Monday, June 29, 2009

Happy 6th Birthday Kyle!!

Wow! Once again it seems hard to believe we're celebrating Kyle's birthday, but here we are! We did most of the celebrating on Saturday actually when he had some friends over for a Star Wars Party and then we had George's parents and Tracy, Brian, Sophia and Matthew over for dinner as well. A couple of rounds of bbq and cake and we called it a full birthday day!

Since today is actually his birthday, we did something a little different and went up to the park/water park to play and have a picnic. We went with Maria, Joseph and Sarah as well as Tracy, Sophia and Matthew, so we had quite the gang. It was a beautiful day and a really fun time for everyone I think!

We're having Kyle's favourite for dinner at his request - tacos! Not sure if we'll go get a cupcake or something for him too or maybe go for ice cream!

Happy Birthday Kyle!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Proud Mama!

Today, there was an assemble for the K-3 classes and they presented awards and recognized summer birthdays. I knew, but Kyle didn't that he was getting an award today, so here he is getting the award from the principal at the school and then with his teacher afterwards since I didn't get one of her handing him the award!

Kyle was one of 2 kids in his class to get a citizenship award.

He really loves his teacher and she'll be teaching Grade 1 next year, so I'd love it if he got her again, but who knows. We'll have to wait until September to see!

Very proud of him for doing so well this year and it's hard to believe that tomorrow is the last day of the year. The Kindergarten kids participate in the Grade 7 assembly tomorrow and sort of "escort" them out apparently. A short day with report cards and that's all that's between us and summer holiday! Amazing!


Monday, June 22, 2009

Scrapperie's Latest Kit

OK, I've been bad with my blogging and not posting scrappy stuff in the last while though I've been doing it, so here's the work I did with the June Scrapperie kit called Salon de The (sorry, don't know how to get the accent above the "e" for the French!).

This is a close-up so you can see that I added pearls and glitter to the centers of some of the flowers! One of those things that looks much better in person!

This is about our frustration in potty training Nathan as he's the most stubborn child you've ever met when it comes to this! I just keep telling myself that he has to get it someday!

I also did 2 cards with this kit and love how both of them came out!

Well, I have more with this kit too, but will post it another time! You can check out some of the amazing work that the other Tres Chic Girls did with this kit HERE!

You should check out the July kit - English Garden too!


Friday, June 12, 2009

I'm a Winner!

I checked my e-mail to find a little note from Lindsay at Pebbles Inc telling me I'd won one of their giveaways!! Wahoooo! Made my day! Can't wait to get that package!!


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

So much learning happening in our house...

This is what Kyle started the other day while Nathan was napping. I was shocked that he wanted to actually write a full sentence rather than a word, but he knew what he wanted to say. The most exciting part for me was when he got stuck and came and asked for help that he asked me for the phonetic sound rather that the spelling of the word.

After doing the printing, he had to draw a picture of course.
The funny thing is that after doing this at home, Kyle's teacher asked to talk to me after class yesterday and she wanted to show me the journal work he had done yesterday and it was something quite similar though on a different topic! Part of the reason she wanted to show me was that she thought it was so cute. He'd written "Thank you Ms. ___ for your help, but I'm going on vacation." and then he'd drawn a picture. So cute! And we're not quite going on vacation yet, but he's excited!!

He's also really improved his reading with the home reading books he's bringing home every day and I can see his reading confidence improving. He's much more willing to try and sound out words now and likes the challenge of words he doesn't know. It's so much fun for me to see him doing all these things! Think he'll be getting a couple of new books for his birthday!

His teacher also let me know that I might want to come to the awards ceremony towards the end of the month because Kyle will be getting a citizenship award! Cool! Can't wait to see what Grade 1 will bring!


Monday, June 01, 2009

Happy Anniversary George!

Yes, it's hard to believe another year has gone by and that we've been married for 7 years now! Happy Anniversary George and I'm looking forward to going out tonight! Thanks for taking the boys Trace...

This is the card I made for our anniversary! The heart has metallic paint on it and the big brad says "love". Gotta love it when you can use some stash to do things like this (the paper and heart)!

This is the little thing I did for George for our anniversary. We're going away in a couple of weeks, so we're not spending much on gifts right now, but he loves chocolate, so I got one chocolate bar for each year we've been married and cut the same number of flowers for a "bouquet". I used my MM Slice for all the flowers!

I guess that's about it for today really! Just trying to get some things done around here this morning after a busy weekend. Need to finish off a couple of things and get all my new class stuff submitted today for July classes as well.

Looks like it's going to be another warm one for sure and that the next few days will be the same. Kyle was extra happy to be going to school this morning because it was "messy day" where they get to play with paints, sidewalk chalk, a water table, etc outside for a while this morning. Good day for it anyway!

Well, going to try the daily blogging again this month though it didn't go so well last month! Here's to better timing this month!