Botanic gardens this week. I am so blessed to be able to attend with them:) It was gorgeous weather for both trips and lots of fun!