Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Field Day!

Today was field day and the kids had a great time. Charlotte said it was the best day ever! I worked the ball hug race during the afternoon shift, and Charlotte's class was the second group that came to me. I was so excited to see her!

Gracie, Charlotte, and Penelope were happy to pose for a picture (and even had 2 photo bombers back there!)...
 
I thought I was taking a picture of Charlotte during her turn, but it was actually on video. When I realized, I tried to change it to picture mode, but changed it to slo-mo. It turned out pretty cool! The kids love watching it...
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Hunter's class had already done my game during the morning shift, but I was able to take some pictures of him at nearby games...



And even got a video...
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Hunter and Greyson are buddies in class and Cub Scouts. Apparently, their teacher often confuses them and calls the wrong name out. They do look a lot alike! Both tall, rail thin, fair skin, same color hair, and handsome!
I totally annoyed them with taking that picture. What a difference 2 years makes!

Hunter and Grayson on one of the relays...


Penelope is one of Charlotte's closest friends this year and she is moving away this summer. Char is definitely sad! They were happy to be field day buddies, though...
 
It was a great day! Just when I was getting really hot, dark clouds and a cool breeze rolled in. The lightning held off until each class only had 1 more station, so it was pretty good timing!
 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Spring Campout

Hunter and James had the Cub Scout spring campout this weekend. I love that they are making special memories together through cub scouts. Hunter is finishing his third year and only has 2 more years as a cub scout. He'll be a boy scout before we know it!
 
One of the den leaders takes tons of pictures at all of the campouts and shares them, so it's like I'm there without having to endure camping:)
 
From the pictures, it looks like it was an activity packed weekend! BB gun range...



Chillaxin'...

Deep thoughts with James...

Playin'...

Eatin'...


So cute!

Heading to the park...


Hunter has lots of classmates in scouts. His third grade class has the most scouts by far. Trevor is in class with Hunter and lives about 4 houses down from us...

Raising the flag...



Group picture:)

Apparently they divided up in and out of the castle and threw bean bags at each other...


Crossover ceremony!

 
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Webelos!

Neal and Hunter doing a little skit...
James said he did a great job.

The last day they tried some archery...



Pretty good!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Recital!

Last weekend was Charlotte's dance recital. This was the first year since she was 2 that she has not taken ballet. She did ballet for several years and then a ballet/tap combo for 2 years. This year she chose mini jazz and loved it so much, that she's doing leveled Jazz next year.
 
Her studio does a daddy daughter dance at recital, and Charlotte was so excited to dance with James on stage this year. They went to several Saturday practices and practiced at home. It was to "I loved her First" and such a tear jerker!
 
As usual, she had quite the crowd rooting for her! Grandee and Poppy were there...

And Grandpa and Jennifer...

Vanesa, Aunt Katie, Nanny (and Grandad who was already in the car when we took this picture), and Grey...

My hilarious niece took these selfies while taking our family pictures:)

 
We were so proud of our little dancer. She knew all her moves and smiled so big!




We didn't get a picture with her friend Phoebe because it was kind of crowded and crazy after the recital, but we were able to find Audrey...

And Madison (who she's taken dance with for 4 years now!)...
 
Such a fun day! We love our little dancer!