Thursday, May 21, 2009

Travis' Field Day

Travis' last day of school was a Field Day. They created mixed aged teams with an Upper School student as a "coach" and a member of the faculty as "advisor" and competed in all sorts of silly games. Travis was on the light blue team they named Warriors.
Here's an action shot of the Tricycle Relay. Hilarious!

We are...we are...WARRIORS!

Cole and another "little brother" trying their skills at the tricycle relay after all the big kids left the field to go practice their cheers.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sports stars

This picture summarizes our spring. It's been nearly completely consumed with sports. I think the boys have been in these outfits more often than any other clothes since March!
See the following posts for some highlight pictures of their seasons.


Cole's first tball season was a great one! Mostly because he got to spend so much time with Shayne, his head coach. Early in the season we knew Cole would be most enthusiastic. He ran to the ball no matter where on the field it was and was always on the ground at the end of the play...whether he was involved or not.


Travis played his fifth season of soccer and keeps getting better and better. He amazes us with his determination and desire to win. He's a fierce competitor!

Lacing up cleats and putting on shinguards...we're really quick at this now.

Getting a little coaching from Coach Todd.

Taking it to the goal!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Cowboy Cookout

Travis' class culminated their study of Texas History with a day long Cowboy Cookout. They had a real cowboy come and show them his horse, a docent from the county museum, a BBQ lunch, a sing-a-long and a hayride. It was quite a day!

Travis proudly displaying his completed Texas History notebook.

His best, "This county ain't big enough for the both of us" look!

A little cowboy saying precious.

Travis with his teacher, Mrs. Hipp.

The whole family got to join him for the BBQ lunch.

Travis with his class.

Cole wasn't about to be left out of the fun of posing on the saddle!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

I was able to celebrate Mother's Day with my mom! A picture of the four of us before church...followed by a yummy lunch.

Mommy and her boys

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Mother's Day Tea

I was honored to be Cole's guest at his preschool's Mother's Day Tea. It was a fun time of mini muffins, pink lemonade and lots of hugs and kisses!

Cole was proud to show me my present--his handprint on a tile! And now I have a pair of them, as Travis made the same piece of art when he was 3!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Cinco de Mayo Campout

We had a backyard cookout/campout and used Cinco de Mayo as the excuse to have a party! We had lots of good Mexican dips and appetizers served off of tailgates and the margarita machine (Margarator) that I got for my birthday runs off of a cigarette lighter so we were in business!!! We had 12 adults and 12 kids in our little tent city. The Mommies and most of the girls ended up inside to sleep eventually, but the boys toughed it out even though it rained in the middle of the night and a few of the tents leaked. Breakfast tacos and doughnuts in the a.m. made it all better though! Great friends and great times!