04 June 2014

Cody's Bike Rodeo

Each year the Boy scouts of America put on a "Bike Rodeo". The boys ride around in circles on their bikes through obstacles and compete for a drawing. Yay! The Cody really did have fun.

And he earned his Artist pin and his Hiking Belt Loop, which he also enjoyed.

31 May 2014

Jacob & Cody's First Duet

The boys played their first duet (solos too of course) for their first recital with their new teacher. We were so unhappy when we had to find a new piano teacher for them, but it really has been great.
These two are brothers - and they are only 22 months apart. They are ages 10 and 12, so when this teacher first came to me with this idea to have them do a duet I really thought she was nuts. Has she met my boys???
But it was soooo cute! They did "Take Me Out to the Ballpark" together, and dressed up in uniform for it too. 

Aren't they cute?

And here is the video of them playing

We provided the refreshments…cupcakes!

This recital hall is soooo pretty

The boys and their teacher


More sillies


30 May 2014

The Last Week of School

Of course the kids are excited about summer break and ready to be done, but the last week of school (even though teacher appreciation week has already past) I always like to give a few last gifts.

My caramel, chocolate, and graham cracker apples - because a caramel apple would just not do it. I gave these to our teachers, and our secretaries who have done so much for me this year. 

A photo book of highlights from different parts of the year. It's Cody's teacher's first year teaching so we thought this would be a great way for her to remember how great it was. 

We got Jake's teacher a gift card to Barnes and Noble, since he loves to read. 

And we sewed Cody's teacher a quilt
it reads
Dear Mrs. Edwards,
You have been the "Write" teacher
for us. 
Thank you for a great year.
Love, Your Class

At the very end we also hand-stitched all of the kids's names

And we made a sham to hold the folded quilt (or a pillow)

29 May 2014

Jake's 6th Grade Graduation

He graduated! From sixth grade. And is going to middle school next year. And I got to help with the program.

I made a cardboard rocket…and pom pom planets…and included Pluto

A friend brought the white christmas lights. We hung them there at the podium and under the refreshment tablecloth

And you can't tell in most of these photos, but there was also a fog machine behind the rocket.

I got this rocket idea off of the internet, and decided to make my own. It was perfect for holding some of the cupcakes. 

We had other candy there too

And I decorated gum balls to look like the planets

And there were clouds above the audience. It was quite cloudy in there.

Jacob getting his awards 
He wouldn't turn around for me. The picture I got with half of his face was blurry, but here he was anyway.
And here he is with the certificates he earned, and the rocket favors that each kid got to take home.