Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Last Day of Second Grade!

This is a picture of my baby on his way to school for his last day ever as a second grader. Yep, I chased him out of the house with my camera! I have to record the memories, no matter how much I embarrass him. It's my job and I take it seriously.

Drew had a great year. He learned so much and made so many friends. His teachers were terrific and we wanted to make sure that the end of the year present was a good one. I really liked what we came up with!

Popcorn boxes from the dollar spot at Target, filled with movie candy and a movie gift card. Thought they turned out cute, if I do say so myself! :)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Davis and Daisy

Davis has a new favorite toy. We were wondering when it would happen. Drew loved his Thomas trains and we saved them all, convinced that Davis would someday thank us. And now, that day has come. Davis is obsessed, to put it mildly. Our train table is a trundle table that technically fits under a bed. But, for us, it just sits downstairs and Davis loves it because it can sit on top of it to play with his train friends.

All of the Thomas trains have names - Percy, James, Edward, Emily, etc. But, today, I want to take this opportunity to introduce you to my favorite train. Her name is Daisy and she is my hero.

Several weeks ago, when we had just gotten back from our trip to Nashville, Kevin took an extra day off to spend with us. He was going to help me run errands, clean my classroom, and just hang out. But instead, we spent the day in the ER with Davis and a gaping hole on his cheek. Our first stitches. It was a traumatizing day, but Daisy was there the entire time. He never let her go - not during the exam or the stitches. Davis was a brave boy and we were so proud of him. And we have made him promise - he will never trip and fall again. Ever.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Quick Getaway

We tagged along with Kevin on a trip for work to Nashville a few weekends ago. We had a wonderful time just hanging out together. It really was a "do nothing" weekend for me and the boys, but Kevin was in class for most of the weekend. Poor Kevin.

Here are a few pictures from our weekend...

See? Kevin was really working. Solving problems from 5 hours away!

We stayed at the Opryland Hotel which has the most beautiful gardens and fountains and even a little river that runs through!

Steph and the boys!

Kevin and Drew

The boys and the Opryland's horse!

The boys!

P.S. I edited these photos at Picnik, a free photo editing site. I added the frames and adjusted the color and stuff. It was really fun to play around!