Thursday, August 23, 2012

Father's Day

Breakfast in Bed for Dad!  Also, some nice notes from the kids and an amazing book for Dad that R.J. made for him.  It was pretty involved, he worked on it for months in his G.A.T.E. class as an assignment called "Gift From the Heart."  R.J. doesn't want anybody else to see it, except Dad!

Homemade Butterfingers - one of Ryan's favorite candy bars.  I don't even like Butterfingers, but these were amazingly delicious, I could not stop eating them!  They are made with melted candy corns, peanut butter, and then dipped in chocolate.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Last Day of School

Homemade cookies and cards for the teachers

This is the last day Braden & Sienna will walk to elementary school together, since Braden will be going to a new school in the Fall.

We celebrated the last day of school by getting ice cream at Baskin Robbins, yum!  Don't worry, R.J. got one too but he's too cool for pictures these days.

End of the Year School Fun

Yes, I know, school is about to start again. I have to hurry and catch up my blog before then! At the end of the year, the elementary school had a really fun field day. I was in charge of the Wall Ball Station. And I got a lovely sunburn after standing in the sun for 4 hours!

The next week I helped in Sienna's class for a County Fair day for all the 3rd graders who had just finished reading Charlotte's Web.  I made a yummy banana cream pie with a layer of chocolate and caramel. It was beautiful.  Then I put it in a bag, and the lid fell off and the pie slid sideways.  So I scooped it into another pie tin the teacher had and served Banana Cream Pie Soup.  It was so sad.  But still delicious!

This day was so incredibly hot!  The field day actually was cut short because of the heat.  I was in charge of the musical chairs station this time.  So much anger can occur when kids play musical chairs!  It turns out Row Sham Bo can solve any problem when you're 9.  We carried around squirt bottles to cool everybody off and of course that was the funnest part for everyone, getting sprayed!