Tuesday, June 13, 2006

He did it!!

He did it!! He didn't seem to be nervous at all. They paraded in and lined up on the bleachers. Then the teacher called him down to the podium. He (literally) grabbed the microphone and did his thing.

(Of course I HAD to take the pictures. I crouched in the aisle and got off a few shots. I still have to download so I'm praying they were good). Anyway, he was LOUD. REALLY LOUD. It was too cute. Everyone laughed. He just went right along with his mouth glued to the microphone. The principal chucked with me because she remembered him being so scared in Nursery school.

Then they started with the prayers and songs. At one point our Pastor got up to speak. It was so funny. He said something like, "I know that Michael Hutchinson doesn't need the microphone but I do". Everyone laughed. I thought Mike was going to fall on the floor laughing

Luke got up with a few other kids. It was so cute. They had a little poem they said along with some arm and hand gestures. I got pictures of that too. He has a huge smile!

Towards the end they gave out the "awards". You know how that goes...they are so cute. "Good Friend Award". "Good Helper", "Good Reader". Luke got the "Good Worker Award". I almost died laughing. He NEVER helps around the house. I teased him about that. BUT then, Michael got the LEADERSHIP Award!!! I almost cried. It was like a REAL award. I was so proud because he was SO painfully shy as a baby and even when he started school. I know Mike was proud too.

After the ceremony we had a little reception with snacks and stuff. The kids had a blast. Even the babies were running around with the "big" kids like they were big.

My Mom, Dad, MIL and my SIL/BIL came too. Thank Goodness because we needed help with the babies. It was hot and they both wanted ME the whole time. LOL...I wanted no parts of them cause I was taking PICTURES!! (Bad Mommy!!!)

OK...Thanks for letting me spew and brag!!!

Friday, June 02, 2006

He's going to read!!!

The Kindergarten SAGA continues!! LOL!!!

Next Thursday Mike and Luke "graduate" in full CAP & GOWN from Kindergarten. Well, do you remember how I was "complaining" about them not being able to read and that a few of the other kids got picked all the time to read?

Well...guess what? MICHAEL IS READING at the graduation!!! And better yet...it's the WELCOME speech!! He's OPENING THE CEREMONIES!!

OMG....I (SERIOUSLY) CRIED when I saw the note. I was SO PROUD that he got picked. (This is the same kid that I dragged in clinging to my leg on the first day of Nursery School). THEN, it hit me!! OMG....IS HE READY?? There are some BIG WORDS on that paper.

So, we talked about the fact that he would not have gotten picked if he couldn't do it. We sat down and I explained what he would be doing. Then, I read it over and over and over (and over and over). Then, he wanted to try. I hate to say it but it wasn't good. OMGosh....I was sick to my stomach. I think I'm more nervous than he is.

We read it again. This time I held his finger as we really looked at each word. I hope he's ready. I'm SO NERVOUS for him. Am I crazy?
I just know I won't be able to concentrate the whole day. I'm sure he won't even be thinking about it until about 10 seconds before it's his turn!

Friday, May 19, 2006

There's no crying in Baseball!!!

I'm sure most people have heard that famous line by Tom Hanks, "There's no crying in BASEBALL". Well, until I saw this photo of Vanessa, I believed it. Now, I can almost cry tears of joy every time I see it.

She is absolutely AMAZING! Not only is she CUTE but she's ATHLETIC!!! Ok...so she's going to be left-handed but who cares! She can throw a ball and swing a bat. She takes her time and sets the ball up on the tee and then WHAM! Hits it about 10 feet in front of her. She misses sometimes but I don't care...she's only TWO!

I love that she can be cute and atheletic all at the same time. She loves pink but doesn't mind getting dirty. She'll let me put her hair in ponytails but will wrestle with the boys. Oh, and don't get between her and her new flip-flops!

I hope that she naturally develops a love for sports. I know I did. I think I played just about every sport....including Flag Football. Most of all, I just want her to be happy and healthy.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Today's word is BOY!!!

Today I'm going to BLOG about the word BOY!! It sounds funny to say it that way but I do have a funny story to share about a boy...his name is NICK!

Today was the Easter Egg Hunt at school. Mike and Luke were already there. I took Nick and Vanessa with me around 9:45am. They were both very excited. Vanessa being a GIRL was much more calm. Nick on the other hand was very exited. He mingled amongst the other kids and made instant friends. When it was time to go into the gym, they both held my hand and we followed the crowd.

The gym was set up just like it would be at lunch. All of the little tables were lined up...one set to each classroom. (Nursery, Pre-K, and Kindergarten). Each seat was adorned with a cute bunny picture "placemat", a cute napkin, plate, a cookie, and a box of Fruit Punch. Nick and Vanessa didn't waste any time digging into the juice and cookie. They were so proud to be using a big-kid straw.

About the time the kids were finishing their cookies, the Easter Bunny arrived. I was surprised that Nick and Vanessa were not scared at all. Each class took turns getting in line to sit on the big bunny's lap. Mike and Luke even let me take their picture. Vanessa waited patiently while each kid in the boys' class met with the big white bunny. When it was her turn, she walked up, turned around (so that she could be lifted...it must be a girl thing), and then chatted with the bunny.

However, Nick had other ideas. He headed back to the table to finish he cookie. So I thought!! He actually worked his way down the table to each of the "extra" spots and took a bite out of every remaining cookie!! I think there were EIGHT in all. I guess I don't have to tell you he was on a "sugar-high" for the rest of the morning. Boy....did he take a good nap this afternoon!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

I've been TAGGED!!!

Thanks LISA....LOL! Here we go!

Four jobs you've had in your life:
Lifeguard/Swim Instructor
Aerobics Instructor
Project Manager

Four movies you would watch over and over:
Tarzan (Disney)
The Princess Bride

Four places you have lived:
Williamsport, PA (in college)
Norristown, PA
King of Prussia, PA

Four TV Shows You Love To Watch:
The Apprentice
The Amazing Race

Four Places You Have Been On Holiday:
New Jersey (LOL.."The Shore")
Tuscon (sort of on business)
LONDON (on business...very cool)

Four Websites I visit daily:
The Scrapbook Site
CZ's Blog
DD's BLog

Four of my favourite foods:
Pretzels (any kind)

Four places I would rather be right now:
In bed
At the gym
Somewhere WARM
With DH!

Four bloggers I am going to tag: